Plates and Platters

September 10 - September 11, 2022

Plates and Platters


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $355
Material Fee: $40

Potters often avoid making plates and platters because of the struggles with trimming and warping. In this intensive you will learn to set up the clay from centering, opening, raising and forming plate and platter forms that are structurally sound. You will learn how to minimize trimming and control the platter forms from beginning to end to prevent warping during forming and firing. There will be lots of hands-on exercises to encourage the development of skills. You’ll get lots of individual attention and materials to read prior to the start of the workshop. We won’t be firing so if you want to take your leather hard plates home with you please bring your own throwing bats and boards for transport.

*Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day


Level: Advanced Beginner and Beyond
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.
Ages: Adult



Kristin Müller

Kristin Müller is the Executive Director of Peters Valley School of Craft and specializes in wood fired ceramics. She is also an adjunct instructor for the graduate ceramics program at Hood College where she teaches technical throwing intensives. She maintains a studio with an Anagama hybrid kiln in Pennsylvania and wrote “The Potter’s Studio Handbook: A Guide to Hand Built and Wheel-Thrown Ceramics” published in 2007 by Quarry Books and co-author of “Making Good: an Inspirational Guide to Being and Artist Craftsman” published April 2017 by Schiffer Publishing.

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