A Vessel with a Purpose Workshop, Highlands, NC


  • The Bascom: Center for the Visual Arts 323 Franklin Road Highlands, NC 28741 United States

The Bascom Art Center will host a clay workshop with Ben Owen III July 24th–29th. The workshop will focus on pottery made on the wheel and other techniques for shaping and altering clay.  Many different functional and decorative styles will be made that have been a foundation in Ben’s family pottery and his studies while in college and abroad.  Some forms will be made in multiple pieces and assembled during the workshop. Attention to detail and the finishing of work will be discussed along with various approaches to glazing and firing techniques.  Slide presentations and video will be shown to describe some of his philosophy, design, and specific ways of processing pottery along with the pottery tradition in the historical Seagrove area of North Carolina.  Marketing and other aspects of representing one’s work will be discussed. Open discussion will be encouraged during this week long workshop, which is open to all levels. For more information, click here.