Michigana Pottery Tour
Sep
28
to Sep 29

Michigana Pottery Tour

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Michiana Pottery Tour – September 29 & 30, 2019

The Michiana Pottery Tour includes more than 30 artists at seven locations across northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. The two day tour takes place on the final Saturday and Sunday of September every year.

We’re interested in promoting the Michiana region as a hub for contemporary ceramics. Michiana has been home to many clay artists for more than 4 decades. Its also a new home for many new and emerging ceramic talents. We’ve been building a legacy in clay for many years, and here’s a video to tell you about it.

We hope you enjoy the region, the potters, and the beautiful countryside as much as we do.

Date and Time:

Saturday, September 29 from 10 AM thru 5 PM EST and Sunday, September 30 from 11 AM thru 4 PM EST.

About the Artists:

Many of the participating artists are local to Indiana and Michigan, however several guest artists from neighboring states will also be participating. This tour is a great opportunity to view a wide variety of work and discover new local artists. Nearly all of the participants have lived or worked in the Michiana area at some point in their career.

Artists taking part in the tour include seven stop hosts:

Mark Goertzen, Dick Lehman, Justin Rothshank, Brandon Schwartz, Sadie Misiuk, Zach Tate, and the Goshen Clay Artists Guild.

For more information on individual artists visit our Artists page.

Locations:

There are seven different locations on the tour, with each location featuring multiple artists. Most of the locations are in or near Goshen, IN. About one hours drive separates the two farthest locations.

For a list of locations on the tour visit out Map page.

Parking and Payment:

Free parking is available at each location of the tour. There is no charge for attending the tour. Feel free to stop by and visit any location throughout the day. If you wish to purchase pottery, credit cards, cash, and checks will be accepted at each location as payment.

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Indiana Potter’s Conference
Oct
4
to Oct 5

Indiana Potter’s Conference

JOIN US on October 4-5, 2019, for our first state-wide potter’s conference highlighting the clay community in Indiana while bringing demonstrating artists from throughout North America. This conference is open to everyone, not just residents of Indiana.
The Indiana Potter’s Conference is organized by Seth Green and Justin Rothshank and is held in partnership with the Michiana Pottery Tour this year, which is September 28 and 29, 2019.

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Workhouse Workshop
Oct
26
to Oct 27

Workhouse Workshop

Martha Grover - Industrial Pourers

Hands-On/Demo Workshop - All Skill Levels
Instructor: Martha Grover - Visiting Artist Workshop

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 participants should plan to participate in group discussions and bring a bag lunch, any photographs for reference during discussion and a sketchbook. (Meets in W-8)


Fall Quarter (2 day workshop)

Saturday-Sunday October 26-27, 10am-4pm each day


Tuition: $285

Exhibit- September 27 - October 27, 2019 

Exhibit Reception/Artist Talk - October 25, 2019-7pm-9pm

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Workshop - Touchstone Center for Craft
Aug
19
to Aug 23

Workshop - Touchstone Center for Craft

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Hands on, Week long workshop:

Discover the idiosyncrasies of working with porcelain on and off the wheel as Martha demonstrates how to make her signature undulating functional forms. 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. This workshop will include bisque and cone 10 glaze firings.

Martha is a functional potter living in Bethel Maine, creating thrown and altered porcelain pieces. She attended Bennington College, VT, where she received her undergraduate degree in Architecture. Martha received her MFA in ceramics from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She has been awarded multiple residencies and fellowships including the Fogelberg Fellowship at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, Sage Scholarship, Taunt Fellowship at the Archie Bray Foundation, and a yearlong residency at Red Lodge Clay Center. Her work is shown internationally and has been featured numerous publications including Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times, Pottery Making Illustrated, and the Lark 500 series.

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Hands-on Workshop at Martha's Studio Week 2
Jul
28
to Aug 3

Hands-on Workshop at Martha's Studio Week 2

Workshop FULL - contact for waiting list, or to inquire for 2020.

Join Martha for this unique opportunity to spend spend seven days learning about porcelain in her studio in Bethel, Maine. 

Discover the idiosyncrasies of working with porcelain on and off the wheel as Martha 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, students will learn 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.  A glaze kiln will be fired, as well as two bisque kilns. 

The workshop will begin at 1pm on Sunday.  The rest of the week, class will take place from 9 am - 5 pm, with a one-hour lunch break.  Lunch will be provided and will be served onsite.  The studio will be open for after-hours work during the week.  On the last day, Saturday, we will conclude with the opening of our glaze kiln and be finished by noon. 

Class size is limited to 8 participants. 

Price includes tuition, lunch, all firings, glazes, use of equipment, and 50# of porcelain.  More clay may be purchased during the workshop if needed.  

Cost: $700

Please email Martha@MarthaGrover.com to reserve your space.  A 50% deposit is required at time of registration.  The remaining balance may be paid at the start of the workshop.  A full refund is available, less $35 processing fee, if cancellation is made by June 1.  No refunds will be made for registrations cancelled after June 1.

