Melissa Weiss 2-Day Demo October 5 + 6, 2019

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Melissa Weiss 2-Day Demo October 5 + 6, 2019


October 5 - 6, 2019

Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm

Morning snacks, beverages, and lunch are provided each day.

Location: Habersham Mills

657 Habersham Mills Complex Drive

Demorest GA 30535

To reserve a space please send a check made out to Habersham Mills Partners - mail to: Barb Williams - 346 Pine Tree Drive NE- Atlanta GA 30305 or use Paypal by adding to cart and following the checkout instructions.

For more information about accommodations please contact: (470.729.0708)

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP: September 5, 2019

In this weekend intensive workshop we will use simple hand building techniques such as making slab dishes from bisque molds, carving from solid blocks of clay (kurinuki) and coil construction. We will talk about surface decoration and form to create contemporary pots with a primitive, rustic look.

Please bring a 25lb bag of clay - with some grit - suitable for hand building.

Carving tools will be available. However, if you’d prefer your own, the most necessary ones are: Kemper Pro PT325, PT345, PT420, PTS80 dolan DPTf220c or 220s. Please also bring assorted plastic and metal ribs, a sure form, a needle tool, and a fettling tool. A branding wheel would also be useful, however, it is not necessary.

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Melissa Weiss is originally from New York. She received her BFA in photography in 2000 from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. Melissa currently resides in Asheville, NC where she runs a studio housing over 20 artists in an 8,000 SF warehouse called SouthSideStudios near the Swannanoa River. She is a full time studio potter and mom. Melissa makes functional high fired pots from clay that she digs on her land in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. Melissa is a self-taught potter, yet has learned from many potters in the Asheville area. Melissa has attended John C. Campbell, Penland and Arrowmont as a studio assistant, a work study and a teacher for wood fire workshops. Melissa has spent the last 12 years learning how to fire wood and gas fueled kilns with local potters. Melissa makes all her own clay, glazes and slips and fires the min gas and wood fired reduction kilns to cone 10.


Barb Williams