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A Day with Nick Joerling


October 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sally Jones Pottery, Montreat Conference Center

Montreat Conference CenterJoin us on Sunday, October 1, 2017, 10:00 am-3:00 pm at the Sally Jones Pottery at Montreat Conference Center. The $50 fee includes a homemade soup and salad luncheon at the pottery! Our day will be a mix of making, looking, talking, laughing. Beginning with round pots coming from the wheel, I’ll push, cut, coax, and stretch those forms. Why alter pots? Tom Spleth nicely observed, “As work departs from thrown forms that typically refer to pots and pottery, it gains the ability to describe forms in nature, suggest the vulnerability of the figure, and express the asymmetry found in human experience.” The focus will be on utilitarian pots, but I’ll take some liberties with that notion, too. Various ways of making handles, lids, and spouts will be explored. Slides and demonstrations will form the backdrop for lively conversations about everything from making a living to making pots personal.

Montreat Conference CenterNick Joerling is a full-time studio potter located in western North Carolina near the Penland School of Crafts. He received his BA from the University of Dayton and his MFA from Louisiana State University. He has taught workshops throughout the world. He exhibits nationally and is in various collections. “Occasionally I describe myself as a hand-builder at heart trapped in a wheel-throwers body. Everything I make comes from the wheel. But where I’m having the most fun is at the table putting wheel-thrown parts together: cutting, coaxing, and stretching the clay.”

Refund Policy

Montreat Conference CenterCancellations on or before September 25 will receive a refund of the registration fee less a $10 service charge. No refunds will be issued after September 25. All requests must be in writing and received via email, fax, or US mail.

Questions about Registration?

Email the registrar at SusanA@montreat.org or call 828.419.9829.

Fall Craft Week

Come create with your hands, gain proficiency in an art form, and enjoy the community of other artists during a fall week in the mountains.  Join us for Fall Craft Week, October 1-6, 2017!

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