Focusing on Forms while Elaborating with Surface

Two Day Hands-on Workshop with Bill Wilkey
Catalog # B045


Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 5th
9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Here’s how Bill describes his workshop…

“This vessel-focused workshop will help students pay close attention to pots being made both on and off the wheel. We will focus on form and talk about surface as a way to accentuate the geometry of the pot. Demonstrations will include sketching, designing, handbuilding, and throwing as well as multiple discussions that go into the choices involved. We will use slips and texturing tools to develop the surface of these forms. Don’t forget to bring your enthusiasm and love of making pottery. Maybe some random kitchen tools wouldn’t hurt either.”


This workshop is designed for ages 16 and older.  It is open to all levels with basic handbuilding and wheel throwing experience.  If you need additional information, contact kelly@dairybarn.org.


Bill Wilkey is an accomplished studio potter and educator visiting The Dairy Barn Arts Center from Helena, Montana.  Learn more about Bill click here


Included in Registration…

  • * Free admission to the Contemporary Ceramics 2017 exhibition at The Dairy Barn.
  • * Morning tea and coffee social on both days of the workshop.
  • * Lunches provided at The Dairy Barn (vegetarian/gluten-free options available).
  • * All necessary tools and materials. (Although as Bill points out, you can often find great texture making tools lying all around your house. Feel free to bring some with you!)

$200.00 Dairy Barn Members

$220.00 Non-Members

To register for this workshop:

Fill out the online registration form (below), OR, download and print this Registration Form for Classes and Workshops making sure to add the workshop catalog number (#B045) and title (Focusing on Forms).   Please send forms and payment to the Barn via mail:

Attention: Lyn
P.O. Box 747
Athens Ohio, 45701                                                    Or drop it off during our business hours Monday-Friday 9:30-5:30

You can register right here online!   Lyn Stanton (Education Director) will confirm your registration via email.  You will also receive a menu from which to select your lunch choice for both workshop days.  The cost of your lunches is included in your workshop fee.  Scroll down after hitting submit  for a link to pay in the Gallery Shop.

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