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WINTER BREAK WORKSHOP SERIES 2023
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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

DECORATIVE APPLIQUE ON PLATES

with Karina Ruth

Monday 1-3pm  December 4, 11, 18

In this workshop students will learn how to transform wheel-thrown plates into distinctive decorative pieces. We will make plates on the wheel, and Karina will discuss and demonstrate the apppliqué technique of adding ornament to create raised images or patterns on the plates. She will also cover ways to refine the applied designs with a combination of under and over glazes.

Basic wheel throwing skills required.

SGRAFFITO BOWLS

with Michele Godwin 

Monday 4-6pm  December 4, 11, 18

 

Sgraffito is a decorative technique produced by applying color to a pot and carving or scratching a design to reveal the layer underneath. In this workshop students will carve shapes and natural forms onto thrown or mold-made bowls. Michele will show you how to use slips and underglazes, and take you through the process step by step. Students will leave with a bowl, or several bowls!, personalized with their own sgraffito carving. 

All levels.  

FOCUS ON PLATTERS

with Penelope Heller

Mondays, 7-9pm, December 4, 11, 18 

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.

NERIKOMI

with Sam Neary

Tuesdays, 1-3pm, Dec 5, 12, 19

 

Learn how to create beautiful handbuilt marbled pieces with colored porcelain. Nerikomi is a technique of stacking and cutting colored clays to produce patterns. Sam will cover the whole process from start to finish including coloring your clay, marbling techniques and slab building—and will show you how to use your newly created slabs to make a pot that is truly unique. 

All levels.

FIGURE SCULPTURE

with Lea Cook

Tuesdays, 7-9pm, December 5, 12, 19

In this workshop we will focus on sculpting small and medium-sized clay figures—functional or non-functional.  Lea will demonstrate the basic handbuilding techniques of coiling, pinching, slab-making and modeling in sculpture making. She will also discuss surface treatments, basic anatomy principles, and ways of using alteration and exaggeration to convey attitude and emotion in your work.  

All levels.