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

Hidden Voices Oaxaca

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Oaxaca City, Mexico



  • February 16, 2018 – February 24, 2018

Debra Fritts and Frank Shelton will share their love of combining materials for artmaking. The focus will be to tap the inner spirit of each artist by allowing
personal responses to the use of materials and our surroundings.
To register, please visit Bellissima Art Escapes

AMACO Glazing Workshops

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Lorton, VA United States


(703) 584-2954


  • February 23, 2018 – February 24, 2018

Glaze and underglaze hands-on decorating workshops for clay artists and teachers, with Diana Faris from AMACO.
Register for one or both sessions by contacting the Workhouse at (703)584-2954
$25 per session, glazes included but BYOB (bring your own bisque)!

Friday February 23: 1:30-5:30 pm
Mid-Range, Cone 5-6 Glazing Workshop with AMACO brushing glazes
Achieve more personalized surfaces in an electric kiln!

Saturday February 24: 11 am-5 pm
Low-fire glazes and Underglazes
Professional Development and CEU credit available for teachers

Glazing with Tracy Gamble

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Houston, TX United States


713 864-6442


  • February 23, 2018 – February 25, 2018

This action packed, 3-day hands on workshop with Tracy Gamble will focus on application of AMACO's main cone 5/6 glaze lines (Potters Choice, Celadon, Satin Matte and Shino). Special decorating techniques using Velvet underglazes and bonus demonstrations are all part of the action.

NCECA 2018

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Pittsburgh, PA United States




  • March 14, 2018 – March 17, 2018

The 52nd Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts is open to everyone! CrossCurrents: Clay and Culture, is the theme for NCECA’s 2018 conference and reflects Pittsburgh as a city of rivers, bridges, complex immigrant history, gritty perseverance, and reinvention.

Come visit AMACO-brent at the Resource Hall at NCECA for ongoing demonstrations, exhibitions and conversations!
Artist demo schedule:
Wed. 3/14
10am - noon: Tim Kowalcyk & Carole Epp
1:30 - 3:30pm: Adrienne Eliades & Eric Stearns

Thurs. 3/15
10am - noon: Adrienne Eliades & Carole Epp
1:30 - 3:30pm: Jason B./Cristina Cordova & Kensuke Yamada

Fri. 3/16
10am - noon: Jason B./Cristina Cordova & Tim Kowalczyk
1:30 - 3:30pm: Kensuke Yamada & Eric Stearns

Heads, with Debra Fritts

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Abiquiu, NM United States




  • March 19, 2018 – March 23, 2018

Working from memory and the imagination, the head will be constructed using coils. Detail information will be shared on facial features. The goal is to build several heads, life size or larger than life and a few smaller ones. The use of symbols and interesting surface decorations will allow a different visual depth in these heads.

Kensuke Yamada demonstration and lecture

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Edwardsville , IL United States



  • March 21, 2018 – March 22, 2018

2 days of hand building and decorating demonstrations as well as lectures by Kensuke Yamada.
Check out Kensuke's art work at www.yamadakensuke.com

NAEA 2018

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Seattle , WA United States




  • March 22, 2018 – March 24, 2018

Visit AMACO-brent at the NAEA Resource Hall for hands-on workshops, demonstrations and new product information!

The NAEA National Convention is an annual event providing substantive professional development services that include the advancement of knowledge in all sessions, events, and activities for the purpose of improving visual arts instruction in American schools. As such, it is the world’s largest art education convention.

The three-day Convention includes over 1,000 participatory workshops, panels, seminars for job-alike groups…research reports, discussions, exhibits, and tours…keynote addresses by world-acclaimed educators, artists, researchers, and scholars…with the opportunity to connect with colleagues from all over the world.

Just Press Play! Jason Bige Burnett + Sunshine Cobb

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Boston, MA United States




  • April 07, 2018 – April 08, 2018

Join Jason Bige Burnett and Sunshine Cobb in exploring a range of surface treatments while sharing stories and experiences as contemporary ceramic artists. Whether your work is functional or sculptural, this workshop will provide you with a chance to explore, experiment and learn. Participants will have the opportunity to try their hand at the various techniques covered in the workshop and receive feedback from other participants and the workshop leaders.

Underglaze Pattern Play, with Don Reynolds

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Clio, MI United States




  • April 13, 2018 – April 14, 2018

Pattern Play: Using Amaco Underglaze & Wax to Create the Surfaces You Desire!
This 2-day demonstration and hands on workshop will focus on the techniques of layering colors of underglaze and wax to create crisp, colorful patterns on ceramic objects. Don Reynolds will share the tools, patterns, and methods he uses to apply underglaze and will demonstrate how he stamps with wax. Don will also discuss underglaze firing considerations at Mid/High Fire (cone 5-6).

