Morgantown, West Virginia, artist Jen Allen teaches ceramics at West Virginia University. She received her MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 2006, and has completed residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation and Red Lodge. In this workshop, Jen will combine handbuilt, thrown and press-molded parts to create her porcelain pots, and will discuss texturing and mark making.
A second-generation potter, Canadian artist Tony Clennell has been making ceramics for over 35 years. He received his MFA from Utah State University in 2009, and is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Tony has written over 55 articles for Ceramics Monthly, Studio Potter, Clay Times and more. He will be throwing a large casserole, jug and basket, as well as smaller functional objects.
Michigan artist Kenyon Hansen received his BFA from Finlandia University in 2002. He has apprenticed with Simon Levin in Wisconsin, and has completed residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation and Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts. His demonstrations will include throwing and altering with slabs, press molds, coils and paper templates to construct porcelain forms.