About Pocosin Arts

Structured Surface: Carving, Inlay and Engobes
with Matt Repsher

April 28- May 1, 2016

Workshop Description:In this workshop, Matt will share with students the various layers of surface treatment he employs to embellish his wheel thrown forms. Demonstrations and discussions will focus on his use of carving to create pattern as well as inlay techniques using colored engobes (vitreous slip). Students will have the opportunity to create vessels and try their hand at carving and inlay with the goal of establishing a foundation for employing these techniques in their own studio practice.
Repsher - VaseRepsher - Cup and SaucerRepsher - Bowl 1
Bio:Raised in the woods of Pennsylvania, Matt’s exposure to art, design and ceramics started early, learning from his father about making pots. Matt earned his BFA in ceramics from Penn State and then went on to receive his MFA from Indiana State University in 2003. Eventually moving to Santa Fe, NM, he was the Studio Director at Santa Fe Clay from 2005-2008. After his time at Santa Fe Clay, he returned as a visiting professor at Indiana University, teaching ceramics and 3D design for two years. He then returned to New Mexico to teach part-time at the University of New Mexico and set up a studio in Santa Fe, which he shares with his metalsmith wife, Marian Miller.
Matt Repsher at Work

2016 4-Day Workshop: Session 1 - Matt Repsher

Materials fees assessed at time of workshop.


Riverside Housing is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Rooms are furnished with 4 XL-twin bunk beds (quad rooms) or with one queen bed (private rooms). There are 7 quads and 2 private rooms in the lodge. If reserving a bed in a quad room, please consider your ability to access the top bunk - or to convince you roomies to allow you to use a lower bed. If you have questions about accommodations, please call; 252 796 2787.