Robert LAWARRE – Masterclass workshop 5 days – 20-24 of June 2016

“Digging deeper”


Robert Lawarre III is a ceramic artist working and teaching in central Florida.

He was born in February 1972 in Lima, Ohio and moved to Titusville, Florida at age 13.

Lawarre started working in clay in 1990 but did not realize his attachment to the clay medium until 1997 as he completed his AA degree at Valencia Community College under the direction of Michael Galletta. His education continued at the University of Central Florida, where he earned a BFA in Ceramics under Professors Robert Reedy and Hadi Abbas.

Vessels Gallery in Boston MA, The Design Gallery in Burnsville NC, and The Artistic Hand in Oviedo, FL represent his work.

Robert’s work has been displayed at galleries and museums nationally and internationally, totaling more that 100 shows in the last 7 years. His international exposure, including publications, extends through the USA, Canada, China, Taiwan, Austria, Croatia, Italy, France, and England.

He has earned 19 national and international awards since 2006.

Last year, he won the first Prize of the Grand Jury and the Public Prize, both, awards of the VIA international competition, “Crazy Teapot”.


Planning is advised but improvisation is a must when new and captivating work is generated in clay. In this workshop you are encouraged to foster the exploration of surface decoration and its relationship to form. The focus will be on vessel forms (for ease of drying) but the technique can be developped to convey sculptural ideas.

Using dark stoneware, forms will be made by a utilizing a variety of pinch, slab, traditional and nontraditional methods.

Robert will share his methods to make and use custom patterns, the use of unusual objects as molds, and free form slab techniques.

Surface decoration will be addressed in a variety of additive and subtractive methods using slips and texture tools.

Attendees can look forward to walking away from this workshop with new skills for building and decorating forms, a stronger ability to explore ideas, and the knowledge to create their own tools and bisque molds.


All levels, though some handbuilding experience will be helpful.

Workshop cost :

– 5 days  490€

+ annual membership fee : 15€

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