I joined several people from Clayworks for the Peter Rose workshop at the Rock Hill Pottery Center, in Rock Hill, SC. It was a magical time. Peter is a wonderful teacher with a great sense of humor. He taught us useful throwing techniques, how to make plaster molds, and how he creates his animals from thrown and press-molded pieces. He also gave us a rich background in ceramic history, both worldwide and in our own back yard. I highly recommend his workshop to anyone doing anything in clay.
The Bob Hasselle and the folks at the Rock Hill Pottery Center were great hosts. They made us feel right at home throughout our visit and fed us a fine lunch. Bob has some phenomenal pieces on display for sale there. You can read more about Bob's impressive background and see some of his work here, here, here, and here.
Now Peter will let it rest under plastic for about a week and start decorating it. It was amazing to watch and I wish Knoxville wasn't so far away.
I'll be heading back to the Rock Hill Pottery Center soon.
Here's more pictures courtesy of Becky. Thanks Becky!