Event Schedule

You can register for the following workshops & events by contacting the listed venues.

If you don’t find one in your area, you can request a customized AMACO glaze workshop or in-service training by contacting Diana Faris as follows:

Diana Faris
Director of Educational Outreach
Email: dfaris@amaco.com
Phone: (800) 925-5195, x 1302

Dynamic Decals, with Justin Rothshank

Small 2017 workshop Armory Art Center

West Palm Beach, FL United States


(561) 832-1776


  • April 06, 2017 – April 08, 2017

Students will learn how to transfer their own imagery onto ceramic works using a variety of decal techniques. This workshop will cover image preparation, printing, transferring, layering of imagery, using commercial decals, and firing temperatures for various types of decals. There will be discussions about production and marketing techniques for the studio potter including daily production, social media, and small business efficiency.

Instructor: Justin Rothshank
Enrollment Deadline: March 9, 2016
Tuition: $350, Please register with the Armory Art Center

Hands-on glazing workshops with AMACO glazes

Small worksop image  high fire glazes (makebhm) Runyan Pottery Supply

Clio, MI United States




  • April 07, 2017 – April 08, 2017

Hands-on glazing workshops for Clay Artists and Art Teachers with Diana Faris from AMACO>
There are two different sessions with the option of attending one or both:

Cone 5/6 Mid-Range Brushing glazes, Friday April 7, 10am-3pm

Whimsical Figures and Low-Fire Glazing, Saturday April 8, 9am-2pm

The Narrative Figure: As The Figurine, with Debra Fritts

Small jan 2016  3 Debra Fritts Studio

Abiquiu, NM United States




  • April 24, 2017 – April 28, 2017

Using either coil or modeling from a dowel, a pair of figurines will be created. The gesture is frozen and tells a story. These figures will hold metaphors that could be expressed by mark making, use of color or additive parts. Demos will include ways to construct and a painterly approach to a wet surface.
Contact: debrafritts@aol.com for registration

Colored Clay - Every Way, with Chris Campbell

Small chris campbell John C Campbell Folk School

Brasstown, NC United States


1-800-FOLK SCH


  • May 07, 2017 – May 13, 2017

Hands on class all about using colored clay.
See the artist's website for more images of her work: www.ccpottery.com

The Narrative Figure: Inside Out, with Debra Fritts

Small jan 2016  1 Debra Fritts Studio

Abquiu, NM United States




  • May 22, 2017 – May 26, 2017

The Narrative Figure: Inside Out May 22 – 26
Using coils, the shell of the torso and head will be constructed. We will explore ways of developing personal symbols to allow figurative works to have meaning and metaphor. After constructions, the surfaces will be treated with dry clays, engobes and underglazes. Demos include face features and a painterly approach to the surface.
Contact: debrafritts@aol.com

Kathy King & Paul Andrew Wandless: Print, Clay & Surface Buffet

Small king  penland 2017 PENLAND SCHOOL OF CRAFTS




  • May 28, 2017 – June 09, 2017

This workshop will explore a virtual smörgåsbord of printmaking techniques for clay surfaces. Both clay studios will be used to accommodate a broad range of hands-on experimentation. We’ll cover screen printing, relief printing, monoprinting, lithography, photopolymer plates, china painting, decals, sprigging, and embossing—plus a few surprises. Firing options will include electric, raku, foil saggar, and barrel. The processes covered will be useful for both vessel and sculptural work. Intermediate: basic clay skills are required. Code 01CA

No More Glaze Decorating Phobia!

Small 2016 09 21 19.48.20 John C. Campbell Folk School

Brasstown, NC United States


1-800.FOLK.SCH (365.5724), 828.837.2775


  • May 28, 2017 – June 02, 2017

This is a week-long class from May 28-June 2, 2017. Registration is directly through the Folk School - camping option is available in this beautiful setting!

