HP Bloomer: Glazing & Soda Firing

In this two day workshop we will explore soda firing and how to strategically glaze work to optimize your success rate in each firing. Students will learn through practicing various applications of slips and glazes as well as strategies for surface design in soda fired kilns. In this hand-on workshop,

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Naomi Clement: The Layered Surface

Do you love making but hate decorating? This workshop is for you! In this two-day, hands-on workshop, students will learn a variety of surface design techniques for decorating work and developing surfaces. We will focus on how to achieve a richer look through texture and the addition of layers of

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Josie Jurczenia Spring Open Studio

Josie Jurczenia Spring Studio SALE May 5 & 6, 11 -5 2236 Summer St (cross street is Spruce), Berkeley Please mark your calendar…May 5 & 6 is my Spring Studio SALE. This is the only time during the year that I sell SECONDS. I’ll also have a great selection of

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Lee Middleman: Spring Open Studio

Lee Middleman will be hosting his annual Spring Open Studio in Portola Valley on Saturday and Sunday, April 28 & 29, 2017 from 10am to 5pm. The Open Studio takes place at his studio and gallery at 16 Coalmine View, Portola Valley. Celebrating another year of ceramics. Pictured is the newest texture – diamond – Winter

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Wesley Wright: Sculpting Animal Heads

Join ceramic artist Wesley Wright and learn to sculpt animal heads and busts with clay. Working from reference images students will use traditional figure sculpting techniques. This weekend intensive will give students the opportunity to create detailed, expressive and refined work. The final product will be a fired bust or

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Chandra Beck: Hows and Whys of Electric Kilns

Master your Electric kiln and fix common ceramic glass and clay defects through the firing. In this informative one day workshop, we will master the use of an electric kiln and kiln shelves, clean and maintain kiln shelves and move onto practices for firing your electric kiln. We will move

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Wesley T. Wright: Mold Making

The class will begin with a discussion and slide show of different types of molds and their many applications. Participants will then learn how to make Molds out of plaster and clay for sculptural and functional ceramics. Use found objects or leather hard clay. Take home one part press/spring mold

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Patricia Uchill Simons: Animal Sculptures

1+1-1/2 Days Workshop Make the Head+Body: Sat • June 16 • 10am-4pm​ Join the Head to Body: Sun • June 17 • 10am-1pm​ Patricia will share her techniques for creating sculptural animals. Patricia has 2 Masters Degrees in Functional Ceramics and has been making her animals for 25 years. Her works have

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Lynn Wood: Light Up Your Garden

Learn to make several lantern styles from soft slabs to bring an ambient glow to your patio. Lynn always makes learning FUN! And you get several cool projects, learn new techniques and enjoy a day of creative activity. Will there be texture? Of Course!! This workshop will be filled with

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Bruno Kark: Plates, Plates, Plates, Some on Feet

Using pre rolled Slabs & Drape Molds. Bruno will demonstrate and then under Bruno’s guidance you will create a footed Sushi/ Hors d’Oeuvres Plate using form block plates. After mastering that we will use plaster drape hump molds to make square plates with multiple foot variations. Pre stiffened slabs will

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Lynn Wood: Pots that Pour

Saturday • May 19 • 10am-4pm​ Handmade Pitchers and pouring vessels are fun, functional and have an old fashioned charm about them. In this one day workshop come and learn the tricks that create vessels that pour and create several fun items. Will there be texture? Of Course!! This workshop

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Laura Fraedrich: Mayco Stoneware Glaze Magic

A comprehensive look at Mid range Cone 5-6 glazing techniques using Mayco Stoneware glazes. Learn glaze layering, monoprinting on bisque, silkscreening, the use of flux and washes, as well as drawing with Designer Liner. Prefired Stoneware bisque pieces provided or bring your own! About the Artist Laura is a ceramic

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