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

Virtual Surface Series: Naomi Clement — Experimenting with Colour & Pattern

Sonoma Community Center

Sonoma, CA United States

sonomacommunitycenter.org/surface-series-naomi/

(707) 938-4626

Dates

  • October 03, 2020 – 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

In this virtual workshop, Naomi demonstrates her techniques for creating a rich, layered surface on her pots. This will be a comprehensive overview of how Naomi uses coloured underglazes, newspaper transfers, and slip to create her signature surfaces. A recipe for Naomi’s white slip will be included as part of this workshop. The majority of her technique is completed before bisque.

Naomi will demonstrate for approximately 1.75 hours, after which there will be time reserved for additional Q&A. All workshops will be hosted by the Sonoma Ceramics staff; participants are encouraged to ask questions using the chat forum in Zoom, and the host will communicate these questions to Naomi during her demo. The recording of this workshop will be viewable through October 30.

All students will receive the Zoom recording of the workshop to watch at their convenience for two weeks after the workshop. Many participants choose to observe the virtual workshop and work later, but you may also work alongside Naomi during the demo.

Participants must pre-register for the workshop to get the Zoom link & tool list. Once you register, the links will be in your confirmation email.


Brighten Up: Clay & Underglaze

Small 77416477 bowden 2 1 Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program

Williamsburg, MA United States

snowfarm.org/workshops/topics/brighten-clay-underglaze

413-268-3101

Dates

  • October 10, 2020 – October 12, 2020

Bring color and pattern to the table as you learn a vast array of underglaze techniques. From monoprinting and stamping to stencils, wax resist, and freehand carving, no surface will be left undecorated! Add color to forms in specific and controlled ways and learn how to transform a simple palette into something sophisticated. Take home beautifully surfaced greenware and limitless ideas.


The Magic of Underglaze Colors at your Fingertips with Julia Feld

Small julia feld Ventura Potters Guild

Ventura, CA United States

venturapottersguild.org/calendar-of-events

geniethomsen@att.net

Dates

  • October 10, 2020 – October 11, 2020

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.

NEW DATES!
(1hr lunch break, participants need to bring their own lunch)


Virtual Surface Series: Gabo Martini — Slip & Sgraffito Doodles

Small bago 1 1280x640 Sonoma Community Center

Sonoma, CA United States

sonomacommunitycenter.org/gm-surface-slips/

(707) 938-4626

Dates

  • October 17, 2020 – 10:00 AM to 3:00 AM

This virtual workshop will focus on the surface design technique of sgraffito starting with custom colored slips on red earthenware clay although this processes can be used on any type of clay. Participants will learn about making and applying slips and the variety of textures and line variation that sgraffito has to offer. Gabo will be demonstrating how pieces are slipped, prepped with guides for more precise carving, and finally carved.

With time remaining after the demo, there will be an opportunity for in-depth, and Q&A. All workshops will be hosted by the Sonoma Ceramics staff; participants will be encouraged to ask questions using the chat forum in Zoom, and the staff will communicate these questions to Gabo during her demo.

Students will receive the Zoom recording of the workshop to watch at their convenience for two weeks after the workshop (this will be sent to you 24 hours after the workshop). Many participants choose to observe the virtual workshop and work later, but you may also work alongside Gabo during the demo. If you cannot attend the whole workshop, you may drop in and out as you choose- remember, you’ll have the video to watch for 2 weeks after the workshop is over.

Participants must pre-register for the workshop to get the Zoom link & tool list. Once you register, the links will be in your confirmation email.


The Figurative Shrine with Debra Fritts

Small debra fritts this i know Debra Fritts Studio

Abiquiu, NM United States

debrafritts.squarespace.com/calendar/2020/3/16/figurative-shrine-2020

505-685-9468

Dates

  • October 19, 2020 – October 23, 2020

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.

The workshop fee includes 25 pounds of red sculpture clay, surface treatment, firings and three lunches at the studio. Lunches are a combination of Northern New Mexican food and healthy salads.


Virtual Surface Series: Melissa Weiss — From Black & White to Color

Small cups cropped 1280x640 Sonoma Community Center

Sonoma, CA United States

sonomacommunitycenter.org/mw-surfaces/

(707) 938-4626

Dates

  • October 30, 2020 – 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Melissa will demonstrate how she decorates pots after bisque with a variety of materials and methods including how clay types, like the custom stoneware she makes from her land in northwest Arkansas, play an important role in the final aesthetics. She will use glazes, underglazes and oxides in conjunction with mishima and wax resist techniques. She will talk about cone 10 reduction cooling in her gas kiln, firing multiple times and her journey of developing her exciting surfaces.

