Two Session Workshop: HOW TO THROW THE PERFECT COFFEE POUR-OVER AND MUG SET with Jill, June 11 & 12.
It’s time to toss out the Keurig! This workshop will show you how to throw your own personal coffee pour-over and mug set to make your morning coffee ritual even more special.
In the first session, we’ll make the cone and it’s platform all in one piece. For this, you’ll learn how to throw a double-walled form from a single ball of clay. We’ll also focus on throwing with intention and control to make sure the cone ends up the right shape and size to work properly.
The second session will center on the mug. We’ll explore what shape works best with a single serving cone, and how to get a snug fit to avoid dripping coffee on the counter and not in the mug! We’ll also spend time on handles, both pulled and hand built, with an emphasis on comfort, placement and design. Finally, we’ll discuss surface decoration and how to tie the two pieces together for a complementary set.
Details: Two three-hour sessions: Friday, June 11, 6:30-9:30 pm and Saturday June 12, from 6:30 to 9:30pm. Max 8 people. Clay, glaze and firing included.
About Jill Meltzer
Jill has taught beginning to advanced wheel throwing for nearly ten years at District Clay and other venues. She also inaugurated with Liz Lockett and Jon Kerr, District Clay's popular online interactive class schedule in 2020.
Before moving to DC, she was an Associate at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia and a professional member of the Potters Guild in Wallingford, PA. Jill graduated with a degree in Ceramics from The George Washington University/Corcoran School of Art and has attended many workshops around the country. In her previous life, Jill was a practicing attorney in DC.
Jill’s primary interest is in making functional one-of-a-kind serving pieces with a decided bent towards the decorative. Harmonizing the demands of utility with those of imparting some measure of magic to everyday things is a challenge she finds inspiring.
jrossmeltzer (at) gmail (dot) com.
Photos are of combo sets by Ewelina Kosnick, Kylee Newman and Nicole Baxter.