Join us as Michigan ceramic artist Alex Thullen demonstrates his throwing and surface decoration techniques. He'll also talk about his research and development process for locally sourced clay and glaze materials. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from Alex's unique perspective!
Where: Rovin Ceramics, 253 Dino Drive Suite A, Ann Arbor, MI
When: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Lecture: 11:30am - 12:30pm (free and open to public)
Demonstration: 1:15pm - 5:30pm ($60 per person)
Alex Thullen is a studio potter based in Ferndale, Michigan. He graduated with a BFA with a concentration in ceramics from Wayne State University in 2005. In 2006, he joined the staff at Pewabic Pottery in Detroit, Michigan, and has served there as an instructor, Studio Manager, Fabrication Supervisor, Senior Glaze Technician and Development Specialist. In addition to these roles, he continues to be involved in ceramic education, and has taught classes and workshops at Wayne State University, College for Creative Studies, Schoolcraft College, Pewabic Pottery, and Rhode Island Community College.
Alex's work consists primarily of utilitarian ceramic vessels, strongly influenced by his interest in both ceramic technology, and more recently, the application of ceramics to architecture. He is fascinated by the concept of tradition within the crafts field, as well as how we interact with and what constitutes the ritual object.
Learn more about Alex's work at alexthullenceramics.com