Summer Workshop Lecture Series

Lectures are FREE and open to the public. Please join us!
Mac McCusker: Friday, August 19, 7-8pm
Gabriel Kline & Anja Bartels: Tuesday, August 30, 1-2pm

Summer Workshops

 decal Discovering Decals

Mac McCusker

3-Day Workshop
August 19-21
Friday 6:30-9pm, Saturday- Sunday 9:30am- 4:30pm

Are you interested in using photographs or images to enhance your ceramic artwork? This hands-on weekend workshop will show you how to design, print and transfer decals to glazed surfaces. Images can be photos, patterns, or hand drawn designs. The focus of this workshop is surface decoration, we will not be working with wet clay. Students bring along artwork or tiles that have been glaze fired to cone 6-10. Decals will be applied then fired to finish. 

Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Tuition: $295 + $45 Lab Fee



Bigger Pots, Made Easy
Gabriel Kline & Anja Bartels

5-Day Workshop
August 29- September 2
Monday- Friday 9:30am- 4:30pm

Do you want to increase the scale of your work, but feel intimidated by large pieces of clay? Have you ever stood in front of a giant pot, and wondered just how it was made?

Join Anja and Gabriel as they demystify the techniques used to produce large-scale pottery on the potter's wheel. Demos will include a 50 lb bowl, a 40" diameter platter, team throwing, and sectional building techniques that allow the potter to build pots head high, or taller!

These techniques are simple, fun, and easy to learn. You'll be amazed at the pieces you create. In addition to the demos, the week will include discussions on glazing and firing techniques, as well as plenty of studio time to practice with individual help from the instructors.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Tuition: $595 + $85 Lab Fee
Includes 150 lbs of clay


Fall Workshops

angelique fall web  Slab Building With Bisque Molds
Angelique Tassistro

3-Day Workshop
September 2-4
Friday 6:30-9pm, Saturday- Sunday 9:30am-4:30pm

Very often in ceramics, complex pieces are created using simple methods. Low fire bisque molds are a great addition to any potter's studio. In this workshop, Angelique will demonstrate methods for making low fire bisque molds, and how they can be used to build larger work with slabs. She will discuss how to design these forms in varying sizes that together comprise a cohesive collection. She will also cover her stylistic approach to layered surfaces and firing, and recommend food safe glazes for functional work.

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $275 +$50


ray fall web 
Sketching Techniques for Ceramic Artists

Ray Phinney

3-Day Workshop
October 21-23
Friday 6:30-9pm, Saturday- Sunday 9:30am-4:30pm

Whether slab building or wheel throwing, sketching is a helpful design tool that guides artists in developing their forms. This workshop will teach several skills for visualizing three-dimensional forms that represent your aesthetic. If you are seeking the elegantly contoured, boldly asymmetrical, or anything in between, prior sketching can work out many of the problems you might encounter before ever touching the clay. On the last day of the workshop, students will transform their sketches into prototypes.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Tuition: $275 + $50 Lab Fee