$145.00 Nonmembers (includes lunch)
$115.00 Members (includes lunch)
Learn multiple techniques in creating spouts that pour well on a variety of objects such as teapots, pitchers and gravy bowls. Students will learn to expand their wheel throwing and altering skills by creating interesting and voluminous forms to add spouts and handles too. Jason will focus on throwing clay, more advanced shaping techniques, and creating spouts (both pulled off the vessel and attached spouts). The workshop includes one 25lb. bag of clay, and bisque fees, and use of all tools and equipment at Reitz Ranch. Sign up today for this hands-on workshop will have you spouting it out!
I have always had an appreciation for art and the process of creating it. I learned to oil paint landscapes from my grandmother at a young age and chose art classes whenever possible throughout school. I grew up skateboarding, skimboarding, wakeboarding and surfing passionately on the gulf coast of Texas. I moved to Denton, TX and learned to make pottery living farther from the ocean than ever. My longing for the waves made its way into the forms I create and gave me the idea for “waves of clay”.
During undergraduate school I was introduced to Northern Arizona University (NAU) while participating in a five day wood firing and got really excited about the process. I taught ceramics and design classes during graduate school and finished my M.F.A. in ceramics from the University of North Texas in 2004.
Next I moved to St. Petersburg, Florida where I was a resident artist and made a living as a studio artist. Then I began teaching ceramics for Eckerd College and was the personal assistant to multimedia artists Dan Painter and Mark Aeling creating a myriad of sculptures. After moving to Flagstaff, AZ in 2006 I continued to make ceramic vessels and began guiding outdoor adventures. I helped prepare for the International Wood Fire Conference at NAU in 2006 by splitting wood and helping finish build the large train kiln. I split more wood, helped load and fire kilns along with attending lectures during the conference. I also met Maqui De Sodd who I ended up firing with in New Mexico for years. I have attended many workshops and love sharing techniques and discussing the aesthetics and functionality of pottery forms. Recently I worked with several potters in Washington and Oregon. I helped Cheryl Weese at Red Bird Pottery create her work by throwing forms for her in exchange for studio space. I helped with multiple wood, soda and wood/salt firings at Pleasant Hill Pottery and at Hiroshi Ogawa’s kiln in Elkton, OR. I worked as a production Potter for Bruning Pottery in Snohomish, WA. I currently guide at the Grand Canyon for All Star Grand Canyon Tours and teach ceramics at Coconino Community College. Sharing my passion for creativity with an audience is something I love to do.