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Workshops for Artists

16-SU-WK09 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (7/30/16 - 7/30/16)
Enjoy a relaxing, creative afternoon playing on the potter's wheel. Explore the basics of centering clay and throwing bowls and cylinders on the wheel.  More experienced participants will be guided individually by the instructor depending on your interests and level. Lead by an experienced instructor, these fun and informative workshops are designed for those who are curious about clay or want to further their skills without the commitment of a class. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. Bring your friends and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Pre-registration is recommended. Please contact Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

16-SU-WK10 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (8/6/16 - 8/6/16)
Enjoy a relaxing, creative afternoon playing on the potter's wheel. Explore the basics of centering clay and throwing bowls and cylinders on the wheel.  More experienced participants will be guided individually by the instructor depending on your interests and level. Lead by an experienced instructor, these fun and informative workshops are designed for those who are curious about clay or want to further their skills without the commitment of a class. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. Bring your friends and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Pre-registration is recommended. Please contact Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

16-SU-WK11 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (8/13/16 - 8/13/16)
Enjoy a relaxing, creative afternoon playing on the potter's wheel. Explore the basics of centering clay and throwing bowls and cylinders on the wheel.  More experienced participants will be guided individually by the instructor depending on your interests and level. Lead by an experienced instructor, these fun and informative workshops are designed for those who are curious about clay or want to further their skills without the commitment of a class. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. Bring your friends and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Pre-registration is recommended. Please contact Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

16-LAWS-06 The Importance of Play: Combining Handbuilding with the Wheel
Instructor: Rebecca Chappell
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 60.00 - $ 50.00 Members
Sunday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (8/21/16 - 8/21/16)
Learn about Rebecca Chappell’s studio practice and process for combining handbuilding techniques with wheel thrown forms. This hands-on workshop also highlights the importance of play in the studio to discover new forms and ideas. This workshop is a great opportunity to revitalize your own practice; come prepared to play!
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Rebecca Chappell received her M.F.A. from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2008 and her B.F.A. from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2003. Chappell has participated in solo and group exhibitions across the US. Rebecca was awarded the Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Fellowship in 2010. She currently resides in Philadelphia PA where she is a resident artist and class teacher at The Clay Studio and other institutions in the area.

16-SU-WK02 Low Fire Surfaces: Color & Expression
Instructor: Lauren Mabry
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 195.00 - $ 175.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (9/17/16 - 9/18/16)
This workshop is designed to teach low-fire surface application techniques and methods of translating expressive surfaces onto flat work, pottery, and sculpture. The basics of colorful low-fire slips and underglaze are explored in ways that encourage you to create depth and complexity in your work while the clay in still in the leather hard stage. Laser print transfer technique is also covered, which is a good method of applying printed patterns and imagery. All printing techniques in this workshop are low-tech and do not require expensive tools or equipment. Everything you learn also translates seamlessly to high fire materials. Tips for glazing, firing, and finishing are addressed in this in-depth workshop. (Please note this workshop is Saturday & Sunday from 10am-5pm)

16-LAWS-07 Expanding the World of Surface Treatments in Ceramics
Instructor: Alfredo Ratinoff
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 60.00 - $ 50.00 Members
Sunday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (9/18/16 - 9/18/16)
In this workshop, Alfredo Ratinoff explains the myriad ways of applying surface treatments to ceramics. You experiment with using underglazes, oxides, and ceramic pencil, and in addition to the aforementioned media, Alfredo explains the usages for low-fire glazes and patinas for obtaining a variety of effects at different temperatures and clay bodies. These techniques can be used on wheel-thrown or hand-built forms.



Alfredo Ratinoff was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he trained in ceramics with his master Teodolina Garcia Cabo starting at the age of eleven. He then studied at the National School of Ceramics and also studied drawing and painting at the National Art Academy.

Alfredo specialized for many years in large scale installations of tile and mosaic murals and his works are in many private collections all over the United States and have been exhibited at the Museum of the Americas at the Organization of American States, The N.A.S.A Headquarters in Washington D.C, The AT&T Headquarters in Oakton ,VA, Barnes & Noble Corporation in Rockville, MD and New York, N.Y, Strathmore Hall Art Center, Bethesda, MD, The Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA and the South Florida Art Center in Miami Beach, FL. He also has the distinction to be in the permanent collection at the Embassy of Argentina in the office of the ambassador.