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Weekend Workshop!
Building with Slabs

with Teta Hilsdon

Building with slabs is a fun, fast, and relatively easy way to make plates, trays, vases and platters with beautiful textured patterns.  Learn to roll clay out into a slab, cut, texture, form pieces and glaze.   Class includes daily practice time during the three week class session.  

 

Saturdays, May 7, 21 and 28: 9 AM-Noon

$125 fee + $40 for each bag of clay used.

Ages 16 and up.

email: tetahilsdon@gmail.com to register!

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Beginner+ Wheel Throwing

with Teta Hilsdon

Over eight weeks, practice the basics of making pots on the wheel: centering, throwing different forms, trimming, glazing, recycling clay and a few decorative techniques.  For beginners, those continuing work on their basic skills  or those coming back to pottery after many years.  Demonstrations, discussions, coaching, and abundant practice time.  Ages 16 and up. 

 

Upcoming Sessions:

April 5 - June 24, Tuesdays 6-9pm

May 2 - June 20, Mondays 6-9pm

June 1 - July 20, Wednesdays 6-9pm

June 28 - August 16, Tuesdays 6-9pm

$315 fee + $40 for each bag of clay used.

Daily practice time included.

email tetahilsdon@gmail.com  to register!

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Rise and Shine Wheel Throwing For Beginners +

with Shari Zabriskie

This fun morning class will introduce you to the fundamentals of throwing pots on the wheel.  Over the course of eight weeks, learn and practice the techniques of clay preparation, centering, throwing,  trimming, glazing, and more!   This class is geared towards beginners, those continuing to work on their basic skills and those who are coming back to pottery after many years.  .  Demonstrations, discussions, coaching, and abundant practice time.  Ages 16 and up. 

 

Upcoming Sessions:

May 31 - July 19, Tuesdays 9am-Noon (waitlist)

June 30 - August 18, Thursdays 9am-Noon

August 2- September 20, Tuesdays 9am-Noom

September 8-October 27, Thursdays 9am-Noon

$315 fee + $40 for each bag of clay used.

Daily practice time included.

email shabbazabba@yahoo.com  to register!

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Weekend Workshop:
Colored Clay: Layers Revealed

with Naomi Lindenfeld

 

Natural objects with patterned imagery surround us in the environment.  These will provide inspiration for making pieces from layered, colored clay.  It is an exceptional medium for expressing the beauty of fluid movement, the effects of water and wind that transform shells, rock and wood.  We will wedge stains into porcelain and layer the different colors into a block.  By slicing, rolling, pinching and carving, multi-dimensional effects are revealed.  The colored clay integrates the designs with functional or sculptural forms, connecting hand with water and earth.   

 

Two projects will be presented using layered block: wrapped slab cups and pinched and carved bowls.  Prior experience with clay is helpful but not essential. 

Saturday and Sunday March 19 and 20

9am-Noon

$185 includes materials, glazing and firing plus sessions for glazing, picking up finished work and discussion.  $10 extra charge if instruction in glazing is needed or to have the instructor glaze your pieces.

email naomilin@sover.net to register!

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Weekend Workshop:
Porcelain Techniques

with Rob Cartelli

 

This three hour workshop will focus on demonstrating multiple techniques that you can use in your studio practice.  Altering wheel-thrown pots, making and attaching handles, and inlay decoration.  While porcelain will ne used for the demos, all the techniques translate to any clay.

Rob Cartelli has been making porcelain pots for fourteen years,  He lives in Newfane, VT.

Saturday April 23

9am-Noon

$65

email robcartelli@gmail.com to register

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Weekend Workshop:
Building with Slabs!

with Teta Hilsdon and Shirley Chancey

 

Building with slabs is a fun, fast and relatively easy way to make plates, trays, platters and vases with beautiful textured patterns.  Learn to roll clay out into a slab, cut, design, texture, form and glaze.  Class includes practice time during the three week session.  Students will have the bonus of an assistant teacher, Shirley Chancey, who has much to offer in the way of design and glazing of textured slab forms.    

Three Saturdays, May 7, 21 and 28

9am-Noon

$125 plus $40 for clay. 

email: tetahilsdon@gmail.com to register!

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Weekend Workshop:
Clay Whistles - Making Sculptures that Sing!

with Annie Lauterbach

 

There is something magical about taking a soft piece of earth/clay and making it whistle.  This workshop will introduce you to creating clay whistles using simple tools.  We will explore how to build whistles by pinching, joining and carving the clay.  If time allows, our whistles can be decorated with colored slips/underglazes.  No experience with clay required.  Whistles will be allowed to dry for a few days, twice fired in the kilns at Wheelhouse and ready to be picked up two weeks later.  

Annie Lauterbach has been creating functional stoneware pottery and whistles for many years,  She is a member of Brattleboro Clayworks and lives in Putney, VT.

Saturday, June 25 

9am-Noon

$65 includes all materials. 

email: annlauterbach6@gmail.com to register!

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Weekend Workshop:
Designing Templates for Folded Slabs with Combed Slip Decoration!

with Naomi Lindenfeld

Templates are a very useful tool for envisioning how a flat slab of clay can be folded into a three-dimensional form.   A clay slab is rolled out and cut into the shape of the template.  Before the folding and construction takes place, pigmented slips will be layered and combed through to add surface decoration.  Tips and tricks will be shown for folding, attaching and treating seams, edges and corners.   

Naomi Lindenfeld  has been teaching ceramics at The Putney School since 1998.  Her home studio is in West Brattleboro, VT where visitors are welcome by appointment.  http://naomilindenfeld.com/about-naomi/    

Saturday and Sunday July 23 and 24 

9am-Noon

$140 plus $40 for clay and an additional $10 if instruction in glazing is needed or if you would like the instructor to glaze your pieces.

email: naomilin@sover.net to register!