Session 1 – Ceramics Workshop!

Most artists will agree that exploring new forms and mediums can inspire a greater creativity in their own work and beyond. For session 1, residents were given an opportunity to take a free workshop with Matthew Ward, a long time friend of Byrdcliffe, residing this summer as a Visiting Artist. As a teacher of ceramics, Matthew started the workshop with a brief lesson in the basics of centering clay on a wheel and forming a cylinder, two tasks simple for an experienced artist but challenging for a first-time effort.


working the wheels


Writer Anisse Gross


Writer Harriette Yahr


Visual Artist Vanessa Madrid with a few pieces created by the group

In all seven residents participated in the workshop, each making anywhere from 1-3 pieces they will have the opportunity to keep as tokens of their experience.


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