Ceramics Artists Workshops

MasqueParade with Olga Yukhno

August 25th and 26th
10am – Noon and 1pm – 5pm
Level: All
In this fun and dynamic class students will make a series of unique three dimensional ceramic masks drawing inspiration from various cultures and personal experiences. In order to create their own MasqueParade students will learn various design and pattern making methods along with multiple hand-building techniques, including layering, blending, and various methods of surface design. No prior ceramic experience required.
Tuition: $200 member/$250 non-member



Saints and Sorcerers with Colette Clark 
September 12 & 19th 
10 am – 1 pm 
Level: All
Create a Garden Saint or Sorcerer in this 2 day workshop.  
September 12th: Build your figure complete with accessories, ie. Brooms, shovels, hats and furry friends!  September 19th: One week later, glaze your creation and leave it to be fired.  
Tuition: $150 Member
$200 Non-Member 
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Attention to Detail with Kyle Carpenter
September 17 - 21
10 am – Noon and 1 pm – 5 pm 
Level: All
This workshop will focus primarily on developing throwing and decorating skills. We’ll cover techniques for repeating, joining, and altering functional forms as well as adding surface decoration with texture, slip, glaze, and commercial underglaze. These techniques can be applied to all types of firing methods and temperatures. Discussions about aesthetics, studio life, and business development will be ongoing throughout the workshop. 
Tuition: $425 Member
$475 Non-Member
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Head Space with Kelly Thiel
October 1 -5
10 am – Noon and 1 pm – 5 pm 
Level: All
This workshop will focus on building heads and the faces of one male, one female, and one animal.  We will be using armatures to build upwards, and will be stacking the heads to create one vertical totem.  Let’s take a walk around the Bascom to find natural elements to use in our sculptures – using rocks and sticks from our inspiring surroundings can add a special energy to our sculptures.  The workshop will include a demo of finishes, as well as, exercises and practice in doing difficult facial features.
Tuition: $425 Member 
$475 Non-Member
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Finding Your Form Through Nature with Alice Ballard
October 22 - 26 
10 am – Noon and 1 pm – 5 pm 
Level: All
Alice Ballard will demonstrate several hand building and surface treatment techniques, including pinch pots, dowel pots and slab construction. The class will be hand-building clay vessels for 
all that great “natural stuff” that you love to collect. This will include hands-on participation. Bring your collected treasures for inspiration or direct impressions into the clay surface. A journal is also necessary. Participants will also get a chance to experiment with terra sigillata. 
Tuition: $450 Member 
Non-Member $500
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