Elegant Constructions with Martha Grover

Elegant Constructions with Martha Grover

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - Sunday, June 26, 2016 / 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Class Description

Discover the idiosyncrasies of working with porcelain on and off the wheel as Martha Grover demonstrates how to make her undulating functional forms. She will discuss special throwing and altering techniques suited for this elegant and sensuous material and how to exploit its best qualities. Demonstrations will include working with various wheel-thrown forms and slabs in both the soft and leather-hard stages to create a variety of cups, bowls, vases, pitchers, lidded forms, and teapots. She will explore bottomless thrown forms, with the additions of slabs, handles and spouts.  Crack repair and mending techniques will be addressed as well as the use of a spray gun for glaze application.  Martha will also talk about her sources of inspiration, philosophy of making, and studio practices. 

Artist Bio

Martha Grover is a functional potter, living in Bethel Maine, creating thrown and altered porcelain pieces. She attended Bennington College in Vermont, where she received her undergraduate degree in Architecture. Martha received her MFA in ceramics from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, and can be found at galleries across the country.  For images and more information, visit her website www.MarthaGrover.com

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