CERAMIC COURSE - POTTERY WORKSHOPS - POTTERY AND CERAMIC CLASSES
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Instructors 2012

Pietro Maddalena
Richard Phethean
Victor Greenaway
Curtis Benzle
Wally Asselberghs
Sue Morse
Saura Vignoli
Ken Shipey
Leah Leitson
Thomas Welti
Carolyn Genders
Sasha Wardell
Luca Tripaldi
Patty Wouters
John Colbeck
Orietta Mengucci
Rick Hensley
Donna Polseno
Susan Nemeth
Ellen Shankin
Beth Cavener Stichter
Judith Duff



 


15 Easter in clay
Richard Phethean - www.phethean.clara.net
April 5th - 12th, 2012

Throwing. For all


The workshop will begin with a busy session producing work suitable for practicing slip-decoration techniques: simple, classical thrown forms – cups, jugs, vases, bowls etc. - with clean lines and smooth surface. Novices will receive plenty of practical help with the basic techniques of throwing and more experienced throwers will be encouraged to try increasing the scale and scope of their work by making altered and composite forms.
We will primarily be using a red clay body.  
Students will experiment with all the tools and techniques of the medium – slip-trailing, sgrafitto, combing, resist, brush, print etc. and how to combine techniques for richer surface effects.
In order to help students develop their own decorative themes, we will make a midweek visit to the superb pottery collection in the Etruscan Museum at Volterra, the dramatic, fortified medieval Tuscan hill town. Richard will give slide lectures on the development of his own work, and on the current European slipware scene to illustrate the diversity of personal styles and the versatility of this colourful and spontaneous medium, from it’s roots as a folk art, to it’s painterly and experimental practice today.



Cost € 990  It includes welcome dinner, lunches, lodging, tuition, materials and firings.





Richard Phetheanis a ceramics graduate of the Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, and further trained in the studio's of tutors Colin Pearson and Janice Tchalenko, Richard is an established professional potter whose work has been exhibited throughout the UK and can be found in collections internationally. He is a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association, and is on the Crafts Council of Great Britain's Index of Selected Makers.
After an early interest and exploration on English slipware and graffito techniques, preoccupied with achieving greater depth and texture in the surface he began to evolve a more personal style were brushing layers of colours and slips on the terra cotta. Since a few years he has taken a new direction altogether, taking a long term break from domestic pottery production in order to follow a much more sculptural path with his work.
His new throwing book for A & C Black will be published in spring 2012.
http://www.phethean.clara.net




 
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