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Clay: Workshops

Join us in the clay studios! We offer instructional and hands-on courses in hand-building and wheel throwing techniques, and much more! Catch a workshop for a day, or stay for a full 6-week class.

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Surface Design in Ceramics

Surface Design in Ceramics

This course is designed to add a library of techniques to your already existing knowledge in Surface Design. Refine your surface treatments and learn more about sgrafito, mishima, water-etching, slip transfers, and digital stencil design. Also, learn different types of resist techniques that enhance ceramic surfaces like wax, latex, and paper templates on clay. *Please have 2 bisque pieces prepared.
Sustainable Wood-Fire

Sustainable Wood-Fire

Experience atmospheric wood-fire with Dan Barnett at his Watermark Studios in Worden, IL. An atmospheric firing process (salt, soda, and wood) is the interaction of a clay surface with fusible materials that are added to the kiln during the firing process to form a glaze on the clay. Dan has developed a high-efficiency, fast-fire wood kiln that uses a small amount of wood sustainably harvested from his land. After 12 hours of firing, the kiln reaches its full temperature and wood ash glazes the pottery.
Small Sculpture in Clay

Small Sculpture in Clay

Don't let ceramic sculpture intimidate you! Join Kimberly Mayden to learn the basics of small-scale ceramic sculpture. Starting with a ball of clay that fits in the palm of your hand, learn to sculpt a solid form, carve and hollow it out, and reassemble. Make something real or abstract and learn the basics of small sculpture.