Sierra Nevada College Workshop
Jun
19
Jun 23

Sierra Nevada College Workshop

  • Sierra Nevada College

Undulating Functional Porcelain

June 19th – 23rd, 2017

Discover the idiosyncrasies of working with porcelain on and off the wheel as Martha Grover demonstrates how to make her signature undulating functional forms. In this hands-on workshop, Martha will share her special throwing and altering techniques that exploit this elegant and sensuous material’s best qualities. Working with a variety of bottomless wheel-thrown forms and slabs in both the soft and leather-hard stages, Martha will demonstrate various altering techniques and additions of slabs, handles, and spouts to create an assortment of functional forms. Forms will include cups, bowls, vases, pitchers, lidded forms, and baskets. Crack repair and mending techniques will be addressed, as well as the use of a spray gun for glaze application. Martha will also talk about her sources of inspiration, philosophy of making, and studio practices.

Artist Bio

Martha Grover is a functional potter, living in Bethel Maine, creating thrown and altered porcelain pieces. She attended Bennington College, where she received her undergraduate degree in Architecture. After a fifth year in ceramics at Syracuse University, Martha went on to receive her MFA in ceramics from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

After graduate school, she was awarded multiple residencies and fellowships including the Fogelberg Fellowship at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, Sage Scholarship and Taunt Fellowship at the Archie Bray Foundation , and a yearlong residency at Red Lodge Clay Center. Her work can be found at many galleries across the country. Her work has been published in Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times, Pottery Making Illustrated, 500 Pitchers, 500 Platters and Chargers, and 500 Vases. It was the cover feature of Ceramic Monthly’s May 2010 issue.

To learn more about Martha, please visit: www.MarthaHGrover.com

Appalachain Center for Craft workshop
Jul
7
Jul 9

Appalachain Center for Craft workshop

NTERGENERATIONAL Weekend - July 7-9, 2017 - Elegantly Altered with Martha Grover

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Work with porcelain on and off the wheel as the artist demonstrates how to make her signature, undulating forms. Gain experience with special throwing and altering techniques that exploit porcelain's best qualities. Work with a variety of bottomless wheel-thrown forms and slabs in both the soft and leather-hard stages. Learn to add slabs, handles and spouts while creating a variety of functional forms including cups, bowls, vases, pitchers, lidded forms and baskets. Cover crack repair and mending, too. Skill level: Intermediate Advanced

Castle Hill Arts Workshop
Jul
24
Jul 28

Castle Hill Arts Workshop

Discover the idiosyncrasies of working with porcelain on and off the wheel as Martha Grover demonstrates how to make her signature undulating functional forms.  In this hands-on workshop, Martha will share her special throwing and altering techniques that exploit this elegant and sensuous material’s best qualities.  Working with a variety of bottomless wheel-thrown forms and slabs in both the soft and leather-hard stages, Martha will demonstrate various altering techniques and additions of slabs, handles, and spouts to create an assortment of functional forms.  Forms will include cups, bowls, vases, pitchers, lidded forms, and baskets.  Crack repair and mending techniques will be addressed, as well as the use of a spray gun for glaze application.  Martha will also talk about her sources of inspiration, philosophy of making, and studio practices.

Elegantly Altered Workshop
Aug
3
Aug 8

Elegantly Altered Workshop

  • Sugar Maples Center for Creative Arts

Discover the idiosyncrasies of working with porcelain on and off the wheel as Martha Grover demonstrates how to make her undulating functional forms. She will discuss special throwing and altering techniques suited for this elegant and sensuous material and how to exploit its best qualities. Demonstrations will include working with various wheel-thrown forms and slabs in both the soft and leather-hard stages to create a variety of cups, bowls, vases, pitchers, lidded forms, and teapots. She will explore bottomless thrown forms, with the additions of slabs, handles and spouts.  Crack repair and mending techniques will be addressed as well as the use of a spray gun for glaze application. Martha will also talk about her sources of inspiration, philosophy of making, and studio practices.

Mid Atlantic Potters Conference
Oct
5
Oct 8

Mid Atlantic Potters Conference

  • Fort Royal VA

October 5-8, 2017 (Columbus Day Weekend)

The Mid-Atlantic Clay Conference is held every other year in the beautiful landscape setting of Front-Royal, Virginia. Ceramic artists of all skill levels will benefit from our four day conference! On Saturday and Sunday, three nationally-known potters will present demonstration workshops featuring their unique techniques for constructing, decorating, glazing and firing their work. On Friday, multiple regional ceramists will lead a variety of exciting hands-on and demonstration workshops. There are also great opportunities to socialize, make new acquaintances, and renew past friendships! Participants come away with new ideas and inspiration from this stimulating learning experience!