Diana Faris will be available to answer questions about AMACO products.

The Human Animal Connection, with Debra Fritts

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Abiquiu, NM United States




  • April 16, 2018 – April 20, 2018

Combining the human and the animal images, a form will be constructed using basic hand building techniques. We will explore ways of developing personal symbols to allow the piece to have meaning and metaphor. After construction, the surfaces will be treated with dry clays, engobes and underglazes. Demos include construction techniques and a painterly approach to the wet surface.

So Much More, with Debra Fritts

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Abiquiu, NM United States




  • May 21, 2018 – May 25, 2018

Using basic hand building techniques, we will explore ways to express the figure in an expressive way. Working from memory and the imagination, the head and the torso will be constructed using coils. The goal is to allow the spirit of the artist to connect with the form by using symbols and metaphors.

Hard Candy: Sweet Ceramic Surfaces with Jason Burnett

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Gatlinburg, TN United States




  • June 10, 2018 – June 16, 2018

This intensive workshop introduces surface techniques for students to discover and take home! With an emphasis on screen printing, students will create image transfers and produce personal narratives using doodles and patterns. You will discover how to work through layers of material using various methods including the use of slips, resists, glaze applications and decals. Using multiple techniques, participants will work small and fire in electric kilns. The class will use a cone 6 stoneware, but the materials and techniques will lend themselves to various firing temps and techniques. Experience in clay preferred, but no printing experience is necessary.

Didem Mert: 2-Day Hands-On Workshop!

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San Francisco, CA United States


(415) 416-6475


  • June 16, 2018 – June 24, 2018

Mert will demonstrate using soft slabs within bisque slump molds to create her signature ovaled bowl forms. She will apply terra sigillata and AMACO Velvet Underglaze on the bowl to create a sense of playfulness directed through the color palette, while retaining a minimalistic design.
Sign up for one of these two dates:
June 16 & 17 or
June 23 & 24

Pattern, Print, Repeat with Adrienne Eliades

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Idyllwild, CA United States




  • June 17, 2018 – June 23, 2018

This intensive one-week workshop provides an introduction to surface decoration techniques with an emphasis on designing and generating reusable Die Cut stencils using a KLIC-N-KUT Zing Air Die Cutter. Based on individual aesthetics students will develop a vocabulary of personal expression through drawings, patterns, found imagery and more. With a variety of resists, glazes, and underglazes, we’ll explore the allure of the repeat pattern, customized color palettes and surface treatments using custom-made hump molds. This course is designed to create opportunities for surface design development in studio practices and to expand your surface decoration repertoire. Open to all skill levels, this course welcomes hand-builders and wheel throwers.

Innovative Clay-Based Art Lessons for Art Educators

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Layton, NJ United States




  • June 29, 2018 – July 03, 2018

Immerse yourself in this professional development experience specifically designed for Art Educators! The goal of this workshop is to give you the teaching strategies and skills you need to integrate image transfer & clay-based art lessons into your fine arts curriculum. This workshop will cover art lessons that are appropriate for 4th-12th grade students. Basic hand-building techniques such as working with soft slabs, coil building and using paper slip transfers will be explored.
Instructor Nicole Elizabeth Roth is a ceramic artist, author & art educator from Somerville, NJ. Nicole has taught visual arts at the elementary, middle and high school level and has a deep interest in finding creative ways to integrate clay-based lessons into unique teaching situations.

Handbuilding and Surface Intensive, with Chandra DeBuse

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Orford, NH United States




  • July 07, 2018 – July 08, 2018

Ceramics - Sketch and Stretch: Handbuilding and Surface Intensive

Print & Clay Workshop, with Jason Burnett

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Port Chester, NY United States


(914) 937-2047


  • July 16, 2018 – July 20, 2018

A 5 day workshop focusing on how to create imagery for printing that will be transferred and altered on pottery.

Decals in Atmosphere, with Justin Rothshank

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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.

Handbuilding and Surface Design, with Adrienne Eliades

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Berkeley, CA United States


(510) 528-3286


  • July 28, 2018 – August 04, 2018

Description coming soon, but check out Adrienne's amazing work here: www.adrienneeliades.com

Hand and Prints, with Jason Bige Burnett + Sunshine Cobb

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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 Glaze Workshops, with Diana Faris

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Portland, ME United States


(207) 772-4334


  • 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
Braintree, MA:
Thurs Aug 16, 1-5pm: Mid/high fire workshop

Fri: 3-7 Low fire workshop
Sat: 9-1 Mid/high fire workshop

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