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Low Fire is Cooler!

This workshop focuses on integrating surface design with altered wheel-thrown pottery. You will learn a variety of surface design methods including slip decorating, sgraffito, and other mark making techniques. During the workshop, we will discuss aesthetic issues (i.e. proportions, color theory, etc.), making strong functional pots at low fire temperatures, and creative problem-solving in the studio. Additional discussions of marketing, social media and the changing landscape of contemporary craft will leave you recharged, rejuvenated and ready to grow in your own studio practice.

Ben Carter is based in Farmingdale, NJ, where he maintains a studio, teaches workshops and exhibits internationally. He received his MFA in ceramics from the University of Florida in 2010. In 2016, he was named Ceramic Artist of the Year by Ceramics Monthly and released his first full-length book, Mastering the Potter’s Wheel, published by Voyageur Press. In addition to his studio work, Ben is the creator/host of the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler podcast, where he interviews artists about their craft, creativity, and lifestyle. 


Faculty: Ben Carter


June 26 – July 2, 2022

One-week session (Sunday morning  to Saturday noon)

Tuition: $840

Tuition, room and board: $1,710

Lab Fee: $80, includes clay, firing, and shared supplies; you will be asked to bring additional materials.

Skill Level: Beginners to experienced potters

Enrollment limited to 10 students

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