Visiting Artist: Martha Grover

Saturday, October 28, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, October 29, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm



Porcelain On and Off the Wheel

Two-Day Demo Workshop

Saturday, October 28, 10am – 4 pm and Sunday, October 29, 10 am – 4 pm

Tuition: $300.00, members $150.00

Martha will present a Tuttle Talk on Friday, October 27, 6-8 pm. Free to all.


Discover the idiosyncrasies of working with porcelain on and off the wheel as Maine artist Martha Grover demonstrates how to make her signature undulating functional forms.  In this two-day workshop, Martha will share her special throwing and altering techniques that exploit this elegant and sensuous material’s best qualities.  Working with a variety of bottomless wheel-thrown forms and slabs in both the soft and leather-hard stages, Martha will demonstrate various altering techniques and additions of slabs, handles, and spouts to create an assortment of functional forms.  Forms will include cups, bowls, vases, pitchers, lidded forms, and baskets.  Crack repair and mending techniques will be addressed, as well as the use of a spray gun for glaze application.  Martha will also talk about her sources of inspiration, philosophy of making, and studio practices. 

BIO:  Martha Grover is a functional potter, living in Bethel, Maine, creating thrown and altered porcelain pieces. She attended Bennington College in Vermont, where she received her undergraduate degree in Architecture. After going to Syracuse University in New York as a fifth year student in Ceramics, she decided to pursue a graduate degree in clay, receiving her MFA in Ceramics from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Since then she has been awarded residencies at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana, and at Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana. Her work has been published in Ceramics Monthly, Pottery Making Illustrated, Clay Times, 500 Pitchers, 500 Platters and Chargers, and 500 Vases and she exhibits and shows her work at galleries nationwide.

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