Thursday, October 13, 2011

Jeff Brown Pottery Workshop at the North Carolina Pottery Center

Jeff Brown - Altered Vase


When: Saturday, October 15, 2011

Location: North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue, Seagrove, NC 27341

Cost: $100.00 per person

Seagrove potter, Jeff Brown will demonstrate his throwing techniques, and the various ways he alters and textures the finished pieces.

After demonstrations, participants will use previously thrown vessels for altering and texture exploration. You will transform the pieces by using a number of handbuilding techniques. You'll paddle, roll, drop, squeeze, impress and carve your way through the leather hard pots, giving you the opportunity to try new ways of finishing wheel thrown vessels. The focus will be on pushing your limits and taking risks with different ideas.

Even though you will have a few nice pieces at the end of the day, the goal will not be making finished pots. Instead it will be about exercising your clay manipulating muscles by pushing your limits, and about making fearless decisions to aggressively alter, and texture thrown pots .

Being free from the pressure of making a product will help in developing a fluidity of motion while you work, and give you the opportunity to take risks with different ideas, and perhaps bring more of your personal expression into the pottery you make.

Please email to register for this workshop

Or call: 336-873-1001

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