Throughout this informative and hands-on workshop Heather will demonstrate throwing functional forms on the wheel including cups, bowls, plates, pitchers, lidded forms, vases, and of course, a teapot or two. Further demonstrations will go step by step in creating unique ceramic forms for specific foods and drinks. The focus will be on principles of design, form and function, as well as showing technical tricks on the wheel. In this workshop we will discuss iterations of form and dissecting what it takes to make a comprehensive set of ceramics.
This 5 week workshop will take place on Sundays, 03/28, 04/04, 04/11, 04/18, 04/25, from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
About the artist:
Heather Ossandon creates ceramics that reflect her distinct background. She has traveled through Asia, Central America, Europe and the United States, where she has learned techniques and methods that she incorporates into her curriculum and studio practice. Focusing on functional pottery and sculptural still lives, she spotlights traditional practices and creates everyday objects. She was a resident at AIR Vallauris, France, a Fellow at the Winterthur Museum, DE, and has shown her work both nationally and internationally. She operates HEOS Ceramics in Philadelphia, PA, and is a Visiting Assistant Professor and 3D Area Coordinator at Delaware State University.
Prerequisite: minimum 1 pottery class prior spring session / knowledge of throwing