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Hands-on Workshop at Martha's Studio


  • Martha Grover Pottery 630 West Bethel Road Bethel, ME, 04217 United States (map)

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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