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Anderson Ranch Arts Center Workshop with Sam Harvey

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Make, Make, Make: pottery boot camp

Date: Aug 26 - 30, 2019

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Sam Harvey & Alleghany Meadows


Focus on hand-building and wheel-throwing approaches to pottery forms. Each day a new form is introduced. Forms to consider include: cups, bowls, plates, vases and lidded jars. Using earthenware clay and slips, work through concepts presented in daily demonstrations. Focus on skill-building and personal expression in the wet clay stages of making. The week culminates with bisque firings.

Media & Techniques:

Earthenware clay is used with leather-hard application slips. Wheel throwing, coil building and slab building techniques are demonstrated daily for each form to be explored. Work is bisque fired for students to take home.


There are demonstrations with slideshows about contemporary and historic ceramics and plenty of one-on-one instruction.