March 23 @ 10:00 am - March 24 @ 4:00 pm
This workshop is both for experienced potters and Level 1 students.
Renowned face jug potter Rob Withrow will demonstrate the fundamentals of his acclaimed face jug construction. Students will produce many forms on the potter’s wheel, such as mugs, jugs, and other pots. On the surface of their pots, they will add raw clay and reclaimed porcelain fragments to create whimsical faces. Students may play it by the book and follow Rob’s basic suggestions for facial features, or they may go their own way and get creative about add-ons – imagine a range of features, such as dimples, hair, rings, moles, scars, glasses, or even animal features like whiskers and snouts. Students may construct their own forms for decoration. Rob will also construct forms which both level 1 students and more advanced students may use.
NOTE: Visiting students must arrange pick-up or pay for shipping of pots after their final kiln firing. All students must complete all construction of artworks by the end of the Sunday session. Since students will not able to bisque fire, glaze, and fire all of their pots during the 2-day period, they may coordinate with TACS’ office to schedule additional glaze time, as needed. Additional studio time that is not related to glazing will be allowed for a standard TACS Studio Time fee.
828 859 8323
Rob Withrow is the owner and proprietor of Smoke in the Mountains pottery studio in Brasstown, NC, near John C. Campbell Folk School. Rob became passionate about clay over 25 years ago with his first acquisition of an old wheel and kiln. He has since instructed and assisted in the operation of the Folk School’s Clay studio. Students love learning from and working with Rob because he is a devoted experimenter who loves humor and always has a smile to share. He is known especially for his face jugs and large, beautifully glazed pots.