Teapot Design and Construction – Masterclass with Andrei Davidoff
This Masterclass is an opportunity for students to learn skills that can not only be applied to a teapot, but to the design principles required when making any piece of functional ware – such as joining and construction skills, pulling a handle and design considerations specific to functionality.
Andrei Davidoff discusses his design influences, presenting the breadth of his restaurant commission works and successful production ranges alongside his exhibition practice – illustrating how the design and construction methods utilised in making a teapot are universally applied to all factions of his practice. He will then demonstrate the individual components applied to constructing a teapot.
Artist presentation on his practice
Making on the wheel
Pulling a handle
Spout and strainer construction
Lid construction and design
Andrei Davidoff Biography
Andrei Davidoff is a ceramic artist and sculptor based in Melbourne, Australia.
His functional ceramic pieces are predominantly wheel-thrown and are made from local clay in his Melbourne studio. He is one of Australia’s most sought after ceramicists by restauranteurs, having been commissioned by such esteemed establishments as Vue de Monde, Estelle by Scott Pickett, Merricote, Guillames.
Andrei’s exhibition practice parallels his production works, he completed his Masters in Fine Arts at RMIT University in 2012 focusing on themes that explore architectural structures and spaces through interventions. Most recently his work covers themes of iconography from the histories and theories of studio pottery as has exhibited at Mr Kitly, Craft, Bus Projects and Vaucluse House (Sydney).
Please note that this Masterclass is demonstrative only - attendees will learn through observation and discussion the design and construction methods of the artist.
A vegetarian light lunch is provided, please be in contact if there are any specific food requirements of the attendees.