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Teapot Workshop

$125 Purchase required to enroll

with Sam Deering

Session 1: Sunday November 5th 1:30-4 PM
Session 2: Sunday November 12th 1:30-4 PM
Session 2: Sunday November 19th 1:30-4 PM
Session 2: Sunday December 3rd 1:30-4 PM

Description: A quintessential form in ceramics, the teapot is a combination of multiple parts working in unison to serve a specific purpose. In this workshop, students will learn how to create the body of a teapot, its lid, spout, and handle, then combine them together to make a finished form that is balanced and functional. Combining many pieces to make one form with clay is challenging, and a large part of this workshop will be learning not just how to make the various aspects of a teapot, but how to combine them in a way that maintains the visual tension of the vessel while still being useful and easy to handle. We will make multiple versions of each respective part to get the hang of each form, working iteratively, coming away with at least one complete teapot at the end. (Weekend workshop; 3 sessions) Some experience on the wheel required.

What’s Included: 1 bag of Laguna White or Brown Stoneware clay, Glaze Materials, both Bisque and Glaze Firings (cone 6).

Instructor Bio: Sam Deering is a functional and sculptural potter, originally from Kentucky. Sam trained and worked in ceramics for years in Virginia and recently relocated to the hills of southwest NH. He makes a wide variety of ceramic forms for a variety of uses – everything from cups and bowls and decorative masks, to massive bottles and vessels for ikebana flower arranging. Sam began teaching ceramics a few years ago and loves helping others work through their obstacles with clay and the excitement he sees when they overcome them. He loves sharing what he’s learned and cultivates a relaxed classroom environment where everyone can feel comfortable growing their skills and working with clay.

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