Workshop: Good Lids for Hand-Built Pots, Plus…

Instructor:  Gail Kendall

Date:  October 6, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

In this one day demo workshop Gail will concentrate on demonstrating three kinds of lids that she uses on a variety of utilitarian forms. She will also demonstrate the upside-down slab and coil plates and platters she have been making since the early 2000’s.

Gail will give two brief image lectures: one a short version about the ideas and experiences that have enriched her 50 years in working with clay.  The second is a talk called “Pot Pointers”. She will show 11 Chinese pots while naming a handful of strategies one can self-assign in order to explore some new directions in the studio.

A hand-out will be provided with the slip and glaze formulas Gail uses on her work.

The workshop will be held in the ceramics studio at:
The Calder Art Center
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI

Prices for the workshop:
Individual non MCAA member – $75

Individual MCAA member – $60

Student – $30

Students of Institutional Member schools – $15

Lunch – included in ticket price.


Gail Kendall has been working in ceramics since 1970. She recently retired from her position as Hixson-Lied Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she had been teaching since 1987. In 2009, Gail was awarded an Excellence in Teaching Award (Lifetime Achievement), from the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally, and she is represented in numerous public and private collections, including the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Plains Art Museum, and the General Mills Corporation.