WORKSHOP at Fireborn Studios
June 29, 2020
Presented by Daniel Vito
The Art of the Vase
Take your design and throwing skills to the next level.
Functional and decorative vessels are a staple of the potter’s repertoire. Explore aesthetic principles and design parameters for vase forms. Daniel Vito will explain his design aesthetics and parameters. He will also demonstrate his throwing techniques. The golden ratio, sectional forms, and altering will be stressed. He will help you to establish your own criteria and parameters and then show you how to break the rules. There will be an opportunity for you to get hands-on practice making vases at a wheel during the optional afternoon session.
- DATE: Saturday, June 29, 2020
- TIME: Demonstration and discussion 9:30 to noon. Hands-on wheel time 12:30 to 2:30
- LOCATION: Fireborn Studios, 2338 Sarah Street, South Side, Corner of 24th and Sarah Streets, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
- PRICE: Morning session only: $100. Afternoon hands-on session: $25. Intermediate throwing skills suggested for afternoon session. Space is limited.
Fireborn students may keep an afternoon session pot to trim and finish during class.
This workshop is open to the general public. Bring lunch, order delivery, or go out to eat.
Resume: Daniel Vito has been a professional potter for 45 years and is a partner at Fireborn Studios. His work has been sold in hundreds of galleries nationwide. He served as the president of the Craftsmens Guild of Pittsburgh and is a member of the Associated Artists, The Pittsburgh Society of Artists and the Craftsmen’s Guild.