"The considered art of coiling is the oldest but most underappreciated way of making pottery. Its use has ranged from ultra primitive to highly skilled and sophisticated. Coiling requires little space, little equipment, little expense but offers a great deal of potential for individuality."
The vessels Janet Keefe makes are captivatingly smooth, organic and undulating. She has developed her own individual style of coiling and surface treatment that she will share with you in this one day class.
This hands-on class is aimed for those with some prior experience working with clay. All materials will be provided and your work will be bisque fired at LOAM.
Janet is honoured to have been invited to this years illustrious 260 Fingers Invitational Ceramics Show and Sale. This annual show recognizes the latest work of 26 distinguished potters from Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. Attendees will have the opportunity to view these collections of work, and have a chance to meet the artists themselves.
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"With clay, I can create sinuous curved forms which define contained space, have movement, balance, and surfaces which invite touch. Coiling facilitates the shapes of growth, asymmetries, and interrelationships on which the forms depend. Fifty years of working to reach this point leave me wanting more time with clay." - Janet Keefe, May 2017
Visit the Dust Evans Gallery for this exhibition of recent works by Janet Keefe.
The considered art of coiling is probably the most ancient but under-appreciated construction method and ranges from the most primitive to extremely sophisticated work. Making and firing offer chances to simply connect with earth and fire, while the ideas expressed connect with today's world.
This way of making is uniquely rhythmic and calming, offering tranquility and quiet contemplation while working with the ever intriguing material - clay.
This workshop is presented by the Ottawa Guild of Potters.
Please contact Kim Lulashnyk for more information.