Events
WINTER BREAK WORKSHOP SERIES 2022

Seats are limited to 6 per class. Register today!

 We are offering a series of 3 part, hands-on workshops focusing on a variety of techniques & objects.

  • Price: $180 per workshop. 

  • Schedule: 3 classes.  Meets once a week for 2 hours  

  • Includes: Instruction, clay, tools & one free 3hr open studio session per week

  • Firing fees not included

  • List of workshops below

 

THROWN & ALTERED PLANTERS

with Olive Hock

Mondays, 1-3pm, November 28, December 5, 12 

 

Get ready for the spring months by making a new home for your plants!  In this workshop you will learn how to make planters on the wheel and how to make them uniquely yours once you take them off. We will cover how to alter a simple wheel form, how to throw larger pieces to scale, ways of adding design elements using simple handbuilding techniques, and glaze decoration. Olive will also show you how to throw planters with an attached tray. 

Basic wheel throwing skills  required.

FOCUS ON PLATTERS

with Penelope Heller

Mondays, 6-8pm, November 28, December 5, 12 

This is an intensive wheel throwing workshop focussing on plates and platters. Penelope will show you all of the steps to successfully make and trim a plate, and will address common problems such as how to avoid cracks and warping.  We will also talk about function and aesthetic choices when forming the well, lip, rim, and base of a plate. 

Intermediate wheel throwing skill required.

DECORATIVE BOWLS

with Marge Lurie & Scottie Twine

Tuesdays, 1-3pm, November 29, December 6, 13

In this workshop students will learn several techniques for transforming their wheel-thrown, leatherhard bowls into distinctive decorative pieces by altering the surface. Marge and Scottie will cover methods of carving and piercing patterns into bowls, painting patterns or images on bowls, and adding small hand-formed pieces as embellishment. They will also talk about design considerations that go into making and trimming, and matching form with surface decoration.

Wheel throwing experience required.

COILED VESSELS

with Lea Cook

Tuesdays, 7-9pm, November 29, December 6, 13

Come make coiled vessels with Lea!  Coiling is one of the most versatile building techniques in clay and we will be using it to our advantage. Whether you want to make a vase, a cookie jar or an open sculptural form, you will be guided in coil building to fashion your wildest vessel dreams. Come prepared with an idea in your head, or come ready for, and open to, whatever the clay may reveal. 

All levels.

TRANSFERRING IMAGES ONTO CLAY

with Mary Fretz

Wednesdays, 7-9pm, November 30, December 7, 14

Have you ever wanted to “print” a simple image onto your pot, but didn’t know how?  Now’s your chance!  In this introduction to image transferring, you will have access to the Photo EZ screen process. Mary will show you how to transfer line images onto slabs, and methods for enhancing your image. You can then use your slab to make a tile, a mug, a vase - whatever you can imagine - and come away with a uniquely personal piece. 

All levels.

SLAB BUILT WALL VASES

with Sam Neary

Thursdays, 4-6pm, December 1, 8, 15

No more room for pottery in your home? In this class you will learn how to make pots that can hang on your walls!  Sam will demonstrate the basics of building with slabs; how make vases that hang, and will show you a variety of shapes for functional wall vases that look great with or without plants. 

All levels.

CERAMIC LAMPS

with Lily Ferguson

Fridays, 1-3pm, December 2, 9, 16

This workshop will cover the basics of creating a handbuilt ceramic form that can be converted into a functional lamp. Lily will show you how to make two different lamp forms: a ceramic base, and a lantern. You will learn how to attach a shade and bulb to a base, how to secure a bulb inside a lantern, and the mechanics of wiring each. Students will be able to take home their handcrafted piece to transform into a lamp of their own. Lamp parts not included. 

All levels. 

SGRAFITTO

with Michele Godwin

Saturdays, 10am-12pm, December 3, 10, 17

Learn how to use sgraffito in your work. Sgraffito is a decorative technique produced by applying color to a pot and carving or scratching a design to reveal the layer underneath. Michele will show you examples of the many ways artists have used sgraffito; show you how to use slips and underglazes, and take you through the process step by step. Students will make a pot by hand, and personalize it with their own sgraffito carving. 

All levels.