Saturday Session

Saturday Session

$65.00 Excl. tax
19APF Saturday Pass
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All-Day Saturday Workshop Pass
Saturday, September 7
Students, Educators, NCC Members: $55 (non-members $65)


10 – 11 am

NCC Director Sarah Millfelt chats with Jan McKeachie Johnston, Alisa (Al) Holen, Ted Saupe, and Dan Anderson
Inside the Potter’s Studio

Millfelt will tease out candid behind-the-scenes conversations about the joys and realities of being a studio potter. Sometimes there might be straight-up teasing too, but between the laughs and sips of coffee we will hear about everything from failed kilns and challenges with the science of the material, to studio realities and personal collections, to new bodies of work and the freedom that comes with being your own boss.

11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Dan Anderson & Pattie Chalmers

Focal Point

As we observe Dan Anderson’s facile technique on the wheel alongside Pattie Chalmers’ dexterous handbuilding, we will also be privy to a conversation about how a utilitarian vessel can frame function and nostalgia simultaneously. Chalmers flattens volumes, collapsing space literally through form and visually dense pattern. Anderson uses thrown and altered elements in combination with surfaces born of a love affair with industrial landscape and the breath of his anagama kiln.

1 – 2:45 pm

Sandra Torres & Bryan Hopkins

Same, Same, but Different

Bryan Hopkins and Sandra Torres both employ molds to exploit the many potentials of porcelain. Their material choice may lend their wares an air of restraint, but their mastery of texture, pattern, and repetition causes a raucous response in the user. Learn how to activate tactile and visual responses simultaneously with astutely applied texture and pattern. A fine white porcelain ground unifies the variety in their wares.

3 – 4 pm

Austin Riddle & Liz Pechacek

Defining Proportions

We’ll wrap the day’s demonstrations with Liz Pechacek and Austin Riddle. Both employ directional line to guide the viewer’s eye. Their decorative techniques defer to well-defined proportions. Riddle employs the wheel, with atmospheric finishes. Pechacek, equally methodical, is a handbuilder. Together they will secure your faith in the future of the mindful, handmade object.

4 – 5 pm

Meet & Greet



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