A message from Elise Incze, Pottery and Workshops Team Member:
This week I reached out to View Potters to share memories, ideas, inspiration, and what they’re working on at home. I miss seeing Potters happily throwing on the wheel and creating hand builing projects. View Art Center has a state-of-the-art Ceramic Studio, which potters have the benefit of working in while enjoying the gorgeous view of Adirondack nature. And deer too! Scot Foley shared this image from last summer. He said enjoy the “view from the studio and fearless deer outside the back door”. Scot is looking forward to going back to the studio just as many Potters are waiting to get back to creating at View.
One of our Independent Potters, Wendy Seifried, has been busy working from her studio at home. So far, she has made 60+ pieces since View closed back in March. She said, “Thank goodness for clay to keep me busy!” and shared images of just a few of her wonderful creations for you to enjoy.
We want to extend a big thank you to all of the potters that volunteer creating bowls for our Annual Pottery Events such as The Chili Bowl Luncheon and for The Ice Cream Social. They’ve made over 300+ bowls for Chili Bowl this winter! Great work! Check out this photo of our 2019 Summer Interns throwing bowls outside in Point Park during The Ice Cream Social last summer, right in the center of of Old Forge.
View Arts Center’s Visual Arts and Exhibits Team Member, Heather Caufield, enjoys working with clay both on the wheel and hand building. Check out these hand built mugs Heather made and the glazes Crown Heights (on the left) and Bunny Fur (on the right).
As many potters may not have a Pottery Wheel at home, Heather would like to share a video that inspired her project hand building these bellied square foot mugs. If you have clay at home, you can try your hand at creating these mugs too!
Independant Potter, Bette Rintrona, created beautiful hand built bowls for View’s 2020 Annual Chili Bowl this winter. She made a template for these forms and rolled textures in the middle and edges creating an elegant final touch.
While at home, you can explore a wide variety of templates and approaches to create your very own hand built project by visiting ceramicartsnetwork.org.
Share with us what you are making with clay at home! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments and creations. If you are interested in learning more about our Independent Pottery Program, feel free to send me an email for more information, I would be more than happy to let you know what View’s Ceramic Studio has to offer you.
As always, be well and we hope to see you soon!
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