Sculptural Vessels: Hollow Forms with Jerilyn Virden
This two day workshop delves into fundamental handbuilding techniques for crafting double-walled bowls, exploring how this method enhances pieces, transforming them into sculptural vessels. Participants will gain insights into designing their own creations independently. Throughout the session, we’ll employ handmade tools, and attendees will have the opportunity to craft their own tools to take home for future firing.
Jerilyn is a studio artist in the village of Greensboro, VT. She creates hollow ceramic sculptural forms as well as utilitarian pottery. Before relocating to the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, she was a studio artist in Mitchell County, North Carolina for 10 years. In 2006 she received a North Carolina Arts Fellowship Grant. She was an artist-in-residence at Penland School of Crafts from 2001-2004. She received her MFA from Southern Methodist University in 2001 where she also studied in New York City and Taos, New Mexico. Before attending graduate school she completed a two-year assistantship at the studio of Silvie Granatelli, in Floyd, Virginia. She graduated with a BFA from West Virginia University in 1997 and has also studied abroad at the Jing-de-zhen Ceramic Art Institute in China. Her work has been exhibited at the Mint Museum of Craft and Design and she has work in the permanent collection of the Asheville Art Museum and NCECA.
Tuition includes clay. A recommended tools list will be sent post registration and you are encouraged to bring your own. The Handle Factory has tools you may borrow if needed.
The workshop does not include any firing, and participants are welcome to take home any items produced as greenware. If you would like items bisque fired after the workshop, separate arrangements can be made with The Handle Factory.
Cancelation Policy: You may cancel up to 1 month prior to a workshop and receive a refund of tuition minus a $75 admin fee. You may cancel up to 2 weeks prior to a workshop for a partial refund IF your space in the workshop can be filled. If we are not able to fill your spot at that point, no refund will be issued.