Hand Turned Ceramics: Pinch Pots 7/8 - 7/19
With Paul Briggs.
Hand Turned Ceramics is an intermediate pinch-forming workshop. In this workshop participants will learn to move clay in a fashion similar to how it is pulled up on the wheel but using only their hands. Obviously, much patience will be needed to learn this technique and some experience with pinch-forming and/or other clay experience is recommended. Hand turned ceramics will take students beyond the usual 3” pinch-formed pot as participants will learn to pinch up to 5lbs of clay, growing a pot from one ball of clay without adding or subtracting any material. Firing will be mid-range oxidation and soda-firing.
Some pinching experience will help all participants who are new to this unique process. Hand-building experience will also support each participant, but primarily patience and slowing down will help participants to fully engage with the process and content.