All About Spouts with Jen Allen

This is an on-demand virtual workshop


Whether you are a wheel-thrower or a hand-builder, this workshop will get you excited to up your pouring game!

Partial to pouring pots? In this workshop, Jen will share her tips and techniques for making elegant and functional slab-built spouts. You will learn spout design, details to help your pieces pour, attachment specifics, and more.

In this 2-hour virtual workshop, hand-building whiz Jen Allen will demonstrate her unique strategies for designing spouts for a variety of forms—from “open” pitcher and jug spouts, to “enclosed” teapot and oil cruet spouts, she’ll cover it all!

In this workshop you’ll learn:  

  • Jen’s process for creating many different types of spouts: from pitcher/jug spouts (what she refers to as "open spouts") to teapot and oil cruet spouts (which she calls "enclosed spouts").

  • How to design spouts so that they pour beautifully

  • How to create templates for your spouts so that you can recreate them

  • The details of attaching your spouts

  • And more!

PLUS: As a bonus you will get a packet of handouts from Jen that you can download and keep! 

What students have to say about Jen’s workshops:

“Jen is a terrific teacher. She is so well prepared and provides such outstanding examples so it is easy to visualize where she is going. She is inspiring.” 

“The workshop was such a good boost… Feel like I might be able to break some of my automatic "go-to" ways of working and enjoy the studio and discovery. So valuable!”

About Jen

Jen Allen Potter and online educator

Jen Allen received a BFA (2002) from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and a MFA (2006) from Indiana University, Bloomington. From 1998-2002, she worked as a production assistant to Kris Bliss at Bliss Pottery in Anchorage, AK. Among other awards, Jen was the recipient of the 2006-2007 Taunt Fellowship at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT.  In addition to her robust studio practice, Jenn teaches workshops around the world. She currently lives in Morgantown, WV with her husband Shoji Satake, their two kids, and their two dogs. When she’s not in the studio, she can most often be found at the hockey rink, cheering on her two kids.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?
This is a virtual workshop, simply purchase it here in the shop! After that, check your inbox for an email from my virtual platform, Naomi’s School, with a link to login to your new account and access the course. The zoom link to the live class will be in your student dashboard, along with any other course materials.

Note: if you have previously purchased workshops through my website, the new course will be added to your existing student dashboard. Simply login there to access the new course.

How do I access the recording and other course materials?
Once you register for the workshop, you’ll get all the info on how to access the course delivered right to your inbox within about 15 min. You will need to create a login password within Naomi’s e-learning platform, Thinkific. Please save that information in your browser, so that you can easily access the course materials whenever you like.

How long do I have access to this course?
Pottery Technique courses have an access time of 90 days and Professional Development courses are accessible for 1 year -both from the date of purchase. You can watch your course as much as you like during that time, and on any devices you own!

What kinds of tools do I need to take a pottery workshop?
You will be able to make everything I demonstrate using the basic pottery tools you already have on hand. So as long as you have some clay, and your standard pottery tools (wire cutter, knife, sponge, and a board to work on), you’ll be good to go. One thing you will need access to is a kiln to fire your finished work. If you want to know more about the tools I use most in my work, check out this video.

Due to the digital nature of this product we don’t offer refunds.

$70.00 USD