Hands-on Workshop at Martha's Studio
Jul
8
to Jul 14

Hands-on Workshop at Martha's Studio

WORKSHOP FULL - please email to be added to the wait list.  The same workshop will take place in 2019.

Join Martha for this unique opportunity to spend spend seven days learning about porcelain in her studio in Bethel, Maine. 

Discover the idiosyncrasies of working with porcelain on and off the wheel as Martha demonstrates how to make her signature undulating functional forms.  In this hands-on workshop, Martha will share her special throwing and altering techniques that exploit this elegant and sensuous material’s best qualities.  Working with a variety of bottomless wheel-thrown forms and slabs in both the soft and leather-hard stages, students will learn various altering techniques and additions of slabs, handles, and spouts to create an assortment of functional forms.  Forms will include cups, bowls, vases, pitchers, lidded forms, and baskets.  Crack repair and mending techniques will be addressed, as well as the use of a spray gun for glaze application.  Martha will also talk about her sources of inspiration, philosophy of making, and studio practices.  A glaze kiln will be fired, as well as two bisque kilns. 

The workshop will begin at 1pm on Sunday, July 8.  The rest of the week, class will take place from 9 am - 5 pm, with a one-hour lunch break.  Lunch will be provided and will be served onsite.  The studio will be open for after-hours work during the week.  On the last day, Saturday, July 14, we will conclude with the opening of our glaze kiln and be finished by noon. 

Class size is limited to 7 participants. 

Price includes tuition, lunch, all firings, glazes, use of equipment, and 50# of porcelain.  More clay may be purchased during the workshop if needed.  

Cost: $700

Please email Martha@MarthaGrover.com to reserve your space.  A 50% deposit is required at time of registration.  The remaining balance may be paid at the start of the workshop.  A full refund is available, less $35 processing fee, if cancellation is made by June 1.  No refunds will be made for registrations cancelled after June 1, 2018.  

A list of local accommodations and flight information is available HERE

 

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Portland Pottery Hands on Workshop
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Portland Pottery Hands on Workshop

With Martha Grover

May 19th • 10am-4pm
Price $85 ($65 Students)

Discover the idiosyncrasies of working with porcelain on and off the wheel as Martha Grover demonstrates how to make her signature undulating functional forms. In this hands-on workshop, Martha will share her special throwing and altering techniques that exploit this elegant and sensuous material’s best qualities. Working with a variety of bottomless wheel-thrown forms and slabs in both the soft and leather-hard stages, Martha will demonstrate various altering techniques and additions of slabs, handles, and spouts to create an assortment of functional forms. Crack repair and mending techniques will be addressed, as well as the use of a spray gun for glaze application. Martha will also talk about her sources of inspiration, philosophy of making, and studio practices.
Martha Grover is a functional potter, living in Bethel Maine, creating thrown and altered porcelain pieces. She attended Bennington College, where she received her undergraduate degree in Architecture. After a fifth year in ceramics at Syracuse University, Martha went on to receive her MFA in ceramics from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
After graduate school, she was awarded multiple residencies and fellowships including the Fogelberg Fellowship at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, Sage Scholarship and Taunt Fellowship at the Archie Bray Foundation , and a yearlong residency at Red Lodge Clay Center. Her work can be found at many galleries across the country. Her work has been published in Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times, Pottery Making Illustrated, 500 Pitchers, 500 Platters and Chargers, and 500 Vases. It was the cover feature of Ceramic Monthly’s May 2010 issue.

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Studio Sale!
May
11
to May 12

Studio Sale!

  • 630 West Bethel Road Bethel, ME, 04217 United States (map)
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Martha Grover, Joshua Rysted, and guest Sasha Lennon are having a spring pottery sale this weekend at our studio in West Bethel.  

Friday & Saturday, May 11, 12 10 am – 5 pm

630 West Bethel Road (US Rt. 2)


We've each been busy making lots of planters, vases, Mother's Day gifts, and other functional pottery for the home.  Come see the studio, meet the artists, and do a little shopping for mom and yourself. 

Driving Directions:

From Bethel, drive west on Route 2 about four miles.  We are located on the left hand side of the road about two blocks after you pass Mountain Greenery and just before Groan and McGurn "Tourist Trap."  If you get to the brown hostel on Westwood Road, you've gone too far.  Our studio is not visible from the road.  It is set back in the trees.  Look for the "Pottery Studio" sign and turn down the gravel driveway marked "Evans Hill."  We are in the big white metal warehouse about a half-block down the road.  Park anywhere and enter through the glass double doors at the front of the building.  

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Roses are Red Exhibition
May
7
to Jun 1

Roses are Red Exhibition

Artist’s Reception: Friday, May 18, 2018 from 5-7 pm MT

Exhibition Posted Online: Monday, May 7, 2018 by 10 am MT

An Exhibition of ceramic flower vessels. This show will include vases, flower bricks, baskets, bud vases, and other vessels intended for the containment and display of flowers.

