Bowls: Big and Bigger
Mondays, October 16 – November 27, 2023
9:00am – 1:00pm
In this wheel-based class we will be working on scaling up. Building on your throwing practice, we will focus on how to construct larger bowls. Applying various techniques of form, structure, and proportion you will learn how to go from big to bigger. The ability to shape and develop dimensions doesn’t require you to focus and throw a single large volume of clay; if you can throw a small soup bowl, you can scale up and up!
Students should bring:
- Hand towel
Laura Piquado has been working with clay for the past 15 years, studying under Josh DeWeese, Brad Schweiger, Matt Long, Sequoia Miller, Simon Levin, Deb Schwartzkopf, Kathy Erteman, Mark Shapiro, and others. She has participated in clay programs at the Haystack Mountain School of Craft, the Archie Bray Foundation, the Clay Art Center, and at Greenwich House Pottery in New York City where she was a studio member for 12 years.
The child of international school teachers, Laura grew up in Lebanon, Iran, Brazil, Indonesia, Egypt, and Ecuador. As an undergraduate she studied Political Science and International Relations, and received her Master’s degree in Islamic Studies at McGill University in Montreal. She also has a degree in acting and performance from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in the UK, and has been a professional actor for 20 years. She is proud member of Actor’s Equity.
A recent transplant to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Laura is deeply grateful to have found a rich and diverse community of artists with whom to create, share and explore.