During 2017, I’m offering several workshops at City Clay, the studio where I now work and teach.  The workshops are geared to working potters and clay students who want to focus on a specific aspect of making or firing pots.  Details of my 2017 Workshop Schedule are below.  

In addition to the City Clay workshops, I’ll be teaching at several other venues.  May 21-27 , I’ll be back at John C Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina.   The Folk School is a great place!  They offer classes in almost every craft imaginable, so it works well for couples or families to attend together taking different subjects.  This year’s class is geared toward beginners, but it is still a multi-level class and since there will be two of us teaching it, (my friend Cely Chicurel will join me) there will be plenty of time and energy for more complex projects.  

I’ll be back at the Bay School for a throwing workshop in August and hope to return to the Round Hill Arts Center later in the summer for a lamp workshop.  

Please get in touch if you know of groups or venues where I can apply to teach.  I still have some calendar openings for 2017 and I love getting out into the world and sharing what I know about clay! 

 

2017 Workshops at City Clay through August 

June 17-18 - Beyond Round: Altering Thrown Forms with Nan Rothwell

A two-day, hands-on throwing workshop focused on extending thrown forms beyond the circle. Projects will include multiple ways to alter thrown components into new shapes; throwing multi-part pieces by adding rings of clay; texturing using wiggle-wires and carving; and adding thrown feet and pedestals to leather-hard forms.

July 22-23 – Cylinders, Cylinders, Cylinders with Nan Rothwell

A two-day hands-on workshop with Nan Rothwell designed to focus on multiple projects made from cylinders.  Everyone will make a lamp and will go home with lamp hardware to wire one of your lamps, plus printed instructions with tips about wiring. Other projects may include multi-part pieces, thrown in sections; and texturing using wiggle-wires and carving.

August 19-20 - Take Your Throwing to the Next Level with Nan Rothwell

A two-day hands-on workshop with Nan Rothwell designed to focus on projects and techniques you are interested in pursuing.   Projects will be set by the group, but may include multi-part pieces, thrown in sections; texturing using wiggle-wires and carving; altering thrown components into new forms, and adding thrown feet and pedestals to leather-hard bowls.

All workshops will take place at City Clay — 700 Harris Street in Charlottesville, Virginia.  We will work from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm both days, with frequent breaks for food and demos.  Workshop fees of $220 cover snacks and instruction.  Participants should be able to center clay and throw a cylinder.  You may purchase clay from City Clay or bring your own.   Please bring packing material to transport your leather-hard pieces.  Register through the City Clay website or by phoning 434-293-0808.  Feel free to contact me with questions at 434-263-4023 or Nan@NanRothwellPottery.com.