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  1. Weekend - August 6-8, 2021 Fabulous Surfaces on Porcelain Jewelry: Color, Texture, Pattern Colleen Williams Embrace colored porcelain by working small in this class where ceramics and jewelry meet. Explore handbuilding methods and surface techniques for ceramics of any scale. Use layered slips, resists, stamping, sgraffito and more to decorate jewelry "canvases." Learn basic jewelry skills to assemble several pieces to wear home. Beginner; Materials fee, payable to instructor, $20 for 5, 4-6 ounce balls of colored porcelain, 1 lb. of white porcelain, small plaster forming molds, paint pot strip with underglazes, 24 ga. nichrome wire, 18" sterling silver wire, leather cording. The instructor will also bring Items that each participant will have access to including assorted sterling silver and niobium jewelry findings, assorted glass beads, assorted colored porcelain slips and assorted resists and texture tools $360 Registration and Information
  2. Weeklong - July 25-30, 2021 Wheel Thrown Sculpture Hunter Stamps Focus on creating abstract sculptures and organic vessels from wheel thrown parts. Learn a variety of throwing, altering and assembling techniques. Cover low-fire glazes and alternative surfacing techniques such as encaustics, paint and mixed media applications. Use all these techniques to create and fire a series of truly unique pieces. Intermediate (requires basic wheel throwing skills) $660 Registration and Information
  3. Weeklong - July 18-23, 2021 Markmaking: Brushwork and Stamping Michael Kline Explore how to transform wheel-thrown forms with stamped and painted surface treatments. Sessions will include demonstrations on classic thrown forms, stamping and brushwork. Make stamps and learn to use them to make marks and create patterns with inlay. Dramatically improve your brushwork skills with a series of lively group painting exercises. Intermediate-Advanced, Materials fee, payable to instructor, $5-$20 (for MKM stamps and roulettes, $20 for Mudtools Do-All scraping tool, $8-$20 for bamboo handle brushes, $2 for small lidded containers for wax resist, free Amaco white underglaze sample) Registration and Information
  4. Weeklong - June 20-25, 2021 - Beginner Week Clay to Z Ian Mabry Explore a wide variety of clay construction and decorating techniques. Focus on various handbuilding methods used to create expressive functional and sculptural forms. Gain a brief introduction to the potter's wheel. Acquire a breadth of ceramic experience with the possibility of taking home a personal, handmade object. Beginner $600 Registration and Information
  5. Weeklong - June 13-18, 2021 The Strange and Unusual: Sculpting the Bust Sarah Davey Use hollow building techniques to create a portrait bust in clay that explores a surreal narrative through facial expression and gesture. Learn anatomy while working in planes to model portraits. Armatures, various building and firing techniques will also be discussed. Beginner - Intermediate $600 Information and Registration
  6. Weeklong - June 6-11, 2021 Tell a Narrative with the Figure, Flora, Fauna in Porcelain Taylor Robenalt Let's face it, sculpting in porcelain can be difficult. Learn techniques to control this fickle material. Explore sculpting in porcelain using the human figure, flora and fauna to tell a unique story. Beginner $660 Information and Registration
  7. Weekend - May 21-23, 2021 Alternative Firing Workshop Jessica Wilson Explore the hands-on process of raku, pit and horse hair firing in this intense course. Be prepared to work hard in a hot environment and to welcome the unexpected and unpredictable! Bring lots of bisque-fired pots and leave with unique, one-of-a-kind, finished pots. Intermediate $360 Registration and Information
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