June 10, 2021 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
VIRTUAL: Kurinuki Cups & Handbuilt Drip Cones with Melissa Weiss

3:30-5:30PM PT / 6:30PM-8:30PM ET

Instructor: Melissa Weiss

In this virtual workshop, Melissa will demonstrate how to carve cups from solid balls of clay and add handles.  She will show how to make pour over style coffee cones using the pinch method.

Kurinuki means ‘to hollow out’.  It is a Japanese subtractive method of making pots by starting with a solid shape and carving the pot out of it.  Tools, clay types, and technique will be shown so you can make your own.

Supply List Available HERE.

Participants must pre-register for the workshop to get the Zoom link. Once you register, the link will be in your confirmation email. 


All Levels
All Ages

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Melissa Weiss

Melissa Weiss


Melissa Weiss is originally from NY. She received her BFA in photography in 2000 from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. Melissa currently resides in Asheville, NC where she runs a studio housing over 20 artists in an 8000 square foot warehouse called SouthSideStudios near the Swannanoa River. She is a full time studio potter. Melissa makes functional high fired pots from clay she digs on her land in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. Melissa is a self taught potter yet has learned from many potters in the Asheville area. Melissa has attended John C. Campbell, Penland and Arrowmont as a studio assistant ,a work study and a teacher for wood fire workshops. Melissa has spent the last 15 years learning how to fire wood and gas fueled kilns. Melissa is the author of the book “Hand Built, A Potter’s Guide” Melissa makes all her own clay, glazes and slips and fires them in gas and wood fired reduction kilns to cone 10.