Hand Building & Surface Techniques – Both Days

January 01, 1970

This two-day demonstration (on Saturday) and hands-on workshop (on Sunday) will challenge you to consider the ceramic object as a vessel for storytelling. We will explore greenware ceramic surface decoration. Using porcelain, participants will create meaningful three dimensional canvases by means of throwing or hand building techniques. An important component of this workshop will be […]

Hand Building & Surface Techniques Demonstration

January 01, 1970

This one-day demonstration workshop will challenge you to consider the ceramic object as a vessel for storytelling. Kevin Snipes will demonstrate his construction methods and his use of surface techniques including mishima, sgraffito and underglaze decoration to produce intricate, layered surfaces. Discussions on formal design, historical and contemporary references and meaning will be encouraged.

Drawing with Slip on Clay

January 01, 1970

Slip trailing is a unique clay decorating technique that can add pattern, depth and texture to your ceramic surfaces. This workshop will introduce students to the practice of drawing with slip on clay.

Hand Crafted Cold-Process Soap Making

January 01, 1970

Learn to create your own soaps customized to your skin type and fragrance preferences. It’s easy, economical, and fun. Using the “cold process” method, you will make soap from scratch like pioneer homesteaders.

Fire and Water: Raku Workshop

January 01, 1970

In this exciting spontaneous process for glazing derived from the Ancient Japanese Tea Ceremony, some amazing glaze effects can be achieved from reduction firing in the outdoor raku kiln. A brief history, the process, and safety procedures will be discussed.

All Natural Hand Lotions & Toiletries Making

January 01, 1970

It’s easy to make your own hand creams and lotions, customized to different skin types with fragrances, healing herbs, and even goat’s milk. Then move on to bath salts, body rubs, lip balm, cleansing cream, and cologne. Go home with several jars of skin care products and recipes for many more.

Beginning Pastels: Draw and Paint

January 01, 1970

Discover the versatile beauty of drawing and painting with dry pastels! This introductory workshop for the beginning art student focuses on the variety of methods that may be used with pastels. Students will leave this workshop with a solid foundation in the use of the pastel medium, able to continue to enjoy working in pastel […]

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