Pottery Form & Surface

August 4 - August 8, 2023

Pottery Form & Surface


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $735
Material Fee: $65

Thinking of form, function and surface decoration we will explore making cups, vases and jars using the wheel. Using a palette of glazes we will decorate these pottery forms responding to the many planes of the pot and considering the qualities of the glaze.

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

Level: 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


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Ruth Easterbrook

Ruth Easterbrook was born in California growing up in the tiny rural town of Redwood Valley. She was first introduced to clay in High School which led her to study ceramics at Syracuse University where she earned her BFA in 2007. After graduating Ruth spent many years learning through practice and hands-on experience as an apprentice at Hoyman-Browe Studios (CA) and assisting various artists including Whitney Smith Pottery (CA). In 2014 she began focusing on her career starting with a spring concentration at Penland School of Craft and then spending extended time at Anderson Ranch Arts Center as a student, summer intern, and returning as an Artist In Resident in 2016. In 2019 Ruth earned her MFA in ceramics at NYSCC Alfred University. Since then she has continued her studio practice as an Artist in Residence at the Harvard Ceramics Program and from 2020-present at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia. She has been awarded the honor of Emerging Artist for NCECA 2020, 2022 Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist. Ruth’s work has been exhibited internationally as well as throughout the USA and is in the permanent collection of the Alfred Ceramics Arts Museum as well as other personal collections.

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