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

Hand and Prints, with Jason Bige Burnett + Sunshine Cobb

Small burnett  jason   pocosin Archie Bray Foundation

Helena, MT United States




  • August 06, 2018 – August 17, 2018

Hand and Prints— Collaboration between Form and Surfacew/ Jason Bige Burnett + Sunshine Cobb

The Figurative Shrine, with Debra Fritts

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Orford, NH United States




  • August 13, 2018 – August 17, 2018

Working from the imagination, the head and torso will be constructed using coils. We will discuss ways on how the figure can be a holding place for sacred relics, a reliquary. Detail demo’s on building the form and facial features will be given. Also surface treatments on unfired clay will be explored.

AMACO Mid-range Glaze Workshop, with Diana Faris

Small worksop image  high fire glazes (makebhm) Portland Pottery

Brraintree, MA United States


(781) 848-2772


  • August 15, 2018 – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Hands-on glazing workshop for focused on successful application and firing of AMACO Potters Choice and Celadon cone 5-6 glazes.

Braintree, MA:
Wed Aug 15, 5-8 pm: Mid/high fire workshop

Also see the AMACO classes being offered at Baraintree, MA location on Aug 17 and 18.

AMACO Potters Choice Glaze Workshop, with Jennifer Hoolihan

Small pc 2018 colors composite Ceramic Store of Houston

Houston, TX United States


713 864-6442


  • August 16, 2018 – 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Jennifer will show examples of PC glaze layering. She will also give an overview of glaze types and provide tips on application and will show new PC glaze combinations.

AMACO Glaze Workshops, with Diana Faris

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Portland, ME United States


(207) 772-4334


  • August 17, 2018 – August 18, 2018

Hands-on glazing workshops for Clay Artists and Art Teachers focusing on expanding options for using glazes and underglazes. Participants may register for Low-fire or Mid/High-fire sessions or both! Schedule is as follows:

Fri Aug 17: 12-4 pm Low fire workshop
Sat: Aug 18: 9-1 pm Mid/high fire workshop

Also check out the Mid-range glazing workshop on Aug 15th at the Braintree, MA location.

AMACO Glaze and Underglaze Surfaces, with Diana Faris

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Pittsburgh, PA United States



  • September 08, 2018 – 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

See the new AMACO glaze colors, and investigate various glaze and underglaze application techniques. Featured products will be the Velvet underglazes, Potters Choice and Celadon cone 5-6 glazes. Application techniques will be demonstrated and participants may bring their own bisqueware to experiment on with a selection of colors.
Diana will be available from 10 am-3 pm, with two specific presentations from 11am-noon and 1-2pm.

Sketch & Stretch: Building Illustrated Pottery, with CHandra DeBuse

Small debuse  chandra Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

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.

"Attention to Detail" , with Kyle Carpenter

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Highlands, NC United States




  • September 17, 2018 – September 21, 2018

This workshop will focus primarily on developing throwing and decorating skills. We’ll cover techniques for repeating, joining, and altering functional forms as well as adding surface decoration with texture, slip, glaze, and commercial underglaze. These techniques can be applied to all types of firing methods and temperatures. Discussions about aesthetics, studio life, and business development will be ongoing throughout the workshop.

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.

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

Small feld 02 Sonoma Community Center

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.

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.

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