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Tyler Morrison: Craft & Utility in Ceramics
February 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tyler Morrison is a NH-based ceramicist and educator. His focus is on functional work, emphasizing simplicity, sustainability, self-reliance, and humility. A lot of the work is made from recycled material, processed from studio waste. Primarily focusing on wheel throwing, Morrison also mixes his own glazes and prepares his clay. He is also an educator and teaches ceramic classes at AVA Gallery.
Morrison’s work pulls from historic ceramic processes. His wheel throwing techniques are adapted from industrial pottery techniques of Southeast Asia, and his aesthetic is heavily influenced by folk potters of Japan and England. Morrison will be demonstrating his process for throwing, and discussing firing and glazing. The demo will include a tour of the AVA ceramic studio.
“I see pottery making as a vehicle for social well-being, and the studio as a temple of civic virtue. Local production of pottery is one method of teaching our society about labor, a way to introduce important behaviors like cooperation, and a means to create community self-sufficiency. -The Artist