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About the Course

Platter Workshop with Kate Waltman

Join visiting artist Kate Waltman in the TAC studio for a hands-on workshop! Spend Friday and Saturday focused on wheel-thrown platters. Throwing, trimming, and surface decoration will be explored. This workshop is for intermediate to advanced potters; you can expect to create 1-3 platters. Platters can be left at the City of Clemson studio for bisque and glaze firing at no extra charge.

About Kate:

Kate opened her pottery studio in Seagrove, North Carolina in 2010. Kate’s pots are made with local materials, boldly carved with organic patterns inspired by Art Deco design, and fired in a large wood-burning kiln. Kate shows her pots internationally and has lectured and taught throughout the USA.

About her process:

The Carving Process starts with a solid layer of slip on the still wet piece. I carve the border first and then my main pattern, slowly taking away the background and allowing the design to emerge. The carving is exact- these lines cannot be un-made. When the carving is finished, I inlay contrasting slip into the background. Lastly, I overlay ash glaze on selected elements of the pattern to give it depth. At this point the piece is finished and ready to go in the kiln.


Date: August 30 + 31
Friday and Saturday 10am - 4pm

Registration Fee: $300            

includes all materials and dinner with the artist.

Materials fees are included in the tuition pricing. 

You do not need to bring any materials.

Registration is required 3 days before the start of a class or workshop.

You are not registered unless paid in full.

Need help? Call Emily at 864.633.5051

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