Come watch a master share his tricks on the wheel, with some always-entertaining story telling along the way!
Friday, October 27
Newport Visual Arts Center
2nd Floor (Room 205)
When pottery found Jacob Accurso, he was a novice monk at Mount Angel Abbey. Learning to center clay from a Benedictine monk who learned it from another monk, Brother Jacob embraced a long monastic tradition of artistic work as a complement to contemplative life. He thrived at the wheel, cultivating the patience to master a craft and learning the history of one of the oldest art forms on earth. Though he did not pursue a lifelong commitment to monastic life, his years at the Abbey making plates, bowls and goblets for everyday use continues to shape Jacob’s relationship with pottery to this day. (You can find Jacob’s work at For Artsake in Newport.)