Robbie Lobell: Serving The Table – Exploring Ideas for Pots We Serve at the Table, October 27-28, 10 – 4:30


  • Cost: $225 Register at www.berkeleypottersstudio.com

Making pots for the table is both personal and universal and asks us, as makers, to consider decisions based on our culinary culture, function, and aesthetics. How do you serve at your table? What kinds of pots serve your ideas for presentation at the table? Where do those pots live while not in service? This workshop gives participants two full days to explore a variety of wheel-formed serving pots. Altering from the round, handles that work both functionally and aesthetically, lids that fit, feet that lift, and more will be demonstrated and explored according to each student’s interest. Conversation about the function and aesthetics of serving pots and the food held within will be ongoing.

This workshop is designed for students with a solid foundation in wheel-throwing.

Robbie studied under Mikhail Zakin from 1992-1994 and with Karen Karnes in 2001. Both of these artists had a profound impact on Robbie’s life and career. Robbie is otherwise self-taught. Her pots have been exhibited in group and solo shows, and are sold in galleries and gourmet food shops nationwide. Her work has been featured in Ceramics Monthly magazines, the Lark Books publication 500 Vases, the Krause Publications, The Art of Contemporary American Pottery, the Chronicle Books publication, Ceramics Bible, and The Studio Potter magazine. Lobell was on the faculty at the Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts for 10 years and serves on the Studio Potter Board of Directors.