Featured Artist
Feb
1
Feb 28

Featured Artist

  • Red Lodge Clay Center

Martha will be the Featured Artist of the Month at Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge Montana.  Please visit their website: RedLodgeClayCenter.com to see the work.

Annual Cup and Bowl Shows
Sep
15
Dec 24

Annual Cup and Bowl Shows

  • Worcester Center for Crafts

Martha will be displaying work again this year at Worcester Center for Crafts annual Cup and Bowl Shows - just in time for the holiday season.

 

University of Southern Indiana and Indiana University Southeast
Sep
14
Sep 16

University of Southern Indiana and Indiana University Southeast

  • University of Southern Indiana

Martha will be a visiting artist at University of Southern Indiana and Indiana University Southeast.  She will demonstrate her techniques, give a lecture about her work and sources of inspiration, discuss her life as an independent potter and artist, and meet with students to discuss their work. 

ClayFest Northwest
Sep
9
Sep 11

ClayFest Northwest

  • Pottery Northwest

ClayFest Northwest

To celebrate our 50th Anniversary, Pottery Northwest is hosting a series of events from September 9th – 11th. Please join us! We’ll have activities for everyone – students, collectors, enthusiasts, and fans. A reception for our Retrospective Show in our gallery will kick things off on Friday Night. At the heart of it all will be ClayFest Northwest Exhibition, a sales event featuring the work of 50 excellent clay artists. The festivities on Saturday night will include a Gala Dinner with our Grand Ruckus afterwards. A stellar group of nine ceramists are lined up for demonstration workshops on Saturday and Sunday.

You can purchase tickets for each event individually, or for all you mega fans out there, we offer a full weekend pass. If you happen to be at the Bumbershoot festival the weekend prior, Pottery Northwest has a big (and fiery) surprise in store, but let’s keep that between you and me. Get your tickets now to take advantage of our early bird pricing at Brown Paper Tickets.

Touchstone Center for Craft - Workshop
Aug
1
Aug 5

Touchstone Center for Craft - Workshop

  • Touchstone Center for Craft

Discover the idiosyncrasies of working with porcelain on and off the wheel as Martha demonstrates how to make her undulating functional forms. She will discuss special throwing and altering techniques suited for this elegant and sensuous material and how to exploit its best qualities. Demonstrations will include working with various wheel-thrown forms and slabs in both the soft and leather-hard stages to create a variety of cups, bowls, vases, pitchers, lidded forms, and teapots. She will explore bottomless thrown forms, with the additions of slabs, handles, and spouts. Crack repair and mending techniques will be addressed as well as the use of a spray gun for glaze application. Martha will also talk about the sources of inspiration, philosophy of making, and studio practices. 

Two Day workshop at The View
Jun
25
Jun 26

Two Day workshop at The View

  • View

A two day workshop on June 25, 2016 and June 26, 2016 from 9AM-4PM

Class Description

Discover the idiosyncrasies of working with porcelain on and off the wheel as Martha Grover demonstrates how to make her undulating functional forms. She will discuss special throwing and altering techniques suited for this elegant and sensuous material and how to exploit its best qualities. Demonstrations will include working with various wheel-thrown forms and slabs in both the soft and leather-hard stages to create a variety of cups, bowls, vases, pitchers, lidded forms, and teapots. She will explore bottomless thrown forms, with the additions of slabs, handles and spouts.  Crack repair and mending techniques will be addressed as well as the use of a spray gun for glaze application.  Martha will also talk about her sources of inspiration, philosophy of making, and studio practices. 

Workshop: SnowFarm
Jun
3
Jun 5

Workshop: SnowFarm

  • SnowFarm

Discover the idiosyncrasies of working with porcelain on and off the wheel as Martha Grover demonstrates how to make her signature undulating functional forms.  In this three-day hands-on workshop, Martha will share her special throwing and altering techniques that exploit this elegant and sensuous material’s best qualities.  Working with a variety of bottomless wheel-thrown forms and slabs in both the soft and leather-hard stages, Martha will demonstrate various altering techniques and additions of slabs, handles, and spouts to create an assortment of functional forms.  Forms will include cups, bowls, vases, pitchers, lidded forms, and baskets.  Crack repair and mending techniques will be addressed, as well as the use of a spray gun for glaze application.  Martha will also talk about her sources of inspiration, philosophy of making, and studio practices. 

Two Day Workshop in Kingston ON
May
14
May 15

Two Day Workshop in Kingston ON

  • Kingston Potters Guild at the Tett

Martha Grover is coming to the Guild! Saturday and Sunday May 14-15,  2016

Join us for a two day demonstration workshop with Martha Grover, well known clay artist from Maine, USA, and discover the idiosyncrasies of working with porcelain on and off the wheel as Martha Grover demonstrates how to make her signature undulating functional forms.

