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Beyond Tradition: Sculpting a Realistic Face Jug

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Cotuit Center for the Arts
4404 Falmouth Rd.
Cotuit, MA 02635
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Phone:
508-428-0669

This three-day workshop will teach clay artists of any experience level a methodical process for creating a realistic face jug. Going beyond the traditional folk-art approach, techniques will be taught for reshaping the pot into an accurate, detailed head without introducing excessive weight. Instructor Paul Haigh will provide demonstration and one-on-one instruction at each step of the process. A variety of options in styling, motif, and finish will help create a personality for each work of art. Participants may throw their own jug on the potterโ€™s wheel, or use one provided.

Clay and tools will be provided, but students are welcome to bring any favorite tools.

Paul Haigh is a professional clay artist and ceramics teacher recently transplanted to pottery-rich central North Carolina. His work centers around using the face jug as a means to explore a wide variety of folk, mythological, and other themes. Before moving, Paul was a dedicated wood firer and president of the New Hampshire Potterโ€™s Guild.

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