We offer full credit to your Mindbody account for cancellations made at least 7 days before the workshop.
We will credit 50% to your Mindbody account for cancellations made 48 hrs before the workshop.
No credit/refunds for any other cancellations. Thank you in advance for understanding.
The long and rich history of making your own tools in pottery parallels the same depth and breadth of ceramics. The joy of using and creating homemade tools reflects the richness of problem solving innovation and community potters share around the world. To be able to use what you have and concoct what you need is lifelong skill both in clay and life. Join Sarah Koik and use everyday materials and things found around the home to create pottery tools that measure, trim, carve, and sculpt. We’ll also utilize design thinking to invent new tools for your specific needs or project, and explore conceptual pathways pushing what a tool is and can be – opening new opportunities for working with clay.
In addition to exploring tool making, we’ll also be utilizing Sarah Koik’s sculptural approach to everyday objects to make a ceramic tool holder for your wheel or handbuilding work spaces.
Sarah Koik makes objects and projects that bring attention to things that often go unnoticed. Inquiry and exploration are at the core of Sarah’s practice. With a background in designing and managing education programs at science museums and universities, Sarah’s work is rooted in process and investigation. Her work is both referential and adding to the narrative– new while familiar, serious while playful. Sarah received her degree in sculpture & ceramics in 2007, and founded her studio in 2014. She lives and works in Los Angeles.
In this workshop Mike will demo how to make snug fitting lids, spouts, handles and teapot bodies, and how best to put them all together to make a utilitarian teapot. You will learn the various considerations needed for proper teapot assembly.
Following the 2 hour demo Mike will coach and consult with you as you start to work on your own teapot.
Mike Flower has had his hands in clay for over 30 years. He specializes in utilitarian pottery and teaching. He currently teaches Ceramics at Crescenta Valley High School and Glendale Community College.