ALTERING FORMS with HADRIAN MENDOZA, Sunday, October 23, 1-3:30 PM
Join us to break away from the same old round pots!
In this 2.5-hour workshop with DCC instructor Hadrian Mendoza, you'll learn how to alter forms made from the potter's wheel. While most wheel-throwing classes focus on throwing round, symmetrical pots, this workshop will show you how to break out of the circular nature of the wheel.
During the intensive, Hadrian will guide participants through alternative ways to use the potter's wheel, including how to throw off-center and how to create asymmetrical, altered forms. Together, you will explore the possibilities that altering forms can bring to ceramics, both in their aesthetic and function. This workshop is hands-on and is intended for students with a minimum of 6 months of experience at the potter's wheel.
By the end of the workshop, you'll have one 3-dimensional and one 2-dimensional wheel-thrown piece, along with the skills to push your throwing practice to a new level!
- Sunday, October 23, 1-3:30 PM
- Level: Participants must have at least 6 months of experience at the potter's wheel.
- Price includes 12 lbs of clay, bisque firings, and class instruction.
- Work will be bisque-fired and ready for pick-up 2-4 weeks after the workshop.
IMPORTANT: Everyone entering District Clay must be vaccinated. You will be required to show your vax card or a photo of your card when you arrive at District Clay for your workshop. No entry without proof of vaccination and no refunds for failure to show card. To see more about our COVID 19 responses, please go here.
Current District Clay students and community artists can get a 10% discount by entering the code dccstudent or dccartist (for community artists) when you get to the payment screen. You must also fill in the boxes below to qualify for this discount.
About Hadrian Mendoza:
Hadrian Mendoza, a stoneware potter, works with a fearless and audacious search for the unusual and indigenous forms, including expressionistic and abstract shapes. He has a deep background and interest in Southeast Asian ceramics, especially Philippine ceramics and has organized and participated in numerous regionally oriented exhibitions.
Mendoza was a graduate at Mary Washington College in Virginia and a former student at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC, where he was awarded the prestigious 1996-1997 Anne and Arnold Abramson award for Excellence in Ceramics. He received his MFA in Ceramics from George Washington University.
His works are permanent collections in museums and institutions in Turkey, USA, Thailand, Cambodia, China, Korea, Japan, and three of the main museums in the Philippines (the Metropolitan Museum Manila, the Ayala Museum, and the BenCab Museum).