Hands On: Taking the Next Step, throwing intensive with Ron Philbeck, May 11 – 15, 2020
Taking the Next Step: a throwing intensive
with Ron Philbeck
This workshop is geared toward improving your throwing skills and to help you develop more ease and confidence with clay. Starting where you are, we will explore ways to move your work in a forward direction. Ron will demonstrate creating a number of different functional forms, from mugs and pitchers to yunomi, jars, bowls and plates. He will also demonstrate making handles and cutting/trimming feet.
As the week progresses we will explore several decorative techniques including textured slip application, faceting, wax resist with slips, rope impressed and stamped decoration.
This is a “hands-on” workshop. Ron will demonstrate his techniques, but there will also be plenty of time for participants to make pots under his guidance. Some throwing experience is required. However, all can benefit from this workshop, from beginning to advanced potters.
As time allows Ron will discuss his use of social media and online sales.
Dates: Monday, May 11 – 16, 2020 Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm (daily) (optional work time into evenings) Fee: $550
*Cancellation Policy: full refund (minus $50 admin fee) up to 30 days before the workshop.
Ron Philbeck is a potter specializing in wheel thrown, sodium vapor glazed pottery. The limited production and one of a kind pots are created at his studio in Shelby, N.C. Ron believes that pots should be well made, pleasant to look at, and easy to use. His work can be found in collections and kitchens around the world.