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Pottery Workshop with Joe McCaffery

$300.00$350.00

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This is a hands on workshop for students with some basic pottery skills. Demonstrations can include techniques for making sets, how to use sections to make complicated shapes, how to manipulate shapes, how to facet and flute shapes, and how to make large pots.

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 Friday through Sunday,
February 1,2, and 3, 2019

Friday and Saturday:  10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday:  10:00 am to 3:00 pm

This is a hands on workshop for students with some basic pottery skills. Demonstrations can include techniques for making sets, how to use sections to make complicated shapes, how to manipulate shapes, how to facet and flute shapes, and how to make large pots. Joe will also demonstrate how he makes trays with slabs and how he uses thick slip. Each day students will have the opportunity to make their own work and be assisted by Joe as they incorporate new techniques into their own work. There will be a power point presentation and discussions about any questions participants want to pursue.

 

Please bring pack a lunch for Friday and Saturday.

On Sunday, there will be a potluck lunch at the Art Center. Bring something to share!

Materials

Clay may be purchased for $35  from the art center (25 lb. bag).  price includes firing and glazing fees. If you would like to use outside clay, please email our studio manager, Sarah Caruso at sarah@falmouthart.org  or call the Falmouth Art Center at 508-540-3304 to make arrangements.

Instructor Bio

Education: BFA Tufts University / School Of The Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston.
Owner: Narrowland Pottery, Wellfleet Massachusetts 1993 – Present.

I’ve been making functional and decorative pottery in the town of Wellfleet since 1989.
Wellfleet has provided me with a large and dynamic audience of sophisticated
customers and collectors who come to the town to experience the abundant visual and
literary art for which the town is well known. I make things people can use as well as
decorative pots. I fire stone ware and porcelain to cone 10 and have been a long time
part of the semi annual wood firings at Gustin Ceramics.
My dinnerware, lamps, vases, trays, and cover jars are all inspired by the same drive. I
want my pots to be the pots people want to use. Shape, glaze, and function, I take
responsibility for all aspects of the work and hope that it will satisfy it’s purpose and the
soul of it’s owner.

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