Thursday, September 17, 2015
Workshop with Jennifer Allen at Clayworks in Charlotte
Saturday, October 3rd and Sunday, October 4th, 2015
9:30am – 4:00pm each day
In this demonstration workshop participants will learn how to create interesting forms using a technique of both single-pointed and double-pointed darting methods on both wheel-thrown and handbuilt forms. Finishing these forms will be covered with a variety of decorating techniques on green ware and bisque ware.
Jennifer Allen works with porcelain and is inspired by forms associated with the holiday table. She spent years as a novice seamstress and avid fabric collector and is continually influenced by various textile textures and prints. Jennifer’s goal is to fill people’s lives with work that engages the home, hand and spirit.
Jennifer Allen received her BFA from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2002, and an MFA from Indiana University in 2006. In addition to her formal education, she worked full time as a studio assistant for Bliss Pottery (1998-2002) in Anchorage. Jennifer also studied ceramics at Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Crafts as a post-baccalaureate student.