Clay Workshops

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Weekend: May 22-24, 2020 DavidVoorhees
Jumping Into Porcelain
David Voorhees

Learn to work with this magical, translucent clay. Cover forming, altering, trimming, additions and finishing.   Learn lots of tips and tricks and take home "white" greenware.
Intermediate-Advanced, must be able to center and throw basic small forms
$350; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - NONE


Weekend: May 29-31, 2020 BrettBeasley
Glazed Over
Brett Beasley

Overcome your fear of glazes and the glazing process. Learn about glaze materials, commercial glazes and slips. Explore the possibilities of cone 6 glazes!
Intermediate, must have taken a clay class
$350; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - NONE


Weekend: June 5-7, 2020 JessicaWilson
Horse Hair, Raku and Pit Firing
Jessica Wilson

Explore the hands-on processes of horse hair, raku and pit firing. Participate in every process from glazing and loading to pulling forms. Learn new techniques to create amazing one-of-a-kind work. Get ready to get dirty, work in a hot environment and embrace the unexpected!
Beginner-Intermediate
$350; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - NONE


Weeklong: July 5-10, 2020 RachelClark
Innovative Decorative Possibilities with Laser Etching
Rachel Clark

Explore the many decorative possibilities of the laser etcher! Work with clay in all stages and learn to make forms, using slump molds, that optimize the use of different laser etching techniques. Gain skill applying imagery using Oxide Fusion Printing, laser sgraffito and laser Mishima as well as designing your own wooden stamps and rollers. Take home finished work and new tools.
Beginner-Advanced, Photoshop skills helpful, but not required
$600; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - NONE


Weeklong: July 12-17, 2020 Rachel Clark, samples sgraffito
Intentional Pots
Andrea Denniston

Focus on making well crafted, fully considered mugs, jars, vases, cups, bowls and anything in-between. Surface decoration will center on underglaze inlay techniques and glaze trailing. Work with cone 6 porcelain to bisque and glaze fire in an electric kiln before the end of the workshop.
Intermediate-Advanced
$600; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - $2 per glaze trailing bottle with removable needle tips; $5 per retractable scalpel


Weeklong: July 19-24, 2020 David Heustess, vessels
Tell a Narrative: The Figure, Flora and Fauna in Porcelain
Taylor Robenalt

Let’s face it, sculpting in porcelain can be difficult. Learn techniques to control this fickle material. Explore sculpting in porcelain using the human figure, flora and fauna to create a narrative.
Beginner
$600; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - NONE


Weeklong - July 26-31, 2020 MarkArnold
Press Molds Meet the Wheel
Mark Arnold

Create molds to be used in combination with wheelthrown and handbuilt forms. Make pieces utilizing wood and/or plaster molds, and learn to use the wheel as a tool to assemble the pieces. Explore a variety of utilitarian forms, including cups and vases. Discuss how to use carving, inlay and terra sigillata as surface decoration to make each piece unique.
Beginner-Advanced, must be able to center clay and throw a small cylinder
$600; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - NONE


Weekend: August 7-9, 2020  AudryDealMcEver
Breaking the Circle: Exploring Thrown and Altered Techniques to Create More Complex Forms
Audry Deal-McEver

Learn to view wheelthrown pots as building blocks that can be transformed into a wide variety of non-circular forms. Through adding darts, gussets and handbuilt slab parts, gain experience altering symmetrical pots into a wide variety of new shapes to create more complexity in functionality, design and scale.
Intermediate, must be able to throw a 6-inch cylinder on the Potter's wheel
$350; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - NONE


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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