CERAMICS

2020 Workshops

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The Dynamic Culture of Contemporary Art Making – S0608

Date: Jul 13 - 14, 2016

Skill Level(s): II - IV, Participants will be selected by application i

Instructor(s): Tom Sachs & Tom Healy

Tuition: $525
Studio Fee: $0
Registration Fee: $45

Engage in a lively, contemplative two-evening seminar that explores the values and meanings surrounding contemporary art making. We ask, “Why do we make what we make?” and “What is the cultural significance...

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Alternatives – D0426

Date: Jul 02 - 02, 2016

Skill Level(s): Open to All i

Instructor(s): Enrique Martínez Celaya

Tuition: $150
Studio Fee: $0
Registration Fee: $0

It is always the right time to explore alternative ways of understanding art and its role, but maybe our time is especially right. We are living in a period when the relevance of art is often measured...

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Sculpture and Vessels: handbuilding concepts and techniques – JANSTU2017C

Date: Jan 09 - 27, 2017

Skill Level(s): Open to All i

Instructor(s): Sam Harvey

Tuition: $1,600
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $55

This three-week intensive will emphasize “coil-building” as a three-dimensional construction technique. We will work on a number of skill-based exercises that reference elemental Bauhaus ideas surrounding...

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JAMAICA DESTINATION WORKSHOP: Pottery Making: for wood and soda firing – FJAM0418

Date: Apr 21 - 27, 2018

Skill Level(s): Open to All i

Instructor(s): Liz Lurie & Peter Beasecker

David Pinto & Doug Casebeer

Price Option(s):
$2,825 — Tuition (Double Occupancy) + Registration Fee
$2,125 — Tuition (Tented-Tent pad & linens provided, limited to 3) + Reg. Fee
$1,525 — Tuition (Tented-Bring your own gear: tent pad, sleeping gear, limited to 3) + Reg. Fee

Step outside your normal work environment, and take risks in a very supportive studio atmosphere. Travel to the north coast of Jamaica for a week-long intensive workshop focused on pottery-making techniques...

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A Personal Narrative: hand building in porcelain – C0103-18

Date: Jun 04 - 08, 2018

Skill Level(s): II to III i

Instructor(s): Beth Lo

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $95
Registration Fee: $45

Establish your personal narrative through hand built ceramic figures and vessels. This unique course uses storytelling through image and form in porcelain to help students develop a distinct artistic vocabulary....

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V6 Wood/Soda Kiln: rebuilding the legacy – C0101-18

Date: Jun 04 - 15, 2018

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Doug Casebeer

Tuition: $1,195
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Explore one of the fundamentals of ceramics, the V6 kiln, and then build the next generation of this kiln, the V8. During this two-week workshop, we develop the skill set necessary to construct a multiple...

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Playful Prototyping: digital fabrication in clay – C0102-18

Date: Jun 04 - 15, 2018

Skill Level(s): II to III i

Instructor(s): Brooks Oliver

Tuition: $1,195
Studio Fee: $195
Registration Fee: $45

Combine modern technology with age-old ceramics practices in a fun and lively workshop designed to be a playful exploration in developing forms with the help of digital tools. With the aid of 3-D printers...

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China Painting: a contemporary approach – C0204-18

Date: Jun 11 - 15, 2018

Skill Level(s): I to II i

Instructor(s): Julia Galloway & Paul Lewing

Tuition: $1,175
Studio Fee: $95
Registration Fee: $45

Master the ancient and almost-forgotten art of china painting from two contemporary masters with very different styles. This distinct practice is a notable and beautiful addition to any ceramic toolbox....

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Pottery: a storied canvas – C0305-18

Date: Jun 18 - 29, 2018

Skill Level(s): Open to All i

Instructor(s): Sue Tirrell

Tuition: $1,195
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Bring your favorite narrative to life in the form of your ceramic work when you explore the connection between form and surface by drawing, painting and carving on leather-hard porcelain. This immersive...

