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Process, Techniques, and Design at Jugtown Pottery with Travis Owens

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During this workshop, Travis will demonstrate making several Jugtown forms, as well as shapes made in NC for generations. Attendants can use these forms as inspiration, and Travis will give help and suggestions as everyone creates the shapes as they interpret them. Travis will demonstrate pitchers, a few Jugtown vase forms, and a larger jar. Over the course of three days, Travis will finish up each of the shapes, adding handles and embellishments, and in turn, everyone can see his techniques. His demonstrations and images that will be shown, along with hands on instruction, will help everyone find their approach to these forms. 

Message from Travis:  “Learning to make the forms that fit the Jugtown aesthetic is a challenge, and every potter to make pots at Jugtown has brought their own eye and hand to the forms. At this workshop, my hope is that we can discuss and understand some of these classic shapes. It’s important to me that we realize everyone interprets what they see differently and that we can embrace this and learn together.”

Event Information

Event Date May 5, 2023 9:00 am
Event End Date May 7, 2023 4:00 pm
Capacity 12
Available place 11
Cut off date May 4, 2023
Individual Price $425 (Members); $500 (Non-Members)
Instructor Travis Owens
Location Dave Drake Barn
Categories Classes & Workshops, Ceramics, Adult, Ceramics, Skill Level II: 2-5 years' experience and above, Skill Level III: 5+ years' experience/professional, Member Benefit

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