CERAMICS

2020 Workshops

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Finding Form – C0610-20

Date: Jul 06 - 17, 2020

Skill Level(s): I to III i

Instructor(s): David Eichelberger

Tuition: $1,300
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

In this workshop, participants focus on developing hand built vessel forms with a simplified palette, both literally and metaphorically. Coursework aims to transcend utilitarian concerns and highlight...

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Making Mistakes: how to take advantage of failure – C0712-20

Date: Jul 13 - 24, 2020

Skill Level(s): II to IV i

Instructor(s): Peter Beasecker & Liz Lurie

Tuition: $1,300
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

This course concentrates on the development of a more personal point of view towards pottery. Learn how a more “inefficient” process can benefit growth as participants slow down and examine the making...

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Exploring and Using Terra Sigillata with Hand Built Earthenware – C0711-20

Date: Jul 13 - 17, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Rhonda Willers

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $95
Registration Fee: $45

Terra sigillata surfaces have rich historical roots and traditions. Moving beyond those traditions, terra sigillata can be colored, layered and enhanced. This course studies those enhancements. Incorporating...

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Material Animal – C0813-20

Date: Jul 20 - 31, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Lindsay Pichaske

Tuition: $1,300
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Explore the emotive, conceptual, and narrative potential of the sculpted animal figure. Drawing inspiration from personal experience, archetypes, and observations in the natural and manufactured world,...

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Marrying Surface and Form – C0906-20

Date: Jul 27 - 31, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Margaret Bohls & Louise Deroualle

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $95
Registration Fee: $45

Explore the potential of clay to create both vessels and sculptural forms based on examples from history and nature. Develop surface treatments using layered slip and textured glazes. Through demonstrations...

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Making and Glazing: an exploration of form, process and surface – C1001-20

Date: Aug 03 - 14, 2020

Skill Level(s): II to IV i

Instructor(s): Pete Pinnell

Tuition: $1,300
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Old potter’s riddle: which comes first, the glaze or the pot? This workshop focuses on glazes and works on areas for creative pottery development. Class time focuses on understanding the formulation...

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More is More: China paint techniques – C1004-20

Date: Aug 03 - 07, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Melanie Sherman

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $110
Registration Fee: $45

China paint, luster and cold-finishing techniques are used all over the world to finesse and highlight many qualities of the ceramic form. These surface decorations are used for expressing cultural heritage,...

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Handbuilt Pots: surface and form – C1015-20

Date: Aug 03 - 14, 2020

Skill Level(s): II to IV i

Instructor(s): John Gill

Andrea Gill

Tuition: $1,450
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Taught by two renowned artists, this two-week intensive workshop uses simple techniques to explore freedom of ideas and process. Students elevate the quality and content of their ceramic work through the...

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Pottery Strategies: Content with Intent – C1103-20

Date: Aug 10 - 14, 2020

Skill Level(s): I to III i

Instructor(s): Doug Casebeer

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $95
Registration Fee: $45

Using techniques that flesh out the personal meaning of pottery making, students make pottery that reflects their ideas of shape, form and utility as well as develop a personal language to identify the...

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Sculpture: clay and steel – S1203-20

Date: Aug 17 - 21, 2020

Skill Level(s): I to II i

Instructor(s): Trey Hill

Tuition: $1,075
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

In this exploratory workshop, students investigate new approaches to building sculptures and discover innovative ways to combine a variety of materials, creating dynamic, mixed-media, 3-D objects. Experimentation...

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Decorative Surfaces at Mid-Range – C1217-20

Date: Aug 17 - 28, 2020

Skill Level(s): I to III i

Instructor(s): Donna Polseno

Tuition: $1,300
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

This workshop focuses on glazing at mid-range temperatures using various resists and overlapping glazes to create designs and patterns. Students practice hand building techniques (e.g., coil and slab construction)...

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Designing with Technology to Craft with Clay – C1218-20

Date: Aug 17 - 28, 2020

Skill Level(s): I to III i

Instructor(s): Nick Moen

Tuition: $1,300
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

This workshop explores the use of technology in creating mold systems to make ceramic vessels. Students design original forms with the use of basic computer-aided modeling inside the Digital Fabrication...

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Something Old, Something New – C1402-20

Date: Aug 31 - Sep 04, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Michael Wisner

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $95
Registration Fee: $45

In this workshop, students learn a myriad of techniques borne out of Southwest pottery and then use these fundamental skills to focus on more contemporary pieces. Come prepared for a lot of hands-on learning....

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Studio, Farm, Table: the art of dining – C1519-20

Date: Sep 07 - 25, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Alleghany Meadows & Barclay Dodge

Tuition: $1,700
Studio Fee: $325
Registration Fee: $45

This intensive workshop focuses on refining techniques and learning new possibilities with utilitarian pots. Guest chef Barclay Dodge discusses presentation, creative decision-making and seasonal influences....

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Diá De Los Muertos – FMEX1020

Date: Oct 31 - Nov 06, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Doug Casebeer & Holly Hughes

Price Option(s):
$2,900 — Tuition + Registration Fee

Take a week-long journey to a very different town in the mountains, the UNESCO World Heritage Village of San Miguel de Allende during Mexico’s fantastical Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival....

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