Sep05 to Sep06


9:00 am



Hygge in Clay with Jan McKeachie Johnston & Linda Christianson

  • Thursday, September 5, 9 am - 5 pm
  • Friday, September 6, 9 am - 4 pm

Join these powerhouse potters for a two-day, hands-on workshop filled with astute tips, lots of individual instructor attention, and laughter born of Midwestern wit and pragmatism. Hygge (Hoogah) is a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality. The concept aligns with how Jan and Linda and their pots make us feel. Whether we are gazing upon one of McKeachie Johnston’s generous baskets, or warming ourselves drinking from Christianson’s mugs, we experience an overwhelming confluence of intention and execution. Primarily a handbuilder, McKeachie Johnston will demonstrate her slab work and carving from a solid. Christianson will work on a treadle wheel, creating various parts to alter and assemble. Throughout the workshop they will discuss proportion, form, intention, gesture, the benefits of cross-country skiing, and maybe a joke or two. One can expect to leave with a deeper knowledge of how to create energetic connections between parts of a form while capturing the intentional gesture of your hand in clay. Lunch included.

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Join us for the rest of American Pottery Festival Weekend!

Opening Night Benefit Party | ($25) Friday, September 6, 6 - 8 pm

American Pottery Festival Benefit Sale & Select Artist Slide Talks | ($5)

  • Saturday, September 7, 9:30 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday, September 8, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Saturday Session All Day Workshops | Saturday, September 7, 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday Study All Day Workshops | Sunday, September 8, 10 am - 2 pm

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