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Utilitarian Clay V — Day 1

September 11, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Today started out with the participants’ cup trade, and I was really happy to receive a cup by Jennifer Mecca, whose blog I have read regularly over the past few months.  It’s quite lovely with an amber to green glaze that has a lot of variation, and  is also decorated with several leaf-shaped sprigs:


Next up was the first round of presenter demonstrations.  I spent most of the morning with Kari Radasch, who demo’d her process for sort of a hybrid handbuilding/throwing with slabs & coils on the banding wheel.

I also dropped in on presentations by Linda Christianson and Ayumi Horie.   After a wonderful lunch, I spent all afternoon at the session led by Daphne Hatcher.   Here is a quick image of her platters in the presenter’s exhibition:

One of the demonstrations she did was how she forms these platters by placing a slab in a “sling” made from cardboard barrel sections and cloth.  When leatherhard, she attaches a partially thrown ring of clay and then finishes the foot on the wheel.


I have 4 square plates made by Daphne Hatcher that I bought out of a gallery exhibition at Agnes Scott College back in the early 80s when I was an art student there.  I still have those plates, and use them often!  I was great to hear her talk about her life as a potter and to see her making work.



  1. September 18, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Hey Ann,
    Amy told me my cup was shown from your blog on Saturday. I had left to come home so I didn’t see it. Thanks so much for posting that! I’m so happy someone that I had met before got my cup. I think that cup was in a cup show in Chicago a year ago so it has traveled! I’ll have to add your blog to my blog list.
    Good to see you again! Happy Bloggin’…Jen

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