CERAMICS

hands-on ceramic art and pottery making

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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): Kurt Weiser & 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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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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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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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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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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Rebels in Paradise: critical dialogue – A0601-18

Date: Jul 09 - 10, 2018

Skill Level(s): Open to All i

Instructor(s): Hunter Drohojowska-Philp & Roy Dowell

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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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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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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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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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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