Striking Serveware: Handbuilding Techniques for Distinctive Forms
Runtime: Approximately 1 hour, 43 minutes
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In this video, Gwendolyn Yoppolo demonstrates how she combines basic handbuilding techniques to create elegant and distinctive, one-of-a-kind serving vessels—serveware—that turn serving food into an artform in its own right. If you strive to make eye-catching pottery that really makes a statement on the tabletop, Gwendolyn is the perfect guide!
Chapter 1 – Building a Two-Part Condiment Server
Chapter 2 – Building the Spoons
Chapter 3 – Cleaning up the Condiment Server
Chapter 4 – Cleaning and Shaping the Spoons
Chapter 5 – Finishing Touches
Chapter 6 – Making a Bump Mold
Chapter 7 – Building on the Bump Mold
Chapter 8 – Final Clean Up
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About the Artist
Gwendolyn Yoppolo creates sensuous kitchen and tableware that uses the physical experience of hunger and satiation to allude to larger issues of human desire and relationship. A professional potter for more than 20 years, Gwendolyn earned a BA in sociology from Haverford College, an MA in education from Columbia University, and her MFA in ceramics from Penn State University. A passionate educator and thinker, as well as a maker, her writing can be found in Studio Potter and Pottery Making Illustrated magazines, and the book Passion and Pedagogy: Relation, Creation, and Transformation in Teaching. Currently Gwendolyn is an assistant professor of ceramics at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. To learn more about Gwendolyn, please visit www.gwendolynyoppolo.com.