Hi there! My name is Avesha DeWolfe and in this workshop I’ll be showing you how I make my signature, slab-built jingle jars. They’re great fun to make and chock-full of whimsy!
In this workshop we will be:
- using hand-building techniques only
- using various man-made and natural tools to texture a soft slab
- talking a little bit about templates
- using hump molds
- talking a bit about selective drying
- forming, altering and putting volume into a cylinder
- creating a lid gallery & forming a lid unique to the pot
At the end of this workshop you will be able to use soft slabs to create a lidded jar.
After this workshop, you could be making amazing work like this:
If you choose to make a jar along with me, you’ll need:
- at least 3 pounds of clay
- a solid surface, 1/4″ guide sticks and a rolling pin to roll your clay out into a 1/4″ slab 12 inches tall x 20 inches wide (do this part before the workshop as we’ll start in with texturing and forming right away)
- 8 inches square wareboard
- texturing tools
- set of circular cookie cutters
- rectangular template, roughly 7 inches tall x 12 inches wide
- potters knife
- joining slip
- scoring tool
- 10-15 dried ceramic balls about the size of a sunflower seed
- grocery bag
- clothes pin
- soft rib
- finishing tools
- 1 inch x 9 inch strips of thin cotton fabric
When you buy this workshop, you get:
- Watch my Live Online Workshop
- The workshop is taking place on 25th September 2022 at 10 AM PST, 1 PM EST, 7 PM CET
- The workshop will be around 1 hour long.
- Bonus Q&A
- Join my bonus Live Q&A where I answer questions about my process face-to-face
- Lifetime Access to the Replays
- The workshop and the Q&A are recorded, and you will have lifetime access to it. You can watch it online, or download it to your device to watch offline at any time
I’ve had my hands in clay since I was 10, it is a part of me now. As a life-long ocean lover, clay provides a way to pay homage and respect to my inspiration and the place that refuels me. Through form and surface treatment, my work reflects an enchantment with the ocean and rocky coastlines of Maine where I grew up. Here in Scotland, where I live now, the enchantment continues. My work brings together this deep love for the sea and a sense of whimsy into a piece of artwork for your hands.
I earned a Bachelor of Fine Art in Functional and Sculptural Ceramics from Maine College of Art, Portland, ME and a Master of Clinical Social Work from the University of New England, Portland, ME. I now live and work in Scotland, as a social worker as well as a studio artist and show my work nationally in the UK and internationally.