Working with our existing glazes we will take a thorough and methodical approach to finishing our pots. We will talk about how glaze is a key part of our designs and then cover preparation of glazes and bisc ware, different glaze techniques, and finishing work. We will do some simple glaze testing and learn how to keep precise records. All glaze materials will be provided. Please be in touch with Fiona regarding bisc ware. There will be a half-hour break for lunch; please bring a lunch and a drink.
Fiona Davis, Ceramics Director, was born and educated in the UK, where she studied early childhood education and development. She immigrated to the United States with her husband and moved to Vermont in 1988. Fiona first took pottery with Jenny Swanson and worked with her at the League of NH Craftsmen and later at Dartmouth College’s Ceramic Workshops. Fiona was apprenticed to Miranda Thomas at her workshop in Quechee and followed her to Bridgewater, VT, where she worked alongside Ara Cardew. During this time she taught at the ArtPost, started by Caroline Bardos. Fiona came to ArtisTree in 2012 to begin the ceramics program and to help provide outreach opportunities to different communities within the Upper Valley.