Rooted in tradition and practicality, utilitarian ceramics can actually serve as radical, transformative art. Dining is a multisensory experience that engages us beyond the level of physical nourishment to ignite our sense of selfhood, relationship, ancestry, and culture. Experience with handmade pottery stretches those sense organs and alters the scripts by which we interact around food.
In this weekend workshop, we will explore the making process as a way to hold forth an experience to others. We will explore how ceramic objects can exercise and develop our mental, emotional, interpersonal, and spiritual sense organs. To do that, we will consider the purposes served by our pieces and ways to engage with the lives of others through our work.
While exploring forming methods such as pinching, coiling, throwing and altering, solid prototype building, mold forming, and erosive shaping, participants will strive to align their conceptual content with the materials, processes, and presentation of their work. At the end of the weekend, we will emerge with a new sense of purpose as makers within contemporary culture, building prototypes for a new world.
167 Hayes Road; Schuylerville, NY 12871