This workshop took place in January 2018. We are now beginning to plan for the 2020 workshops week. Please check back later for details.

About The Class

Instructor: Peter Beasecker

Medium: Clay/Wheel

Workshop Title: Pots and the Person

Investigate the mechanics of seeing and making better pots. Focus on techniques and strategies for orchestrating for. Taking a closer look at the formal properties of a pot – the nuances of structure and detail – you will address ways to articulate and fabricate form.  The objective is to be more proficient in your making and more personal in your approach to pottery. Wheel experience recommended.

Click here to download the PDF of student material list for Clay/Wheel.

About The Instructor

Peter Beasecker

Peter Beasecker

Peter Beasecker is a Professor of Art, teaching ceramics and graduate studies at Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. He has exhibited extensively in national and international venues, and his work is included in the collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, The Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Mint Museum in North Carolina. Beasecker has been a visiting artist and workshop leader at more than sixty institutions, including Anderson Ranch, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and the Penland School of Crafts. He currently maintains a studio in Cazenovia, New York.



  • Application Fee: $50.00
  • Residents: $1,235.00
    (Tuition, Fees, Room & Board Tuesday dinner through Sunday lunch)
  • Commuters: $990.00
    (Tuition, Fees, Lunch and Dinner Tuesday dinner through Sunday lunch)

Workshop Ended

My work reflects my desire to have such qualities as simplicity and clarity be manifested in an object offering a restrained and studied elegance.
— Peter Beasecker

Peter Beasecker

These photos are representative of the instructor’s work, not necessarily of work that will be produced during the workshop.

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