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 demonstrations and discussions of techniques and approaches. Discussion is intended to challenge your norms and take your practice to a new and exciting level, with the help of instructor-led dialogue and exercises.

Media & Techniques:

The instructor demonstrates and discusses her various building techniques and approaches to surface using underglazes and slips on cone 6 clay fired in oxidation.


The workshop involves morning and afternoon demonstrations. We engage in exciting conversations along with short exercises that may stimulate further ideas. Final discussions of work bring the workshop to a close.


Patti Warashina received her M.F.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2002 Twining Humber Lifetime Achievement Award, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Washington and multiple grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Patti’s teaching career spans over 30 years and her work is featured in museum collections domestically and abroad.

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