Voluptuous Belly Bottles

September 11 - September 12, 2021

Voluptuous Belly Bottles

$400.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $335
Material Fee: $35
Registration Fee: $30

The round bottle, alluring, beautiful, and full of life, is a wonderful form providing for an array of decorating methods. However, the bottle, or vase, is often the most challenging to throw on the potter’s wheel.  Jon will share a number of throwing techniques through demonstrations.  With a little heat, knowledge, and practice, we will take the stress out of creating this gravity defying form.  While making, we will discuss how glazes interact with this unique shape.  During day two we will delve into trimming and combining parts to make a larger, more voluptuous bottle.  Intermediate knowledge of throwing required.

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.
Type:
Ages: Adult

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Jon Puzzuoli

Jon Puzzuoli has been a full time ceramicist for 16 years.  His life is absorbed in clay, both creating and teaching.  Jon’s passion emanates from educating others in the art of pottery.  Jon is Head of the Ceramics Department at Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, and a co-Chair of it’s almost 300 Guild Artists. Developing unique glazes and growing crystals on the surface of his wares are a particular focus.

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