In this two-day workshop, Martha will share her special throwing and altering techniques that exploit this elegant and sensuous material’s best qualities. Working with a variety of bottomless wheel- thrown forms and slabs in both the soft and leather hard stages, Martha will demonstrate various altering techniques and addition of slabs, handles, and spouts to create an assortment of functional forms. Forms will include cups, bowls, vases, pitchers, lidded forms and baskets. Crack repair and mending techniques will be addressed, as well as the use of a spray gun for glaze application.

Martha will also talk about her sources of inspiration, philosophy of making and studio practices. Visit her website: http://marthagrover.squarespace.com/

Location:

Rehearsal Hall of the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning, 370 King Street West, Kingston Ontario

Workshop - Baltimore Clay Works
Apr
16
Apr 17

Workshop - Baltimore Clay Works

  • Baltimore Clay Works

Martha Grover: Porcelain: On and Off the Wheel

Discover the idiosyncrasies of working with porcelain on and off the wheel as Martha Grover demonstrates how to make her undulating functional forms. She will discuss special throwing and altering techniques suited for this elegant and sensuous material and how to exploit its best qualities. Demonstrations will include working with various wheel-thrown forms and slabs in both the soft and leather-hard stages to create a variety of cups, bowls, vases, pitchers, lidded forms, and teapots. She will explore bottomless thrown forms, with the additions of slabs, handles and spouts.  Crack repair and mending techniques will be addressed as well as the use of a spray gun for glaze application.  Martha will also talk about her sources of inspiration, philosophy of making, and studio practices. 

 

Fee: $ 200.00 Members; / $ 225.00 Non-Members

16S-WS02Instructor: Martha Grover

Date/Time: Sat, 10-4 PM | Apr 16 to Apr 17

NCECA Expo Gallery Talk
Mar
16
10:00 am10:00

NCECA Expo Gallery Talk

  • Kansas City Convention Center

Martha will present a brief gallery talk about her work and inspiration at the Red Lodge Clay Center Gallery Expo

The 36th Potter's Gathering
Feb
13
Feb 14

The 36th Potter's Gathering

  • Cedar Lakes Conference Center

Martha will demonstrate her techniques for the 36th Potter's Gathering in Ripley, WV for two days at the Cedar Lakes Conference Center.  For more information please contact Gloria at gloria-greg@hotmail.com

First City Arts Workshop
Feb
9
Feb 10

First City Arts Workshop

  • First City Art Center

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Tuesday, Feb 9th:  9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb 10th:   9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

Martha Grover will demonstrate how she creates her signature curvy forms from wheel thrown and hand-built parts.  She begins by explaining the four basic components of each of her pieces – wheel-thrown cylinders, thin slabs, attachments, and paper slip—and then combines those components in different ways to create her elegant forms.  In addition, Martha will explain her meticulous glazing process. Though she is enamored with the soft,  seductive nature of porcelain, Martha stresses that the techniques demonstrated can be easily adapted to fit any style.  A clip of Martha can be seen at ceramicartsdaily.org.

 

Alabama Clay Conference - Presenter
Feb
5
Feb 7

Alabama Clay Conference - Presenter

  • Alabama Clay Conference

31st Alabama Clay Conference
February 5-7, 2016 in Gadsden, Alabama

The Alabama Craft Council is pleased to announce the 31st Alabama Clay Conference - ALCC 2016 - which will be held at The Mary G. Harding Center for Cultural Arts, 501 Broad Street, Gadsden, Alabama 35901 and The Gadsden Museum of Art, 515 Broad Street, Gadsden, Alabama 35901. The main presenters will be Martha Grover, Paul Lewing, Marty Fielding and Mark Rademacher. The presenters will conduct their demonstrations in different rooms throughout the Center for Cultural Arts. Scheduled activities will include the Presenter’s Exhibition, an invitational Tableware Show, Participant Show, Alabama Student and Professor Show, Vendor’s Area, clay dance performance, Alabama Clay Market, Saturday night party at the Back 40 Brewing Company, mug exchange, Empty Bowls, mini-presentations by four local ceramic artists: Steve Loucks, Lynnette Hesser, John Oles and Beer Chunhaswasdikul on Sunday morning, etc.

Hands on Workshop - Chester NJ
Oct
5
Oct 9

Hands on Workshop - Chester NJ

  • 439 Fox Chase Rd. Chester NJ 07930

Join Martha for a 5 day hands on workshop at the studio of Francine Epstein in Chester New Jersey. 

