ever since design by the book wrapped, i’ve been obsessed with watching videos of artists actually making things. i know so little about certain materials and methods, that i find it fascinating to see how something so beautiful actually comes together. so i was thrilled to hear from ayumi horie about this cool video of her dry throwing a bowl (shot by joe lutton). the music is fun, the footage is upbeat and cool- what more could you ask for? oh wait, there’s a cute dog in it, too. now what more could you ask for? click play above to watch, or click here to watch on myspace.
and, speaking of learning about ceramics- the lovely amy adams of perch design is now offering classes out of her red hook studio. the goal of the first class is to teach basic mold making and slip casting. amy will cover the basics of ceramics (this is only about slip casting, not handbuilding or throwing) and no prior ceramics knowledge is necessary. by the end of the series you will learn how to make a two part plaster mold of an existing form and end the class with 4-6 finished pieces. the classes with be over 3 weekends (6 2-3 hour morning sessions). and amy will provide all the materials (except some glazes) and will fire your pieces. each class is $425 and will be capped at 10 or 12 people so contact amy here to reserve a spot.