February Pottery Intensive with Tim Christensen

Thursday-Sunday, February 23-26, 2017

Treat yourself to time in the pottery studio this winter! Potter and sgraffito artist Tim Christensen will be back to teach another intensive pottery course at the CCLC from Feb 23-26, 2017.

A perfect class for beginner to intermediate level potters, looking to take your skills on the wheel to the next level – or a great opportunity for more experienced potters to have some focused retreat time working alongside a fantastic teacher and artist. Workshops will cover basic techniques like wedging and centering, then move on to collaring and forming, enclosed forms, alternative trimming techniques, throwing big, throwing off the hump, and whip-wiring. There will be workshop sessions each day, as well as open studio time. 

Click here to Register Online

Cost:  $250  (Clay and all other materials provided)

Ages: 16 and up 

Schedule:
Thursday, Feb 23 - 5 to 8 pm
Friday, Feb 24 - 8 am to 5 pm
Saturday, Feb 25 - 8 am to 5 pm
Sunday, Feb 26 - 8 am to 1 pm
(If you are staying overnight at the CCLC during the course, you are welcome to use the pottery studio at all hours!)

Meals:  Participants are expected to bring their own food; there is a full kitchen available for storing food and cooking meals.

Lodging: Traveling from a distance, or interested in a total retreat experience? Lodging is available on CCLC’s campus at Heartwood Lodge. Room rates range from $65 to $25 a night (from a single room to shared rooms, up to 4 people in a room). To reserve space in the Lodge for the Pottery Intensive, contact Avery Danforth at 207-733-2233, ext 321, or email avery@thecclc.org.

Scholarships are available for this course! To request scholarship funds, contact Avery at 207-733-2233, ext 321, or email avery@thecclc.org.

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About Tim and his work:

Tim Christensen’s Resume

From www.timchristensenporcelain.com:

timsmall_1.jpg"I live near the coast in eastern Maine and have done most of my work in the last few years in my tiny off-the-grid cabin in Roque Bluffs. My time there is magical, the stillness seductive. I also work at the new house my partner and I built in Franklin. The hustle and bustle of family life provide plenty of incentive for focus, and I believe sharpens my work.

I have been making black and white pieces since 2003. I am getting better as I get deeper into this technique of sgraffito, and probably would stop if I weren’t. I am starting to see my sculptural background seep in, as well as a renewed interest in altering the thrown form. My work is narrative, specifically illustrated, sometimes spiritual, often funny, and understandable. I make pots about the times in which we live, and the challenges of living in a time in which we are divorced from the natural world around us. I make my work to be appreciated by those who know a lot or a little about porcelain or art, and make it with the hopes that some of these pots will survive longer than me or the culture in which we live, and will still be as relevant then as now.

In the same ways that we know and learn from the cultures who have come before us, my pottery depicts the particular place and time in which I live, and why I think it is important. I draw on my pieces because it is the best way I know to express what I am thinking about. I like to draw about love, loss, fear and foreboding, community, tranquility, and loneliness. … Above all, I draw to illustrate the wonder and mystery of living in the world we share."