Japanese-Inspired Tools & Techniques w. Andy Hampton (2-Day Hands-On Workshop)

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Japanese-Inspired Tools & Techniques w. Andy Hampton (2-Day Hands-On Workshop)

195.00

2-Day Hands-On Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, January 27 & 28th, 2018
10:00pm - 5:00pm (with a break for lunch each day)

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Limit: 10 Students
Andy Hampton has been using Japanese throwing techniques for over 40 years since his two-and-a-half year apprenticeship at the Great Barrington Pottery in western Massachusetts. In this workshop he will demonstrate designing and making hand-made tools for specific shapes and instruct and help participants to make their own. He'll then use the tools and demonstrate various throwing and trimming techniques. Over the course of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to try the throwing, trimming and handbuilding techniques for themselves.* NOTE: Each student will be supplied with up to 25lbs of clay to experiment with - All clay/work must be reclaimed at the end of the workshop. If students choose to bring their work home with them to complete, there will be a $25 fee for the bag of clay.

“Fill your life with beauty.” These are the words of wisdom that Andy Hampton’s father shared with him at an early age and have served as a mantra for Andy’s life and work. Andy is a master craftsman dedicated to creating beautiful pottery for people to use and enjoy. He studied his craft as an apprentice of master potter, Richard Bennett of Great Barrington Pottery in Housatonic, MA. During his apprenticeship, he learned about Japanese aesthetics and production and firing techniques. Since that time, Andy has continued to refine and evolve his classic tradition of shape and simplicity in his work. Andy was juried into the League of NH Craftsmen in 1998, having met the league’s rigorous standards for self-expression, vision and quality craftsmanship. He is also active in many pottery communities, including the New Hampshire Potters Guild and the New Hampshire Institute of Art Wood Firing Group. Andy makes pottery in his Chichester, NH studio, and enjoys participating in open studio events and demonstrating his technique.