Martha Grover – Thrown and Altered Jars

This workshop is happening on Sunday 16th April

In this workshop we will discuss how to make jars on the wheel which are then altered in to a variety of shapes, while still maintaining a good lid fit. We will talk about how you can utilize calipers while throwing, but then be able to change the top shape of your jar, but still have the lid match the shape of the from once it has changed its shape. The methods discussed can be used to create a variety of jars, boxes or even butter dishes.

We will begin by making parts for our jars on the wheel, talk about different ways to alter them after they have begun to stiffen up, and finally finish them with a variety of knobs, lugs and handles.

By the conclusion of the workshop you will have a good grasp of new ways to alter your forms, make a lid that fits a thrown pot that isn’t round, and some new ways to think about finishing your work.

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

Required Materials:

Wheel, bats, banding wheel, sharp knife, scoring tool, ruler, calipers, soft rib, metal rib, paint brush, small drywall boards.

When you buy this workshop, you get:

  • Watch my Live Online Workshop
    • The workshop will be live on Sunday 16th April 2023.
    • The workshop will be around 2 hours 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
About Martha Grover

Artist Bio
Martha Grover is a functional potter, living in Bethel Maine, creating thrown and altered porcelain pieces. She attended Bennington College in Vermont, where she received her undergraduate degree in Architecture. Martha received her MFA in ceramics from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, and can be found at galleries across the country. For images and more information, visit her website

Artist Statement
I work toward creating a sense of elegance for the user while in contact with each porcelain piece. Reminiscent of orchids, flowing dresses, and the body, the work has a sense of familiarity and preciousness. Transmitting desire – there is a sense of revealing and concealing. Using a layering of details, the pieces catch our attention immediately and then the details draw us in, to make a closer inspection.


  • April 16, 2023 10:00 am, America/Vancouver
  • 2 lessons (Workshop & Live Q&A)
  • Workshop Certificate
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish
  • Lifetime Access. Download or watch online
  • +1215 enrolled
  • Price: $49

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