Monday, September 19, 2011

Altering & Texturing Thrown Vessels Workshop

Altering & Texturing Thrown Vessels
Saturday, Oct. 15
10am - 4pm
Location: North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 East Avenue, Seagrove, NC 27341
Cost: $100.00 per person

Jeff Brown will demonstrate his throwing techniques, and the various
ways he alters and textures the finished pieces.

After demonstrations, participants will use previously thrown vessels
for altering and texture exploration. You will transform the pieces by
using a number of handbuilding techniques. You'll paddle, roll, drop,
squeeze, impress and carve your way through the leather hard pots,
giving you the opportunity to try new ways of finishing wheel thrown
vessels. The focus will be on pushing your limits and taking risks with
different ideas.

Even though you will have a few nice pieces at the end of the day, the
goal will not be making finished pots.  Instead it will be about
exercising your clay manipulating muscles by pushing your limits, and
about making fearless decisions to aggressively alter, and texture
thrown pots .

Being free from the pressure of making a product will help in developing
a fluidity of motion while you work, and give you the opportunity to
take risks with different ideas, and perhaps bring more of your personal
expression into the pottery you make.

Please email to register for this workshop
Thank you,

Jeff Brown
1423 Pottery Highway 705
Seagrove, NC 27341
cell 603-731-7056

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