Susan Filley: Porcelain Pots – On Form & Finish
February 18-21, 2016
Workshop Description: Susan works in porcelain and makes pots that are both lively and elegant in character and uses dramatic glaze surfaces. The workshop will focus on making good pots and strong forms, starting with basic throwing skills, and moving into altered pots and some slab work on molds. With demonstrations and projects, she will focus to help improve each person’s skills and offer new ways to design fun altered pots. There will be discussions on glazes and firing and other aspects of working in the studio. Students can choose between porcelain clay or white stoneware.
Bio: Susan has worked for over 30 years as a studio potter and has an MFA in ceramics from LSU. Susan’s work has been exhibited internationally, including the Fletcher Challenge in NZ and many national exhibitions: 21st Century Ceramics, Contemporary Clay National, and the Strictly Functional Exhibition. Recognized for her gestural grace in form and rich glaze surfaces, her work has been widely published: Ceramic Design Book, 500 Teapots, High Fire Glazes and more. Her works are in the Shiwan Museum in China, the Mint Museum in Charlotte, and many private collections. Read more about Susan at www.susanfilley.com.