A list of local accommodations and flight information is available HERE

 

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Hands-on Workshop at Martha's Studio Week 1
Jul
14
to Jul 20

Hands-on Workshop at Martha's Studio Week 1

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One space left!.

Join Martha for this unique opportunity to spend spend seven days learning about porcelain in her studio in Bethel, Maine. 

Discover the idiosyncrasies of working with porcelain on and off the wheel as Martha 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, students will learn 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.  A glaze kiln will be fired, as well as two bisque kilns. 

The workshop will begin at 1pm on Sunday.  The rest of the week, class will take place from 9 am - 5 pm, with a one-hour lunch break.  Lunch will be provided and will be served onsite.  The studio will be open for after-hours work during the week.  On the last day, Saturday, we will conclude with the opening of our glaze kiln and be finished by noon. 

Class size is limited to 8 participants. 

Price includes tuition, lunch, all firings, glazes, use of equipment, and 50# of porcelain.  More clay may be purchased during the workshop if needed.  

Cost: $700

Please email Martha@MarthaGrover.com to reserve your space.  A 50% deposit is required at time of registration.  The remaining balance may be paid at the start of the workshop.  A full refund is available, less $35 processing fee, if cancellation is made by June 1.  No refunds will be made for registrations cancelled after June 1.

A list of local accommodations and flight information is available HERE

 

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Spring Studio Sale!
May
11
to May 12

Spring Studio Sale!

  • 630 West Bethel Road Bethel, ME, 04217 United States (map)
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Martha Grover, Joshua Rysted are having a spring pottery sale this weekend at our studio in West Bethel.  

Saturday and Sunday, May 11 & 12, 10 am – 5 pm

630 West Bethel Road (US Rt. 2)


We've each been busy making lots of planters, vases, Mother's Day gifts, and other functional pottery for the home.  Come see the studio, meet the artists, and do a little shopping for mom and yourself. 

Driving Directions:

From Bethel, drive west on Route 2 about four miles.  We are located on the left hand side of the road about two blocks after you pass Mountain Greenery and just before Groan and McGurn "Tourist Trap."  If you get to the brown hostel on Westwood Road, you've gone too far.  Our studio is not visible from the road.  It is set back in the trees.  Look for the "Pottery Studio" sign and turn down the gravel driveway marked "Evans Hill."  We are in the big white metal warehouse about a half-block down the road.  Park anywhere and enter through the glass double doors at the front of the building.  

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Maine Pottery Tour
May
4
to May 5

Maine Pottery Tour

Every year on the first weekend in May, pottery and ceramics studios in Maine open their doors to the public. It's a fun day and a chance meet the artists, peek in the kilns, see demonstrations, and shop for pottery and other handmade goods. 2019 will be our eighth year, and we will have dozens of participating studios. If you'd like to take the Pottery Tour, scroll to the bottom of this page for downloadable maps, and links to interactive online maps and plan your pottery road trip.

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The Almighty Cup
Sep
29
to Nov 26

The Almighty Cup

The Gandee Gallery and the Shaped Clay Society at Syracuse University invite ceramic artists to apply to participate in  the upcoming show, The Almighty Cup 2018, a national juried and invitational exhibition. The show is a fundraiser for the Shaped Clay Society and the entry fees will help support Syracuse University student scholarships, activities, and NCECA Conference attendance. The entry fee is $30 for up to 5 entries and the idea of ‘cup’ may be interpreted freely.  All entries must be primarily made of clay and be for sale.

The show will present an eclectic mix of styles of drinking  and sculptural vessels made by ceramic artists from all over the country. It will be on view at the Gandee Gallery September 29 through November 26. There will be a reception on Saturday, September 29, from 6:00-8:00 PM and it’s free and open to the public.  This year’s juror, DJ Hellerman, is Curator of Art and Programs at the Everson Museum.  Local business, Clayscapes, is sponsoring the prizes for the exhibition.

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The Wichita National 2018 Ceramics Exhibition
Sep
28
to Oct 20

The Wichita National 2018 Ceramics Exhibition

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The Wichita National 2018 Ceramics Exhibition

September 28 - October 20

Final Friday | September 28th | 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

We have invited esteemed ceramic artists from all across the nation to participate in this fundraising exhibition that supports Empty Bowls. The Empty Bowls Project is an international movement supporting the fight against hunger. Artists gather around the world every year, including Wichita! Each fall, Wichita State University’s Ceramics Guild, along with the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries, the Ulrich Museum of Art and many others, work together to raise money for the Kansas Food Bank.

Exhibition and sale ends October 20th.

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Hands-on Workshop at Martha's Studio
Jul
8
to Jul 14

Hands-on Workshop at Martha's Studio

WORKSHOP FULL - please email to be added to the wait list.  The same workshop will take place in 2019.

Join Martha for this unique opportunity to spend spend seven days learning about porcelain in her studio in Bethel, Maine. 

Discover the idiosyncrasies of working with porcelain on and off the wheel as Martha 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, students will learn 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.  A glaze kiln will be fired, as well as two bisque kilns. 

