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Posted 04 June 2012 - 08:55 AM

Piepenburg Raku Workshop w/ Gail and Robert Piepenburg- Registration still available!

Workshop and Exhibit w/ Gail and Robert Piepenburg

Where: Workhouse Arts Center Lorton Virginia

When: Oct. 19-21, 2012 Workshop Dates

October 19 - Artist Talk and Exhibit Closing Reception-7pm-9pm

October 20-21-Workshop 10am-4pm

Open to all Levels-Hands-On/Demo/Lecture

Cost: $275.00 Non-members , $255.00 for Members

Exhibit Dates- Sept. 26-Oct. 21, 2012

Exhibit Cost: Free

This two-day workshop is aimed at providing a context where personal, aesthetic and clay concerns can be expanded. Emphasis will be on individual resources for growth, group interaction, and design concepts for form development, glazing, and special raku techniques. Hand building and throwing demonstrations, multiple group activities, and individual motivators will be utilized to influence perceptual changes in thinking and ways of working with clay. Participants are encouraged to bring up to three bisque ware pieces to Raku fire on Sunday afternoon. http://www.piepenburgstudios.com/

* Participants will be able to take home work brought in to be fired.
*Workshop participants should plan to participate in group discussions and also bring a bag lunch each day, any photographs for inspiration and sketchbook(s).


If not attending the Workshop, feel free to stop by and see Gail and Robert’s Exhibit- in the main gallery bldg. W16- Second Floor Gallery from Sept. 26-Oct. 21, 2012 and/or attend their Closing Reception/Slide Talk on Oct.19 @ 7pm in W16 Main Second Floor Gallery.





“Pottery as Expression” Workshop w/ Josh DeWeese-Registration now available!

Workshop and Exhibit w/ Josh DeWeese

Where: Workhouse Arts Center Lorton Virginia

When: March 8-10, 2013 Workshop Dates

March 8 - Artist Talk and Exhibit Closing Reception-7pm-9pm

March 9-10-Workshop 10am-4pm

Open to all Levels- Demo/Lecture

Cost: $190.00 Non-members , $170.00 for Members

Exhibit Dates- Feb. 6-Mar. 10, 2013

Exhibit Cost: Free



This workshop will include demonstrations of throwing, altering and constructing a variety of pottery forms, and will include discussion of issues involved with making pottery as an expressive art form in a contemporary context. Information concerning clay bodies, glazes, and firing techniques will be shared. Slide lectures will include historical and contemporary references as well as a historical account of the Archie Bray Foundation and its contribution to the field of ceramic art.



*Workshop participants should plan to participate in group discussions and also bring a bag lunch each day, any photographs for inspiration and sketchbook(s).
* Participant must wear proper clothing (cotton) consisting of long sleeves, long pants, closed toed shoes and long hair tied back.



If not attending the Workshop, feel free to stop by and see Josh’s Exhibit- in the main gallery bldg. W16- Second Floor Gallery from Feb. 6-Mar. 10, 2013 and/or attend their Closing Reception/Slide Talk on Mar. 8 @ 7pm in W16 Main Second Floor Gallery.



Upcoming Visiting Artist Workshops and Exhibits

Curtis Benzle-Workshop- October 25-27, 2013, Exhibit Oct. 2-Oct. 27, 2013

Steve and Lynette Loucks-March 21-23, 2014

Andrea Keys Connell-October 2014



Raku Workshops

Get fired up (!) for a great time and learn all aspects of the Raku Firing process at the Workhouse Ceramics Studio. Workshops will be led by one of the Workhouse Ceramics Resident Artists and/or Instructors. Requirements: 7-9 pieces(min.) of pre-fired Bisque ware. Participant must wear proper clothing (cotton) consisting of long sleeves, long pants, closed toed shoes and long hair tied back.



Cost: 80.00



June 30, 2012-11am-5pm w/ Dale Marhanka

July 21, 2012-11am-5pm w/ Joe Dailey

September 29-11am-5pm w/ Joe Dailey

November 17-11am-5pm w/ Dale Marhanka



Surface It! Workshops

These workshops are for anyone 16 years of age or older interested in learning various techniques; the centuries old China Painting technique, use of Ceramic Over-glazes, slip decorating, brush making, ceramic image transfer or use of non-traditional surfacing materials on clay. All skill levels of wheel throwers, hand-builders, sculptors, painters or china painters are welcomed. Classes limited to 12. China Paints, over-glazes, tiles (max. 2 for china painting), nontraditional materials, brushes (all except brush making workshop) for use during workshop will be provided and any firing(s) are included in the fee. Fired Pieces will usually be ready for pick-up 4 days after workshop.

Cost: $65.00

June 23, 2012-1pm-4pm- Pam Eisenmann- Non-Traditional Surfaces- (Bring bisque or finished glaze ware pieces)

July 14, 2012-1pm-5pm-Tracie Griffith Tso- Decorating with a Brush –Please bring bisque fired porcelain or stoneware-All supplies included



2012 Workhouse Clay National Exhibit

July 25-August 26, 2012 in the McguireWoods Gallery-Bldg. W16 at the Workhouse Arts Center

Juror-Peter Held

Opening Reception-July 28, 2012 6pm-9pm



Register online now at www.workhousearts.org , call registrar at 703-584-2954 to do so by phone or contact Dale Marhanka at dalemarhanka@lortonarts.org. See photos of our studio facilities, workshops and exhibits at www.workhouseceramics.org (best viewed in IE).




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