posted on March 18, 2009 09:38
Hand Made Pottery, Atmospheric Pottery
– Throwing for Salt and Wood Firings and More
Held March 15th and 16th, 2009
at the Creative Arts Center in Chatham
This workshop focused on making useful wheel thrown pots to be fired in a kiln that suits the pottery maker, whether it be salt, wood, gas, or electric firing. Emphasis was placed on appropriate forms and surface treatments. Discussions of; different types of kilns in relation to slips and glazes and the challenges that they present. Dan works in both stoneware and porcelain and deeply cares about attention to detail. His roots are that of the English potters, Bernard Leach, Michael Cardew, Ray Finch and their predecessors. He spent two years at Winchcombe Pottery in Gloucestershire, England. Dan is the founder of Liberty Town Arts in Fredericksburg, Virginia and was the juror for our exhibition at the Cape Cod Museum of Art.
This workshop, was a fun, story filled affair and packed solid with all sorts of good useful clay tips and information.
It was great to see Dan again, he always gives an informative, story filled workshop.
Dan has a great personality and accommodating demeanor. It is truly a great experience to meet and get to know Dan. His workshops should not be missed.