Modern Traditions: A workshop with Adam Field and Alex Matisse

September 17th, 2012      9am – 5pm

Adam Field’s forms are graceful, smooth, and strong, and his attention to detail is astounding. Whether he is working on a large Onggi pot used traditionally for fermenting kimchi, or carving tight geometric patterns in porcelain, the pots sing with energy and life. Come out to East Fork and see for yourself.

Adam will demonstrate the Korean coil and paddle clay-vessel construction methods he learned in Korea as well as some less traditional methods he employs to create his more contemporary work.

Alex Matisse will demonstrate methods for large pot construction, regular wheel throwing, and the two different slip trailing techniques that he uses.

Lunch will be followed by image and video presentations of Alex’s
travels in Turkey, his three years of apprenticeship in North Carolina,
and Adam’s Korean pottery apprenticeship. There will be discussions on
technical production methods, aesthetic considerations, promotion and
marketing insights, and general tom foolery, with more decorating
demonstrations to finish out the day.

Work will be available for sale from both Adam and Alex.  Adam will have handmade Korean pottery tools available as well.
Space is limited to 15 participants.
Deadline for entry is September 1st.
$125 – Non student
$75 – Student



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