Form to Function - Teapot & Drinking Vessel Workshop

Event Date(s): 
Friday, June 3, 2022
Saturday, June 4, 2022
10:00am - 4:00pm

Form to Function - Teapot & Drinking Vessel Workshop with Heather Dynes-Smith
June 3 & 4th


Form to Function is a 2 day hands-on workshop facilitated by Toronto area ceramic artist, Heather Dynes Smit. Heather is recognized for her delicately constructed soft-slab, hand-built forms that are both sculptural and functional in design. Heather’s workshop and construction techniques will encourage ceramic artists to explore how sculptural form, function and simplicity can exist in contemporary, everyday utilitarian objects.

Heather will guide workshop participants through her soft-slab, hand-building methods in the creation of a tea pot and drinking vessels. Open discussion during the workshop will focus on form and function, safe/healthy studio practice, template making and making in multiples. Skills learned in this 2 day hands-on workshop are easily translated to participants own projects and ideas.

Participant materials list: Clay knife, pin tool, scoring tool, hard rib, pony roller, pencil, ruler & scissors.  

Additional studio items: Banding wheels (small lazy susans work if unavailable), rolling pins and/or slab roller (down to participants preferences), chalkboard or whiteboard and a heat-gun. We will have limited supplies of the additional studio items so if you have your own please bring them along.

Learn more about Heather Dynes-Smit or check out her work in person at H Squared Gallery where she is represented in Fernie. Thank you to H Squared Gallery for partnering on this workshop. 

Visit the Arts Station website for more information. 


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