Fluid Forms with Josh DeWeese

In this thorough instructional video, you’ll learn the secrets to creating a number of Josh DeWeese's wonderfully gestural forms including mugs, tumblers, an ewer, a tray, and a pitcher. Celebrating the sensual, malleable, unpredictable nature of clay, Josh shares ... (Scroll down for more.)

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… his knowledge on exploiting clay’s plastic characteristics to create fresh, exciting, and expressive work.

Go With the Flow

Clay is a magical material and Josh is an expert at taking advantage of its pliant qualities at each stage of making. You’ll learn how to create pots with gorgeous movement and softness by making the right moves at the right time. From altering with a rib during throwing to create dynamic lines, to attaching handles at the soft leather hard state, this video is loaded with great ideas.

Highlights of what you’ll learn:

  • pulling handles off the pot to create graceful, comfortable, and functional handles
  • building in sections to create one-of-a-kind forms
  • making Josh’s signature slab spout on the wheel
  • finishing thrown pots simply, without trimming
  • adding a little whoopty-do to pots by altering and tweaking

Throwing in Series

To become a master of any art form it is often said you must put in your 10,000 hours. Josh explains the the importance of throwing in series as part of your pursuit. Repeating the same forms over and over is the best way to come up with new ideas and forms. Eventually, by accident or on purpose, you come up with a new twist. You’ll discover the benefit of repetition as you work your way toward your 10,000 hours!

Informative, Inspirational, Entertaining

Josh’s ceramics career has taken him from studying with some of the super stars of the modern American ceramics movement, to a stint as resident director at the Archie Bray Foundation, to teaching at Montana State, so you can bet he has some good stories! In addition to the wealth of useful tips and techniques shared in this video, Josh shares some great stories that make the presentation entertaining, as well as informative.

About the artist

Josh DeWeese is a ceramic artist and educator. He is an Associate Professor of Art in ceramics at Montana State University in Bozeman, where he and his wife Rosalie Wynkoop have a home and studio. DeWeese served as Resident Director of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana, from 1992–2006. He holds an MFA in ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred, and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. DeWeese has exhibited and taught workshops internationally and his work is included in numerous public and private collections.

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