Come to sunny warm Naples Fl, April 6-10 2015
This five day hands on workshop with Tony Clennell will focus on larger than life utilitarian pottery for occasional use. We will pay attention to the details on large pieces. My specialty over the years has been sectional or composite throwing where I add many pieces together to make one vessel. Participants that normally cannot throw more than a few pounds of clay often throw with ease 3-5 times as much after the session. Recent work has been an exploration of textures using roulettes, stamps and many found objects.
This five day hands on workshop with Hayne Bayless will include
Principles of hand-built functional pottery, with emphasis on how to get the most out of your extruder and slab roller
Unusual approaches to surface treatment using colored slips and pattern-making materials
How to make customized extruder dies using tools and materials found at any hardware store
How to make your own hand tools and modify those you have to suit your individual needs
Beyond the nuts and bolts of technique, Hayne discusses at length pottery's aesthetic considerations and how technique will affect aesthetic concerns and vice versa. His emphasis is on how our technical and aesthetic decisions serve the material, clay.
Cost for either workshop is 495.00. Participants are welcome to watch demos in both studios,
Contact me for more information, Annabelle@clayland.com