Clay Studio of Missoula:Deb Schwartzkopf - Tricks of the Trade

Sat Jun 30 2018, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

$80 members, students, and seniors
$90 non-members
Infuse your studio practice with new ideas and techniques! Learn how to effectively combine wheel thrown and hand build pieces in this full day, demonstration workshop with Deborah Schwartzkopf. Deb will demonstrate and share her techniques on how to alter simple wheel-thrown cylinders and transform them into unique forms. She will also demonstrate how she designs and uses templates to shape slabs and then form them on bisque molds. All of these pieces will be puzzled together, resulting in exciting non-round, expressive shapes.

Workshop participants are highly encouraged to bring questions and join the conversation about making work and setting up a successful pottery studio. Deb will share her experience and give advice on how to in create a fully functional studio from scratch and successfully work with assistants. Other conversational topics will include surface development on ceramic forms, and her approaches in moving clay. She will provide participants with helpful handouts and tips to take home.

This workshop is being held in conjunction with the exhibition i would like to be the air at Radius Gallery featuring new artwork by Courtney Blazon, Mel Griffin, Randi O’Brien & Deb Schwartzkopf. All are invited to attend the artist reception for this exhibition on Friday, June 29.

After ten years of school, residencies and jobs, Deb Schwartzkopf, returned to her hometown Seattle, WA where she is a full time studio potter. She teaches workshops and exhibits nationally and internationally. She earned her BA from the Univ. of Alaska and MFA from Penn State. She taught at Ohio Univ., Massachusetts College of Art and Design, The university of WA, and in Cortona Italy with the University of Georgia. She has been a resident artist at The Archie Bray (Helena), Mudflat Studios (Boston) and The Clay Studio in (Philadelphia) & Pottery Northwest (Seattle). She is thrilled to have home base in the Northwest.

Location: Clay Studio of Missoula 1106 Hawthorne Unit A Missoula, MT