“So You Want to Create a Drinking Vessel"
with 2021 Dirty South Cup Guest Juror, Dan Anderson
April 8 & 9th - (Two day Course)
10 am - 4 pm (Mid-day break for lunch)
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
$95 per student
Must pre-register to attend/Limited Enrollment/Masks Required
Learn to make drinking cups, mugs and tumblers. This hands-on workshop will help you in your quest to improve your skills creating hand-held drinking vessels. If you are already adept at making pots on the potters wheel - this will be a benefit. However, if you are not versed on using the “wheel,” there will be alternate methods to enable participants to make cups using hand-building techniques. Several demonstrations will take place during the 2-day workshop. Again, both hand-built and wheel-thrown cups will be demonstrated and created. Various surface treatments like paddling cups with wooden paddles, and faceting cups with various cut-off wires will be demonstrated. It is the goal of the workshop for each participant to complete up to 6 cups, depending on scale and the amount of time/detail that is spent on each cup. The workshop is not intended for those wishing to make large numbers of pieces.
About Dan Anderson
A frequent workshop presenter, Anderson has lectured and demonstrated at over 150 venues over the past five decades. A multiple grant/award recipient, he has received a NEA Artist Fellowship, twelve Illinois Arts Council grants and a Ford Foundation Grant. Major galleries represent Dan across the United States and his artwork is in numerous private and permanent collections.
His “mounds” anagama wood kiln is fired at his rural Edwardsville studio, Old Poag Road Clay & Glass, twice a year. He has been wood firing for over thirty years.
Student Supply List:
Rib (wood or metal)
Pointed wooden tool
Sm. sponge (elephant ear best)
1 gal. bucket (art center may have)