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Form and Structure

March 25, 2022 9:00 am - March 27, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Kirsten Stingle
$400 for Members; $450 for Non-Members

TBS Classes2022 FormAndStructure KirstenStingle 1800x700

There are an infinite number of ways to create narrative expression through figurative sculpture. In this fun filled three-day workshop, students will create a 15” hanging piece that combines the small human torso and an abstracted, textural skirt.


Eloquent and Zoomorphic Forms: Shaping, Altering, and Line work

April 25, 2022 9:00 am - April 29, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Ben Owen III and Fred Johnston
$800 for Members; $850 for Non-Members

TBS Classes2022 ZoomorphicForms OwenJohnston 1800x700

This 5-day, hands-on intensive workshop will explore learning to see and visualize ceramics through the history of different functional and decorative styles.


Sculpting Birds

May 13, 2022 9:00 am - May 15, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Christine Kosiba
$400 for Members; $450 for Non-Members

TBS Classes2022 SculptingBirds Kosiba 1800x700

Spread your sculpting wings in this 3-day, hands-on intensive workshop focused on birds and basic bird anatomy with specific interest in the aerodynamics of flight.


Expect the Unexpected – A Clay Workshop with Cold Finishes and Solid Sculpting

June 24, 2022 9:00 am - June 26, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Kelly Thiel
$400 for Members; $450 for Non-Members

TBS Classes2022 ExpectTheUnexpected Thiel 1800x700

This will be an action-packed class for all levels of sculptors! We will be taking some time in the beginning of class to work on finishing – with underglazes and/or engobes, dry clays, acrylic paint and inks.


Places We Go

August 19, 2022 9:00 am - August 21, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Kim Bernadas
$400 for Members; $450 for Non-Members

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In this 3 day, hands on workshop, students will learn how to sculpt in 2 dimensional relief.


Expressing Place with Pots that Pour

September 16, 2022 9:00 am - September 18, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Nathan Goddard
$400 for Members; $450 for Non-Members

TBS Classes2022 ExpressingPlace Goddard 1800x700

Using pots that pour, like teapots, ewers, pitchers, and flasks, we will explore the concept of place and expressive surface design, through texture, line, design and slip/underglaze transfers. Utilizing Speedball Underglazes, Screens, and supplies.


Big Pots Through History

October 17, 2022 9:00 am - October 21, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Kate Waltman and Bryce Brisco
$750 for Members; $800 for Non-Members

TBS Classes2022 BigPots BryceWalton 1800x700

This 5 day, hands on intensive workshop will explore the art and history of making “BIG POTS”. Kate will teach a physically accessible large pot making process with roots in ancient Thailand.

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Winter Hours

Exhibitions & Shop:
Wednesday - Saturday; 10am - 4pm

Studio Barn Hours:
Monday - Saturday; 10am - 5pm
Sunday; 12pm/Noon - 5pm

Find Us Online:


Visit: 323 Franklin Road
Highlands, NC 28741 (Map It)

Call: 828-526-4949 (Main)
828-787-2892 (Ceramics Studio)

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This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Learn more at http://www.ncarts.org.

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Funded in part by a grant from South Arts
in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.