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

Cone 5 Confluence with George Bowes & Judith Salomon

Small bowes Penland School of Crafts

Penland, NC United States

penland.org/workshops/summer-session-5/

828.765.2359

Dates

  • 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

www.arrowmont.org/workshops/clay-pots-and-color-spots-mark-errol/

865.436.5860

Dates

  • July 25, 2021 – July 30, 2021

WORKSHOP AT A GLANCE

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

TECHNIQUES

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

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

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.


Mold Making: Ceramics and Mixed Media with Paul Wandless

Small wandless studio Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Gatlinburg, TN United States

www.arrowmont.org/workshops/mold-making-ceramics-and-mixed-media-paul-andrew-wandless/

865-436-5860

Dates

  • August 08, 2021 – August 13, 2021

This workshop will introduce students to basic mold making, modeling, and casting. The focus is on making small molds and sprigs using a variety of approaches. During class participants will create plaster molds, bisque molds, and rubber latex molds for use with clay. You will use silicone rubber molds to cast non-clay materials and positives will be created with clay, plasticine, chipboard, and found objects appropriate for the different mold making materials. Students will also experiment pulling forms from the molds with casting slip, clay, white plastic, wax, cement, paper pulp, and pewter. Ceramists, sculptors, 3D Design instructors, and K-12 teachers can benefit from participation. Open to all skill levels.

Paul Andrew Wandless is an artist, author, educator, and curator who operates his studio in Chicago, Illinois. He authored Image Transfer on Clay, 500 Prints on Clay, Image & Design Transfer Techniques, and co-authored Alternative Kilns & Firing Techniques. Wandless frequently writes for arts magazines and is featured in the DVD, Fundamentals of Screen Printing on Clay with Paul Andrew Wandless. He conducts workshops and lectures around the U.S. and Canada on his clay work, prints, sculptures, paintings, and drawings.


THE MAGIC OF UNDERGLAZE COLORS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS with Julia Feld

Small julia feld 1 Starworks NC

Star, NC United States

www.starworksnc.org/index

910.428.9001

Dates

  • August 21, 2021 – 10:00 AM to 4:00 AM

It doesn't matter if you make pottery or sculptural ceramics, involved with low or high fire processes, have years of studio experience or just started with clay, you will learn how to boost your ceramics with bright colors by using AMACO Underglazes. This hands-on workshop is designed to introduce you to the painterly surface treatment as an alternative method to traditional glazing techniques. You will learn how to use underglazes, underglaze pencils, and chalks to create multi-layered, colorful imagery.

Bring your favorite small brushes and a bisque item to paint on.

Pre-registration for this workshop is required. Space is limited. Cost: $150. (Minimum 8 maximum 10 people)


Simple & Complex - Form & Color with Eva Kwong

Small kwong arissa.crop  1440x1080 Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Snowmass Village, CO United States

www.andersonranch.org/workshops/workshop/simple-complex-form-color-c1212-21/

(970) 923-3181

Dates

  • August 23, 2021 – September 03, 2021

This workshop explores making simple and complex forms through hand-building with stoneware clay. Participants explore these ideas through abstraction, reductive composition, compound forms, repetition and multiples. Colored slips, underglazes and glazes are used to investigate both monochromatic and complicated color relationships. Surface complexity is examined through layering, blending, sgraffito, stencils, stamping, etc. Students finish their work with salt-glazing and electric firings at cone 6.


Print on Clay Workshop with Catie Miller

Small catie miller Railyard Art Studio

Croton Falls, NY United States

www.railyardartsstudio.com/catie-miller-print-on-clay-workshop/

914-617-8541

Dates

  • September 18, 2021 – September 19, 2021

Take your designs from paper to clay in this “print on clay” class. Catie Miller will demonstrate the mono-printing transfer method she uses to add colorful graphic imagery to her functional ceramics on a variety of prepared and constructed pieces. Watch her demonstrate both wheel throwing and hand-building techniques. Catie will construct and form shapes that are great “canvases” for illustration. Color, scale, and composition will be reviewed on each piece. She will also share her personal attraction and technical rationale behind colored slips vs. underglazes. During the workshop, handouts will be distributed, recipes shared, ideas for DIY tools, small-scale production tips, and problem-solving in the studio. Then the making begins! Using simple molds and templates along with colored slips, students will get to try out this technique to enhance their clay surfaces. Participants are encouraged to come with images or themes they want to explore along with questions.