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Workshops

Summer 2016 Workshops

Summer Workshop Lecture Series

Lectures are FREE and open to the public. Please join us!

Daniel Johnston: Tuesday, May 24, 1-2pm
Melisa Cadell & Susannah Zucker, Friday, May 27, 7-8pm
Akira Satake
: Tuesday, May 31, 1-2pm
Nick Moen: Tuesday, June 7, 1-2pm
Mac McCusker: Friday, August 19, 7-8pm
Gabriel Kline & Anja Bartels: Tuesday, August 30, 1-2pm


daniel johnston  Making Large Vessels
Daniel Johnston

5-Day Workshop
May 23-27
Monday- Friday 9:30am- 4:30pm

Participants will learn to make large pots with a coiling technique derived from Northeast Thailand. After learning to make pots in this method, students will learn slip trailing and other decoration skills adapted for large vessels. Daniel will discuss his own method of firing and how this process of making supports his business model.

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

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melisacadell 
Turning Heads: A Tete A Tete With
Melisa Cadell & Susannah Zucker

3-Day Workshop
May 27-29
Friday 6:30- 9pm, Saturday- Sunday 9:30am- 4:30pm

This team-taught workshop will focus on hand-building techniques for creating hollow form sculptures of the human head. Melisa and Susannah will offer demonstrations, each from their own unique perspective on sculpting and the expressive figure. Demonstrations will address facial features and emotional expression, cranial bones and landmarks, proportions and basic muscular anatomy. Participants will complete their own head sculptures during the workshop, with firing available in the Odyssey Kilns.

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

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Finding Beauty In Imperfection- This Workshop Is Full
Akira Satake

5-Day Workshop
May 30-June 3
Monday- Friday 9:30am- 4:30pm

Akira will demonstrate both the hand-building and throwing techniques he uses in the making of his tea ceremony bowls, teapots, boxes, ikebana vases and sculptural objects. Participants will learn to create rich surfaces inspired by the natural world. Some techniques that will be demonstrated are brushing kohiki slip on clay slabs and stretching the slabs to crack and distort the surfaces, applying a coating of clay mixed with sand onto the surface of wheel thrown pieces and then altering them, and mixing air and other materials into the clay body and then tearing off the clay and/or cutting with a wire to create the shapes. Akira will also share his experience and knowledge in a discussion of the Japanese aesthetic. Participants will gain insight in finding the beauty in imperfection, the meaning of "wabi-sabi" and the importance of "ma" -- the space in between.

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $595 + $60 Lab Fee

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What Is YOUR Shape?
Designing And Making Multiples With Precision
Nick Moen

5-Day Workshop
June 6-10
Monday- Friday 9:30am- 4:30pm

In this workshop students will learn techniques for making multiples and matching sets that fit together cohesively. We will start by contemplating how objects can enhance our lives in deliberate and meaningful ways. Demos will include plaster moldmaking, bisque molds, masonite templates, slump and hump molds. These methods of making will allow students to design and execute their ideas with precision.

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $595 + $60 Lab Fee

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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

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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

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