The Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Program is a collective and highly dynamic environment with the goal of promoting Ceramic Arts
through research, education and outreach.The Ceramics Program at the Workhouse Arts
Center will offer students the opportunity to learn more about studio practices and management.
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Open Studio is now included in the
price of taking a ceramics class at the
Workhouse Ceramics Program.
Come work side by side with friends and classmates.
This open studio is designed to allow
students to practice, trade ideas and create in
a relaxed, social atmosphere. Students must be
currently enrolled to be eligible for open studio
use. With more than 20 hours per week dedicated
to Open Studio, students are sure to find
the right time to create!
The Ceramics Program, housed in Building W-8, is a state-of-the-art, expansive, and open aired facility with two indoor kiln rooms, an outdoor kiln yard, Raku kiln, spray booth, wheels, a fully equipped raw materials lab with ball mill and blunger, a clay storage/mixing room with clay mixing equipment, slab rollers, extruder, extensive shelving and workspace for either hand-building or wheel-thrown work. Our studio facility is also home to six private resident artists’ studios and a retail gallery for the exhibition of Resident and Visiting Artist works. As a part of our commitment to the promotion of artistic and cultural creativity,
Fri February 26 - Sun February 28, 2016
Set in motion your ability to build complex functional forms with simple parts. Playful, technique based exercises will hone your skills on altering, attachments, and piecing shapes together. Come and explore the many ways clay can be altered and combined together from wheel-thrown elements. We will cut and dart until our simple thrown cylinders become non-round expressive shapes. Spark your ideas as you watch demos, participate in hands-on exercises, and take in Deb's source image presentation. Discussions about surface will round out this workshop. You will be able to pick up any bisque ware and lots of new techniques that will enliven your studio practice.
Exhibit- January 16- February 28, 2016
Exhibit Reception/Artist Talk- February 26, 2016-7pm-9pm
Workshop-February 27-28, 2015-10am-4pm each day
For more information about these very special workshops & any accompanying exhibits, please visit our website, or inquire via email: email@example.com
Intermediate to Advanced Student, Ages 17 & Up
Instructor: Joan Ulrich
The Salt Kiln offers the opportunity to achieve rich surfaces without glaze. This class for intermediate to advanced students will focus on making pieces that emphasize formal design. Attention will be given to compound forms, discussion of composition, and idea development. We will fire the salt kiln in Shannondale, West Virginia. Students must be available to attend all three days at the kiln:
Saturday March 26: Glazing pots & loading the kiln. 9:30 AM-7PM.
Sunday March 27: Firing Day (arrive any time after 8 AM) until approx. 7 PM
Thursday March 31: Unloading the kiln and discussion about the results and site clean-up. 10 AM-2 PM.
Class will meet January 18, February 1, 15, and 29, and March 7 and 21. Class meets once a week for 6 weeks in studio and for 3 days off-site. Class is limited to eight students. If fewer than eight enroll, additional kiln space may be purchased.
Winter Quarter (6 week session)
Mon Jan 18 (1:30pm-4pm)
Materials Fee: $40 added at time of registration.
Please Note: Additional special firing and glaze material fee of $100 (and payable in class) for use of off-site Salt Kiln is not included in above costs.
Beginner to Advanced Students
Instructor: Erika Radke
Come and learn to create animal textures and patterns! You will learn and try multiple techniques, including carving, slip trailing, and resists to form the bumps, fur, and patterns of various animals. We will then handbuild a small animal, and try some of our new textures on it. Clay will be provided and participants should bring basic tools for clay-working.(Meets in W-8)
Winter Quarter (1 day workshop)
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