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Sat, Sep 29



Techniques for Enhancing Wheel Thrown Surfaces

with ★ You Tube Video Superstar ★ Hsin-Chuen Lin

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Techniques for Enhancing Wheel Thrown Surfaces
Techniques for Enhancing Wheel Thrown Surfaces

Time & Location

Sep 29, 2018, 1:00 PM – Sep 30, 2018, 4:00 PM

Clayroom, 1431 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA


About The Event

This two-day hands-on workshop is designed for wheel throwers who wish to learn new techniques for enhancing and decorating the surfaces of their pots. Hsin-Chuen Lin will demonstrate how to apply a chattering texture, how to use sodium silicate to achieve a crackle texture and how to apply roller textures to the surface of your pots. Additionally, Hsin will demonstrate throwing skills including throwing off the hump. Everyone will have the opportunity to make a chattering tool from a hacksaw blade. Over 1 million followers on Youtube attest to Hsin’s ceramics mastery and skillful teaching methods.

Day 1: September 29th- 1-4PM

Day 2: September 30th- 1-4PM



Hsin-Chuen Lin was born in Taiwan and received his Master of Fine Art degree in ceramics from the University of Iowa. He moved to California in 1991 and is currently teaches at the Sunnyvale community center and Higher Fire Clay Studio in downtown San Jose and works as studio potter in Fremont, California. Clay has been Lin's passion for more than 30 years. His inspiration comes from Chinese Shan, Zhou dynasty's bronzes as well as Song dynasty's elegant pottery. He was also influenced by the American contemporary ceramics movement’s focus on the free and spontaneous making of pots. His beautiful vessels are first thrown, then torn, punched, squeezed, decorated, and finally fired, such as raku, saggar, gas and wood fire depending on what he wants to express. Hsin-Chuen Lin has shown his work nationally and internationally and has won many awards. His work has been featured in books and magazines and he sells to select U.S. galleries and at national juried craft shows. His work is in museums and private collections in Taiwan and the US.


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