Workshops

Old Potters, New Tricks

Local Clay hosts one and two-day workshops where potters can get together and learn from noted and inspiring clay artists. Presenters have included regional artists Craig Martell and Jan Edwards, as well as national notables Lillian Pitt and Ruthanne Tudball. We learn new tricks, cool tools, and new ways to look at clay. In addition, each Local Clay meeting ends with a mini-workshop presented by one of our members. Topics have ranged from surface decoration to tools and equipment to trading information about the business of pottery.

We list upcoming workshops in our Calendar. Also, you can contact us to find out about workshops we may be planning:workshops@clayfest.org Can't make it to a workshop or just want to learn new techniques? We now have a video library! Contact the workshop chair to find out what videos we have and to arrange renting one ($2.00 fee that goes toward purchasing more vids).

Here are some highlights from some Local Clay workshops:...

Lisa Orr demonstrates forming with bisque molds and sliptrailing

Tea Duong led a session on wheel throwing

Frank Gosar teaches brush making

Ginger Steele gave a workshop on creating textured surface and handbuilding. To see Ginger's teapot construction guide, click on this link Teapot ; for a cup, click on Cup.

Ruthanne Tudball - thrown and altered forms