6/1 – 6/2
Creating Rustic and Organic Forms
with Shikha Joshi


Saturday & Sunday  6/1-6/2/2024

Ceramics Studio


In this hands-on workshop, learn ways to create rustic and organic forms on and off the wheel. We will start by making faceted yunomis and explore different ways to create rustic surfaces using slips, dry clays and sodium silicate. Students will make bowls, plates, and platters with organic edges and also delve into kurinuki carving to make asymmetrical pieces such as ikebana vases, rock jars, and mortar pestles. To round out the workshop weekend, we’ll discuss glazing techniques that would help enhance the rustic look in cone 6 oxidation for students to consider in their future practices.


Students are required to be at an intermediate level for throwing or handbuilding. Students may bring their own personal tools or use Ah Haa’s tools during the workshop Please note: All ceramics projects need to be fired in a pottery kiln and take approximately 3-4 weeks before they are ready to be taken home. You will receive an email once pieces are ready for pickup. If you will no longer be in Telluride, domestic shipping options are available via a third party, Ship It, Copy It. If you have not made arrangements with our Ceramics Director, Ah Haa will discard ceramics projects 30 days after the end of a class. For those who need to have their pieces shipped domestically, please be sure to select this option during the registration process. The total cost for safely packaging and shipping your ceramics projects will be listed on the online registration page for each class. Take note that Ah Haa does not offer international shipping as a standard option.


About the Artist

Shikha Joshi is a studio potter based in Round Rock, Texas. Born and raised in New Delhi, India. Joshi learned ceramics through community classes and workshops in the US. Her workhas been featured at prominent galleries like Companion, Charlie Cummings Gallery and Clayakar. She has exhibited at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts where her work is part of their permanent collection. Joshi has been published in Ceramic Monthly, Surface Design for Ceramics, and 500 Platters. She has taught numerous workshops nationally as well as online, sharing her passion for creating surface variation in an electric kiln.
You can follow Shikha’s work on her website www.potterybyshikha.com and/or on Instagram @potterybyshikha