“Anyone who would like to try throwing a bowl is invited to give it a whirl,” said Tonya Borgeson, Lake Superior College art faculty member. “No worries about making mistakes because with clay, you can always start over.”
Pottery wheels (and smocks to cover your clothes) will be available in LSC’s Atrium on Tuesday, March 26 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. LSC faculty members/master potters Dorian Beaulieu and Bob Husby with guest potter Tate Rich will provide guidance to new and old potters alike.
Rich will also demonstrate clay and glaze techniques and lecture on the Cochise College Pit Fire Festival in Arizona and Potters for Peace. As a full-time faculty member, Rich teaches ceramics, sculpture and 3-D design at Cochise College in Douglas, AZ. He is recognized for organizing the Southern Arizona Pit Fire Festival, which involves entire communities making pottery together using ancient production methods.
His presentation schedule starts on Monday, March 25, from 5 -10 p.m. with glaze and clay demonstrations in LSC’s Ceramic Studio/Art Building and a 8 p.m. lecture on the Cochise College Pit Fire; Rich will provide a glaze and clay demonstration on Wed., March 27 from 5-10 p.m. in LSC’s Ceramic Studio/Art Building with an 8 p.m. lecture on the “Potters for Peace: Nicaragua” program; on Thursday, March 28 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tate will work with an open glaze kiln in the Ceramic Studio/Art Building.
All events are free and open to the public. The event is organized and supported by the LSC Student Art and Photo Clubs and Student Life. The Student Art Club will display and sell their work to raise funds for the club.
Lake Superior College, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, is northeastern Minnesota’s largest two-year college. LSC provides a wide range of programs and services, including liberal arts and science courses for transfer, technical programs intended to provide occupational skills, continuing education, and customized training for business and industry. LSC is also a leader in Internet-delivered courses and programs in Minnesota.
Source: Lake Superior College press release