Weeklong - May 20-25, 2022 (Friday-Wednesday)
Use hollow building and lifecasting techniques as a foundation to create a figure sculpture in clay. Use lifecasted press molds and plaster molds to assist in sculpting the figure, allowing a broader range of possibilities!
All skill levels
Weeklong - June 5-10, 2022
Hands-on Soda Firing and Porcelain Cups, Cups, Cups
Start by firing work that you bring with you in the soda kiln! Focus on making cups of all shapes and sizes for the rest of the week. Special attention will be given to the skills of throwing, function, technique, comfort, aesthetics and self-expression. One soda firing and one bisque firing of cups to take home.
Intermediate-Advanced; participants should know how to throw on the wheel.
Weeklong - June 12-17, 2022
Diversified Methods: Alteration and Addition
Explore throwing approaches that plan for altering and integrating slab built parts. See how refinement techniques and dynamic shapes inform surface composition. Surface demonstrations include stamping, slip application, and newsprint transfers. Diversifying making methods benefits studio practice in both body and mind.
Weeklong - June 19-24, 2022
Pottery Boot Camp
Beginners will gain a firm foundation in pottery processes and techniques. Experienced potters will be challenged with more complex projects. The instructor will provide a wide range of demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and personalized assignments to help guide everyone to meet their goals.
All skill levels
Weeklong - July 17-22, 2022
Soda Fired Earthenware
Learn about firing earthenware in the soda kiln. Explore a variety of surface decorating techniques including stamping, staining, using slips/sigs, and decal layering techniques. (We'll primarily be working on the wheel but handbuilders are welcome.)
An optional material fee of $1-$5 for decals is payable to the instructor. The instructor will also have his book, Low Fire Soda, available for $35.
Intermediate (basic clay working experience will be helpful)
Weeklong - July 29-August 4, 2022 (Friday through Thursday)
Slab Building: Casts and Characters
Learn to love slabs! Explore application of slab building through the use of silicone press molds and constructing figurative sculpture. Students will create a silicone mold for use in their own studio, construct a bust and gain an understanding of different approaches to slab building.