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Bill van Gilder 2-day pottery demonstration workshop

27 Fairfax Street Southeast, Leesburg, Virginia, Loudoun County
26 April 2019 - 28 April 2019, 09:30 AM until 04:00 PM
Type: Workshops
Business Details
The Clay and Metal Loft
27 Fairfax Street Southeast, Virginia Village Shopping Center, Leesburg, Virginia 20175, Loudoun County

Join us in Leesburg, Virginia for a 2-day weekend pottery workshop with Internationally recognized potter and ceramic artist, Bill van Gilder.

April 26 - 28th

Friday, April 26th 6:00pm-8:00pm, Slide show and wine and cheese reception

Saturday, April 27th 9:30-4:00pm, Demonstration

Sunday, April 28th 9:30-4:00pm, Demonstration

Every potter has a list of WHAT they want to make. HOW to make it, is often the question…

During this two and a half day, information-loaded, demo-workshop some 50+ making techniques will be demonstrated in answer to these ‘how-to’ questions; techniques participants will want to use and adjust to fit their own future work. Short cuts, tips and tool-use at the wheel will be shared through demo after demo.

Hand-building functional forms will be the focus during part of the demonstrations as requested, defining projects and techniques for hand-builders.

“Throughout 50+ yrs. of making functional pots, I’ve collected hundreds of making techniques used to make specific pots, both wheel-thrown and hand-built;”

Demonstrated techniques at the wheel will include;

          – Efficient hand positions for throwing

          – Simple tools and their use

          – Lid arrangements and form

           – Spout, rim and lip making and proportions

          – Trimming and foot finishing possibilities

          – Faceting and fluting as decoration

          – Handles and lugs; pulled and hand built

          – Making bottle forms; collaring techniques

          – Making dinnerware; throwing and trimming

          – Making squared and oval baking ware

          – Wet, thick slip decoration

          – And more…

A sampling of forms to be demonstrated;

          – Open and lidded casseroles

          – Pitcher and pouring pots

          – Cups and mugs

          – Bowl forms

          – Dinnerware

          – Bottle forms

Hand-building demonstrations may include;

          – Slumped oval slab platter making

          – Humped squared plate making

          – Foot attachment possibilities; slab, sprigged & coiled

          – Textured decoration; wet slip, pressed, and resisted textures

Participants are welcome to take photos, and are encouraged to bring a notebook.

A discussion about glazes will take place during the workshop, as requested. Bill’s ^6 oxidation, ^8-9-10 gas, and salt/soda wood-firing slips & glaze recipe sheets will be provided to each participant.

A selection of the van Gilder Clay Tools and a sampling of his current work will be made available for participant purchase.

***Join us Friday evening for a wine and cheese reception (6-8pm) and slide show (open to the public) of Bill’s many beautiful works of art! Meet Bill and prepare to be inspired for a weekend of fun and education!

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Live An Artful Life Inc
8908 Woodward Rd
Marshall, VA  20115


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