slab constructed vessels

Ihr Kursleiter / your teacher

Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro was born in the Bronx, NY in 1949. He presently works and lives in upstate NY with his wife Hinako. He studied ceramic arts while living in Japan for 9 years from 1973-1981. His work has been exhibited internationally in: Germany, France, Italy, Australia, Switzerland, Canada, England, and Japan. His work can be found in numerous Museum collections including: The Carlo Zauli Museum, Faenza, Italy, The Massachusetts Museum of Fine Art, Boston MA, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, The Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY, The Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA. He has given workshops and seminars in many countries around the world, and has built 2 wood fire kilns in Italy.


for beginners and advanced
Geeignet für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene
(max. 8 Personen)

This 3 day workshop include demonstrations and hands on work. We will do an hour or so of foot wedging at the beginning. Everyone participates in making a custom clay body for the workshop. Jeff Shapiro will do a power point presentation at the beginning, and discuss wood firing and alternative firing approaches as people are interested. Jeff Shapiro will demo in the morning of the first day and then get students going as he continue to demonstrate and work.

He will show the technique of stretching slabs (without rollers) by hand and texturing through scraping and stretching gritty clays, and then fabricating forms from the slabs. And, separately, show the technique I do for tea bowl building (the technique can be used for fast building of larger vessels as well) which is soft coiling, and scraping. It is also possible to do a simple tea ceremony on the last day. His Statement: Basically I would like to push people out of their comfort zone (gently!) and challenge them. This method of stretching and building with slabs can be used for flat ware or vessel forms. Soft coiling can be used for building vessels and sculpture.

Im Preis inbegriffen / at the Workshop price included : Material/material, Ton/clay, Rohbrennen der Arbeiten/biscuit firing.

Daten und Preise








slab constructed vessels
Fr. bis So. 10.00 - ca. 17.00 Uhr

3 Tage

8./9./10. Nov.

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Direkter Link: Kurse nach Thema