Wheel Meets Slab
This 5-day workshop will be an exciting introduction to the amazing possibilities of combining wheel throwing and slab building. This course is for both the experienced and the beginner looking to approach clay in a new way.
The instructor will walk through his own studio practice utilizing the wheel to generate forms to combine with slab construction methods. The course will have you sketching through ideas, learning wheel-throwing techniques for both open and enclosed forms, as well as slab construction.
We will cover both functional and sculptural considerations. Come and learn new ways of combining within the world of ceramics.
Wes Brown is a ceramic artist and educator located in Eastern Pennsylvania and is the Frederick Douglas Scholar faculty member at East Stroudsburg University. Brown’s distinctive style, combining wheel-thrown and slab-built elements into vessels, has put his work before a national audience in Ceramics Monthly and the recent book Contemporary Black American Ceramic Artists) (Dean, C.A. and Clarke, D.A.). His passion for clay draws him also to teach at such institutions as Baltimore Clayworks, Bard High School Early College, and the University of Dayton.
Faculty: Wesley Brown
Dates: June 11- 17, 2023
Each week begins on Sunday at 9 a.m. and ends Saturday morning after the kilns are unloaded.
Tuition, room and board: $1,966
Lab Fee: $75, includes clay, firing, and shared supplies; you will be asked to bring additional materials.
Skill Level: All levels
Enrollment limited to 10 students
In this course students will learn how to combine wheel and slabs to create dynamic ceramic vessels.