Slip Decorating Workshop

With Kym Owens

December 11th/12th   10am-5pm daily

Learn how to refine and enhance your pottery by learning multiple decorating techniques using slip.  Ceramic artist Kym Owens will demonstrate how to decorate your pots by showing you all the fascinating ways of slip application. Some of the things you will learn in this workshop is how to make your own slip using recycled clay, how to make colored slip using mason stains, and how to use a slip trailer including an automatic slip trailer called an Airpen.

Create one of a kind design with a tactile feel using just slip…. Patience is needed but not required.

There will be pots available for hands on decorating, but feel free to bring your own leather hard pots. 

This Workshop is limited to 10 students. We require that students wear a mask during the workshop and use caution around others, thank you!

$300 includes instruction and tools. Students must bring own lunch, but we will provide coffee, tea, and water as well as plates, napkins, and utensils to aid with student's lunch needs. 


First Day:


I will demonstrate how to make slip using recycled clay.
Mix slip with different colors of Mason Stains
Talk about and apply paper stencils
Use colored slip to coat the tile and then a pot with paper stencils. (Will let dry during lunch so we can start slip trailing after lunch)

(1pm- 2pm) LUNCH

(2pm -5pm)

I will demonstrate how to use piping tips to inlay the circles for the dots.
I will demonstrate how to use a slip trailer and the Airpen.
Students will work on their pieces practicing their slip trailing.
All work will go into damp boxes for the next day

Day Two:


We will pull our work out of the damp boxes and cover the dots in wax.
I will talk about how to use Mishima Techniques.
I will demonstrate how to use cut out circles to lay out a mandala pattern.
Inlay pattern with piping tips, then coat with Amaco Black underglaze. ( Will let dry during lunch )

(1pm- 2pm) LUNCH

(2pm -5pm)

Wipe off black underglaze.
Apply slip to the Mishima design.
If students brought some of their pots they can continue to work using the different decorating techniques.

Throwing On The Wheel

With Rob Sheldon

Thursday Mornings  10am-1pm

Thursday Evenings  6pm - 9pm

Open to all skill levels!  In this Covid conscious environment, we are limiting the participants of each session to 6 and we request that you wear a mask throughout the entire class. Our studio will be set up to accommodate social distancing guidelines with a very strict 6 foot rule throughout the studio. Come further your abilities or begin a new journey in wheel throwing.  This 7 week class will provide you with enough information and hands on experience to create pots you'll love.  We will cover wedging, centering, pulling even walls, multiple handle making methods and more!

$195 includes instruction and a reserved open studio day for all participants, plus a $20 supply fee which includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing of up to 10 pieces. Class limited to 6 participants.

Basic Hand Building

With Bridget Hauser

Mondays 6pm-9pm

Open to all skill levels! During this Covid conscious time, we are limiting class participants to 8 students. We're also requesting that all participants wear a mask throughout the class. Quickly master the basic techniques of pinch, coil and slab (stiff and soft). Learn attachment techniques that will translate into your ideas for sculpture or functional forms. 

$250 includes instruction and a reserved open studio day for all participants, plus a $15 supply fee which includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firing of some pieces.

Throw and Glow

With Rob Sheldon

By Appointment Only

Come enjoy a full circle clay experience. During this two hour experience you will learn to throw on the potter's wheel and participate in a raku firing. After glazing bisque ware made by local artists, students will get their hands dirty on the potter's wheel. After the kiln is cooled you will take the finished pieces as a keepsake. The Throw and Glow offers someone with no prior pottery experience an opportunity to take part in all facets of the ceramic process.

During this time we are requesting that participants follow all CDC Covid-19 guidelines. Thank you!

$125 individuals

$175 couples

$45 each additional person