Instructor: Susan Bernstein
September 4 - 7
Tuesday - Friday
9am - 2pm
4 Sessions

Of all the ceramic methods, coil building has the oldest and most global widespread history.  It is such a wonderful method to use as a potter, as it connects us back to these deep human roots. Books and slideshow will give examples from history up to many exciting contemporary coil potters. There will be demonstrations and hands on personally directed instruction, so wherever your starting point is, you will leave this workshop with confidence and enhanced skills. All levels - beginner to advanced.  (At least some clay experience is advised.)

Susan Bernstein is a resident studio artist at Mudflat Studio in Somerville, MA and has over 10 years of experience teaching coiling classes.  She started clay at age 40 and never looked back.  She leaned coil methods from various teachers including Magdelene Odundo, Ken Matzuzaki, Tomoo Hamada, and Jabu Nala. In 2013, she travelled to Nigeria to document the maternal lineage potters of Ilorin.  Her ceramics can be seen at Mudflat Gallery, Worcester Center for Crafts, and the TJ Walton Gallery and AMP Gallery in Provincetown. Her work was included in the Lark book, “500 Vases”, the 2014 “State of Clay” exhibition and the NHIA Ceramics Biennial Exhibition 2014.