Jeff Shapiro (USA)

Jeff Shapiro

‘I am at a point in my personal time line that crosses back and forth between the realm of utilitarian function and sculpture.’ Jeff Shapiro moved from the USA to Japan for 9 years, where he experienced a formal wood-fire potter’s apprenticeship, then moved back to the USA where he still lives and works. He will be demonstrating his methods of slab construction using templates, working on large pieces including a five foot tall triangular bottle. He will also show how he makes thick platters from recycled clay, and hand carves tea bowls. ‘I want to challenge and be challenged, inspire and be inspired, move when I feel moved, feel the passion to create as a response to what I see, hear, touch, smell and taste…’

Date: October 18, 2020