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:
Director of Educational Outreach
Phone: (800) 925-5195, x 1302
Image on Clay, 8 week course with Kathy KingCeramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
Allston, MA United States
- June 14, 2018 – August 02, 2018
New avenues towards personal expression are realized through applying image-based surface techniques such as sgraffito, mishima, monoprinting and vinyl resist. Traditional printmaking techniques will be applied to ceramics through utilizing silk screening methods with EZ Screens and preparing and using 20x24 inch silkscreens. Students will then learn transfer techniques to apply personal imagery onto 2D and 3D ceramics forms. Guest artist, Arthur Halvorsen will present his transfer methods in July.
Decals in Atmosphere, with Justin RothshankArrowmont
Gatlinburg, TN United States
- July 22, 2018 – July 28, 2018
In this class we'll talk about production and marketing techniques for the studio potter. We'll focus on daily production, social media, and small business efficiency. You will also 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.
Ready, Set: Designing Contemporary Tableware, with Adrienne EliadesThe Potter's Studio
Berkeley, CA United States
- July 28, 2018 – July 29, 2018
This workshop will improve students’ aesthetic sensibility to design and make ceramic sets. Create your own set of tableware or objects and investigate variations on a theme. A set can be tied together with color, size, position of image, or concept. Every artist approaches a series of forms with a slightly different perspective. The experience of making the first influences the next. We’re thoughtful and inconsistent creatures and we can use these characteristics to great benefit when done so with intention. This course is open to all skill levels. Hand-builders and wheel throwers are welcome. Previous experience in clay will be helpful.
Hand and Prints, with Jason Bige Burnett + Sunshine CobbArchie 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 FrittsBlackberry Hill Art Center
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 Glaze Workshops, with Diana FarisPortland Pottery
Portland, ME United States
- August 16, 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:
Tentative schedule for August 16-18, 2018
Thurs Aug 16, 1-5pm: Mid/high fire workshop
Fri: 3-7 Low fire workshop
Sat: 9-1 Mid/high fire workshop
AMACO Glaze and Underglaze Surfaces, with Diana FarisCeramic Supply Pittsburgh
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.
"Attention to Detail" , with Kyle CarpenterThe Bascom: A Center for Visual Arts
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.
The Printed Figure, with Jason Bige Burnett and Cristina CordovaArchie Bray Foundation
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!
Decal Making, with Justin RothshankClay by the Bay
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'ConnellArrowmont School of Arts & Crafts
Gatlinburg, TN United States
- October 21, 2018 – October 27, 2018
The Exquisite Surface: Week-long, Surface Intensive
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. Students should bring greenware and/or bisque-ware for decoration and glazing during the workshop. Glaze firings will be cone 6/7, and a grog-free cone 6 clay body is recommended. Open to all skill levels, however some experience preferred.