With time remaining after the demo, there will be an opportunity for in-depth, and Q&A. All workshops will be hosted by the Sonoma Ceramics staff; participants will be encouraged to ask questions using the chat forum in Zoom, and the staff will communicate these questions to Melissa during her demo.

Students will receive the Zoom recording of the workshop to watch at their convenience for two weeks after the workshop (this will be sent to you 24 hours after the workshop). Many participants choose to observe the virtual workshop and work later, but you may also work alongside Melissa during the demo. If you cannot attend the whole workshop, you may drop in and out as you choose- remember, you’ll have the video to watch for 2 weeks after the workshop is over.

Participants must pre-register for the workshop to get the Zoom link & tool list. Once you register, the links will be in your confirmation email.


Virtual Surface Series: Soojin Choi - Figure: Form & Color

Small image001 Sonoma Community Center

Sonoma , CA United States

sonomacommunitycenter.org/surface_choi/

(707) 938-4626

Dates

  • November 06, 2020 – 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Soojin Choi expresses the ambiguity of human emotion by incorporating multi-dimensional surfaces and textures with clay. In the workshop “Figure: Form and Color”, she will show how she constructs her figure forms by layering flat and spatial surfaces, and how she uses color and brush strokes to depict the complexity of human emotion. Students will learn creative ways to combine slab and coil building.

The surface portion of the presentation will portray how she mixes and layers the multiple colors in building imagery on clay surface with Amaco Velvet underglaze.

Soojin will demonstrate outlined techniques for approximately 1.75 hours, after which there will be some time reserved for more in-depth, live Q&A. All workshops will be hosted by the Sonoma Ceramics staff; participants will be encouraged to ask questions using the chat forum in Zoom, and the host will communicate these questions to Soojin during pauses in her demo.

All students will receive the Zoom recording of the workshop to watch at their convenience for two weeks after the workshop. Many participants choose to observe the virtual workshop and work later, but you may also work alongside Soojin during the demo.

Participants must pre-register for the workshop to get the Zoom link & tool list. Once you register, the links will be in your confirmation email.


Virtual Surface Series: Nicki Green — Artifacts from the Future: Majolica as History Preserver

Small ng surface banner Sonoma Community Center

Sonoma, CA United States

sonomacommunitycenter.org/surfaces-majolica/

(707) 938-4626

Dates

  • November 13, 2020 – 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Looking at majolica and other tin-glazed earthenware traditions as pushing off point, Nicki will demonstrate her neo-historical surface painting process as a way to explore image-making as a survival tactic. This technique can be used on functional or sculptural surfaces and has a rich historical history in multiple cultures around the world. Nicki’s demonstration will include a pounce transfer method that provides the artist with guidelines for hand painting in order to make the process more accessible.

With time remaining after the demo, there will be an opportunity for in-depth, and Q&A. All workshops will be hosted by the Sonoma Ceramics staff; participants will be encouraged to ask questions using the chat forum in Zoom, and the staff will communicate these questions to Nicki during her demo. Financial aid is available. Email kala@sonomacommunitycenter.org to learn more.

Students will receive the Zoom recording of the workshop to watch at their convenience for two weeks after the workshop this will be sent to you 24 hours after the workshop). Many participants choose to observe the virtual workshop and work later, but you may also work alongside Nicki during the demo. If you cannot attend the whole workshop, you may drop in and out as you choose- remember, you’ll have the video to watch for 2 weeks after the workshop is over.

Participants must pre-register for the workshop to get the Zoom link & tool list. Once you register, the links will be in your confirmation email.


Virtual Surface Series: Lynn Wood - Inlay and Stamping with Underglaze

Small redbasket Sonoma Community Center

Sonoma, CA United States

sonomacommunitycenter.org/inlay-stamping-underglaze/

(707) 938-4626

Dates

  • December 03, 2020 – 3:30 PM to 8:30 PM

In this virtual workshop, using Zoom video conferencing, Lynn will demonstrate adding color to slab work in a variety of ways using Amaco underglazes. Lynn will show how to create washes from Amaco Underglazes to use on bisque – a technique that works especially well with textured work; inlaying underglazes on greenware (an effective simple technique that Lynn developed through her studio practice), printing on bisque and greenware using her Pottery Queen texture mats and creating resists with newsprint. If time allows, further exploration will include ways to combine several techniques. So…. come join in and add new color and life to your work!

Participants must pre-register for the workshop to get the Zoom link and tool list. Once registered, the links will be in your confirmation email. Consult your confirmation email for the tool list and preparation instructions including rolling a slab of clay ahead of time. The first 1.75 hours will be demonstration based and the remainder of time will be time for question and answer, show and tell as well as discussion.

$45

Participants must pre-register for the workshop Zoom access & tool list. Once you register, the links will be in your confirmation email.