Pitcher the Possibilities: Ceramics
Monday to Friday, May 20 – May 24, 2024
10:00am – 4:00pm
Join studio potter and educator, Joan Bruneau for this five day workshop and build on your existing throwing skills while developing your personal vocabulary of forms. Wheel-thrown vertical forms will be explored starting with cylinders, followed by concave and convex forms. Altering, coil throwing, forming spouts and handles and assembling forms will be demonstrated and explored by participants. The emphasis will be on the process of exploring thrown and assembled forms rather than producing finished pieces.
Please Note: This workshop is for students with intermediate to advanced experience in wheel throwing.
This workshop is comprised of 5 working sessions (6hrs/day) PLUS one final pick-up day (1hr) on Sunday, May 26th.
Students should bring:
- An Apron
- A Hand Towel
- Throwing and hand-building tools (the School offers use of a small collection of entry level tools)
Joan Bruneau is a studio potter and educator based in Lunenburg, NS. Joan was a regular part time ceramics faculty at NSCAD University (1995-2019), assistant professor at Emily Carr University (1998 – 2002) and operated her Lunenburg studio/storefront, Nova Terra Cotta Pottery ( 1995-2022). She exhibits and teaches workshops across North America and taught at the Distance Ceramics Diploma Programs at the Australia National University and the Glasgow School of Art. Joan was a Demonstrating Artist at The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) in Pittsburgh, PENN, 2018.
Joan shares her passion for experiencing beauty in daily life through making and teaching the art and fine craft of pottery. Using Nova Scotia earthenware clay, she produces wheel-thrown and assembled slip-ware informed by ceramics history, natural phenomena and ornament. Her sensuous shapes and patterned surfaces invite contemplation and inspire use.
Facebook: Joan Bruneau