Making Pots that Pour

August 2 - August 6, 2024

Making Pots that Pour

$850.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $770
Material Fee: $80

In this workshop we will study the ergonomic aspects of pouring pots. From simple ewers to elegant pitchers, teapots, and coffee pots, we will delve into the world of utilitarian pottery with a focus on the fluidity of form and function. Demonstrations will include throwing on the wheel, pulling handles, throwing and hand-building spouts, and inlay line decoration.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

Level: Intermediate
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Type:
Ages: Adult

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Lorna Meaden

Lorna Meaden has lived in Durango, Colorado on and off for almost 30 years. Having originally moved there from the Chicago suburbs to go to Fort Lewis College, she has had many adventures in the local art scene along with intermittent moves to other places seeking education, artist residencies, and as much international travel as possible. After receiving a BA from Fort Lewis College in 1994, and an MFA in ceramics from Ohio University in 2005, she completed artist residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts and Anderson Ranch Arts Center. She has been visiting faculty at San Juan College in Farmington, NM, Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, and Fort Lewis College in Durango. Some of what she considers her most fulfilling work has been teaching and learning abroad including time spent in Jamaica, Nicaragua, Nepal, Italy, and most recently, Bali, Indonesia. Lorna is currently a full-time studio potter, teaching and showing her work extensively.

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