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Thrown, Altered, And Decorated | Jennifer Allen | Touchstone Center For Crafts | May 9–11

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May 9–11 at Touchstone Center for Crafts

Jennifer Allen

All Levels | $200

Weekend Workshop


In this weekend workshop, students will examine ways to manipulate pots both on and off the wheel by using a combination of wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques. Experimenting with darting techniques as a means to achieve out-of-round profiles will be explored. Jennifer will help you discover ways to construct spouts, handles, and other forms from a variety paper patterns, and play with bisque molds as a way to expand ideas of form. You will also learn how to compose decoration on a three-dimensional form using slip, glaze, and underglaze. Basic wheel knowledge would be helpful, but is not necessary.  




Jennifer Allen currently teaches ceramics at West Virginia University. She received her BFA from the University of Alaska, Anchorage (2002), and her MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington (2006). The National Council for the Education of Ceramics (NCECA) named Jennifer as a 2008 National Emerging Artist. Among other awards, she was the recipient of the 2006-2007 Taunt Fellowship at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana. In 2012, Jennifer presented at the Utilitarian Clay Conference at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. There, she and thirteen other presenters developed an online ceramic collective called Objective Clay. In addition to studio work and teaching, Jennifer is a new mom. Learn more about her work at jenallenceramics.com.

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