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Course Description

Karol Lindquist brings her years of experience and teaches us the inside scoop on how to make a handmade teapot.

Students will learn how to construct a slab-built teapot, from a variety of templates. They will also learn how to dart the slab to create the filled out shape of the vessel, with emphasis on the clay’s best workable stage and fusing parts together.

For finishing the teapot, priority will be placed on a range of surface design elements — using stamps, transfers, slip trailing, and/or painting with various underglazes.

Beginners can explore the basics of handbuilding with stoneware clay, while experienced students can concentrate on embellishing their surfaces and adding sculptural elements.

We'll provide templates, tools, textures and inspiration. Teapots will be clear coated once bisque fired, allowing the underglazes to shine!

Cancellation Policy

Thank you for signing up for a class. Once your class is paid for, we cannot offer a refund or credit, unless we cancel class due to low registration. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us BEFORE completing your payment.

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Teapots & Textures: Adult Ceramics Workshop

Karol Lindquist

Born on Nantucket, Karol apprenticed with old time basketmaker Reggie Reed, the son of a lighthouse keeper at the Brant Point Lighthouse. Karol has received a Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, as well as twice been a State of Massachusetts nominee for the National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has won national awards for her lightship baskets, and made presentations/demonstrations as far away as the Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle. Ceramics became a second passion for working with her hands in 2016, and she won AAN’s Liz Schaeffler Sculpture / 3D Award in 2017 for her ceramic work. She keeps a busy studio in Tom Nevers along with her husband, painter Bobby Frazier.
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