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

Sketch & Stretch: Building Illustrated Pottery, with Chandra DeBuse

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Gatlinburg, TN United States




  • September 16, 2018 – September 22, 2018

During this workshop students learn new ways of designing, building and illustrating pottery by working with soft clay slabs. You will translate sketches into forms through hand building with simple templates and molds made from paper, craft foam, wood and bisqued clay. After forming, participants will create layered, colorful surfaces through underglaze inlay, brushwork, sgraffito and texture.

Expand Your Palette With Underglazes, Julia Feld

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Fresno, CA United States



  • September 29, 2018 – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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.

Making Copies or Underglaze Transfers, with Tim Kowalczyk

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Evanston, IL United States




  • September 30, 2018 – 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

EAC is fortunate to have Tim Kowalczyk demonstrate and teach his slab building techniques using paper clay, creating ceramic objects that mimic the appearance of cardboard and tin cans. After sharing his work, he will discuss the process of creating images using computer programs and demonstrate underglaze silkscreen printing. Learn about Kowalczyk’s Xerox underglaze transfers, single-color underglaze transfers and 2-color underglaze transfers to push your creativity in your ceramics practice. You will have the opportunity to experiment with Kowalczyk’s clay body and techniques yourself.

Kyle Carpenter 2 Day Demonstration

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Demorest, GA United States




  • October 06, 2018 – October 07, 2018

As a studio potter, I work diligently to make well-crafted wares for everyday people. It’s seemingly less about the “ritual of the table” and more about respecting a long tradition of craftsmen before me and discovering my own voice. As a contemporary potter, I often look to past traditions for inspiration. I’m interested in folk pottery of many origins… My native state of North Carolina, of course offers a deep well of talented potters, both folk and contemporary, to look towards for inspiration.

The Printed Figure, with Jason Bige Burnett and Cristina Cordova

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Helena, MT United States



  • October 08, 2018 – October 12, 2018

Collaboration between Form and Surface with printmaking and stenciling maser Jason and figurative artist and sculptor, Cristina!

Expand Your Palette With Underglazes, Instructor Julia Feld

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Sonoma, CA United States



  • October 13, 2018 – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

This workshop is designed to introduce you to painterly surface treatment as an alternative way to traditional glazing techniques and demonstrate the use of underglazes in order to create a multicolored surface on your sculpture or pottery. Julia Feld will lecture and demonstrate how to use underglazes, underglaze pencils and chalks to create multi-layered, colorful surfaces. No previous painting experience is required, just bring your favorite brushes, bisque-ware item and desire to experiment with colors. Imagery for painting will be provided.

The Reflexive Self, with Nan Smith

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Gatlinburg, TN United States




  • 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




  • 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

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Gatlinburg, TN United States




  • 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

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Sonoma, CA United States




  • 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.

No More Glaze Decorating Phobia!

Small pc 46   55 layering John C. Campbell Folk School

Brasstown, NC United States




  • 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