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Smokestack Pottery is hosting a two day workshop with Alex Zablocki Saturday November 18th , 1:30 to 5:30  and Sunday November 19th, 9:00 to 3:oo. $125.00 Clay and glaze firing provided. Call Sue Collentine to register.  970-484-8183 

   In this two-day workshop, Alex Zablocki will discuss and demonstrate methods that focus on the manipulation and alteration of wheel thrown objects. Using pots as a canvas, Zablocki will demonstrate a number of altering techniques crucial to his practice, along with various methods to jazz up your ceramic surfaces such as slip inlay, wax relief and slip image transferring. Using primarily the potter’s wheel, Alex will explore ideas and take students on a journey through various approaches to utilitarian forms and surfaces. Participants will gain insight into how Zablocki uses these methods to transform objects thrown on the potter’s wheel into something exciting and fresh, further expanding the range of his work. These exercises will give students the opportunity to develop their own vocabulary within the medium, as they will be encouraged to think outside of what’s comfortable and familiar. 

  Artist Bio    American ceramic artist Alex Zablocki’s work takes apart the ceramic vessel and re-animates its constituent parts. He incorporates vestiges of utilitarian ceramics and allows them to perform freely as comic objects frozen in acrobatic recombination. The proper anatomy of the vessel is let loose and the assembled parts slip along viscous saturations of colored glaze. In 2008, Alex received his Bachelor in Fine Arts from Finlandia University and has since then pursued two Post-Bachelor programs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Colorado State University where he worked with artists; Del Harrow, Sanam Emami, Gail Kendall, Pete Pinnell and Eddie Dominguez. In 2017 he received his Master of Fine Arts from The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. His work has been shown both nationally and internationally at a wide range of galleries and art centers such as, The Archie Bray Foundation in Helena Montana and The CC Gallery in Taiwan. His work can be found in the M.F.A. collection of Alfred’s Ceramic Arts Museum ACAM in Alfred, NY and the private collections of Robert Pfannebecker and John and Andrea Gill. Alex currently resides and works in Fort Collins Colorado.  


$165 for this 5 week class with plenty of open studio time.

Tuesday November 14th -   4 to 7pm

Wednesday November 14th - 10am to 1pm 

Wednesday November 14th -  6 to 9pm

Thursday November 15th -  5 to 8pm


You bring the drinks I provide the snacks.  We throw pots for two hours and make up to four pieces.  I can host up to 12 people.  Please call to make your reservation.  $40 per person.  All pots are oven, dishwasher and microwave safe.


You can reach Sue at 970-484-8183 . We are looking forward to hearing from you. You can also contact us at our e-mail address: cone10pottery@hotmail.com.  Or, stop in and see us: 119 East Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524

If you are not familiar with our company and your first contact with us is online: We would be pleased to hear from you! Please let us know what your needs and questions are, we will be more than happy to help.