Spend 2 days learning alongside Fong Choo and his "Dwippy" methods of glaze play. Learn his secrets of taking commercial glazes to the next level in this Workshop (demonstration only).
This somewhat unorthodox method of glazing work uses highly fluxed, reactive Mayco low fire commercial crystal glazes paired with their SW Mid Range Series of glazes fired to Cone 5-6 in oxidation. The methods that will be demonstrated are designed to create a dazzling palette of finishes. Results have been described many ways: Luscious. Random. Runny. Marbly. Amazing. And ‘Dwippy.’ Choo likes to say “They’re so loose they slide.”
Choo is also highly regarded for his use of alternative materials in his handles. Attendees will be shown creative ways to use cane and reed in handle assemblages for the teapots.
Fong Choo has taught workshops across the U.S. and internationally in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, Israel, Canada, and in his native Singapore. His work has also received numerous awards at The Smithsonian Craft Show, The Philadelphia Museum of Art Show and the The American Craft Exposition. He is currently working on a number of patron-commissioned pieces.
Early Bird Pricing of $350/person available through January 31.
Registration closes March 1, 2024
Cancellation Fee: $50
Make it a retreat and stay on property for a fully immersive experience!
Limited housing available, please contact email@example.com directly for availability.
In early January of 1983, Choo, a native of the Republic of Singapore, a tiny independent nation in Southeast Asia came to the U.S. to pursue a college degree. His educational endeavor quickly took a career change after signing up for a beginning ceramics class where he was immediately drawn to the medium. Upon graduation, he pursued the art professionally.
Since 1990 he has been on adjunct faculty at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. However, he is at his best in the flow of the life of a practicing studio potter.
For Choo, the study of form has always been a core interest with his signature diminutive teapots so, no surprise that for over 30 years he has focused consciously and meticulously on this single form. Learning is a lifelong endeavor and passion for Fong.
Aspects of the form, the appendages--- handle, lid, spout and body must all merge as one for the piece to be visually pleasing. However, lately he has resorted back to exploring his utilitarian roots: creating and exploring bowls, mugs, vases and platters etc…used in his discovery of his ‘Dwippy’ methods of glaze play.
Play surrounds and infuses his work: both figuratively and literally.
Lodging is available on the 2nd floor of the Morean Workshop Space featuring private sleeping quarters, shared restrooms, large-communal kitchen and plenty of space to spread out!
Contact Valerie@moreanworkshopspace.org for availability.