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Uncanny Objects: the human figure in clay – C0407-18

Date: Jun 25 - Jul 06, 2018

Skill Level(s): II to III i

Instructor(s): Christina West

Tuition: $1,195
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Step into a new realm of sculpture in this dynamic workshop that challenges students to sculpt both the familiar and the strange. We begin with observing reference imagery to establish lifelike proportions...

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Pottery: abstracting the archetype – C0508-18

Date: Jul 02 - 13, 2018

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Mike Helke

Tuition: $1,195
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Explore a new, contemporary visual language in pottery by examining iconic pottery forms. Using archetypal pottery forms as a point of departure, this workshop covers conceptual possibilities of abstraction...

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Object Design: ceramics, hand & machine – C0609-18

Date: Jul 09 - 20, 2018

Skill Level(s): I to II i

Instructor(s): Tyler Lotz

Tuition: $1,195
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Expand the scope of your ceramic craft in an engaging workshop that invites you to explore the possibilities of prototyping and pattern making ceramic objects. Slip casting and press molding into molds...

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Pottery: conquering the basics – C0710-18

Date: Jul 16 - 27, 2018

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Seth Green

Tuition: $1,195
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Bring your ideas and sketches to life when you immerse yourself in this skill-building workshop designed to improve your pottery making abilities. It’s all about the basics in this two-week-long...

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Facelift: the mold, the bust & the object – C0811-18

Date: Jul 23 - Aug 03, 2018

Skill Level(s): I to II i

Instructor(s): Thaddeus Erdahl

Tuition: $1,195
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Create clay busts from life-cast molds, and learn various mold-making techniques that allow you to make and alter a series of ceramic sculptures. This workshop incorporates both traditional hollow-form...

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Graphic Clay: narrative surfaces – C0812-18

Date: Jul 23 - 27, 2018

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Stuart Asprey

Tuition: $995
Studio Fee: $95
Registration Fee: $45

Explore the potential of clay to be a surface for painting, drawing, and illustration. We use traditional hand-building techniques to make forms that translate nicely into the two-dimensional world of...

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Ceramic Vessels: agents of nature & culture – C0913-18

Date: Jul 30 - Aug 10, 2018

Skill Level(s): III to IV i

Instructor(s): Tony Marsh

Tuition: $1,195
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Deepen your ceramics practice, exploring the opportunities of this special art as a metaphoric or symbolic device. This workshop is a call to all makers who are invested in the ceramic vessel in which...

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Hand Built Pots: surface & form – C1014-18

Date: Aug 06 - 17, 2018

Skill Level(s): I to II i

Instructor(s): John Gill

Andrea Gill

Tuition: $1,195
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Elevate the quality and content of your ceramic work through the distinct lens of two renowned instructors. Using simple techniques, we explore freedom of ideas and process in this two-week intensive....

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Making Glazes: demystifying the basics – C1115-18

Date: Aug 13 - 17, 2018

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Richard Burkett

Tuition: $995
Studio Fee: $95
Registration Fee: $45

Demystify the complexities of making or modifying your own glaze palette in this dynamic workshop that takes the guesswork out of glaze. From kitchen chemistry to using HyperGlaze software, we learn how...

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The Eloquent Vessel: sculpture & pottery – C1216-18

Date: Aug 20 - 31, 2018

Skill Level(s): III to IV i

Instructor(s): Chris Gustin & Randy Johnston

Tuition: $1,375
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

This workshop is in the second year of a three-year program. Please contact Artistic Director Doug Casebeer for space availability. Embark on an immersive three-year journey designed to expand the scope...

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Ceramic Sculpture: transforming source – C1217-18

Date: Aug 20 - 31, 2018

Skill Level(s): II to III i

Instructor(s): Anne Currier & Giselle Hicks

Tuition: $1,195
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Discover the endless possibilities in clay when fascination with a source is filtered through imagination and transformed through material, physical space and process. In this workshop, we take an in-depth...