The workshop will begin at 1pm on Sunday, July 8.  The rest of the week, class will take place from 9 am - 5 pm, with a one-hour lunch break.  Lunch will be provided and will be served onsite.  The studio will be open for after-hours work during the week.  On the last day, Saturday, July 14, we will conclude with the opening of our glaze kiln and be finished by noon. 

Class size is limited to 7 participants. 

Price includes tuition, lunch, all firings, glazes, use of equipment, and 50# of porcelain.  More clay may be purchased during the workshop if needed.  

Cost: $700

Please email Martha@MarthaGrover.com to reserve your space.  A 50% deposit is required at time of registration.  The remaining balance may be paid at the start of the workshop.  A full refund is available, less $35 processing fee, if cancellation is made by June 1.  No refunds will be made for registrations cancelled after June 1, 2018.  

A list of local accommodations and flight information is available HERE

 

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"La Mesa" at Santa Fe Clay
Jul
6
to Aug 17

"La Mesa" at Santa Fe Clay

For this year's La Mesa show, Santa Fe Clay asked nearly 40 artists to interpret a special theme: Garden Party. For the first time, we also asked them to produce 4 coordinated place settings, so collectors could set a full table. Some artists opted to create centerpieces, vases, tea sets, cocktail items or serving platters, with marvelous results. The full show is best seen in our gallery in Santa Fe, but many items are available online - and more will be added.

Friday, July 6 - Friday, August 17

Noel Bailey / Hayne Bayless / Tom Budzak / Davis Craig / Natasha Dikareva / Paul Donnelly / Justin Donofrio / Allee Etheridge / Steven Gorman / Martha Grover / Wesley Harvey / Delores Hayes / Amy Henson / Autumn Higgins / Lauren Karle / Gail Kendall / Yoonjee Kwak / Teresa Larrabee / Farraday Newsome / KyoungHwa Oh / Joe Pintz / Chris Pickett / Shelley Rosenstein / Julia Roxburgh / Abby Salsbury / Amy Santoferraro / Melanie Sherman / Terry Siebert / Amy Smith / Lauren Smith / Malcolm Mobutu Smith / Joyce St Clair Voltz / Mike Stumbras / Ali Taj / Eric Van Eimeren / Gwendolyn Yoppolo / Lisa York 

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Portland Pottery Hands on Workshop
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Portland Pottery Hands on Workshop

With Martha Grover

May 19th • 10am-4pm
Price $85 ($65 Students)

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. 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.
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.

Call or email to register!

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Roses are Red Exhibition
May
7
to Jun 1

Roses are Red Exhibition

Artist’s Reception: Friday, May 18, 2018 from 5-7 pm MT

Exhibition Posted Online: Monday, May 7, 2018 by 10 am MT

An Exhibition of ceramic flower vessels. This show will include vases, flower bricks, baskets, bud vases, and other vessels intended for the containment and display of flowers.

Participating Artists include: HP Bloomer, Julia Galloway, Martha Grover, Kate Johnston, Suze Lindsay, Justin Rothshank, and Kari Smith.

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Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail
Apr
28
to Apr 29

Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail

14th Annual Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail

April 28 & 29, 2018
10 am - 5 pm

The Pottery Trail is a self-guided driving tour of clay studios in western Massachusetts. This year there will be 13 guests in addition to the 9 potters that will welcome visitors to their studios.

Martha is pleased to be a guest of Lucy Fagella on this year's Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail.

 

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Demo Only Workshop - The Clay School
Mar
18
9:00 AM09:00

Demo Only Workshop - The Clay School

Movement In Functional Pottery

with Martha Grover

Sunday, March 18th 9:00-5:00 p.m.

$90, ages 16+

*no experience necessary

**demonstration only

Discover the idiosyncrasies of working on and off the wheel as Martha Grover demonstrates how to make her undulating functional forms. She will discuss special throwing and altering techniques. 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.

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MudFlat Workshop
Oct
28
to Oct 29

MudFlat Workshop

Visiting Artist: Martha Grover

Workshop

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 

10:00am to 4:00pm

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 

10:00am to 4:00pm

 

VISITING ARTIST: MARTHA GROVER

Porcelain On and Off the Wheel

Two-Day Demo Workshop

Saturday, October 28, 10am – 4 pm and Sunday, October 29, 10 am – 4 pm

Tuition: $300.00, members $150.00

Martha will present a Tuttle Talk on Friday, October 27, 6-8 pm. Free to all.

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Mid Atlantic Potters Conference
Oct
5
to Oct 8

Mid Atlantic Potters Conference

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!

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Elegantly Altered Workshop
Aug
3
to Aug 8

Elegantly Altered Workshop

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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.

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Castle Hill Arts Workshop
Jul
24
to 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.

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Appalachain Center for Craft workshop
Jul
7
to 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

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Sierra Nevada College Workshop
Jun
19
to Jun 23

Sierra Nevada College Workshop

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

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