James Herring is a master potter from Miami who loves to share his craft with demonstrations, classes and workshops. He is a former President of the Ceramic League of Miami and was an Artist-in-Residence at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. He has won grants from institutions such as the National Endowment for the Arts and the Knight Arts Challenge. His work marries Eastern philosophy with the modern maker movement and he invites us to rediscover our creativity by getting our hands dirty. He believes that craftsmanship and the arts are crucial for nurturing human growth. Not only is Herring a well-known practitioner and advocate for pottery, he also works as Director of Exhibition Production at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science.
On March 7th, James will be taking a spin on the potter’s wheel to demonstrate the art of throwing. From an old English word meaning “to twist or to turn”, throwing is a challenging technique which transforms a lump of clay into a ceramic vessel.