Forrest Lesch Middleton

Pottery Image Transfers

July 21st & 22nd, 2018
Experience combining form and surface as you explore the techniques Forrest has developed which allow him to integrate wheel throwing and image transfer techniques creating uniquely decorative functional wares. Use Silkscreens Forrest provides and start by making tiles and progressing to wheel thrown and hand built forms. Forrest will walk you through his process encouraging your own creative exploration through conversations that elicit a deeper development of your personal voice. Whew, that’s a lot! You are certain to leave with a new approach to surface and decoration.

Forrest Lesch-Middelton lives and works in Petlauma CA, he has an extensive background as an artseducator, studio potter, and tile maker. Forrest received his BFA from Alfred University in ‘98, and MFAfrom Utah State University in ‘06. He has taught at multiple colleges and Universities, and was CeramicsProgram Director of Sonoma Community Center from 2007-12, and was President of the Association of Clay and Glass Artists from 2013-16. In 2013 Ceramics Monthly Magazine named Forrest Ceramic Artist of the year. Forrest was recently awarded a Creative Work Fund grant for his work with Iranian calligrapher Arash Shirinbab, and a McKnight Fellowship from Northern Clay Center. Forrest’s pots and tile have been featured in Ceramics Monthly magazine, The New York Times, Architectural Digest, and Sunset Magazine.

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