Concept and Experience
With an emphasis on fundamental techniques of hand built vessels, this workshop is designed for those new to the medium, self-taught artists looking to fill educational gaps, and current ceramicists who want to improve their fluency in the studio.
Learn how to build plates, bowls, cups, and mugs using a range of hand building techniques, including soft- and hard-slab construction, coil building, and molds. In addition, surface decoration will be discussed and explored to complement the vessels made throughout the week. Instruction will be tailored to each individual student's goals.
Open to all levels.
Joseph Pesina became interested in the art of ceramics at a young age, fulfilling apprenticeships with Door County potters Brian Fitzgerald, Thor Thorson, and Abe Cohn. Late, he joined Whitefish Pottery in Montana as the sole production potter; providing him with the opportunity to perfect his craft by finding a balance between precision and creativity. Joseph went on to participate in artist residencies throughout the country and abroad. In 2017, he earned his BFA from Utah State University with emphases in ceramics, sculpture, and museology.
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