Classes & Workshops
Thursday-Saturday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Feb 9 - Feb 11
Pottery
Annie Chrietzberg: 3-Day Workshop: Handbuilding Functional Pottery
with Annie Chrietzberg
Workshop Photo
Member Price $300, Non-Member Price $375, $25 Clay Fee
$100 Non-Refundable Deposit Required
**Workshop balance due on or before January 20**
Supply List Available (limit of 20 students)

Annie Chrietzberg recently returned home to Texas after ten years away having adventures, creating stories, and gathering textures, all of which she weaves into playful characters for the tabletop. Using textured slabs and thrown elements, she makes functional pots that could inspire normally upstanding citizens to play.  She works with stoneware, and also dips into slip casting, and fires it all to melty goodness in an oxidation atmosphere.

 Annie is a dedicated handbuilder, although she does use the wheel a bit both to make parts for some of her pots as well as to make simple molds to get things started. She rolls out slabs of clay, imprints them with texture,  uses templates for consistency, and turns flat slabs into dynamic, voluminous pots. She is inspired by experiences she has with cheeky critters: her interactions with waterfowl when she lived on a boat, and now that she’s living in beautiful suburban neighborhood,she’s started to explore her complicated relationship with squirrels. Annie lives and makes in Arlington,teaches on-going classes in the DFW area, and has given workshops and presentations internationally. She is also a regular contributor to Pottery Making Illustrated.

In the workshop at the RCA, she will share the tricks that she has honed in her own studio practice, from the creation of templates & simple molds, to the gathering and use of textures, to the minute details that make handbuilt work truly shine. The class will explore all kinds of items for the table top from cups to pitchers to bowls to trays to plates,absolutely everything we will have time  for.  All levels are welcome and will learn fun new things!

http://www.earthtoannie.com
Seating is Limited. Please email Karen at karen@rockportartcenter.com or call to register today! (361) 729-5519