Starworks Intensive Workshop with Tony Clennell and Friends.

I'm very excited to announce this intensive making course at Starworks in the Pottery Capital of North America- Seagrove and area in the heart of North Carolina. Seagrove is the home to 100 Potteries, and 35 wood fired kilns. The tradition of making and selling pots there is generations old.
This is my dream course which I have been given a free hand in writing the curriculum. My intent with this course is take your work to another level of professionalism. I asked some practising Seagrove potters to present one day workshops during the course and lucky me they all enthusiastically jumped on board.
We have rented the entire Star Hotel's 8 rooms. The Star Hotel is a beautiful old Victorian home. You will have a private room and bath and share a giant kitchen. This month will be about eating, sleeping making , talking and living pottery. Not coincidentally but during March is also the NC Potters Conference being held in Seagrove with some more amazing talent coming to town- presenters-Dan Finnegan, Bede Clark, Lisa Naples and speakers on Marketing your work- Ron Philbeck, Alex and Connie Matisse and Thomas Schmidt. Directly following our course is Firefest at Starworks( a celebration of fire) Good golly Miss Molly this is the most action packed month of clay you will ever experience. I could go on and on about this but go to the website and if you're interested run don't walk . This promises to be life changing.
So here is the link to the Starworks website.
  • Making a Living - with Pam and Vernon Owen from Jugtown Pottery, established in 1917
  • Production Throwing - with Chad Brown, production potter
  • Big Ware - with David Stuempfle, whose 100-pound jars are a signature
  • Surface and Narrative on Surface: Storytelling with Brush and Decals - with Fred Johnston and Carol Gentithes
  • Glaze Development - with Pam Owens
The Owen's Family -Jugtown Pottery established in 1917

David Stuempfle- Big ware potter

One of David's pots being loaded in the kiln

Fred Johnston- such a dude, colourful story teller and wonderful maker.

Carol Gentithes- telling stories of her own.

Chad Brown- yes that is his kiln the size of my house

Takuro Shibata- Artistic Director/Ceramic Engineer Starworks.


Ginger said…
My oh my. What an awesome course!

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