During workshops I demonstrate the methods that I use for designing and making pots. I also speak about how I see, how I combine contrasting visual resources, and how curiosity drives the process.
The workshops explore an intuitive yet practical approach to working with molds beyond the repetition of forms. The investigation is open-ended. We will alter castings, make sprigs, collage cast elements, and learn about the value of technical failures. Our exploration will be within an intimate scale. We don't look for "answers" but for notions to investigate further.
Everyone has latent ideas. We bring those ideas to the foreground to see if they have life. How do you see? What do you see? How do you begin to make it? The foundation of our discussion is the language of beauty, form, proportion, and use. We will explore how pots make a visual, tactile, and relational communication.
During hands-on workshops, I interact with everyone about the pieces they are making. It is a mutual process of learning, a conversation about the creative process. That creative dialogue is the “spine” of the workshop and the pieces we make will give it “body”.
Workshops range from two days to two weeks, and occasionally longer.