"Discover the idiosyncrasies of working with porcelain on and off the wheel as Martha Grover demonstrates how to make her undulating functional forms. She will discuss special throwing and altering techniques suited for this elegant and sensuous material and how to exploit its best qualities. Demonstrations will include working with various wheel-thrown forms and slabs in both the soft and leather-hard stages to create a variety of cups, bowls, vases, pitchers, lidded forms, and teapots. She will explore bottomless thrown forms, with the additions of slabs, handles and spouts.  Crack repair and mending techniques will be addressed as well as the use of a spray gun for glaze application.  Martha will also talk about her sources of inspiration, philosophy of making, and studio practices."

Contact Fran for more details: francine.epstein@gmail.com

 

"Finding Pattern" solo exhibition
Sep
18
Oct 23

"Finding Pattern" solo exhibition

  • The Juanita Harvey Art Gallery

A solo exhibition of Martha's current work will be shown at the Juanita Harvey Art Gallery at Midwestern State University.  The show is comprised of multiple pieces creating patterns across the walls and pedestals of the gallery.  "Finding Pattern" is made up of over 170 individual functional pots. 

Hands On Workshop with Ayumi Horie in Sweden
Jul
6
Jul 10

Hands On Workshop with Ayumi Horie in Sweden

  • Leksands Academy

Welcome to Leksands Academy, a part of Leksands folk high school, for an inspirational workshop on the theme functional ware. The focus of the workshops is to try new things and give ideas for your own studio practice. With this in mind we do not fire the work and put that time into more inspiration and practice.

Workshop holders are Martha Grover and Ayumi Horie, both part of the younger generation of promising American potters. Their styles and techniques vary greatly and we can guarantee a phenomenal course.

Ayumi will focus on dry throwing, where no water is used in throwing, drawing animals and marketing, while Martha will cover throwing and altering porcelain, the use of slab attachments, crack repair, and spraying glaze. The workshop will have both demonstrations and hands-on time. There will be daily slide shows on both historical ceramics and on contemporary pots being made all around the world.

Mother's Day Pots and Plants Sale
May
9
10:00 am10:00

Mother's Day Pots and Plants Sale

  • Archie Bray Foundation

22nd annual Mother's Day Pots and Plants Sale
Presented by West Mont Farm in the Dell and the Archie Bray
Saturday, May 9, 10 am–3 pm
Join us for kids clay, potted plants, glaze it yourself bowls and raku firing, planters, vases, ceramic sculptures and wood fired pizza!

Dot. Dot. Dot. NCECA Show
Mar
24
Mar 28

Dot. Dot. Dot. NCECA Show

  • Pawtucket Armory

Nine artists using dots in their work - examining the ways a simple dot can be incorporated in pottery, taking this very uncomplicated element and using it to express many ideas. 

Meant for Use: The Beauty of Fuction - Schaller Gallery
Mar
20
Apr 9

Meant for Use: The Beauty of Fuction - Schaller Gallery

  • Schaller Gallery

Honoring the handmade functional objects in our daily lives.  For this show we would like to see your favorite pots to use, not the ones that sit on display that you never get to touch.  We celebrate the objects that hold our food, drink and that which gives us nourishment each day.

Cups: Group Exhibition
Feb
27
Apr 12

Cups: Group Exhibition

  • Artisans Gallery

Group Show: Cups

Participating artist: Bennett Bean, Karl Borgeson, Bruce Breckenridge, Winthrop Byers, Rob Cartelli, Eva Champagne, Bede Clarke, A. Blair Clemo, Craig Clifford, Nick DeVries, Lucy Fagella, Delores Fortuna, Stephanie Galli, Andrew Gilliatt, Gerit Grimm, Martha Grover, Rick Hintze, Meredith Host, Tom Jaszczak, Jay Jensen, Paul Jeselskis, Kyle Johns, Bruce Johnson, Joanne Kirkland, Brian Kluge, Debbie Kupinsky, Tyler Lotz, Melissa Mencini, Rachelle Miller, Ernest Miller, Ryan Myers, Kip O'Krongly, Wendy Olson, Paul Sacaridiz, Michael Schwegmann, Jose Sierra, Zac Spates, Kyla Toomey

The Uncommon Object Exhibition
Feb
12
Mar 28

The Uncommon Object Exhibition

  • UMass Dartmouth Star Store

For this group exhibition, ten alumni from the UMass Dartmouth Ceramics program invited artists who have been influential in a manner contrary to their aesthetic, finding pairings revealing an unusual logic; a connection in uncommon objects. The exhibition is part of the programing for the 49th annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference in Providence, RI which has earned a reputation worldwide as a premier event for ceramic art, drawing thousands of participants each year.