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  1. In this hands on workshop learn to use mica to create subtle colors and lustrous effects with different alternative firing techniques. Attendees will also make a piece from micaceous clay from New Mexico which has glittery effects from the mica, and special insulating properties. Date: February 23-24, 2019 Time: 9 AM to 4:30 PM daily Fee: $300 for non-studio members $275 for members of American Ceramics Society So-Cal, Ventura County Potters' Guild, Clay Artists of San Diego, and AMOCA members Attendees will need to bring: 6-8 medium sized bisqued pieces not larger than 6 x 6 inches. Bisque to Cone 08 if possible. Use a white clay body that can withstand thermal shock, or Soldate 60 with some of Randy and Don's terra sigillata on it. Contact The Clay Yard for this recipe. 909.391.1192 We will provide the mica, horsehair, feathers and micaceous clay. See attached images of examples of this type of work. Call The Clay Yard at 909.391.1192 to reserve your spot!
  2. Hands-On Raku Workshop with Patrick Crabb and Jim Romberg at Ceramic Services, Ontario CA, October 17-18th, 2015. Exhibition of their art at AMOCA Oct. 12-Nov. 1, 2015, in the Studio Gallery Artist Reception Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 from 6 to 9 PM in the Studio Gallery, American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA), Pomona, CA Join us for a fantastic Hands-On Raku workshop with two Raku Masters: Jim Romberg and Patrick Crabb. Here is a brief list of some of what they will be covering: Considerations for surface treatment. To Glaze or Not to Glaze­—That is the Question. How to glaze ? Exercises to expand vision and understanding of surface and form 101 varieties of glaze application The relation of glaze to form. Making your own brushes. Special reduction techniques and materials Combination wheel and hand building works from small to large “one-of-a-kind†pieces Low temp firings to include raku/low fire salt/sawdust/sugar Assembling/finalizing a deconstruction piece Creativity exercises—AND MORE!!! Fee: $285 OR $265 for studio members and members of ACS So Cal, AMOCA, Ventura Co. Potter’s Guild and San Diego Clay Artists Potluck lunches both days. Bring throwing tools and 4 small to medium sized pieces of bisque. Call Lenny at 909.986.1566 to reserve your spot.
  3. ClayFest 2013 will happen this Saturday, Nov. 9th, 2013 from 9 AM to 4:30 PM at Ceramic Services: 530 S. Palmetto, Ontario, CA 91762. It's Free, and will feature demonstrations by Marsha Judd on burnishing, Patrick Crabb will show a slide show of his student's work and preview a mosaic workshop, Scott Young will be demonstrating complex pinch pot forms, Stephen Horn will be showing how to "Throw like George", and Frank Masserella will be demoing throwing and using slips. We will be holding a raffle of clay supplies and tools from our sponsors: Shimpo, Laguna Clay, Aardvark, MKM Tools, Ceramic Services and Dolan Tools, and all proceeds go directly to Glendora Empty Bowls, a group that provides food support to local food banks and the Glendora PD. African Drummers will be there to entertain at noon, and Pete Gerard will be demonstrating and selling his one-of-a-kind hand made tools. Ceramic Services will be demonstrating their new Sumo Raku Kiln (check their FaceBook page for videos of it in action), a large raku kiln for sculpture, and doing raku demos. It will be lots of fun, educational, inspirational, and help a great cause. Stop by if you can!
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