This workshop is offered in partnership with Saratoga Clay, in conjunction with their exhibition PLAYING WITH FIRE: Altered Atmospheres. The exhibition was curated by Mark Shapiro.
The cup is perhaps the most basic vessel. Our bodies demand hydration even more than nutrition. This essential deliverer of liquid offers practically infinite ceramic variation and magnificent opportunities for individual expression. Not surprisingly, it’s usually the first pot that potters learn to make and the first pot that attracts a customer.
In this jam-packed livestream demonstration, Mark Shapiro will show a series of approaches to this essential form, including faceted porcelain and rope-inlayed teacups, footed chalices, and water “glasses,” including his signature surface treatments.
The demonstration will take place on Zoom. Participation will be limited to 50 attendees. A link will be sent out to participants after they have registered and purchased a ticket. Two identical sessions will be offered of the Narrative Cup to allow participants to watch and participate live from various time zones. Session one will be on on Saturday March 13, 12PM – 2:00PM . EST (New York). To find the corresponding time in your city, please check this world clock website.
A video of the livestream will be available for purchase if you are unable to attend at the time of the live session. Anyone who purchases and attends the livestream will be sent a coupon for a free copy of the video.