Katy Drijber: Pattern & Surface

Sonoma Ceramics’ Chili Bowl Resident Artist teaches students how to create repeating patterns on leather hard pottery. Katy will share her hand-carved stamps for students to use in class. Students will also make their own custom bisque stamps for thrown pots, slabs or tiles. The second half of the class

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Katherine Payne: Monoprinting with Clay

SAT & SUN 10AM-5PM AUG 25 & 26, 2018 Learn how to monoprint on clay! Monoprinting transfer techniques include stenciling, layering, and stamping. Students will learn the role of plaster molds and experiment with different applications for monoprinting including 2D tiles and 3D forms with an emphasis on design and

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Lynn Wood: Handbuilt Textured Teapots

In this two day handbuilding workshop, students will make 2 teapots, each in a different style. Instruction will focus on the necessary details to make a teapot body, handle, spout, and lids. In addition students may have time to make a cream and sugar set with a unifying tray. Have

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Ken Carmean: Raku Firing

Two sessions of raku firing at the Sonoma Community Center!  Choose one or both 3 hour sessions, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. Bring your own bisqued pieces; single workshop fee allows you to fill 1/2 of a 17″ kiln shelf. Students must provide their own bisqueware, any clay type is OK to

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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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