Tara Wilson wood fires her thrown and altered pots at her studio in Montana City, Montana. Wilson received her MFA from the University of Florida in 2003, then completed residencies at the Foundation for the Ceramic Arts and Red Lodge Clay Center. She built her studio and kilns in 2008. She has presented workshops across the United States, and her work has been shown in galleries around the world.
Nick Joerling has maintained a studio in Penland, North Carolina, since receiving an MFA in ceramics from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, in 1986. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and can be found in private and public collections across the country. During the workshop, he will throw and alter various forms, and demonstrate the formation of handles, lids and spouts.
Liz Zlot Summerfield
Bakersville, North Carolina, artist Liz Zlot Summerfield handbuilds her pots using soft slabs, then enhances the surfaces with slip trailing, terra sigillata and glazes. Her work has been featured on the covers of Ceramics Monthly and Clay Times, and has been showcased in exhibitions across the country. She will discuss and demonstrate her creative process, from concept to making a paper pattern and finishing with a slab-built pot.