Joan Adams – Wheel thrown altered sculptural shapes

Live Online Workshop: August 15th 2021

Hi, I’m Joan Adams, and welcome to my workshop.
In this workshop you are not only going to be learning about the techniques I use to create wheel thrown sculptural forms, but also the design process that I follow to find a way in which to express my passion.

Materials Needed:

  • White body or white earthenware clay.
  • Slip made from same body
  • Underglaze colours
  • Amaco opalescent paint on glaze colours (low firing)
  • Transparent earthenware glaze (BG6006) fires to 1120°C

Tools Needed:

  • Wooden/metal sculpting tools
  • Cake decorating tools (cookie cutters and roller imprinting tool)
  • A large syringe (for making dots)

When you buy this workshop, you get:

  • Instant Access to Watch my 1-hour 15-minute online pre-recorded Workshop
  • Bonus Q&A – Watch my bonus Q&A where I answered questions about my process face-to-face
  • Lifetime Access to the Replays – The workshop and the Q&A will be 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

After this workshop, you could be making beautiful work like this:

Joan Adams

About Joan Adams – River’s End Studio

I am a ceramic designer, teacher, jewelry creator – in short, an all-round creative.

I studied studying ceramic design in the 80’s and for thirty-five years after that I taught design to young students and adults at various colleges and high schools.

I have had two solo exhibitions and have participated in many group shows. I have also often been selected to exhibit at the South African Potters Association’s annual exhibitions.

I live in Cape Town, South Africa where I work from River’s End Studio in Glencairn, Western Cape. River’s End doubles as a teaching studio and the space where I work on my own to make a broad range of ceramics, from affordable jewellery to bespoke homeware and original sculptural work.

For the past two years, I have served on the committee of Ceramics Southern Africa, Western Cape. I am part of the team which is working to establish an internship programme for CSA, Western Cape, and see this as yet another way to fulfil my passion for skills’ transfer and the handing-down of our craft.

I live on the coast and snorkel weekly, drifting through an underwater world of kelp forests. My husband is a marine conservationist and this too has contributed to my fascination and obsession with the sea. Much of my work is inspired by what is hidden beneath the waves and I continue to explore organic shapes within ceramics.

Instagram: @joanadamsceramicartist
Website: www.ceramicsonline.co.za/vendor/joan-adams-rivers-end-studio/

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Workshop Includes

  • 2 Lessons