Assembly Required with Jake Allee
Jake Allee demonstrates the various ways he cuts up and alters thrown forms and puts them back together again to make interesting vessels. Throughout the process, Jake explains the design decisions he incorporates to hold the pieces together. In addition, he explains how sketching plays a role in his work, keeping his mind engaged in the creative process even when he is away from the pottery studio. In watching this video, you’ll learn to look at basic forms differently and be inspired to come up with new and interesting forms of your own.
- Chapter 1 - Hex Jar
- Chapter 2 - Candy Dish
- Chapter 3 - Uxmal Jar
- Chapter 4 - Quatrefoil Vase
- Chapter 5 - Pitcher
About the Artist
Jake Allee holds a BFA from The University of Iowa, and an MFA from the University of North Texas. During his academic career, he participated in study abroad programs in Italy at the International School of Graphic Arts in Venice, and The University of the Andes in Venezuela. Jake has taught at Yavapai Community College in Clarkdale, Arizona, as well as McLennan Community College and Tyler Junior College in Texas. He currently lives in Grand Junction Colorado and teaches at Mesa State College. Jake’s work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally. For more information, please visit www.jakeallee.com.