Participating Artists include: HP Bloomer, Julia Galloway, Martha Grover, Kate Johnston, Suze Lindsay, Justin Rothshank, and Kari Smith.

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Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail
Apr
28
to Apr 29

Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail

14th Annual Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail

April 28 & 29, 2018
10 am - 5 pm

The Pottery Trail is a self-guided driving tour of clay studios in western Massachusetts. This year there will be 13 guests in addition to the 9 potters that will welcome visitors to their studios.

Martha is pleased to be a guest of Lucy Fagella on this year's Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail.

 

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Demo Only Workshop - The Clay School
Mar
18
9:00 AM09:00

Demo Only Workshop - The Clay School

Movement In Functional Pottery

with Martha Grover

Sunday, March 18th 9:00-5:00 p.m.

$90, ages 16+

*no experience necessary

**demonstration only

Discover the idiosyncrasies of working on and off the wheel as Martha Grover demonstrates how to make her undulating functional forms. She will discuss special throwing and altering techniques. Demonstrations will include working with various wheel-thrown forms and slabs in both the soft and leather-hard stages to create a variety of cups, bowls, vases, pitchers, lidded forms, and teapots. She will explore bottomless thrown forms, with the additions of slabs, handles and spouts. Crack repair and mending techniques will be addressed as well as the use of a spray gun for glaze application. Martha will also talk about her sources of inspiration, philosophy of making, and studio practices.

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MudFlat Workshop
Oct
28
to Oct 29

MudFlat Workshop

Visiting Artist: Martha Grover

Workshop

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 

10:00am to 4:00pm

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 

10:00am to 4:00pm

 

VISITING ARTIST: MARTHA GROVER

Porcelain On and Off the Wheel

Two-Day Demo Workshop

Saturday, October 28, 10am – 4 pm and Sunday, October 29, 10 am – 4 pm

Tuition: $300.00, members $150.00

Martha will present a Tuttle Talk on Friday, October 27, 6-8 pm. Free to all.

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Mid Atlantic Potters Conference
Oct
5
to Oct 8

Mid Atlantic Potters Conference

October 5-8, 2017 (Columbus Day Weekend)

The Mid-Atlantic Clay Conference is held every other year in the beautiful landscape setting of Front-Royal, Virginia. Ceramic artists of all skill levels will benefit from our four day conference! On Saturday and Sunday, three nationally-known potters will present demonstration workshops featuring their unique techniques for constructing, decorating, glazing and firing their work. On Friday, multiple regional ceramists will lead a variety of exciting hands-on and demonstration workshops. There are also great opportunities to socialize, make new acquaintances, and renew past friendships! Participants come away with new ideas and inspiration from this stimulating learning experience!

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Elegantly Altered Workshop
Aug
3
to Aug 8

Elegantly Altered Workshop

  • Sugar Maples Center for Creative Arts (map)
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Discover the idiosyncrasies of working with porcelain on and off the wheel as Martha Grover demonstrates how to make her undulating functional forms. She will discuss special throwing and altering techniques suited for this elegant and sensuous material and how to exploit its best qualities. Demonstrations will include working with various wheel-thrown forms and slabs in both the soft and leather-hard stages to create a variety of cups, bowls, vases, pitchers, lidded forms, and teapots. She will explore bottomless thrown forms, with the additions of slabs, handles and spouts.  Crack repair and mending techniques will be addressed as well as the use of a spray gun for glaze application. Martha will also talk about her sources of inspiration, philosophy of making, and studio practices.

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Castle Hill Arts Workshop
Jul
24
to Jul 28

Castle Hill Arts Workshop

Discover the idiosyncrasies of working with porcelain on and off the wheel as Martha Grover demonstrates how to make her signature undulating functional forms.  In this hands-on workshop, Martha will share her special throwing and altering techniques that exploit this elegant and sensuous material’s best qualities.  Working with a variety of bottomless wheel-thrown forms and slabs in both the soft and leather-hard stages, Martha will demonstrate various altering techniques and additions of slabs, handles, and spouts to create an assortment of functional forms.  Forms will include cups, bowls, vases, pitchers, lidded forms, and baskets.  Crack repair and mending techniques will be addressed, as well as the use of a spray gun for glaze application.  Martha will also talk about her sources of inspiration, philosophy of making, and studio practices.

