Make a Fermentation Crock with Michael Newsome - Santa Monica
- About The Artist
This workshop will cover the throwing techniques and considerations necessary to create a fermentation crock on the potter’s wheel over two consecutive Sundays. Michael will demonstrate creating a crock and lid and how to measure to ensure a good fit. Michael will also cover creating fermentation weights and how to make sure they are the appropriate size for the vessel. Of the forms that Michael creates, one will be a design that was inspired by the Korean onngi and one that is created in the german waterlock style. Alongside ceramic instruction Michael will discuss fermentation in general and provide some recipes to get started with. Students will leave having the knowledge of how to make a fermentation crock in which they can make pickles, kraut, kimchi or even Kombucha.
Day One -
Demo of fermentation crock, weights and lid
Hands on instruction
Day Two -
Trimming and assembly demo
Hands on instruction
Kraut making demo / tasting
Skill Level: Intermediate
If you are a member of Still Life Studio, use this code for a discount: MEMBERMICHAEL
850 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica 90013
This is a two-day workshop meeting on:
Sunday, October 29th, 2023 // 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, November 5th, 2023 // 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Michael Newsome Ceramics is the culmination of the years of working in restaurants coupled with a lifetime of making art. The inspiration for my pottery comes from cooking in professional kitchens and the color palette draws from the nature of the pacific northwest. All work begins on the potter’s wheel making each piece consistent yet unique with a handmade feel. The pieces are designed to have a light balanced weight while still being very durable. The glazes are created to express a diverse color palette while still maintaining a cohesive feel. Each piece is formed to feel comfortable in the hand and be smooth to the touch. The shapes and sizes are inspired by a range of recipes and are designed to enhance the visual appeal of these foods as well as be the perfect shape in which to consume them. My intent is to create objects that have the ability to elevate the everyday, turning routines into rituals. The goal is for each piece to find a home where it can be used and appreciated daily and for years to come.
Michael Newsome Ceramics Handmade Ceramic Cookware for the Home Chef and Chef at Home www.michaelnewsomeceramics.com @michaelnewsomeceramics
Cancellations made 4 or more days before the start of the class will be refunded. For cancellations made fewer than 4 full days, but more than 24 hours before the start time, a 50% refund or 50% credit toward another class or workshop will be issued. We cannot provide refunds or credits for cancellations or rescheduling requests made fewer than 24 hours before the start time of class, if you miss your class, or arrive too late to participate.