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 completing this Workshop Request Form.

For any further questions or comments please email: workshops@amaco.com

Building BIG! ...with a small kiln with Andrea Keys Connell

Small connell Penland School of Craft

Penland, NC United States




  • June 20, 2021 – July 01, 2021

Students in this workshop will problem-solve on multiple, large-scale ceramic sculptures. Demonstrations will focus on the hollow-building techniques needed to make pieces from one- to nine-feet tall. Students will learn various solutions for cutting, firing, and assembling their work post-firing. We’ll cover epoxies, paints, and various cold surface techniques, including glazing. You’ll learn to execute big ideas, no matter the size of your kiln. All levels. Lower clay studio.

Cone 5 Confluence

Small bowes Penland School of Crafts

Penland, NC United States




  • July 18, 2021 – August 02, 2021

Whether your experiences in clay are limited or you are a mid-career artist, our workshop will jump-start your excitement about clay forming techniques. Judith uses slabs to build functional and sculptural forms. George produces thrown and altered utilitarian works. We’ll explore cone 5 porcelain, casting slip, and a darker clay body, and present multiple surface options using commercial and studio-based slips and glazes. Forming techniques will include slab building, pinching, coiling, throwing, and altering. Electric oxidation firings and a salt firing will finish our pieces. All levels. Upper clay studio.

George: professor at College of the Mainland (TX); other teaching: Southern Methodist University (TX), Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Cleveland Institute of Art, Penland, Haystack (ME), Arrowmont (TN); collections: Renwick Gallery (DC), Alfred Ceramic Art Museum (NY), Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Newark Museum (NJ), Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Racine Art Museum (WI). Judith: professor emeritus at Cleveland Institute of Art; collections: Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Everson Museum (NY), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gardner Museum (Toronto); work published in American Ceramics 1876 to Present (Abbeville Press), Postmodern Ceramics (Thames & Hudson), The Artful Teapot (Thames & Hudson).

Clay Pots and Color Spots with Mark Errol

Small mark errol steinsf18 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Gatlinburg, TN United States




  • July 25, 2021 – July 30, 2021


Add new tools to your surface design vocabulary for both wheel-thrown and hand-built creations. Simple techniques will add complexity to your work.


Using the wheel and hand building
Creating clay forms
Inlay, paper transfers, and layering to create colorful design

Clay and potter’s wheel
Personal throwing, trimming, and hand building tools
Slips and underglazes

Techniques for activating the clay surface with design and pattern
Colorful clay forms

Mark Errol is a full-time lecturer at Valdosta State University in Georgia, where he teaches Ceramics and 3-D Design. He is the co-owner of Plough Gallery in Tifton, Georgia where exceptional craft and fine art are showcased. Erroll uses his interests in architecture, fashion, and a myriad of other influences to make pieces that are cheerful and functional. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally.