Join us Saturday September 16th and start your school year inspired. We'll be here to help you kick-off the school year with all the tools and supplies you love. We will have project ideas to share and of course we're here to help with any questions or technical advise.
Jon & Marsha Williams
Each have a history in clay spanning over three decades. We have been fortunate to have them spend the past two years as artists-in-residence at Motawi Tileworks creating beautifully sculpted tiles and new glazes. They will be joining us here at Rovin for free demonstrations during our Educators' Saturday.
More about Jon Williams
Jon began his lifelong career in pottery and clay at University of California Santa Cruz followed by two years as a potter's apprentice to Al Johnsen. Jon spent 25 years making a living as a production potter before turning his attention to tile. Since then, he has focused on developing specialized processes for tile production and has built customized equipment for RAM pressing, mold making, slip casting, glaze chemistry and glaze application techniques.
Jon will demonstrate his unique throwing techniques that show how to work with the rotation and centrifugal force of the potter's wheel. He will begin by showing how to throw basic shapes that will become the foundation for your style and creativity.
More about Marsha Williams
Marsha received her BFA in ceramics from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has had a love and fascination for clay all her life. Spanning a period of 35 years, she has made a career of designing, carving and producing ceramic tile for the national market as well as ceramic objects for pleasure.
Marsha will demonstrate a lesson plan on how to use inexpensive materials to create molds for pressing multiple relief tiles.
Non-Educators are welcome to join us for these demonstrations, but they will be focused on educational instruction.