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.