2022 Workshops

September 25-30, 2022

Bill Griffith
Handbuilt Pottery:  Low Tech/High Results

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Working with soft clay slabs, hand-building construction techniques, templates, and simple molds, students will create a variety of functional pottery forms including cups, tumblers, pouring pots, vases, trays, and one of a kind presentation pots.  Good form, surface texture, and pattern are emphasized.

Discover new ways to create hand-built mid-range stoneware pots using minimal tools and equipment.  This workshop is specially designed for educators and students new to hand-building with little or no previous experience.  Commercial glazes and shop glazes will be used in completing our pots.

Workshop fee: $ 1,490 USD  (for details on what is included click here)

Deposit to register: $500

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  • Bill Griffith -Handbuilt Pottery: Low Tech/High Results  Sept 25-30, 2022

  • Lorie Nelson Paperclay: Fiber and Clay Mastery  Oct 24-28, 2022

  • Jen Allen - Handbuilt Pottery: From Slab to Fab!  Nov 3-8, 2022

 

Note: As an added bonus for avid travelers the end of this workshop coincides with one of the largest festivals in San Miguel de Allende - La Alborada and the celebration of San Miguel Archangel Patron saint of San Miguel! It is worth staying over to experience this.

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October 24-28, 2022

Lorie Nelson
Paperclay: Fiber and Clay Mastery

 
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Paperclay: Fiber and Clay Mastery will cover many topics including a discussion of the different types of fibers and how to prepare them, making clay with different fibers, techniques for incorporating fiber in clay, and demonstrating multiple ways to use fiber and clay in your studio practice.  This workshop includes lectures and presentations, demonstrations with examples of fired work for each demonstrated technique, hands-on experience, one on one check-ins, handouts, at least one firing, and some serious fun. Experimentation will be encouraged!

Workshop fee: $ 875 USD  (for details on what is included click here)

Deposit to register: $300

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Note: This workshop precedes the Day of the Dead festivities (Nov 1-2).  Workshop participants are encouraged to stay over the weekend to enjoy all that San Miguel has to offer as the city prepares for the festivities or stay a little longer for the full Day of the Dead experience.

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November 3-8, 2022
 (a free day on Sunday, Nov. 6)

Jen Allen
Handbuilt Pottery: From Slab to Fab!

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Workshop fee: $ 1,590 USD  (for details on what is included click here)

Deposit to register: $500

The focus of this 5-day workshop is to transform two-dimensional slab shapes into three-dimensional pottery forms. We will kick off the workshop by collecting and creating an arsenal of texture tools that we’ll then use to dress up our clay slabs. Further investigation will involve inflating and/or altering pieces to add volume and to tailor profiles.  Additive details such as handles, knobs, and spouts will also be developed. We will spend time constructing pouring pots, storing pots, and various dinnerware forms. Technical and formal discussions will center around slab-built pottery. A firing will be included so that participants can bring home a couple of pieces of bisque-fired and/or glazed work. The goal of this workshop is to build confidence in order to take risks and expand ideas of both form and surface.

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Note: This workshop is immediately following the Day of the Dead (Nov 1-2).  San Miguel de Allende is an amazing place to experience this holiday!