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Throwing Relaxed, Gestural Forms - Metchosin' International Summer School of the Arts, Victoria, BC, Canada

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As experienced throwers hone their skills, they often begin to show an affinity for working more precisely. Precision throwing can lead to sublime beauty or to mechanical repetition that leaves pots a bit stiff. As potters develop their eye along with their technical skills, they sometimes yearn to make forms that breathe – pots that look as though they are still soft and pliable after they are fired.

This workshop will be structured for the potter with at least 5 years of throwing experience, who would like to make more relaxed forms that feel more gestural. You won’t be encouraged to unlearn any of your hard won technique, but rather to expand the ways of gently altering thrown forms.  We will start with drinking vessels and bowls before moving on to larger and slightly more complex forms.