Workshops

mini Workshop Part I -

"What is Glaze? & How do I Glaze?
That is the question...

Saturday, May 10, 2014 10:00am - 3:00pm
Pot-Luck Lunch Break 12:00 - 12:30

A mini worshop designed for the novice, beginner or intermediate level student who is interested in building a strong foundation of knowledge and understanding of the ceramics processes and materials.

This mini workshop is designed to clearly explain:
1. What a glaze is and how it works
2. A review of basic glazing and decorating techniques
3. How to use the Glaze Room and the equipment

This workshop will be basic in approach, but will give a clear and simple over-view of the essentials necessary to progress further as a potter or scuptor. This fundamental information is basic to all firing techniques, temperatures and methods using either electric or gas kilns

The workshop will be limited to 20 participants, on a first come, first served basis with a preference given to our members.

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May 16 - 18, 2014

Jennifer Allen, "Altered and Adorned" a Two-Day Participatory Workshop

In this two-day participatory workshop, students will learn ways to alter pots both on and off the wheel by using a combination of wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques. Jennifer will demonstate
simple altering techniques including pleating plates, stamping cup forms, throwing without a bottom and tips on throwing larger forms without having to trim them. There will also be a demonstration on stamp making, slip trailing & sgraffito. After each demonstration there will be several hours for students to practice with Jennifer there to help. For all the details click on More Information.

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mini Workshop Part II -

"What is clay? & What are clay bodies?
How do I fire it?

Saturday, May 24 2014 10:00am - 3:00pm
Pot-Luck Lunch Break 12:00 - 12:30

A mini workshop designed for the novice, beginner or intermediate level student who is interested in building a strong foundation of knowledge and understanding of the ceramics processes and materials.

All about clay:
1. Clay - its origins and varieties
2. Clay Bodies - Stoneware, Porcelain, Raku, etc.
3. Bisque Firing - the critical temperatures for firing

This workshop will be basic in approach, but will give a clear and simple over-view of the essentials necessary to progress further as a potter or scuptor. This fundamental information is basic to all firing techniques, temperatures and methods using either electric or gas kilns

The workshop will be limited to 20 participants, on a first come, first served basis with a preference given to our members.

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June 9 - 12, 2014

"Salt Magic Revisited!"
a four day salt-fire workshop intensive

Experience the "magic" that happens when you introduce salt to the firing atmosphere. You'll learn how to achieve consistently fantastic results, using tried and true methods, gained through years of experimentation with glazes and hundreds of salt firings. Four Days, Two Firings, One Great Teacher!

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