Pottery Workshop | Sunday, September 20th, 9:00am-4:00pm - $80 + $10 materials feeClick here for registration info!
Join award-winning artist/potter Robin Rodgers for a full day of hands-on wheel throwing techniques and more! Learn how to pull tall forms, make lids that fit, throw hollow and wide forms, centering techniques, stacking and closed pieces. Robin will also demonstrate special trimming, joining, and handbuilding techniques as well as surface treatments that he uses to make his award-winning pieces. 25+ years of pottery experience at your command for a day! Got a problem? – Robin can prescribe your pottery solution! We may have time for horse-hair firing so bring your pre-bisqued pieces!
Robin Rodgers was raised in Chattahoochee, Florida, near the banks of the Apalachicola River and currently lives and works in Tallahassee where he established his Rabbit Pond studio in 1995. “As a boy, I was intrigued by old bottles, arrowheads, and Indian pottery that I found near my home.” His interests in art, archaeology, and nature inspired him to complete his Bachelors Degree in Art from the University of Montevallo in 1984 and MFA in Ceramics from Florida State University in 1989.
Rodgers “enjoys researching ancient techniques and processes of pottery making, translating these findings into his current, meticulously designed and crafted, contemporary ceramic creations. His personal touch is revealed through a myriad of surface textures and treatments on wheel-thrown forms, including etchings, geometrically organized carvings, and sculpted appendages, often utilizing regional animal imagery or abstracted natural forms.”
His work is represented in private, corporate, and museum collections in the U.S. and abroad, including the Mobile Museum of Art, Huntsville Museum of Art, State of Florida, The Nature Conservancy, Historic Bok Sanctuary, Archaeological Institute of West Florida, Apalachee Indian tribe, and in art galleries across the US. In addition, Robin creates replicas of 17th century Spanish & Native American pottery for San Luis Archaeological site in Tallahassee, Florida and has an installation of over 200 tiles depicting the flora and fauna of Florida at the historic Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Florida. His work is featured in the March/April 2006 issue (PDF: 415kb) of Florida Wildlife magazine, and in Lark Book’s, 500 Animals in Clay.