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.