Previous Workshops 2011

"Making a Japanese Tea Bowl: Zen & The Beauty of Imperfection"
with Regis Brodie


Part I
The history & philosophy of the Tea Ceremony.

Part II
Comparative presentation of Chinese, Korean & Japanese ceramics.

Part III
Two methods of making a tea bowl will be demonstated; one, hand built and the other wheelthrown.

Part IV
Hands on. Workshop participants will choose their method of construction and make a tea bowl. Clay, tools and wheels available for all.

Part V (optional)
Return to glaze tea bowl on Saturday, December 17th at 9:30am.  Regis will be available this morning to help participants glaze their work and prepare for the firing.

A "classic" presentation by Regis Brodie, Professor Emeritus, Department of Art, Skidmore College.  

This workshop was presented on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 10:00am - 1:00pm.


Steven Hill Demonstration Workshop

Before Day 1  Monday, November 14, 2011
Slide Lecture, 7pm Open to the public

Day 1  Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Workshop 10:00am - 5pm

Day 2  Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Workshop 10:00am - 5pm

The workshop will focus on the following...
What makes a pot functional? How can pottery transcend mere function while still honoring its intended use?

In this two-day workshop, Steven Hill will throw and alter pots and work with slip, all the while communicating his enthusiasm for functional stoneware, spraying glazes and single firing. Steven considers form the most important single aspect of his pottery, paying particular attention to rims, feet, lids, spouts and handles.  Discussion will cover philosophy, design, technique and making a living in clay.

This workshop was attended by more than 30 people