Making Pots from the Inside Out
June 23-26, 2016
Workshop Description: In this class we will make round pots on the wheel and explore a couple of ceramic forms such as cups and cylindrical shapes as a means to generate energetic pots and surface solutions. We will explore how the embedded life generated by throwing pots on the wheel has the potential to manifest on the surface of the work using historical sources and personal inspirations. We will begin to address potential relationships between form and surface that will enhance or inform us as to where the work can go or how it can progress. Whatever you are doing now is probably a good start but working through forms with a mind open to new ideas that might be sitting right in front of us. Students should bring some bisque ware for additional surface exploration.
Basic throwing skills essential for this class.
Bio: Susan grew up in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Her ceramic study began at a community clay studio in Boulder, Colorado and matured through intensive summer workshops at Haystack Mountain School in Maine and The Penland School in North Carolina. She received a BFA in painting from the University of New Hampshire and a MFA in ceramics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she also taught from 2008 through 2012. Susan currently teaches ceramics at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Her work is represented in galleries across the United States. Susan exhibits her ceramic work nationally and internationally with awards from the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
Biennial, the World Ceramic Biennale Korea International Competition, and Best of Show in the Strictly Functional Pottery National Exhibition.