Martha Grover creates remarkable thrown and altered functional works in porcelain. She attended Bennington College in Vermont, where she received an undergraduate degree in architecture. Martha received her MFA in ceramics from University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth and has been awarded residencies at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana. Martha was also awarded a year-long residency at Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana in August 2009, and in 2010 she received the Taunt Fellowship at the Archie Bray Foundation. Her work has been published in Clay Times, Pottery Making Illustrated, 500 Pitchers, 500 Platters and Chargers, 500 Vases, and Ceramics Monthly, which also featured her work on the cover of its May 2010 issue.
Discover the idiosyncrasies of working with porcelain on and off the wheel as Martha demonstrates how to make her undulating functional forms. She will discuss throwing and altering techniques suited for this elegant material, and how to exploit its best qualities. Demonstrations will include various wheel-thrown forms and slabs in soft and leather-hard stages to create a variety of cups, bowls,vases, pitchers, lidded forms, and teapots. She will also cover bottomless thrown forms, the addition of slabs, handles and spouts, crack repair, and mending techniques. Martha will share her sources of inspiration, philosophy of making, and studio practices.
Martha Grover • A Passion for Porcelain
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