Breaking the Circle: Exploring thrown and altered techniques to create more complex forms

two dessert bowls, one inverted and one showing a flowered interior
 A flowered oval dish

Date: June 22-26, 2020 (Summer)
Medium: Pottery
Instructor: Audrey Deal-McEver (email)
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

In this workshop, students will learn how to view their wheel thrown pots as building blocks that can be transformed into a wide variety of non-circular forms. Through adding darts, gussets, and hand-built slab parts, we will alter symmetrical pots into a wide variety of new shapes. Demos will also teach students new ways to combine multiple wheel thrown parts together to create more complexity in functionality, design, and scale.

Students need to be able to throw a 5 inch cylinder on the wheel.

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Tuition does not cover the cost of supplies and materials. Many of the workshops require you to bring specific materials or tools with you.


Supply List

Supplies are subject to change. A final list will be emailed to each participant before the first day of class.


Studio Fee

All workshops have a studio fee. Fees are collected at the end of the workshop and payable by check or credit card. MU no longer accepts cash.

Estimated studio fee for this workshop: $TBD*

*The final cost may vary depending on the actual cost of materials at the time of the workshop. It is possible for fees to be less or greater than the range indicated depending upon individual student usage.


About the Instructor

Audrey McEver is a potter from Nashville, TN whose education includes a BFA in Ceramics from Ohio University, studies at Burg Giebichenstein Hochschule für Kunst und Design (Halle, Germany) and many short-term residencies. Her work has been in exhibitions at venues as diverse as the American Museum of Ceramic Art, the Disjecta Contemporary Arts Center, and the Nashville International Airport. Audry has also taught at Middle Tennessee State University along with many community education and workshop centers.