The focus of this class will be to explore common vessel types such as pitchers, vases, jars, and bowls. Based on these explorations, students will construct a small grouping of vessels inspired by objects of personal significance. Construction techniques will include working with slabs, pinching, coils, and varied use of press molds. Students will learn key attributes behind function and form, and discover simple and elegant surface treatments. In the process, students will also gain an understanding of the materials and tools involved in making pottery by hand, and the tradition behind the high-fire process. Finished work will be high-fire reduction using traditional stoneware glazes. Open to all levels.
is proud to partner with Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program to offer these arts and craft classes to the community. Snow Farm is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide exceptional studio craft and fine art instruction for people of all ages in an inspiring residential setting.
The workshops will be held at 5 Clary Road in Williamsburg, MA in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains.
Snow Farm’s extensive and professionally equipped studios are a blend of a 1700s farm and contemporary, architect-designed structures set amidst 50 acres of New England hills and pastures. Awaken and nourish the life-changing power of creativity!
Class sizes are limited and early registrations are strongly recommended. The snow date is 4/16, if needed.