I taught a woodfiring class at Arrowmont in 2016 and it was awesome. We got airbrushed t-shirts, took an olde tyme photo AND did a super successful woodfiring.
I’m teaching at Arrowmont again this summer and it’s sure to be a blast.
Registration is currently open.
Our class runs June 30th till July 13th…so it falls during July 4th which is a big deal in Gatlinburg (google it!)
My dear friend and talented woodfirer @tomalward will be assisting the class which is a total bonus.
Thanks to @arrowmont_school for having me back.
Check out their website to register.
#arrowmont #craftschool #craftschoolexperience #apotterslife

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Just a reminder that this is the last week to register early for my class at Arrowmont, June 30th till July 13th.
If you register by February 1st your 50$ registration fee will be waved.
Go to Arrowmont.org for all the details.
And check out @arrowmont_school
#teachingatarrowmont #arrowmont_school #arrowmont #joshcopus #woodfiredceramics #pottery #wildclay #woodkiln

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I’ll be teaching a woodfiring class at @arrowmont_school this coming summer from June 30th till July 13th.
My dear friend @tomalward is coming to be the assistant and we will be firing the train kiln that @tnealceramics build.
Our class will focus on making work specifically for woodfiring with a strong emphasis on creative loading strategies in the kiln.
All the details and registration information can be easily found on Arrowmont’s website.
If you are unfamiliar with Arrowmont, please check it out. It’s a fantastic school.
And our class will coincide with the 4th of July celebrations in Gatlinburg… which is a guaranteed good time.
#woodfiredceramics #woodfiring #woodfiredpottery #arrowmont #ceramics

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I love Arrowmont… And one of the reasons why is that it’s in Gatlinburg!! I try to fully embrace this place and for me that means doing things like getting our class old tyme photo made. I think it’s pretty awesome. Especially @willdickertceramics he was born to play that role.
#oldtymephoto #gatlinburn2016 #arrowmont #arrowmontschoolofartsandcrafts #woodfiredceramics
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Drilling into clay.
In one of many discussions today a student asked me how this week has changed me.
This is a workshop for me also.
Not only am I learning to be a better teacher and a better communicator, but it’s w great change for me to work on some ideas that I haven’t been afforded the time to work on recently. With all the pressures of making a living and the ever expanding project list, it’s hard to find the time to play. It’s been a good week for that.
#atimetoplay #arrowmont #arrowmontschoolofartsandcrafts #apotterslife #ceramics

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It’s been so a blast to spend this week working with my boy @willdickertceramics
Will’s been a friend and a part of my firing crew for years. He was kind enough to agree to assist my class… Even though he could be teaching it. Thanks for making my job a little bit easier and certainly a whole bunch funner.
#willdickertisabadass #arrowmont #arrowmontschoolofartsandcrafts #ceramics #apotterslife

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Maquettes from our design exercise today.
Each student was given a clod of wet clay straight from the ground with the instructions to work directly with the material with the basic idea of using the process as a jumping off point for ideas. It was a interesting practice to share with the group.
These will all get scaled up tomorrow.
#maquette #ceramics #arrowmont #designexercise #arrowmontschoolofartsandcrafts #apotterslife

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Wild clay design exercise in class today.
Teaching how to work directly with the material straight from the ground, respond, and listen to its voice… Often it ends up leading you to a place you didn’t expect or intend.
#wildclay #designexercise #arrowmont #arrowmontschoolofartsandcrafts #apotterslife #ceramics

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