BYOB! (Bring Your Own Bisque) This class is all about experimentation with mid-range clay surface decoration and readily available commercial glazes. Students will explore and test a variety of different AMACO products, pushing the limits of results that can be achieved in an electric kiln at cone 5-6. Clay texturing and hand-building techniques will be demonstrated and utilized.
Contact the instructor with any questions about the class: Diana Faris, MFA (Amaco Education Dept). dfaris@amaco.com

Kathy King: Let’s Talk: a conversation between form & imagery

Small kathy king stack detail  anderson ranch 2017 Anderson Ranch Workshop

Snowmass Village, CO United States


(970) 923-3181


  • July 03, 2017 – July 14, 2017

Build a personal vocabulary of imagery and learn how to use your ceramic work as a storytelling agent in this hands-on workshop. Students consider methods of composition of imagery on both the wheel and in hand built ceramic forms. Using humor, politics and personal stories as tools, we create narratives within our work. The instructor introduces some nontraditional ideas about function and methods of storytelling. Students incorporate their own imagery through carving and experimenting on leather-hard clay. We also explore glaze techniques that enhance surfaces.

Skill Level(s): Open to All
Instructor: Kathy King, www.kathykingart.com

Justin Rothshank: The Layered Surface

Small justin rothshank  dec 2015 Touchstone Center for Crafts

Farmington, PA United States




  • July 24, 2017 – July 28, 2017

Learn about production and marketing techniques for the studio potter, including daily production, social media, and small business efficiency. You will also discover how to transfer your own imagery onto ceramic work using a variety of decal and stamping techniques. We will cover image preparation, printing and transferring decals onto greenware and glazed ware, layering of decals, using commercial decals, and firing temperatures for various types of decals.

Justin Rothshank, www.rothshank.com

Three Figurative Sculptors Workshop

Small lisa clague The Bascom

Highlands, NC United States



  • August 28, 2017 – September 01, 2017

This team taught workshop by Debra Fritts, Lisa Clague and Nancy Kubale will explore light and dark as inspiration for creating the human form and the conveyance of spiritual expression.
Contact: Frank Vickery , fvickery@thebascom.org

Storytelling with Clay with Kathy King

Small king queenbeefront for web  bray 2017 Archie Bray Foundation

Helena, MT United States




  • September 05, 2017 – September 08, 2017

In this four-day hands-on workshop, Kathy King will discuss and demonstrate methods and techniques for developing a personal narrative and stories in ceramics. Using the ceramic surface as a canvas for storytelling, King will demonstrate techniques such as sgraffito, mishima and simple screen printing. Participants will also have the ability to practice post-glaze techniques including luster and china painting. For this purpose, students are encouraged to bring bisqueware to experiment on.

Participants will gain insight into how King uses historical ceramics as a reference and method of developing a narrative in her artwork. These exercises will give students the opportunity to develop and expand on their own vocabulary of imagery.

King will give a public artist talk on Wednesday, September 6 at 7:30 pm in the Bray Resident Center.
Instructor: Kathy King, www.kathykingart.com

The Narrative Figure: Totems, with Debra Fritts

Small jan 2016  3 Debra Fritts Studio

Abiquiu, NM United States




  • September 11, 2017 – September 15, 2017

Using large coils, we will build sectional pieces to create a stacked totem. We will construct a head and stacked parts. The surface on the each section will be treated with dry clays, engobes and underglazes. Demos will include coil building the head, applying face features, ways to stack section pieces and surface treatment.

Contact: debrafritts@aol.com

The Narrative Figure: So Much More

Small jan 2016  5 Debra Fritts’ Studio

Abiquiu, NM United States




  • October 23, 2017 – October 27, 2017

Working from memory and the imagination, the head and the torso will be constructed using coils. The goal is to allow the spirit of the artist to connect with the form by using symbols and metaphors. The surface on the wet clay will be a combination of dry clay, engobes, and underglazes.
Contact: debrafritts@aol.com

AMACO Glazing Workshops

Workhouse Art Center

Lorton, VA United States

(703) 584-2954


  • February 23, 2018 – February 24, 2018

Glazing workshops for clay artists and teachers, with Diana Faris from AMACO.
Details TBD
Contact dfaris@amaco.com