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Studio Intensive: designing pottery forms – C1518-18

Date: Sep 10 - 28, 2018

Skill Level(s): II to III i

Instructor(s): Mark Pharis

Tuition: $1,475
Studio Fee: $245
Registration Fee: $45

Elevate your ceramic craft and expand your artistic perspective in a workshop that focuses on hand building utilitarian forms. In this evocative workshop, we consider ideas surrounding function and process...

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Sculpture: clay, wood, steel – S0404-18

Date: Jun 25 - Jul 06, 2018

Skill Level(s): I to II i

Instructor(s): Trey Hill

Tuition: $1,195
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Discover new materials and approaches to working with clay in an immersive sculpture workshop aimed at expanding the scope of your practice. Students learn to combine different materials to create successful...

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Moldmaking: pattern & repetition – S1211-18

Date: Aug 20 - 24, 2018

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Mariana Garibay Raeke

Tuition: $925
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Create sculptures of personal meaning while investigating design, form, structure and ways in which objects convey context in an introductory workshop that encourages exploration. This workshop focuses...

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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: San Miguel de Allende Traditional Talavera Decoration – FMEX1018

Date: Oct 27 - Nov 02, 2018

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Julia Galloway & Doug Casebeer, Chris Gustin

Price Option(s):
$2,255 — Tuition + Registration Fee

Our setting, San Miguel de Allende, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site rich in history and authentic Mexican culture. Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is simultaneously a very personal yet widely celebrated...

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The Figure: a life in clay – C0306-18

Date: Jun 18 - 22, 2018

Skill Level(s): III to IV i

Instructor(s): Patti Warashina

Tuition: $1,125
Studio Fee: $95
Registration Fee: $45

Explore your own interpretations of human nature and personal experience in your ceramic work alongside a master in the field. We focus on figurative and narrative depictions of human nature, through daily...

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Rebels in Paradise: Critical Dialog – A0601-18

Date: Jul 09 - 10, 2018

Skill Level(s): Open to All i

Instructor(s): Hunter Drohojowska-Philp & Renée Petropoulos

Tuition: $350
Studio Fee: $15
Registration Fee: $0

9 AM – 12:30 PM, Monday – Tuesday Discounted registration is available for National Council Members.  Please call Marit Evans, (970) 923-3181 x243 to register. In 1960s Los Angeles, the brimming...

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Hand Building: explorations & musings – JANSTU2019C

Date: Jan 07 - 25, 2019

Skill Level(s): II to III i

Instructor(s): Sunshine Cobb

Tuition: $1,600
Studio Fee: $225
Registration Fee: $55

This three-week workshop is an opportunity for students to choose their own adventure.  Participants can spend time honing their hand building skills with function as the focus, and/or begin to develop...

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JAMAICA DESTINATION WORKSHOP: Pottery: expressive forms & surfaces (FJAM0419)

Date: Apr 20 - 26, 2019

Skill Level(s): Open to All i

Instructor(s): Josh DeWeese & Doug Casebeer

David Pinto

Price Option(s):
$4,475 — Tuition (Private Single) + Reg. Fee
$3,225 — Tuition (Single Shared Bath) + Reg. Fee
$3,075 — Tuition (Double) + Reg. Fee
$2,175 — Tuition (Tent Provided) + Reg. Fee

Step outside your normal work environment, and take risks in a supportive studio atmosphere. Travel to the north coast of Jamaica for a week-long intensive workshop focused on pottery-making techniques...

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Advanced Mentored Studies Program: The Eloquent Vessel: sculpture & pottery – C1116-19

Date: Aug 12 - 16, 2019

Skill Level(s): IV i

Instructor(s): Chris Gustin & Randy Johnston

Tuition: $1,375
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Portfolio review required. This class is in its third year of a three-year program. Please contact Doug Casebeer for space availability. Tuition is per year. Take a journey designed to expand your clay...

