Fun with Functional Pottery: Thrown and Altered Forms Inspired by Tradition and Necessity with Sumi Von Dassow
  • Fun with Functional Pottery: Thrown and Altered Forms Inspired by Tradition and Necessity with Sumi Von Dassow
  • Fun with Functional Pottery: Thrown and Altered Forms Inspired by Tradition and Necessity with Sumi Von Dassow
  • Fun with Functional Pottery: Thrown and Altered Forms Inspired by Tradition and Necessity with Sumi Von Dassow
  • Fun with Functional Pottery: Thrown and Altered Forms Inspired by Tradition and Necessity with Sumi Von Dassow

Fun with Functional Pottery: Thrown and Altered Forms Inspired by Tradition and Necessity with Sumi Von Dassow


Saturday, November 12, 2016 and Sunday, November 13, 2016 from 9-4PM

12PM lunch break.


Class Description:
Sumi will demonstrate a variety of forms for use in the kitchen, inspired by traditional forms as well as modern necessity. Many of her forms are thrown and altered, using the wheel as a tool to form basic elements which are often cut apart, reshaped, and assembled to create useful functional ware. Her pottery ranges from the traditional, such as sauerkraut crocks and butter crocks, to the modern, such as car cups and ware for use in the microwave.


Some functional ware she plans to demonstrate:

a butter dish, travel mug with locking lid, oval casserole with gallery, oval casserole with flange on lid, chip and dip with cut and wrapped rim, darted gravy boat, cut-rim gravy boat, half-round canister, tilted canister, kangaroo bowls, pour-over coffee funnel, soy sauce dispenser with spout (as many as time allows). These are all projects that are thrown in parts which are cut apart, altered, and reassembled.


Artist's Bio:
Sumi von Dassow is an award-winning ceramic artist, writer, and pottery teacher who lives in Golden, Colorado. Her love of color and form is expressed in a varied and unique body of work including brightly glazed functional pottery and decorative pit-fired work. Sumi's pots have been exhibited and won national awards in major juried shows and is included in the permanent collections of several institutions throughout the country.  Her most recent book is “In the Potter's Kitchen,” exploring functional ware - how to make it as well as how to use it. Sumi has written extensively for Pottery Making Illustrated magazine.

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