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Traditional Techniques & Contemporary Practice: Pottery Pattern with Stamped & Painted Imagery with Michael Kline September 27th – 29th 10 am – Noon and 1 pm – 5 pm Levels: Some experience necessary In this 3 day workshop Michael Kline will demonstrate his surface design methods of stamped and carved inlay as well as hand painted patterns in wax resist. Michael will throw a variety of his forms and discuss his array of surface strategies. Participants will gain insights from the demonstrations into how they may use traditional techniques to form their contemporary work. During the workshop participants will be lead through a couple of brief break-out hands-on exercises. Tuition: $300 Member $350 Non-Member Visit the Bascom website for further information and registration
You know your farmer. Now meet your potter. Pottery on the Hill welcomes 16 of the nationâ€™s top ceramic artists â€œFarm to tableâ€ refers not only to the fresh, local produce you buy from the farmer himself. Itâ€™s also about bringing food to the table looking its best. That means itâ€™s time to talk to a potter. The annual Pottery on the Hill show and sale at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital on October 30-November 1, is a chance to meet and talk with 16 prominent potters from across the country about their work. â€œPots for use is definitely the theme of this show,â€ says Dan Finnegan, the show curator. â€œMost of us share this passion for making pots for peopleâ€™s homes.â€ The pieces chosen for Pottery on the Hill show a variety of styles, influences and techniques. Some are whimsical while others are refined. Most are wheel thrown but have hand-built elements. These potters use bright colors as well as more subdued tones. Artists featured in Pottery on the Hill include: Bob Briscoe (Harris, MN) Trista Depp Chapman (Fredericksburg, VA) Dan Finnegan (Fredericksburg, VA) Warren Frederick (Warrenton, VA) Bruce Gholson (Seagrove, NC) Samantha Henneke (Seagrove, NC) Matthew Hyleck (Baltimore, MD) Michael Kline (Bakersville, NC) Suze Lindsay (Bakersville, NC) Kent McLaughlin (Bakersville, NC) Matthew Metz (Alfred Station, NY) Donna Polseno (Floyd, VA) Mark Shapiro (Worthington, MA) Gertrude Graham Smith (Penland, NC) Sam Taylor (Westhampton, MA) Catherine White (Warrenton, VA). Pottery on the Hill features a ticketed preview reception on the evening of October 30 at 6:30 p.m. This reception offers the first opportunity to meet the potters, learn their inspiration and purchase pieces. The first 100 guests will receive a beer sampler crafted by a potter. Tickets are available online. The show and sale, which is free and open to the public, takes place on October 31 from 10 a.m. â€“ 5 p.m. and November 1 from 11 a.m. â€“ 4 p.m. Additionally, a Pottery Slam, where potters challenge each other, take challenges from the audience, and work together on pottery wheels to make pieces, will take place at the Art League Annex in Alexandria on Thursday, October 29 from 6:30-9 p.m. Potters Dan Finnegan, Mark Shapiro and Sam Taylor will be joined by Blair Meerfield of the Torpedo Factory. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20003 202.549.4172 programs@HillCenterDC.org