The focus of this workshop is the things that can be done to a pot after it has been thrown. Using very simple tools that he made, Eric demonstrates distortions on his his pottery that were inspired by nature. Time is spent discussing creativity and looking beyond clay for inspiration.
Eric Rempe has been working in clay for more than 25 years. He received a BFA in ceramics and a BS in Art Education from Penn State University and a MFA in ceramics from San Diego State University.
After finishing his MFA, Eric was hired to start a ceramics program at Coronado High School in Coronado, CA. He designed and supervised the construction of a state-of-the-art ceramics facility, which became the home for 160 students to actively work in clay. Eric taught there for 14 years but recently moved back to the East Coast to be be closer to his family. He settled in the farm country of southern New Jersey, where he is an Adjunct Professor of Ceramics at Camden County College, a ceramics teacher at Perkins Center for the Arts, and a studio artist at his home in Hammonton, NJ. His teaching and his work have received numerous awards. Eric’s work has been exhibited in Japan, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and in galleries and museums across the United States.