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Fresh & Invigorating: hand built pottery – C0101-19

Date: Jun 03 - 07, 2019

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Holly Walker

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $95
Registration Fee: $45

Invention, investigation and play are among the most rewarding and satisfying studio activities that often lead to new dimensions in one’s studio work. In this workshop, students break away from their...

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Digitally Fabricated Molds – C0102-19

Date: Jun 03 - 14, 2019

Skill Level(s): II to IV i

Instructor(s): Del Harrow

Tuition: $1,195
Studio Fee: $195
Registration Fee: $45

As ceramic artists, the technology we use is a language. Our ideas and creative voices are expressed through tools, techniques and materials, which are both consistent and also continually evolving. In...

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Pottery: vessels for food – C0103-19

Date: Jun 03 - 14, 2019

Skill Level(s): I to III i

Instructor(s): Sanam Emami

Tuition: $1,195
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Serving dishes contain and serve. These vessels hold our favorite foods and our cultural histories. In this workshop, students explore a range of historical and contemporary ideas for serving and storing:...

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Skin Deep: ceramic overglaze surfaces – C0204-19

Date: Jun 10 - 14, 2019

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Lauren Gallaspy

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $95
Registration Fee: $45

Have the opportunity to get deep by creating personal and poetic surface imagery on ceramic forms. Use traditional and non-traditional china painting techniques during this engaging week. The workshop...

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Rich Surfaces: drawing with clay & painting with glaze – C0308-19

Date: Jun 17 - 28, 2019

Skill Level(s): I to II i

Instructor(s): Lisa Orr

Tuition: $1,195
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Utilitarian clay objects contain food as well as their own quiet power and meaning. These objects infiltrate our lives and interact with our bodies in use. Pots can treat the eye and mind to a three-dimensional...

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Artistic Voice: the ceramic journey – C0307-19

Date: Jun 17 - 21, 2019

Skill Level(s): III to IV i

Instructor(s): Doug Casebeer & Giselle Hicks

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

Embark on a journey designed to expand the scope of your clay knowledge and develop a critical eye regarding a rigorous studio practice. This workshop is for advanced potters, sculptors and ceramists who...

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Clay Sculpture: large-scale systems – C0409-19

Date: Jun 24 - Jul 05, 2019

Skill Level(s): I to II i

Instructor(s): Matt Wedel

Tuition: $1,195
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Students get a hands-on working environment to pursue their creative practice using clay as a sculptural material. Traditional coil techniques are discussed and utilized during the workshop. These methods...

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Hollow Core Construction: figurative sculpture – C0510-19

Date: Jul 01 - 12, 2019

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Bobby Scroggins

Tuition: $1,195
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

This method of clay sculpting will dramatically expedite your figurative projects. It allows for completion and firing of flawless pieces in less than a week, depending on scale and complexity. This is...

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Diamonds on Clay – C0611-19

Date: Jul 08 - 19, 2019

Skill Level(s): II to III i

Instructor(s): Michael Sherrill

Tuition: $1,395
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Michael’s unique approach to vessel and sculpture-making is ideal for students looking for a seductive surface on clay. Michael’s work is about the transition of color and form to create a true object....

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The Ceramic Mural – C0712-19

Date: Jul 15 - 26, 2019

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): John Toki

Tuition: $1,195
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Develop imagery such as abstract designs, figurative, narrative or architectural patterns that relate to ceramic mural design. Engage in the complete ceramic wall mural design process from idea development,...

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Pottery: form as canvas – C0813-19

Date: Jul 22 - Aug 02, 2019

Skill Level(s): I to III i

Instructor(s): Michael Kline

Tuition: $1,195
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Delve into the functional, decorative and expressive possibilities of plates, bowls and other tableware forms. By focusing on these forms as a canvas and finding inspiration in historical examples, participants...

