Weekly Tuition: 5-day Workshops
Half Day $160 / Full Day $300
Before Care (7:30 – 9) & After Care (3:30-5:30) available
Please make checks for Pottery Sessions out to: Earth Center Pottery
Please fill out a Pottery Registration Form
Pottery Days ~ an Afternoon in Clay
July 8-12 & July 15-19
Afternoons with Jennifer Miller: 12.30 – 3:30pm
Each participant will create fun and functional clay pieces such as garden art, plates, mugs, animal banks and many other wheel thrown and hand built clay projects. In addition to creating with clay, students will explore glazing and firing techniques using highfired stoneware clay at Earth Center Pottery’s fully equipped, professional studio. » Read more..
A Manabigama wood fired kiln has been built at Tyler Park Center for the Arts. click here to stay tuned for info on the first firing!
The workshop will be made up of 10-15 participants who will assist in the laying of the bricks. Two to four participants will be working at a time and will receive specific kiln building instruction.
The hours of this workshop will vary, with weekend time slots as well as weekday times available. Students will sign up for determined times.
The kiln is outside so weather and daylight will determine work times. Students will learn about kiln construction from start to finish including shelf preparation, loading and firing. Once the kiln is built, an inaugural firing will be scheduled with the workshop participants. The kiln will fire for 16 hours and will need to be tended to and stoked for that duration.
For information & registration
contact 215-297-5980 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bending the Rules and Expanding Your Options
Sunday, December 2nd • 10AM-5PM $125
Tom Laudenslager has been a working artist and teacher for almost 35 years, focusing primarily on clay for the last 20 years. His approach to material & process respects tradition but borrows freely from other art media. In this one day workshop, Tom will demonstrate a variety of hand building techniques he uses to create functional & sculptural works in clay. These building methods can be used to create work that is either spontaneous in approach, or precise & contemplative.
Participants will have the opportunity to begin construction, and in some cases complete a piece during the workshop.
Techniques will include the use of repposse-like forming, texturizing, carving, and strategies for delicate hollow cutting. Finishing approaches will include engobes (colored slips), post-firing pigment, stain, wax based patina and the selective use of abrasives. Strategies for successful firing of delicate work will also be discussed.
Tom received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, and has done extensive course work at other institutions, including Tyler School of Art, University of the Arts, Art New England, and Moravian College. He lives in a relatively quiet spot in Southeastern Pennsylvania with his wife of 25 years.
with Lisa Naples
September 23rd, 2012
Come one, come all. This course is for all levels of experience including “none”. During this workshop Lisa plans to saturate your brain with hands-on slab building technique. She’ll cover notions of texture and “dry” as well as “wet” slip application using colored slips. Of course, there will be a lot of talk about form, too, ‘cause it all starts there. Lisa hopes to stimulate the most creative bones in your body and really get you revved up to go back to your own studio inspired.
See more of Lisa’s work http://www.lisanaples.com
Morning: Demo: begin w/rolling slabs—a basic ‘how to’ that includes a discussion of tools. Demo: adding texture to slabs and constructing simple cylindrical forms Demo of a pinched tray/plate Demo of more complex pots and further discussion of dart cutting concepts for articulating form.
Lunch around 12:30-1:00
Afternoon: Hands on for participants Discussion of surface treatment: Dry and Wet slip application Demo: constructing and adding slab-built handles to pots.
Pick a day to be inspired by Clay!