Monday, September 26, 2011

Thrown, Altered and Assembled Workshop

Hey kids,

We still have a couple of spots in the Saturday workshop at Claymakers. There are 13enrolled but I think that they can take 18?

It will be an action packed demo including: throwing and some handbuilding. I will demo loose and tight tea bowls, granite intruded tea bowls, closed cylinders and its applications, like closed salt shakers, cadagons, handles, salt pigs, lidded jars, etc. An upside down plate, faceting and wire cutting. I will also throw various bowls as well as ewers and miscellaneous other wacky things.

If you need some inspiration and motivation before the long winter, this is the workshop for you.

I am certain that it will be worth the ridiculous price of $75.00 (you can't get any cheaper!) So tell a friend and come on down to Raleigh.


705 Foster Street  Durham, NC 27701
(919) 530-8355  ::

John Britt
Saturday, October 1, 2011
10:00 - 5:00
In this workshop, John Britt will present how he throws, alters, and assembles porcelain and stoneware into a variety of shapes--everything from jars to vases. He will discuss and demonstrate how he approaches the wheel as a forming tool. His demonstration will include closed forms and applications as well as a multitude of variations from tight forms to loose tea bowls. It will be an action-packed day designed for beginning to intermediate potters.

Fee: $75


New Prospect Pottery said...

My friend has pots that she put a flashing slip made of 60-70% Avery and the balance Neph Sy. They were for a wood firing which has been cancelled.
The question is - can a Shino or Tenmoku be put over them for a gas reduction firing or should they just be washed clean?

John Britt said...

You can definitely put shinos over as well as any glaze but the shino (soda ash) may help and make it flash a bit. Worth a try.

sheapottery said...

What in the world is a "cadagon"? Never heard of it.


John Britt said...


Here is a link:

Also, google "cadagon teapot" and click Images.
Let me know how it goes.

sheapottery said...

Thanks John. I appreciate the help.

I googled the word by itself and nothing remotely ceramic related came up in the first couple of pages. it kept suggesting Cadogan.

John Britt said...

No problem,

I think that if you search cagagon, tea pot or cadagon ewer, pottery etc.

Clicking Images helps too. Maybe face jugs or face teapots or English tea pots cadagon.