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Appalachain Center for Craft workshop
Jul
7
to Jul 9

Appalachain Center for Craft workshop

NTERGENERATIONAL Weekend - July 7-9, 2017 - Elegantly Altered with Martha Grover

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Work with porcelain on and off the wheel as the artist demonstrates how to make her signature, undulating forms. Gain experience with special throwing and altering techniques that exploit porcelain's best qualities. Work with a variety of bottomless wheel-thrown forms and slabs in both the soft and leather-hard stages. Learn to add slabs, handles and spouts while creating a variety of functional forms including cups, bowls, vases, pitchers, lidded forms and baskets. Cover crack repair and mending, too. Skill level: Intermediate Advanced

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Sierra Nevada College Workshop
Jun
19
to Jun 23

Sierra Nevada College Workshop

Undulating Functional Porcelain

June 19th – 23rd, 2017

Discover the idiosyncrasies of working with porcelain on and off the wheel as Martha Grover demonstrates how to make her signature undulating functional forms. In this hands-on workshop, Martha will share her special throwing and altering techniques that exploit this elegant and sensuous material’s best qualities. Working with a variety of bottomless wheel-thrown forms and slabs in both the soft and leather-hard stages, Martha will demonstrate various altering techniques and additions of slabs, handles, and spouts to create an assortment of functional forms. Forms will include cups, bowls, vases, pitchers, lidded forms, and baskets. Crack repair and mending techniques will be addressed, as well as the use of a spray gun for glaze application. Martha will also talk about her sources of inspiration, philosophy of making, and studio practices.

Artist Bio

Martha Grover is a functional potter, living in Bethel Maine, creating thrown and altered porcelain pieces. She attended Bennington College, where she received her undergraduate degree in Architecture. After a fifth year in ceramics at Syracuse University, Martha went on to receive her MFA in ceramics from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

After graduate school, she was awarded multiple residencies and fellowships including the Fogelberg Fellowship at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, Sage Scholarship and Taunt Fellowship at the Archie Bray Foundation , and a yearlong residency at Red Lodge Clay Center. Her work can be found at many galleries across the country. Her work has been published in Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times, Pottery Making Illustrated, 500 Pitchers, 500 Platters and Chargers, and 500 Vases. It was the cover feature of Ceramic Monthly’s May 2010 issue.

To learn more about Martha, please visit: www.MarthaHGrover.com

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University of Southern Indiana and Indiana University Southeast
Sep
14
to Sep 16

University of Southern Indiana and Indiana University Southeast

  • University of Southern Indiana (map)
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Martha will be a visiting artist at University of Southern Indiana and Indiana University Southeast.  She will demonstrate her techniques, give a lecture about her work and sources of inspiration, discuss her life as an independent potter and artist, and meet with students to discuss their work. 

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ClayFest Northwest
Sep
9
to Sep 11

ClayFest Northwest

ClayFest Northwest

To celebrate our 50th Anniversary, Pottery Northwest is hosting a series of events from September 9th – 11th. Please join us! We’ll have activities for everyone – students, collectors, enthusiasts, and fans. A reception for our Retrospective Show in our gallery will kick things off on Friday Night. At the heart of it all will be ClayFest Northwest Exhibition, a sales event featuring the work of 50 excellent clay artists. The festivities on Saturday night will include a Gala Dinner with our Grand Ruckus afterwards. A stellar group of nine ceramists are lined up for demonstration workshops on Saturday and Sunday.

You can purchase tickets for each event individually, or for all you mega fans out there, we offer a full weekend pass. If you happen to be at the Bumbershoot festival the weekend prior, Pottery Northwest has a big (and fiery) surprise in store, but let’s keep that between you and me. Get your tickets now to take advantage of our early bird pricing at Brown Paper Tickets.

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Touchstone Center for Craft - Workshop
Aug
1
to Aug 5

Touchstone Center for Craft - Workshop

  • Touchstone Center for Craft (map)
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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 special throwing and altering techniques suited for this elegant and sensuous material and how to exploit its best qualities. Demonstrations will include working with various wheel-thrown forms and slabs in both the soft and leather-hard stages to create a variety of cups, bowls, vases, pitchers, lidded forms, and teapots. She will explore bottomless thrown forms, with the additions of slabs, handles, and spouts. Crack repair and mending techniques will be addressed as well as the use of a spray gun for glaze application. Martha will also talk about the sources of inspiration, philosophy of making, and studio practices. 

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Two Day workshop at The View
Jun
25
to Jun 26

Two Day workshop at The View

A two day workshop on June 25, 2016 and June 26, 2016 from 9AM-4PM

Class Description

Discover the idiosyncrasies of working with porcelain on and off the wheel as Martha Grover demonstrates how to make her undulating functional forms. She will discuss special throwing and altering techniques suited for this elegant and sensuous material and how to exploit its best qualities. Demonstrations will include working with various wheel-thrown forms and slabs in both the soft and leather-hard stages to create a variety of cups, bowls, vases, pitchers, lidded forms, and teapots. She will explore bottomless thrown forms, with the additions of slabs, handles and spouts.  Crack repair and mending techniques will be addressed as well as the use of a spray gun for glaze application.  Martha will also talk about her sources of inspiration, philosophy of making, and studio practices. 

