Upcoming classes and workshops:
Wheel Throwing: Basics and Beyond at Art Students League of Denver. Filled - call to be on wait list
Session A: Fridays, Sept 7-Oct 26; 9a-12p.
Session B: Fridays, Nov 2 - Dec 21; 9a-12p.
Developing your Style in Ceramics: Cone 6 Electric – Oxidation Firing Boulder Potters Guild. register at (Boulderpottersguild.org)
Cone 6 (electric) oxidation is a rapidly growing area of ceramics due in part to its convenience and myriad of finished surfaces. Explore clays, glazes and methods for mid-fire ceramics. Many topics specific for mid-fire oxidation ceramics will be discussed. We will experiment with a variety of techniques and materials as you work towards developing your own unique style.
* For Advanced Potters with at LEAST two years working with clay. Instruction will not cover forms in throwing or hand building. The focus will be surface decoration and glazing techniques for cone 6 electric kiln.
Garden Sculpture and Totems - at The Art Students League of Denver. 2018 filled
Experience the exciting world of clay and enhance your garden with a unique and personal piece of assembled art. Learn basic clay techniques of coil, pinch and slab construction to build sections for your totem. During this workshop you'll plan your totem, build the pieces, learn various clay decoration and glazing techniques, learn to incorporate found objects and mixed media elements, discuss composition, and then assemble your 4ft to 5ft sculpture for installation in a garden.
coming Winter 2019
Decoration Demystified - at The Art Students League of Denver. Aug 2018 filled
The goal of this workshop is to elevate the plain pot or art piece with an interesting surface, while eliminating glaze room paralysis. In this demo and hands-on workshop, a plethora of surface treatments for all types of ceramics will be explored. These include stamps, texture tools, slip inlay, scrafitto, paper stencils, slips, stains, wax-resist, slip trailing, underglazes and more. Techniques for wet, leather-hard and bisque clay will be covered. By experimenting with and practicing these various techniques, you will be able to incorporate decoration into your own work resulting in a unique and personal body of work that speaks to others
not scheduled at this time.