Hand-building a Narrative Teapot



Teresa Bergen
Tuesdays, October 12 – December 7, 2021
9:30am – 1:00pm

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The teapot provides endless possibilities for form and expression. This eight weeks stoneware workshop will be an opportunity to create your own narrative teapot or vessel.

We will spend five weeks working to hand-build a pot using slabs, coils and pinching techniques, then create fanciful functional spouts, lids that stay put, and handles that complement the form. Three weeks will be spent decorating.

Come to the class with some thoughts on a story you would like to tell. It can be something from life, a myth, a fiction or anything that captures your imagination.

This workshop is eight (3.5 hour) working sessions, plus a one-hour pick up day.

Student should bring:

  • Apron
  • Hand towel
  • Story ideas/inspiration


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Teresa Bergen

Teresa Bergen is a ceramic artist living outside the seaside town of Chester, Nova Scotia, where she maintains a studio practice interrupted and inspired by her three riotous children, a banjo playing husband, and a fluctuating flock of chickens.

Born in Vancouver, Teresa studied art at Langara College and completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was artist in residence at Klondike Institute of Art and Culture in Dawson City, Yukon, recipient of the NS Arts and Culture Creation Grant and Art Bank Purchase Program.

Major commissions include a piece for Cinderella’s Castle at a Tokyo theme park and The Founder’s Tree 2010. Her work is exhibited across North America, is included in the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and in private collections around the world.


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