Pat Simons: The Art of Sculpting Clay Creatures & Critters, November 9–10, 2019

         November 9–10, 2019     10am–4:30pm Cost: $250         (PS members & PS students $225)       Limited enrollment Register here: https://www.berkeleypottersstudio.com/workshops In this hands-on workshop, participants will create a domestic, wild or imaginary animal, creature or critter of their choice. Pat encourages and fosters an enthusiastic, whimsical approach to building in clay.

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Ben Carter: Altered Forms & Expressive Slipware Surfaces for Functional Pottery – October 19–20, 2019

October 19–20, 2019     10am–4:30pm.    Cost: $250          (PS members & PS students $225)       Limited enrollment Register here: https://www.berkeleypottersstudio.com/workshops       This workshop focuses on integrating surface design with altered wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery. Workshop participants will learn a variety of surface-design methods including slip decorating, sgraffito, stamping and other

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Whitney Smith: Selling is an Art – Booth Merchandising and Selling for the Holidays (or anytime): Sept. 21, 10am–3pm

Cost: $100     Limited enrollment Call The Potters’ Studio to sign up: 510-528-3286 or register online: https://www.berkeleypottersstudio.com/workshopsandclasses/sellingart Making pottery is fun and puts our creative skills to work, but selling pottery while interacting with potential customers can be challenging for artists and highlights our uncertainties around selling. But most artists

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Richard Burkett: Glazes!!! – Free Your Fear of Formulation: an Introduction to HyperGlaze – Sep. 16 or Sep. 17, 2019

The same workshop will be offered on two different days:  September 16, 2019 and September 17, 2019.    10am–3pm  (1-hour lunch) Call The Potters’ Studio to sign up: 510-528-3286 or register online: https://www.berkeleypottersstudio.com/workshopsandclasses/hyperglaze Richard Burkett is the author of HyperGlaze, a powerful, fast and easy-to-use glaze calculation and database softwarefor ceramic

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Richard Burkett: Advanced Soda Firing Workshop – September 14–15 & 18

https://www.berkeleypottersstudio.com/workshops The goal of this workshop is to increase your soda-firing skills, knowledge, understanding and confidence by working alongside soda-firing expert Richard Burkett. Open to people who have previous soda-firing experience. Cost: $350     Enrollment limited to 12 Saturday, September 14, 2019    10am–4:30pm Sunday, September 15, 2019    7am–5pm (with a 3-hour break

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Stained Glass: Basics and Beyond

Workshop dates: July 14-July 20, 2019 Ghost Ranch Center, Abiquiu, New Mexico Spend five days with in a stained glass course that will introduce you to all facets of the craft. Combining ancient and modern ways of working with stained glass, you will first develop your own unique design, then

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Natasha Dikareva: Evolution of a Shell Dweller

Abrams Claghorn Gallery Opening reception: June 8, 5-7pm Show runs June 1-30, 2019 1251 Solano Ave, Albany CA 94706 Phone: 510.526.9558 more information Artist Statement: I started the Shell Dweller series in 2010. They grew out of a preoccupation with constant catastrophes and disasters around the world. I felt as

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Apply AMOCA Clay + Glass Festival

DEADLINE JUNE 25 Mark your calendars now and apply: In collaboration with the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California, AMOCA is launching The Clay+Glass Festival in Southern California. This juried festival will include demonstrations, free admission to the museum, hands-on experiences, music, and food vendors. Dates: October 19-20, 2019

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Debra Fritts & Michelle Gregor: 4–Day Workshop “Sculpting the Human Figure in Clay” 8/17–20

This 4-day, hands-on workshop will include live process demonstrations, improvisational exercises and hand-building and decorating techniques for sculpting the human figure in clay. We will explore various methods to sculpt the figure in an expressive way, working from memory and the imagination. A painterly approach to surface development incorporating texture,

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Heated Expression: Clay & Glass from ACGA

Heated Expression: Clay & Glass from ACGA, Olive Hyde Gallery Exhibition Dates: April 5 – May 4, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 2019 (7-9pm) Participating artists: Lee Middleman. Jan Schachter, Julia Feld, Leah Bowring Pollack, April Zilber, Bill Geisinger, Barbara Grauke, Natasha Dikareva and Marina Smelik Each artist will

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Hayne Bayless: Happiness is a Warm Extruder

The Potters’ Studio,  1221 8th Street, Berkeley, CA   94710      (510) 528-3286. Sign up online: www.berkeleypottersstudio.com Cost: $250 (PS members & PS students $225)       Limited enrollment July 27–28, 2019 In this two-day, hands-on workshop we’ll explore extrusion and slab techniques as they relate to making functional stoneware. Our approach will be to

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Kathy King: Let’s Talk – A Conversation Between Form and Imagery

The Potters’ Studio, 1221 Eighth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710.  (510) 528-3286 Saturday and Sunday, June 8 – 9, 2019     10am – 4:30pm Sign up online at: https://www.berkeleypottersstudio.com/upcoming-workshops Cost: $250 (PS members & PS students $225)       Limited enrollment This two-day, hands-on workshop will center on building a personal vocabulary of imagery, working

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Marin MOCA presents Viola Frey: Her Self

MarinMOCA is pleased to present “Viola Frey: Her Self,” opening on March 2 and running through April 21, 2019. Viola Frey is the legendary Bay Area artist best known for her monumental sculptures, but this exhibit will present viewers with a more intimate, down-to-earth point of view. The exhibit will

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Diana Fayt Workshop: Above and Below the Surface: Surface Treatments and Imagery to Create Visually Dynamic Pots, May 18-19, 2019

During this two-day hands-on workshop, Diana will cover how to use multiple techniques, which when used together, create rich and graphically dynamic surfaces. Diana will show how she uses stencil resists with multiple substrates to create negative, positive, and relief images. She will also share how she creates reusable templates

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Sandy Simon and Robert Brady Workshop: “How They Do It” – April 6 – 7, 2019

In this two-day hands-on workshop, Berkeley-based master potters Sandy Simon and Bob Brady will take turns demonstrating and working with participants to teach their techniques for throwing, creating new forms, trimming methods and surface decoration and resolution. Expect lively conversation and discussion about life as full-time potters and the different

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ACGA Clay and Glass Festival 2019

The prestigious ACGA Clay & Glass Festival in Palo Alto will feature a free and fun-filled celebration of clay and glass art from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 13-14, 2019, at the Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road. Featuring both fine and functional art, the ACGA Clay &

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