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2024 SUMMER WORKSHOP SERIES
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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

HAND BUILDING MUKOZUKE

with Karina Cunningham

Mondays 1-3pm  June 17, 24 and July 1

Mukozuke are ancient Japanese serving dishes that have been used since the Momoyama period (16th Century) and onwards. We will be exploring these forms by handbuilding them using a slab over mould technique and then afterward adding a serving handle as an option. For the glazing, we will be using a combination of a copper glaze and coloring oxide using fluid brushing techniques to make playful motifs.

Understanding of basic hand-building techniques will helpful

NERIKOMI

with Sam Neary

Tuesdays, 1-3pm, June 11, 18, 25

 

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.

TINY VASES

with JJ Mitchell

Tuesdays, 5-7pm, June 11, 25 & July 2 

In this workshop you will learn to hand-build and hand-paint tiny vases. In the first class JJ will teach clay techniques including coiling, slab building, scoring and slipping, as well as handle pulling, all at a miniature scale! In the second class she will teach techniques for hand-painting detailed motifs. You will leave this workshop with a set of 3 single stem vases and a miniature bouquet of dried flowers.

No clay experience necessary. 

LET'S GET WHIMSICAL!

with Mary Fretz

Wednesday, 6-8pm, June 12

Monday, 6-8pm, June 24

Wednesday, 6-8pm, June 26

It doesn’t matter if your pieces are thrown or hand-built, functional or non-functional, they can be whimsical! Whether you’re a new potter, or a serious, experienced one; whether you want to add whimsy to an existing piece or create something new, Mary will inspire you with new techniques, ideas, and ways to make your pottery fun. All you need to bring is a willingness to play and your imagination. 

All levels.

HANDBUILT IKEBANA VESSELS

with Lily Ferguson

Fridays, 6-8pm, June 14, 21, 28

Ikebana is a traditional Japanese method of flower arrangement that focuses on minimalism, asymmetry and harmony; the vessels that hold the arrangements are usually wide-mouthed, rather than the common tall vase with narrow neck, to allow air to reach the flowers.  In this three week workshop, Lily will teach the basics of hand built vessels and how to add “frogs” to create beautiful ikebana arrangements. We will discuss various silhouettes and look at different techniques to create unique vessels to bring home with you. 

All levels.