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By Design: prototype development & mold making – C0914-19

Date: Jul 29 - Aug 09, 2019

Skill Level(s): I to III i

Instructor(s): Hiroe Hanazono

Tuition: $1,195
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Develop methods of working with plaster to create models and molds. Emphasis is on developing original designs and forms rather than using found objects. Design an object on paper, then learn various methods...

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Sculpture: clay, wood & steel – C1015-19

Date: Aug 05 - 16, 2019

Skill Level(s): I to II i

Instructor(s): Trey Hill

Tuition: $1,195
Studio Fee: $195
Registration Fee: $45

Explore new materials and approaches to working with clay. Learn to combine different materials to create successful ceramic and mixed-media sculptures. Discover how adding different materials such as...

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Alternative Processes in Clay – C1117-19

Date: Aug 12 - 23, 2019

Skill Level(s): I to II i

Instructor(s): Kate Roberts

Tuition: $1,195
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Discover new approaches to working with clay; experiment with a variety of additives to clay bodies, building processes, and surface treatments. Examine how these alternative approaches produce unique...

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Surreal Attitudes: the figure in clay – C1218-19

Date: Aug 19 - 30, 2019

Skill Level(s): I to II i

Instructor(s): Lisa Clague

Tuition: $1,195
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Explore the human figure in combination with metal and clay. By incorporating these two materials, develop personal symbols, allowing work to have meaning and metaphor. Construct a life-sized torso and...

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Make, Make, Make: pottery boot camp – C1319-19

Date: Aug 26 - 30, 2019

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Sam Harvey & Alleghany Meadows

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $95
Registration Fee: $45

Focus on hand-building and wheel-throwing approaches to pottery forms. Each day a new form is introduced. Forms to consider include: cups, bowls, plates, vases and lidded jars. Using earthenware clay and...

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Focus on Function: the atmospheric canvas – C1521-19

Date: Sep 09 - 27, 2019

Skill Level(s): II to IV i

Instructor(s): Lorna Meaden

Tuition: $1,475
Studio Fee: $245
Registration Fee: $45

Refine and expand your vocabulary of functional forms in this intensive workshop. Integrate throwing and altering utilitarian pots and coil building large-scale vessels. Explore surface, texture, line...

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The Work of Art in the Age of Hip Hop – A0501-19

Date: Jul 01 - 02, 2019

Skill Level(s): Open to All i

Instructor(s): Helen Molesworth & Gary Simmons

Tuition: $350
Studio Fee: $0
Registration Fee: $0

Hip hop is forty years old, middle aged, all grown up. Along the way it changed everything from music, branding, fashion, and popular culture, to how we think about race in America. Hip hop’s story...

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The Artist and the Patron – A0902-19

Date: Jul 29 - Aug 02, 2019

Skill Level(s): IV i

Instructor(s): Alex Israel & Bettina Korek

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $0
Registration Fee: $45

10 am – 3 pm This rigorous Critical Dialog program is open to practicing artists who want to take their work and careers to a new level with a unique opportunity to engage with: Alex Israel, artist;...

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Traveling the Terracotta Trail: history, pattern & design – JANSTU2020C

Date: Jan 06 - 24, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Ben Carter

Tuition: $1,600
Studio Fee: $225
Registration Fee: $55

This workshop integrates surface design with altered wheel-thrown and hand-built earthenware pottery. Workshop participants will learn a variety of surface-design methods including slip decorating, sgraffito,...

