The emphasis of this hands on workshop will be on wheel throwing but there will also be some time spent on surface decorating and glazing. The workshop can accommodate complete beginner to advanced levels of experience. On the first day we will throw cylinders so we can establish everyone's level and work from there. Over the course of the workshop beginners will learn mugs, bowls, plates and lidded jars. Our intermediate to advanced students may try a more complex form such as a teapot or casserole. You will be encouraged to practice as much as you can in the week. The studio will also be available to you after teaching hours. At the end of the week we will recycle most of the pieces you make. You can choose a few of your favourite pieces that Sarah will fire and glaze for you with a glaze of your choice. This will have to be shipped to you, as it is not feasible to have them ready before you go. The shipping cost is not included in the retreat price.
Sarah Fulford is the owner of Fogo Clay Studio with over 30 years of experience. Her mother was a hobby sculptor so clay was around her from a very young age. At 17 she studied to be a production potter in France, and later she apprenticed with a Master Potter in Korea. She has degrees in Ceramics Engineering and Industrial Design. She has taught at the Royal College of Art (UK), and has worked around the world as a design consultant. She has operated several pottery studios and is still currently owner of LOAM Clay Studio in Ottawa.