Thursdays • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
January 10th – March 14th (10 Weeks)
Hollis Engley has made useful pots for almost 30 years – bowls and mugs, plates and cups, pitchers and vases. And you will do the same in this class. But he also likes to facet, stamp, paddle and apply thick and finger-wiped slip to some of his pots. Changing the pot’s surface, beating it with a patterned paddle sometimes, pulling fingers upward through thick slip. We’ll make our own stamps and wooden paddles and mix our own slips. You’ll push that comfortable envelope you’ve lived in as you learned to make pots. Give it a try!
Fee includes 25 pounds of clay, glaze and firing fee. A tool kit may be purchased for $14. Open studio time, which is scheduled several times throughout the week, is available at no extra charge.
Hollis Engley was raised on Martha’s Vineyard, educated at Cape Cod
Community College and Lycoming College in Pennsylvania and worked
in journalism as a writer, photographer and editor for more than 25
years. He began making pots in 1990 at the Art League School in
Alexandria, VA, and established Hatchville Pottery in Falmouth, MA, in
2000. He joined Kimberly Jane Sheerin at The Barn Pottery in Pocasset
in 2014, where they make their individual and collaborative work.
Hollis makes functional pots – “good pots for good food”. He is
influenced by Japanese, Korean and English country pottery. He fires
with both gas-fueled and wood-fueled kilns.