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JAMAICA DESTINATION WORKSHOP: The Eloquent Wood-Fired Vessel I (FJAM0420A)

Date: Apr 18 - 24, 2020

Skill Level(s): Open to All i

Instructor(s): Randy Johnston, Jan McKeachie-Johnston, Pelusa Rosenthal & Chris Gustin, Nancy Train Smith,

David Pinto & Doug Casebeer

Price Option(s):
$4,100 — Tuition (Private Single) + Reg. Fee
$3,500 — Tuition (Single Shared Bath) + Reg. Fee
$3,100 — Tuition (Double) + Reg. Fee
$2,000 — Tuition (Tent Provided) + Reg. Fee

Come celebrate an amazing workshop history and legacy. Anderson Ranch and David Pinto studios at Good Hope in Jamaica have been running workshops together for 25 years. This workshop will be offered in...

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JAMAICA DESTINATION WORKSHOP: The Eloquent Wood Fired Vessel II (FJAM0420B)

Date: Apr 25 - May 02, 2020

Skill Level(s): Open to All i

Instructor(s): Randy Johnston, Jan McKeachie-Johnston, Pelusa Rosenthal & Chris Gustin, Nancy Train Smith,

David Pinto & Doug Casebeer

Price Option(s):
$4,100 — Tuition (Private Single) + Reg. Fee
$3,500 — Tuition (Single Shared Bath) + Reg. Fee
$3,100 — Tuition (Double) + Reg. Fee
$2,000 — Tuition (Tent Provided) + Reg. Fee

Come celebrate an amazing workshop history and legacy. Anderson Ranch and David Pinto studios at Good Hope in Jamaica have been running workshops together for 25 years. This workshop will be offered in...

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Making and Glazing: an exploration of form, process and surface – C0101-20

Date: Jun 01 - 12, 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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The Artist’s Voice: the ceramic journey – C0103-20

Date: Jun 01 - 12, 2020

Skill Level(s): III to IV i

Instructor(s): Giselle Hicks & Doug Casebeer

Tuition: $1,400
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Expand the scope of your clay knowledge and develop a critical eye regarding a rigorous studio practice. This workshop is for potters, sculptors and ceramists who are interested in an advanced studio experience....

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Something Old, Something New – C0102-20

Date: Jun 01 - 05, 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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More is More: China paint techniques – C0204-20

Date: Jun 08 - 12, 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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Marrying Surface and Form – C0306-20

Date: Jun 15 - 26, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Margaret Bohls & Louise Deroualle

Tuition: $1,300
Studio Fee: $175
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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Animal Magnetism – C0407-20

Date: Jun 22 - Jul 03, 2020

Skill Level(s): I to III i

Instructor(s): Ariel Bowman

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

This workshop demonstrates the use of clay solid building techniques for creating animal sculpture. Instructor demonstrations include planning animal sculptures, creating maquettes, and constructing armatures....

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Teachers as Artist, Artist as Teachers – C0509-20

Date: Jun 29 - Jul 03, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Julia Galloway

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

Expand your love of art to your classroom. This week-long workshop is designed specifically for K–12 teachers and focuses on creativity and problem solving using ceramics. Work with hand-building techniques,...

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Potential and Possibilities – C0508-20

Date: Jun 29 - Jul 10, 2020

Skill Level(s): I to III i

Instructor(s): Mike Helke

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

Explore the earthenware vessel’s endless possibilities and potential. Processes covered include, but are not limited to, the wheel, hard slab, soft slab, pinch, coil, slump molds, drape molds, and additive...

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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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Ornamental Language – C0914-20

Date: Jul 27 - 31, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Stuart Asprey

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

Discover new visual tools, methods and solutions as one explores the playful dynamic between surface and form. Using a combination of wheel-thrown and hand-built elements, students create ornamentation...

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Mining Your Life Experience to Create Personal Work – C1016-20

Date: Aug 03 - 14, 2020

Skill Level(s): I to III i

Instructor(s): Marilu Pelusa Rosenthal & David Pinto

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

How does one incorporate a lived experience into their work in a personal and meaningful way? This course examines how returning home and reconnecting with cultural roots helps shape and advance the artist’s...

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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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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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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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Sculpture: clay and steel – S0303-20

Date: Jun 15 - 19, 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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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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