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

The Reflexive Self, with Nan Smith

Small smith nan 2018 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Gatlinburg, TN United States

arrowmont.org/instructor/nan-smith/

865-436-5860

Dates

  • October 14, 2018 – October 20, 2018

In this workshop students learn about the expressive nature of the human form and create a personal portrait bust that reveals who they are and how they see themselves. Using life castings, drawings and photos, participants experience perceptual skill-building and learn that the sculpted bust can express who one is and interpret personality through facial expression, gesture and the position of the head and shoulders. Class presentations on historical and contemporary figure sculpture and demonstrations on life casting and mold-making are part of the class. Students will depart with a solid modelled sculpture, an understanding of armatures, life casts and plaster and rubber molds. Open to all skill levels.


Decal Making, with Justin Rothshank

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San Francisco, CA United States

claybythebaysf.com/workshops/

415-416-6475

Dates

  • October 20, 2018 – October 21, 2018

In this class learn how to transfer your own imagery onto ceramic work using a laser printer and decal paper. We will cover image preparation, printing decals onto decal paper, transferring decals onto greenware and glazed ware, layering of decals, using commercial decals, and firing temperatures for various types of decals.
Saturday - Making
Sunday - Decals, decorating, and business practices


The Exquisite Surface, with Sean O'Connell

Small seanoconnell twoplates porcelain  underglaze glaze 2015 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Gatlinburg, TN United States

arrowmont.org/workshops-classes/workshop-details/?action=evrplusegister&event_id=470

865-436-5860

Dates

  • October 21, 2018 – October 27, 2018

In this workshop, students will explore the ceramic surface. Through demonstrations and hands-on participation, you will learn a variety of techniques. The class covers how to develop a composition using pattern and color through brushwork, wax and paper resist, Mishima (inlay), trailing and carving.


Deco + Design, with Adrienne Elaides

Small adrienne eliades  img 2532 Sonoma Community Center

Sonoma, CA United States

sonomacommunitycenter.org/deco-design/

707.938.4626

Dates

  • October 27, 2018 – October 28, 2018

This workshop provides an in-depth introduction to dynamic surface decoration techniques using die cut stencils, paper, and Tyvek. Using a vocabulary of personal expression through abstract drawings, patterns, and found imagery, students will explore slip and underglaze masking techniques to design and develop their own exciting surfaces. This course is open to all skill levels. Hand-builders and wheel throwers are welcome.


Handbuilding & Surface Decoration, with Naomi Clement

Small naomiclement headshot Freighthouse Pottery

Stratford, Ontario, Canada

theshoptoronto.ca/browse-classes/handbuildingwithnaomi

416-414-7764

Dates

  • November 14, 2018 – November 15, 2018

Join Naomi Clement for a two consecutive day handbuilding and surface decoration workshop.
You will be shown Naomi’s handbuilding techniques, including how to make hand-build forms using slabs, bisque molds and simple templates. Basic forms such as cups and other table ware will be covered. Naomi will cover how she uses colored underglaze and slips at the leather hard stage to decorate her work, as well as how to use simple paper resists to create pattern and achieve a layered look. Students will have the opportunity to explore these techniques on clay tiles provided.


AMACO Glazing Workshops, with Diana Faris

Small worksop image 2  high fire glazes (makebhm) Roadrunner Ceramics

San Antonio, TX United States

roadrunnerceramics-2.myshopify.com

(210) 710-9127

Dates

  • December 01, 2018 – 9:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Hands-on glazing workshops with visual presentations and printed reference materials. Participants are encouraged to bring their own small bisque pots or test tiles to glaze during class, however each will be provided with 3 small bisque pieces. Participants can sign up for one workshop or both!

Layering with AMACO Mid-Range Glazes
Learn how to successfully apply and fire AMACO cone 5-6 Mid-range brushing glazes. A selection of glazes including the newest PC and Celadon colors will be available for use. We will explore a few layering combinations using the Potters Choice, Celadon and Shino glazes to create unique, personalized effects.

Layering with AMACO Low-Fire Glazes & Underglazes
Push the boundaries of cone 06-05 glaze effects by layering glazes with each other and with underglazes. Velvet Underglazes, Opalescent and Artists Choice glazes will be used over red and white earthenware clays.


AMACO Glazing Workshops, with Diana Faris

Small worksop image  high fire glazes (makebhm) Armadillo Clay

Austin, TX United States

armadilloclay.com

512.385.7311

Dates

  • December 04, 2018 – 9:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Hands-on glazing workshops with visual presentations and printed reference materials. Participants are encouraged to bring their own small bisque pots or test tiles to glaze during class, however each will be provided with 3 small bisque pieces. Participants can sign up for one workshop or both!

Layering with AMACO Mid-Range Glazes
Learn how to successfully apply and fire AMACO cone 5-6 Mid-range brushing glazes. A selection of glazes including the newest PC and Celadon colors will be available for use. We will explore a few layering combinations using the Potters Choice, Celadon and Shino glazes to create unique, personalized effects.

Layering with AMACO Low-Fire Glazes & Underglazes
Push the boundaries of cone 06-05 glaze effects by layering glazes with each other and with underglazes. Velvet Underglazes, Opalescent and Artists Choice glazes will be used over red and white earthenware clays.


Tim Kowalczyk

Small copy of dscn5848 Brickyard Ceramics & Crafts

Indianapolis, IN United States

brickyardceramics.com

317-244-5230

Dates

  • February 23, 2019 – February 24, 2019

Since graduating with his MFA from Illinois State University in 2011, Tim has maintained an active studio practice from his home in Minonk, Illinois. For the past 8 years Tim has participated in a steady stream of juried, group, invitational, and solo exhibitions. He has received several awards including the Presidential Scholarship at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Merwin Medal: McLean County 82nd Annual Amateur Show, and Best of Show: Water Street Studios Anniversary Show. Tim’s work can be seen in private collections, University collections, and in a recent American Craft Magazine article. Tim is pursuing being a full-time studio artist starting in January of 2018


No More Glaze Decorating Phobia!

Small pc 46   55 layering John C. Campbell Folk School

Brasstown, NC United States

folkschool.org

1-800-365-5724

Dates

  • August 18, 2019 – August 24, 2019

This is a week-long class from August 18-23, 2019. 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 AMACO 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 texture and hand-building techniques will also be taught.
Contact the instructor with any questions about the class: Diana Faris, MFA (Amaco Education Dept). dfaris@amaco.com