October 2023 | Justin Paik Reese (He/Him) - Throwing Large and Carved Surfaces

Regular price$275.00

Clay By The Bay is thrilled to be hosting Justin Paik Reese (@jpr_studio) for our OCTOBER 2023 workshop artist.

100% of the registration proceeds will be donated DIRECTLY to the artist, to support the ever growing community of talent we strive to nurture  



Justin Reese is a studio potter out of Youngstown, Ohio. Some of his influences include 90’s pop culture, retro video games, gothic architecture/design, and Korean pottery and patterning. He fires to cone 10/11 in his soda kiln, often looking for rich carbon-trapping with bright, electric celadons. If he is not loading a kiln or making work, you can find him spoiling his daughters and nerding out on the Super Nintendo. 


My work is an exploration of my Korean heritage, blended with pop-culture references,  architectural studies of Youngstown, Ohio, and they are fired in heavily reduced soda-atmospheres. I am fixated on the jar-form, always searching for subtle changes that are celebrated with complex patterns/cutouts, juicy celadon glazes, and washed out carbon-trapped areas. The shapes that I make are containers of memories, and they invite the viewer to take a deeper look.


This workshop focuses on methods and unique techniques that can be applied to throwing larger composite pieces on the wheel. The goal is to provide an understanding and approach that is accessible for anyone to practice in the studio. Carving and patterning will be demonstrated to encourage you to confidently explore new possibilities in surface treatment and decorating


WORKSHOP TIME & LOCATION: Friday night will be an Artist Talk from 7-9pm where everyone in the community is invited to meet & greet the artist and hear more about their craft!

Saturday & Sunday from 11am-3pm you will have a reserved seat to learn from the artist and work along side them to expand your ceramic skillset!  Registration will be for BOTH events, and a lunch break will be included. 

All activities will be hosted at Clay By The Bay's facilities (1618 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, 94109)

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