Workshop – Arrowsmith Potters Guild
Mary held a workshop in September 2011 as the Arrowsmith Potters Guild presented a one-day workshop. Whether creating decorative vessels, sculptures, or functional pottery, Mary said her work focuses on “expressing the beauty and strength of pure form”.
This workshop offered a unique “hands on” component where she spent time in the afternoon working with each participant. There were 8 wheels available for use in the guild and tables for handbuilding.
MORNING: Discussion of style and design: Mary presented a slide show of her work and talked about how her style has evolved over time. Other topics included how to foster creativity and develop your personal style.
Video Presentation: Mary throwing a large vessel in 2 stages.
AFTERNOON: Hands on tutoring: handbuilding and throwing. Mary coached each participant to help them solve problems or work on a new technique.
- Pulling Handles: practice and refine your technique
- Optional: critique of your work; bring a few pieces you like and a few that you’re not happy with
The workshop was limited to 12 participants to give Mary time to spend with each person.
As usual, it was a lot of fun! See ya next time.