Teapots & More: Vessels that Pour

June 7 - June 11, 2024

Teapots & More: Vessels that Pour


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $770
Material Fee: $75

In this workshop John will present the many elements necessary for the successful creation of functional teapots, cruets, ewers and other pouring vessels. Focusing on wheel thrown forms, handbuilding and mold making techniques will also be introduced, along with methods for making various tools, jigs, and fixtures that facilitate construction. Confidence at the wheel will be the primary prerequisite for class participation.

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

Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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


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John Neely

John Neely is Professor of Ceramics at Utah State University in Logan, Utah, where he has taught since 1984. With a BFA from Alfred University and an MFA from Ohio University, he has exhibited and lectured in the US, Europe and around the Pacific Rim. He credits his interest in pouring vessels to years of working as a potter in Japan.

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