Hands On Education

Convention 2015 – HANDS on with COLOR

Thursday, July 9 and Friday, July 10

at Red Wing High School

COLOR using Engobe slips will be available this year and using low fire earthen ware Red Clay. Each person having chosen a format ( 4 inch crock and/or 6 inch tile) will have the opportunity to select several engobe colors and use scraffito technique, that is scratching thru both through layers of slip which is the white engobe. The engobe slips give you the option for color as does the scraffito technique for exposing the red clay. After the Convention, the pieces will be fired to low fire temperature with a clear glaze and shipped to the participant.

Sign up for an exclusive Red Wing Collectors Society members-only hands-on pottery class with local potter Richard Spiller that will be held at Red Wing High School.

Cost: $40.00
Cost includes: session time, one of the pottery opportunities, and shipping

Register: RWCS Business Office
800-977-7927
director@redwingcollectors.org

Pottery creation opportunities choose ONE:

Two, 6 inch tiles
6 inch tile, and one 4 inch crock

Participants are encouraged to bring their designs with them to Convention. There will also be supplies available to help you create on site. For students wishing to create before the Convention, please use grid or transparent paper to draw your design. Here are the measurements for each piece:

6 inch x 6 inch square for small tiles
4 inch x 10 inch est. for crock

Here is a short You Tube Video to tell you more about the Hands on Pottery Class.

Hands on Pottery Class Information Video

THURSDAY, JULY 9

STUDENT 9:00 – 10:00 10:00 – 11:00 11:00 – 12:00 1:00 – 2:00 2:00 – 3:00
SLOT 1 open open open open open
SLOT 2 open open open open open
SLOT 3 open open open open open
SLOT 4 open open open open open

Friday, July 10

STUDENT 9:00 – 10:00 10:00 – 11:00 11:00 – 12:00 1:00 – 2:00 2:00 – 3:00
SLOT 1 open open open open open
SLOT 2 open open open open open
SLOT 3 open open open open open
SLOT 4 open open open open open

 

About the Potters

Richard Spiller
A resident of rural Wisconsin, Spiller was educated at Western Michigan University and the University of Wisconsin – Madison. An Emeritus Professor of Art at Eastern Carolina University, Spiller has been a practicing potter and ceramic artist for nearly 50 years. His expertise included kiln building with firing experience from corn cob raku to Tozan Noboigama and firing to cone 10 reduction.