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Martha Grover

Martha Grover

Martha Grover

Martha Grover

Martha Grover

Martha Grover

Martha Grover


Instructor: Martha Grover

October 2, 3, 4 & 10, 2020 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Saturday, 9:30am–12pm and 2pm–4pm PDT)
Structure of Class: 4 two-hour & 4 2.5-hour Zoom sessions
F20C203Intermediate to Advanced

Registration deadline: September 25, 2020

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707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


Discover the idiosyncrasies of working with porcelain on and off the wheel! In this hands-on workshop, Martha will share her special throwing and altering techniques that exploit this elegant and sensuous material’s best qualities. Working with a variety of bottomless wheel-thrown forms and slabs in both the soft and leather-hard stages, Martha will demonstrate various altering techniques and additions of slabs, handles, and spouts to create an assortment of functional forms. Forms will include cups, bowls, vases, pitchers, lidded forms, and baskets. Crack repair and mending techniques will be addressed, as well as the use of a spray gun for glaze application. Martha will also discuss her sources of inspiration, philosophy of making, and studio practices. Student will make their own flowing porcelain pots and have the opportunity to glaze and fire them.


Morning: Throwing Bottomless, making slabs, pulling handles (mug, bud vase)
Afternoon: Assembly, joining slip (finish mug and bud vase) individual help

Morning: Bowls, platters (throwing)
Afternoon: Trimming and Gussets, individual help

Morning: Things with lids, making parts (jar/box and butter dish)
Afternoon: Jar Assembly, individual help

Morning: All about glazing, waxing, first dip

Afternoon: Spraying glaze, final dip, kiln questions, wrap-up


MARTHA GROVER is a functional potter, living in Bethel, Maine, creating thrown and altered porcelain pieces. She attended Bennington College in Vermont, where she received her undergraduate degree in Architecture. Martha received her MFA in ceramics from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She has been awarded multiple residencies and fellowships including the Fogelberg Fellowship at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, Sage Scholarship and Taunt Fellowship at the Archie Bray Foundation, and a yearlong residency at Red Lodge Clay Center. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, and can be found at galleries across the country. Her work has been featured in many publications including Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times, Pottery Making Illustrated, the Lark 500 series, and was the cover feature of Ceramic Monthly’s May 2010 issue.

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Current MAC Members: $468
Non-members: $520 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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