The Ceramic Initiative 2024/4 Days January 4-7, 2024
Thursday January 4 through Sunday January 7***
9:30am - 4:30pm
Throwing large and multiple sets with Mark Epstein
Alternative Firing and throwing demonstration with Randy Brodnax
Hand building a boat and sculpture with Bridget Hauser
Hand building with Joe Morgan
4 days in the clay studio with all supplies included* plus a daily community lunch - bring a potluck side dish each day to make it a party!
Saturday Night Artist's Talk and Dinner 5-8pm (dinner is included in the price, additional guests $35)
FINE PRINT: This is a 4 day, rotating workshop where you’ll enjoy 4 days in the studio with favorite teachers Mark Epstein, Randy Brodnax, Bridget Hauser and Joe Morgan; lunch served daily* and Saturday evening Artist’s Talk and dinner. Our artists will have items available for purchase too.
Pottery Wheel Session with Mark Epstein: working in our throwing studio throwing large vessels, multi lidded sets, teapots and cups. All materials included but please bring personal calipers for measuring.
Alternative Firing with Randy Brodnax: working both inside and outside the classroom (bring warm clothing and closed toed shoes) with specialty firings with amazing and beautiful results - and Randy has promised to create a barrel fire with downdrafts and sawdust plus his chloride fuming, too. Randy recommends firing your pieces to cone 08 for optimal success. Bisqued pottery is available for purchase, too.
Hand building with Bridget Hauser: create personal boats and sculpture to be added to your thrown pieces in Mark Epstein's workshop.
Hand building with Joe Morgan: tall human form sculpture (see image)
*Each day the studio will serve lunch and provide the main course and students bring side dishes each day to share (salads, snacks and more) - fun!
Bring tools, but especially calipers. All clay is provided. Bring up to 6 pieces of bisque - fired to cone 08 - for Randy's raku and saggar fire, items available for sale, too. This is a community event where we will learn together, play together and eat lunch together - studio will provide main course and students bring snacks and side dishes to share. Bring boxes, packing material to transport finished pieces home. Studio will not fire.
Limited space/40 people maximum