Throwing & Assembling Teapots with Jotham Hung - Santa Monica
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In this 2-day workshop, participants will be working with ceramic artist, Jotham Hung, on creating uniquely thrown and assembled teapot forms. Participants will be shown how to throw various teapot parts off-the-hump and directly on the wheel. In addition to throwing demonstrations, Jotham will be providing hands-on guidance and answering questions. We ask that participants are comfortable throwing basic forms, as the subject matter for this workshop requires precise throwing capabilities. Participants should be able to center 3 to 4 pounds of clay.
Day 1 - Throwing Teapot Parts
Day 1 will focus on throwing various teapot parts off-the-hump and directly on the wheel. Jotham will demonstrate how to throw different teapot bodies, including making various handles, lids, and spout types. After demonstrations and answering questions in the morning, participants will spend the rest of the day making their teapot parts and begin thinking about assembly for Day 2.
Day 2 - Trimming, Attaching, and Teapot Assembly
Day 2 will focus on expanding what was covered in Day 1, including finishing and assembling the teapot parts. Jotham will cover the technical aspects of what makes a teapot successful, from how the spout pours, the comfort of the handle, to the importance of balance in the form, and more. The majority of the day will consist of trimming and putting all the made parts together.
A 25-pound bag of clay will be provided for participants to use. Bisque and glaze firing will be provided for (1) teapot.
Please pack a lunch or a snack as we will be having a break around noon.
850 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica 90405
This is a two-day, hands-on workshop that meets on:
Saturday, July 15th, 2022 // 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, July 16th, 2022 // 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
My work is an ongoing exploration of ceramic objects as canvases that relate to the physical and non-physical world. Dynamic and rich surfaces that demonstrate tension between color, form, shape, and texture. The display of discovery, human touch, and emotion are imperative.
Furthermore, I enjoy posing the question of what it means to make a mistake, or what it means to fail. I seek to bridge the gap between perceived beauty, perfection, and imperfection. I push materials to their limits to show their expressive qualities, occasionally showing what we perceive as failures can be translated into something beautiful.
I’ve been working with clay for over a decade now and have been teaching for half the time. My studio is currently located in Pasadena, CA, where I make the majority of my ceramic objects and teach from.
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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.