Instructors: Ayumi Horie and Martha Grover (USA) with Assistant Stefan Andersson (SW)
The workshop is conducted in English. Assisting instructor Stefan Andersson also speaks Swedish. To participate in this workshop you need previous experience of throwing and ceramic work.
Welcome to Leksands Academy, a part of Leksands folk high school, for an inspirational workshop on the theme functional ware. The focus of the workshops is to try new things and give ideas for your own studio practice. With this in mind we do not fire the work and put that time into more inspiration and practice.
Workshop holders are Martha Grover and Ayumi Horie, both part of the younger generation of promising American potters. Their styles and techniques vary greatly and we can guarantee a phenomenal course.
Ayumi will focus on dry throwing, where no water is used in throwing, drawing animals and marketing, while Martha will cover throwing and altering porcelain, the use of slab attachments, crack repair, and spraying glaze. The workshop will have both demonstrations and hands-on time. There will be daily slide shows on both historical ceramics and on contemporary pots being made all around the world.
About the potters
Martha Grover is a functional potter, living in Helena Montana, creating thrown and altered porcelain pieces. She attended Bennington College in Vermont, where she received her undergraduate degree in Architecture. In 2007, Martha received her MFA in ceramics from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She received the Taunt Fellowship at the Archie Bray Foundation in 2010. Her work can be found at galleries throughout the country. Her work has been published in Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times, Pottery Making Illustrated, 500 Pitchers, 500 Platters and Chargers, and 500 Vases
Ayumi Horie is a studio potter based in Portland, Maine, USA, who has developed a distinctive online community utilizing social networks to support her studio practice. In 2011, she was named Ceramic Monthly's first recipient of the "Ceramic Artist of the Year" award. Horie makes work in earthenware and porcelain that draw inspiration from folk traditions and comics in the U.S. and Japan. She is a former board member of the Archie Bray and is now on the American Craft Council board and Access Ceramics curatorial board. Horie has taught many workshops on functional ceramics and the Internet across the U.S. and internationally. Her work is in many private collections including the Museum of Art and Design in New York.
Stefan Andersson is an up and coming international potter working mainly with wood fired stoneware. He has large experience with holding courses and will at this course assist Ayumi and Martha so that the students get the most out of the masterclass. More information about Stefan and his work you can find on his website: www.ceramics.se.
4 750 SEK incl. materials and lunch.
6 800 SEK in a single room incl. materials, breakfast and lunch.
6 300 SEK in part of a double room incl. materials, breakfast and lunch.
Check-in from 4.00 pm the day before the workshop starts.