2016 Spring Workshop

Stephen Mickey, retired ceramics professor at Mt. Hood Community College, presents a workshop entitled “Hands of the Maker.” The goal of the workshop is for fellow potters to realize what their work means to them.

We had a glorious workshop with Stephen Mickey on Feb. 19-21, 2016. Thanks Stephen for teaching us your throwing techniques – you are a master potter and a master teacher!

“Hands of the Maker”
Stephen Mickey, from Portland, Oregon

February 19-21, 2016

Friday evening, February 19, 6-8 p.m. Slideshow and Potluck dinner
All CGC Members and the community are invited. Please bring some food to share. CGC will provide coffee, tea, sparkling water and lemonade.

Saturday, February 20, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Workshop (1 hour lunch break)

Sunday, February 21, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Workshop (bring your sack lunch)

Location: COCC Ceramics Classroom – Pence Hall, Room 226

Stephen Mickey, retired ceramics professor at Mt. Hood Community College, presents a workshop entitled “Hands of the Maker.” The goal of the workshop is for fellow potters to realize what their work means to them. Not only does he believe the work has utility, he also believes the work has meaning in terms of personal expression. Join us for a hands-on exploration into content, generosity, and spontaneity of pots at their best.

“I try to get my students not to say, ‘well, that’s good enough for the likes of me, but WOW! that is really close to the feeling and content I want this piece to connote.’ I think that pots can convey meaning and that the spirit of the maker lives on in our best work. I start with some throwing exercises, then 2 types of bowls, altering bowls, trimming (discovering how feet contribute to the feeling of the piece,) then on to cylinders and mug forms to include handle making and attaching. If time allows, I also work on lidded forms and styles of lids.”

Stephen Mickey

Questions:
Contact Janet Matson at 541-633-3403 or janet.art@gmail.com