Friday Night Artist Talk with Robbie Lobell
March 2, 7-9PM (free & open to public)
Join us Friday evening for an artist talk with Robbie Lobell as she shares images and speaks about her work and process.
Robbie Lobell, a studio potter with over 25 years in the field, lives and works on Whidbey Island in Northwest Washington. She founded Cook on Clay LLC in 2010 with her partner, Maryon Attwood. Lobell is the designer and maker of Cook on Clay’s high-fire flameproof cooking pots. Cook on Clay, committed to sustainable local economies and food systems, collaborates with farmers, chefs, home cooks, and restaurants in many communities across the country and in Canada.
Lobell's pots reside in kitchens and on tables across the North America and beyond. Her work is exhibited in group and solo shows and has been featured in the Studio Potter journal, Ceramics Monthly magazines, Pottery Making Illustrated, American Craft Magazine, Northwest Travel Magazine, many newspaper articles and is included in several books about utilitarian pottery and making pots. Robbie teaches workshops and classes, gives seminars, and lectures throughout North America.
March 3 & 4 (2 day workshop) 12-7PM
This two-day hands-on workshop introduces participants to high-fire flameware for making flameproof cooking pots. The “flameproof” clay body is specially formulated to withstand thermal shock when in high-heat cooking environments – grill, broiler, pre-heated oven, wood-fire oven, stovetop, and more. We will explore the utilitarian necessities of a cooking pot used in these high-heat environments, and aesthetic considerations for a beautiful pot presented from the kitchen to the dining table. Participants can expect to make their own covered stovetop pot and an altered baking dish. Clay body, glazes, and appropriate firings for flameware will be discussed.
Demonstrations, hands-on work, and lively discussion will give students a solid foundation for working with flameware and ideas to take shape in the form of clay cooking pots for slow food and a healthy world. This workshop is designed for students with a solid foundation in wheel-forming.
Experience: Students cannot be beginners. Previous experience on the wheel and knowledge of beginner handbiuilding skills are required.
Artists talk: All workshop participants are encouraged to join Robbie's artist talk Friday night March 5th from 7-9.
$285 BKLYN CLAY members /students