Workshops

April 10, 11, 12, 2015

JOHN BRITT GLAZE WORKSHOP

This is a three day Cone 6 glaze testing workshop designed to show participants how to test a base recipe and get various colors (color blend) as well as strength of colors (progression test). It will also be a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on but not limited to cone 6 glazes.

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MAY 29 & 30, 2015

THE FIRM -

SHANE CHRISTENSEN
BRIAN JENSEN
STEPHEN HEYWOOD
MICHAEL T. SCHMIDT

This two day demonstration workshop by THE FIRM will include such topics as image transfer techniques on clay, firing procedures, various hand building and wheel throwing techniques, glaze testing, contemporary issues in clay, gallery representation, studio practice, ceramic education, etc. Expertise ranges from Onggi style pottery construction to crystalline glazing. The members of the firm have been active in clay collectively for over 80 years. They are all MFA graduates of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. This wil be an amazing learning opportunity.

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June 15 - 21, 2015

Back by Popular Demand!

Salt Magic 2015 - A Ted Camp Workshop

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. Sevenr Days, Two Firings, One Great Teacher!

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July 12 - 18, 2015

Steven Hill Participatory Workshop - Pouring Vessels - Bowls - Cups / Atmospheric Effects for Electric Firing

Steven Hill is BACK AGAIN! for another full 6 day participatory workshop at the center. In this workshop, working along with Steven, you will throw, alter and work with decorative slip. He will discuss his philosophy on making pottery, while throwing, assembling and decorating his forms and will demostrate the techniques he's well known for. 

The focus of this workshop will be on spouts, handles, form, surface and the relationship of all these elements.

Steven will demonstrate pouring vessels, bowls, mugs, yunomis and other forms over the course of the week and students will concentrate on the forms that inspire them the most. He will also demonstrate and explain the glazing techniques he uses to achieve the kind of richness and surface variation in electric kiln firings that potters have come to associate with fuel burning kilns and reduction firing. Both basic techniques of spraying and the more advanced theories of layering and blending glazes will be addressed in the workshop.

Steven's bringing his guitars and fun evenings will be spent around the fire pit. Bring your instrument and join in the fun!

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