Ceramics Workshops

Early Fall, Fall, and Winter Sessions:


Early Fall: September 6 to October 15, 2022 (6 weeks )
Fall: October 17 to December 17, 2022 (8 weeks)
Winter: January 9 to March 3, 2023 (8 weeks)

Brush Making and Ceramic Decals

Days & Times:
Friday (November 18) - 10am-4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio E
Instructor:

Each student will create there very own unique brush during this hands-on workshop. Students will first learn about the materials and techniques used for this process through demonstration. Secondly, Ying will supervise as the students construct their own beautiful and functional works of art. Lastly, Ying will demonstrate how the brushes can make beautifully unique marks on the surface of ceramic wares. As a bonus, Ying will also teach how to use ceramic decals along with the brush marks. All brush materials are provided.

Narrative Sculpture (3-Wings Workshop)

Days & Times:
March 3, March 4, and March 5 - 10am-4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio F
Instructor:

In this course, students will work closely with figurative sculptor Kelsey Bowen to create clay figures that tell a story. Techniques covered in this workshop will include coil building, gesture, expression, and the use of objects to build a narrative within a 3-dimensional sculpture. The workshop will begin with the introductory techniques of sculpting the human figure in clay and move through the process of adding details to develop meaning. Kelsey will demonstrate the wet clay processes used to create her own work including anthropomorphic figurative sculpting, texturing, creating clothing with clay, and other detail-oriented sculpting techniques.

From Fabric to Clay: Clothing the Vessel

Days & Times:
January 13, January 14, and January 15 - 10am-4pm
Level:
Intermediate to Advance
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio F
Instructor:

In this 3-day workshop, students will create a 8.5’’x11’’x1’’ plaster slab from a swatch of low-relief fabric or section of clothing. Students will learn a transfer technique using their plaster slab by adding layers of colored slip to create a textured soft slab of clay. After the soft slab of clay has been created, students will learn basic soft slab building techniques to turn their slab into a cup/mug or leave it flat to create a tile. Students will come away from this workshop with their very own plaster slab of fabric texture and a new technique to take their surface designs to a whole new level.

Students will set up and pour their plaster slab on the first day, learn how to transfer texture onto their slab of clay on the second day, and practice transferring their slab and soft slab building on the third day. This workshop is for students who consider themselves intermediate makers. Previous slab building experience is highly recommended.

Slip Trailing Designs

Days & Times:
Saturday (February 4) - 10am - 3pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio F
Instructor:

Local artist and friend of the LAC, Angi Pogue-Reed will take you through the process of slip trailing designs on the ceramic surface. During this hands-on workshop, each student will learn the principles of preparing the slip for success in the process. As well as gain confidence in the art of slip trail decorating on your own pottery for creating unique works of art. Students are encouraged to bring 2-4 “leather hard” pieces for practicing, but slabs will be available. All other materials will be provided.