Lorna Meaden August 8-12

Lorna Meaden
Making and Decorating for the Soda Kiln
August 8 - 12

All skill levels welcome.

In this workshop, students will explore making wheel-thrown functional pots designed to be fired in the soda kiln. Using porcelain clay, participants will experiment with a range of forms, including simple pots for daily use such as cups and bowls. More complex forms will also be introduced such as ewers, pitchers, teapots, serving dishes and centerpieces. In addition, Lorna will encourage stretching typical ideas about function. Students will then have the opportunity to investigate surface decoration, using a variety of techniques, and will end the week with a soda firing! Students are invited to bring several small pieces of cone 10 bisque ware for glazing and firing in the soda kiln.

 Lorna Meaden grew up in La Grange, IL, a western suburb of Chicago. She received a BA from Fort Lewis College, CO and an MFA in ceramics from Ohio University. She has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana, and at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado. She was a featured demonstrator and lecturer at the National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts, as well as at Utilitarian Clay V: Celebrate the Object. She exhibits extensively in galleries across the US. She is currently Adjunct Professor of Art at Fort Lewis College, as well as a studio potter living in Durango, CO.

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