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Demystifying Form: Clay Play And the Teapot Workshop With Fong Choo
Mon, June 5, 2017, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM EDT
Demystifying Form: Clay Play And the Teapot 5-Day Workshop with Fong Choo. June 5- 9. Monday- Friday, 9:30am-4:30pm. The study of form has always been a core interest in Fong Choo's career as a studio potter. For nearly 20 years he has focused - consciously and meticulously on a single form, the teapot.
Why? Because the teapot arguably is one of the most challenging and intriguing forms in clay. Learning it is a life-long endeavor and passion for Fong. Aspects of the form abound: appendages, lids, spouts, lugs, body and handles must all merge as one in order for the piece to be visually pleasing.
At this workshop, Choo will explore and demonstrate the hand building and wheel thrown work required to begin delving into your own fascination with the teapot form. Participants will develop a perspective on proportions from the large to the small, while the nature of "play" within this whimsical form will always be in the foreground.
Throughout the workshop there will be demos on how each part of the piece is formed along with discussions on the how the many facets of the teapot can be aggregated into an aesthetically pleasing whole. Level: Intermediate to Advanced. Tuition: $610 + $75 Lab Fee