WORKSHOP: Reaching New Heights - Throwing MUCH Taller Pots with John Snyder, 11/9-10
In this two-day small-size workshop, John Snyder will teach you how to double (or triple, or quadruple, or...) the height of your cylinder-based pots: jars, pitchers, vases, etc.
On each day, you will learn different ways to make graceful pots that are much taller. The first day will teach you how to stack your pots, the second day you will learn how to add coils to thrown pots. Drying strategies and requirements are included.
After a demonstration each morning, John will work with students as they put these new methods into practice.
Max: 11 participants.
About John Snyder:
John Snyder is a District Clay Center Studio Artist who has been throwing pots for 20 years. John's pots, including large ones, have appeared in local, regional, state and national exhibitions, including a solo show at Waverly Gallery, in Bethesda, Maryland.
+ Sat/Sun, 11/9-10, 10-4pm. $200. 25lbs clay, tools, bisque firing and lunch included.
+ Students should be capable of centering 5 pounds of clay and throwing an 8-inch cylinder.
+ Students should bring: a pair of calipers and a towel.
+ Additional clay will be available for purchase.
10-12 pm: John throws 12 lb cylinder suitable for tall jar or pitcher. John discusses drying requirements and methods. John joins two 12 lb cylinders, works the rim, throws a lid, and attaches handles.
1-4 pm: Students throw at least three cylinders: two for joining and one for adding coils.
10-12 pm: Students join two cylinders, work rims and throw a lid.
1-2:00 pm: John demos building with coils.
2-4:00 pm: Students coil build with remaining cylinder and/or continue work on stacked