Join Rodney Mott for a two-day, hands-on workshop to learn about textured, slab building! Rodney will demonstrate how to create vessels and sculpture as well as teach participants how to throw larger forms on the potter’s wheel. We will explore some alternative ways of throwing forms, including squaring off, upside down throwing, and cutting and reassembling. Students may choose to hand build, throw, or combine both.
10:00 am to 5:00 pm (with a one-hour lunch break)
Fee: $250 – $300.00
Fee includes instruction, clay, tools and materials, continental breakfast both days, and entrance to the museum’s exhibitions.
About Rodney Mott
Rodney’s experience as a ceramic artist began in 1972 at Los Altos High School in California, working with clay, acquiring skills on the pottery wheel, and selling his pottery at a local shop. At Penn State University, while majoring in English and studying poetry, Rodney continued to maintain an interest in ceramic art. After coursework under Dave Dontigny and Jim Stephenson, he was further inspired when introduced to Paul Soldner’s artwork. After receiving his B.A. Degree at Penn State University in 1984, Rodney began graduate work at Claremont Graduate School in southern California. There, as a student of Paul Soldner, he also worked as Soldner’s teaching assistant in 1986 through receiving his M.F.A. Degree at Claremont Graduate School in 1987. Rodney returned to northern California where he continued creating and teaching art. Shortly thereafter, he met Daniel Rhodes and developed an interest in woodfired ceramics. By 1990, Rodney built his first woodfire kiln in Volcano, California.