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Springboard: From Wheel to Surface

Discover a playful approach to pottery making through risk-taking and experimentation in both form and surface design. Using the wheel as a tool to generate simple forms, students will use flexible stamps, darting, carving, paddling and adding handbuilt elements to create pots with personality. Through added texture, underglaze inlay, sgraffito, brushwork, and resists,  we will create layered, dynamic surfaces for cone 6 electric. 

Despite the admonition, “Don’t play with your food!,” we will examine how functional pottery throughout history has been a vehicle for play, discovery and exploration. Expect to take home new templates, stamps and molds of your own design as well asdecorated and underglazed bisqueware. We will be using midrange porcelaneous stoneware for this class.

Chandra DeBuse is a studio potter in Kansas City and a founding member of Kansas City Urban Potters. She received her MFA from the University of Florida in 2010 and was a resident artist at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Chandra has presented her work as an NCECA 2012 Emerging Artist, at Utilitarian Clay VII, and SOFA Chicago. She has been featured in numerous publications and has presented over 50 workshops nationwide. 


Faculty: Chandra DeBuse

Dates: June 19-25, 2022

Tuition: $840

Tuition, room and board: $1,710

Lab Fee: $65, includes clay, firing, and shared supplies; you will be asked to bring additional materials.

Skill Level: Skilled beginning to advanced (basic ceramic skills required)

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