Pottery Jam with Mark Shapiro

Pottery Jam with Mark Shapiro


Friday, February 22

Back by popular demand! Mark Shapiro was a huge hit at our November pottery jam. There were lots of requests for an encore. In this event, Mark will demo and discuss his pots, from cups, handles and bowls, through large and complex forms, sharing his approach, observations and tricks from over 35 years of working as a studio potter.

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Location: At Hinckley Pottery’s studio in the historic Georgetown neighborhood of Washington DC, next door to the venerable Blues Alley Jazz Club. The pottery jam will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. The fee is $35 in advance, $45 at the door.

Mark Shapiro has a way of opening eyes and eliciting wonder even from experienced potters. A nationally renowned craftsman who has practiced his art for more than 35 years, his techniques and observations are valuable for anyone interested in the whole pottery-making process.

Mark's work is in many public collections. He is currently a Smithsonian Artist Residency Fellow, is a frequent workshop leader, lecturer, curator, panelist, writer, and mentor to a half-dozen apprentices who have trained at his Stonepool Pottery in western Massachusetts.