Handbuilt Teapots with Chandler Swain May 19th, from 10:00am – 4:00pm
This full day handbuilding workshop will use the teapot as point of departure to break down and understand the many elements at work in this form which underpin most handbuilding projects. Learn to make lids that fit, spouts that pour and vessels that are balanced visually and work well.
The first part of the day will be a demonstration with discussion of related design and technical issues important in handbuilding generally, and how they predetermine how finishing and glazing are done.
There will be a short lunch break. After that Chandler will assist the participants in hands-on making of a teapot and/or related vessels.
Chandler Swain has worked as a potter for over 30 years. She is very well known in our pottery community for her instrumental role in establishing the highly respected ‘260 Fingers’ show. Chandler has a whimsical style that is featured in Robbin Hopper’s book ‘Making Marks: Discovering the Ceramic Surface’ and in two of the wildly popular 500 series, Teapots and Vases.
Your creations will be glazed & fired for you and ready to be picked up 2-4 weeks after the workshop.This workshop is open for all levels of experience.