McKinney Texas Weekend Pottery Workshop 2017

Pottery Workshop with Theo Helmstadter

The workshop covers throwing and trimming the vase, bowl, and plate. There is an emphasis on scaling up and on translating these archetypal forms with your personal vocabulary.

Demonstration, discussion, and - depending on format - work time. We review some technical issues associated with making & firing these forms, and we keep coming back to the underlying aesthetics and 'meaning' of the forms themselves. I usually bring a variety of completed pieces - good and bad, by both beginning and accomplished potters - for exploration & critique.

The workshop can be a two-hour demonstration scheduled here at the studio in Santa Fe or at your workspace or art center - it can also expand to a half-day, full-day, or weekend format. Working prolifically and experimentally, we look for ways to 'discover' the work we're making - and the overall goals of the workshop are confidence, freedom, and facility in the studio process and in our pursuit of beautiful forms in clay.

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