June 30 - July 13th 2018

 
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Limited Attendance

  Registration is limited to 7 participants.  This will ensure that everyone gets a healthy amount of work throughout the kiln, and everyone gets individual instruction.  I am dedicated to quality not quantity.

Though I have taught workshops at Arrowmont, Haystack, Peter's Valley and Anderson Ranch, the pleasure of teaching here at my own home, in a kiln I have fired 28 times is very different.  It allows a glimpse into the life of a full time potter, and a much smaller close knit workshop experience.

Cost

The cost for the workshop is $1,500. 

This workshop is designed to make this experience worth every penny.   Not only will participants get a lot of their own work fired, but I will be providing invaluable instruction and two fun weeks of hard work in beautiful rural Wisconsin.  Wood, will be processed, and ready, glazes, slips, wadding and materials will be included.  Apprentices and I will be available the whole workshop to answer questions and ensure students are understanding this complicated process.

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This years guest Artist is Adam Field, star of Instagram

Adam is an internationally known artist, who makes finely carved porcelain, as well as traditional Korean Onggi jars.  Trained in Korea, Adam returned to the US and spent 2 years working as a resident Artist at the Archie Bray foundation. Adam has a beautiful photographic eye, and an obsession with perfection.   AdamFieldPottery.com 

Adam and I will do simultaneous demonstrations in my studio on Wednesday and Thursday, July 11th/ and 12th. and we will both be available for private and group critique.

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“Simon was attentive and reassuring to all of us with regards to the firing process. He encouraged us to approach the firing with a sense of curiosity and relaxation. He built into the firing schedule some time for each of us to fire alone, which was initially intimidating, but ultimately a confidence booster and a pleasure. There were gems of wisdom to learn each day. It was a joy to spend time doing physical work within this team of potters and to meet Simon’s family. I came home with some new friendships and some of the best pots I have ever fired.”
— Liz Meyers
 

Tales of a Red Clay Rambler

Last year as special treat Tales of a Red Clay Rambler's Ben Carter, joined us for demos in my studio, and he interviewed me, my apprentices and the workshop participants.  If you want to get a sense of what this summer's workshop will be like, you can listen to those three episodes.