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Workshop: SnowFarm
Jun
3
to Jun 5

Workshop: SnowFarm

Discover the idiosyncrasies of working with porcelain on and off the wheel as Martha Grover demonstrates how to make her signature undulating functional forms.  In this three-day hands-on workshop, Martha will share her special throwing and altering techniques that exploit this elegant and sensuous material’s best qualities.  Working with a variety of bottomless wheel-thrown forms and slabs in both the soft and leather-hard stages, Martha will demonstrate various altering techniques and additions of slabs, handles, and spouts to create an assortment of functional forms.  Forms will include cups, bowls, vases, pitchers, lidded forms, and baskets.  Crack repair and mending techniques will be addressed, as well as the use of a spray gun for glaze application.  Martha will also talk about her sources of inspiration, philosophy of making, and studio practices. 

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Two Day Workshop in Kingston ON
May
14
to May 15

Two Day Workshop in Kingston ON

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Martha Grover is coming to the Guild! Saturday and Sunday May 14-15,  2016

Join us for a two day demonstration workshop with Martha Grover, well known clay artist from Maine, USA, and discover the idiosyncrasies of working with porcelain on and off the wheel as Martha Grover demonstrates how to make her signature undulating functional forms.

In this two-day workshop, Martha will share her special throwing and altering techniques that exploit this elegant and sensuous material’s best qualities. Working with a variety of bottomless wheel- thrown forms and slabs in both the soft and leather hard stages, Martha will demonstrate various altering techniques and addition of slabs, handles, and spouts to create an assortment of functional forms. Forms will include cups, bowls, vases, pitchers, lidded forms and baskets. Crack repair and mending techniques will be addressed, as well as the use of a spray gun for glaze application.

Martha will also talk about her sources of inspiration, philosophy of making and studio practices. Visit her website: http://marthagrover.squarespace.com/

Location:

Rehearsal Hall of the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning, 370 King Street West, Kingston Ontario

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Workshop - Baltimore Clay Works
Apr
16
to Apr 17

Workshop - Baltimore Clay Works

Martha Grover: Porcelain: On and Off the Wheel

Discover the idiosyncrasies of working with porcelain on and off the wheel as Martha Grover demonstrates how to make her undulating functional forms. She will discuss special throwing and altering techniques suited for this elegant and sensuous material and how to exploit its best qualities. Demonstrations will include working with various wheel-thrown forms and slabs in both the soft and leather-hard stages to create a variety of cups, bowls, vases, pitchers, lidded forms, and teapots. She will explore bottomless thrown forms, with the additions of slabs, handles and spouts.  Crack repair and mending techniques will be addressed as well as the use of a spray gun for glaze application.  Martha will also talk about her sources of inspiration, philosophy of making, and studio practices. 

 

Fee: $ 200.00 Members; / $ 225.00 Non-Members

16S-WS02Instructor: Martha Grover

Date/Time: Sat, 10-4 PM | Apr 16 to Apr 17

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First City Arts Workshop
Feb
9
to Feb 10

First City Arts Workshop

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Tuesday, Feb 9th:  9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb 10th:   9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

Martha Grover will demonstrate how she creates her signature curvy forms from wheel thrown and hand-built parts.  She begins by explaining the four basic components of each of her pieces – wheel-thrown cylinders, thin slabs, attachments, and paper slip—and then combines those components in different ways to create her elegant forms.  In addition, Martha will explain her meticulous glazing process. Though she is enamored with the soft,  seductive nature of porcelain, Martha stresses that the techniques demonstrated can be easily adapted to fit any style.  A clip of Martha can be seen at ceramicartsdaily.org.

 

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Alabama Clay Conference - Presenter
Feb
5
to Feb 7

Alabama Clay Conference - Presenter

31st Alabama Clay Conference
February 5-7, 2016 in Gadsden, Alabama

The Alabama Craft Council is pleased to announce the 31st Alabama Clay Conference - ALCC 2016 - which will be held at The Mary G. Harding Center for Cultural Arts, 501 Broad Street, Gadsden, Alabama 35901 and The Gadsden Museum of Art, 515 Broad Street, Gadsden, Alabama 35901. The main presenters will be Martha Grover, Paul Lewing, Marty Fielding and Mark Rademacher. The presenters will conduct their demonstrations in different rooms throughout the Center for Cultural Arts. Scheduled activities will include the Presenter’s Exhibition, an invitational Tableware Show, Participant Show, Alabama Student and Professor Show, Vendor’s Area, clay dance performance, Alabama Clay Market, Saturday night party at the Back 40 Brewing Company, mug exchange, Empty Bowls, mini-presentations by four local ceramic artists: Steve Loucks, Lynnette Hesser, John Oles and Beer Chunhaswasdikul on Sunday morning, etc.

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