Playing with Form & Decoration with S.C. Rolf – Part 1 Cups & Bowls
Runtime: Approximately 1 hour, 50 minutes
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In this video, S.C. (Steven) Rolf shares his secrets to staying fresh and motivated in the studio by continually playing with form and decoration. After going through some warm up exercises exploring decorative elements with cups, Steven switches to bowls and creates different bowl forms including his signature rolled rim bowl. With each new form, he experiments with various surface decoration techniques that will inspire you to experiment in your own studio.
Chapter 1 – Cups
Chapter 2 – Open Bowl
Chapter 3 – Closed Bowl
Chapter 4 – Straight Sided Bowl
Chapter 5 – Rolled Rim Bowl
Chapter 6 – Trimming
Chapter 7 – Decoration Slip
Chapter 8 – Decoration Inlay
Chapter 9 – Decoration Carving
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About the Artist
S.C. Rolf lives and works as a studio potter in River Falls, Wisconsin, creating one-of-a-kind functional pots. He holds an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in Alfred, New York, a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, and a BS in Broad Area Arts from the University of Wisconsin, at River Falls. S. C. Rolf exhibits his work throughout the United States and has received a number of national awards. He also lectures and teaches workshops throughout the country. His work resides in noted private, national, and international museum collections, as well as numerous kitchen cupboards. To learn more and see more images of his work, please visit www.scrolfpotter.com.