B976 – The Next Pot with Mark Shapiro

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Friday July 6

5:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

Tool kits available for purchase; material fee will cover the cost of clay.

THE NEXT POT with Mark Shapiro

How do you get from the pot you’re making now to your next pot? What do you want your pots to express? This workshop will explore approaches and techniques that can make those next pots come alive. Mark will focus on student’s interests, exploring both the “easy” pots and the ones we struggle with, to help you develop your eye and hand skills. For example, we could take up bowls, cups, covered jars, and teapots, handle-pulling, spouts and lids and knobs, or large forms by joining thrown sections, asking how do we make pots that we want to look at, use, own. Mark will share some his processes for developing his signature work and share the skills, knowledge (and some tricks!) of his thirty-plus years of making pottery to help you move to the next level—and your next pot.

B976 July 6–8
Friday July 6 / 5–8 pm
Saturday July 7 / 8 am – 4 pm
Sunday July 8 / Noon – 4 pm
Tuition $150 ($120) / Material fee $25
One hour of AEA credit is available

Saturday evening potluck discussion for 45 people at The Yellow Door Gallery from 6 – 8:30 pm
Event is free but a good will donation of $5 is suggested
Reservations to be made at www.yellowdoordsm.com.

Mark Shapiro is a potter in Western Massachusetts. He is a frequent workshop leader, lecturer, curator, panelist, and writer, and is mentor to many young potters. His work, exhibited widely, is represented in many public collections and was featured in the 4th World Ceramics Biennial in Icheon, Korea. His interviews of prominent ceramic artists are in the Smithsonian Archives of American Art and he edited A Chosen Path: The Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes (UNC Press 2010). He is on the advisory board of Ceramics Monthly, and advisory council of Studio Potter, and is a founding member of POW! (Pots on Wheels!) and director of the Apprenticelines Project, which seeks to promote and expand apprenticeship.