Itsuko Zenitani: Weekend Open Studio through Dec 18

Itsuko Zentani’s work will be available as part of the Berkeley Potters Guild Annual Holiday Show and Open House. The Berkeley Potters guild will have their doors open during the following hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am to 5 pm Weekdays from December 19th through the 23rd from 11 am to

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Elaine Pinkernell: Advanced Slab Workshop

Treat yourself to a day of slab building more difficult and complex forms like a teapot or or a pitcher using Elaine’s “rip torn” method using tar paper templates.  Emphasis is on texture and you will receive a set of templates to work from.  Elaine will share her extensive collection of

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Barbara Vanderbeck: Sculpture at SFClayWorks

SFClayWorks will be featuring the ceramic sculpture work of San Francisco artist Barbara Vanderbeck. An avid traveler, Vanderbeck’s work is fueled by her exploration of decorative motifs and spiritual iconography found through out the world. She loves to play with form, color, texture and pattern. From bold, raw, tribal art such as Asmat or

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Lynn Wood: Teapots and Creamers

A hand made teapot is a special  project with some interesting challenges. While we build  slab teapots in this workshop we will explore these: spouts that pour, handles that work, and lids that fit. We will even make a creamer and sugar set to accompany the teapot. Come join in,

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Forrest Lesch-Middelton: Volumetric Image Transfer

Students will combine form and surface as they explore techniques for integrating wheelthrowing and image transfers simultaneously to create uniquely decorative functional wares. We’ll develop silkscreens and make computer-generated embossments for molds and stamps. I’ll walk you through my process while encouraging your own creative exploration. We’ll work with stoneware

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Kala Stein: Open Forms and Complex Surfaces

In this class, students will explore perforated functional forms on and off the wheel (berry bowls, baskets, vases, strainers, brush holders) and develop surface patterns using additive and subtractive processes. Through appliqué, stamping, mishima, slip and cut aways, dynamic surfaces will evolve from complex layering and approaches to utilitarian design.

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Cynthia Siegel: Celebrating the Figure in Clay

Work with a sense of discovery and wonder while sculpting the human form in clay. The emphasis of our class will be to explore the expressive potential of gesture, pose, and surface, while learning useful sculptural skills such as armature development, basic anatomy, and ceramic sculpture construction techniques. Students will

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Forrest Lesch-Middleton: Content and Craft

A conversation about content and craft, free to all ACGA members, and open to the public for the price of an ACGA membership. Bring a printed image of an artwork that compels you to speak, or even a piece of your own work, or one from your collection that you think might

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Erin McGuiness: Content and Craft

A conversation about content and craft at, free to all ACGA members, and open to the public for the price of an ACGA membership. Bring a printed image of an artwork that compels you to speak, or even a piece of your own work, or one from your collection that you think

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