May 25 – 26, 2019 10am – 4pm $160 per person
This is a fun and lively two day hands on workshop. Alison will show you different ways in which she makes her boxes by using coils and slabs. Starting with the concept, we’ll make the templates and work together to make fantastic boxes.
She will show you her methods for making the lids,feet,handles and knobs.
In this workshop you will be making tools that could be used to decorate your pieces.
“My work is about the celebration of life and the natural world. Animal imagery in clay has always been my chosen expression. Sometimes I make pots into animals and sometimes animals out of my pots. My search is to find the balance between pottery form and animal form and make them fit as one. I strive to achieve a lighthearted meld of the human and animal form.” – Alison Palmer
Alison Palmer was born and raised in New York. After graduating high school, she attended Kansas City Art Institute as well as the California College of Arts and Crafts where she received her BFA in ceramics. Alison then returned to New York where she implemented a “treatment through crafts” program at Four Winds Psychiatric Hospital in Katonah. While teaching at Four Winds, Alison began her own studio at a converted old schoolhouse in Croton Falls, New York and now resides and creates in Kent, Connecticut with her husband, and musician, Steven Katz.
Alison is known worldwide for her own work and has been conducting her own workshops for years along with hosting workshops with some of the world’s finest potters at her studio. See Alison’s work on her website and follow her on Facebook.