Minnesota studio potter Linda Christianson creates wood-fired pots for everyday use. Her work has been shown in numerous galleries, and she has presented at conferences and workshops throughout the United States and around the world. She will be altering thrown and handbuilt forms, and demonstrating handle, foot and spout-making techniques, while discussing the relationship of the pot and its purpose.
A professor of ceramics at the Cleveland Institute of Art, William Brouillard creates majolica ware with a humorous twist. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cleveland Arts Prize. His work is in the permanent collections of the Detroit Museum of Art, Ceramics Monthly, the Millard Collection in St. Louis, and Alfred University. He will be demonstrating his majolica techniques during the workshop.
North Carolina artist Michael Hunt uses the Korean Onggi technique of creating large storage jars from slabs using a paddle and anvil. Hunt worked alongside master Onggi potter Oh Hyang Jong in Korea to learn the method. Today, he works with wife and fellow ceramist Naomi Dalglish to make the large jars, as well as other utilitarian ware, which are wood fired. During the workshop, he’ll be demonstrating his unique method of making large vessels.