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15-SP-WK05 Saturday Clay Clinics- Wheel ThrowingFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (4/11/15 - 4/11/15)
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.
15-SP-WK06 Saturday Clay Clinics- Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (4/18/15 - 4/18/15)
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.
15-SP-WK07 Saturday Clay Clinics- Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (4/25/15 - 4/25/15)
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.
15-SP-WK08 Saturday Clay Clinics- Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (5/2/15 - 5/2/15)
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.
15-SP-WK09 Saturday Clay Clinics- Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (5/9/15 - 5/9/15)
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.
15-SP-WK01 Visiting Artists Workshop: Tomoo Hamada & Simon Leach
Instructor: Simon Leach
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 100.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Tuesday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (5/12/15 - 5/12/15)
The Clay Studio is proud to bring together for the first time Tomoo Hamada and Simon Leach, two accomplished ceramic artists with fascinating family legacies for a 1-day demonstration workshop. Both artists demonstrate a variety of their wheel thrown forms and decorating techniques as well as discuss their glazes and firing processes. Learn about their families’ important role in the history of studio pottery, and how that has influenced and been a point of departure in their own work and studio practice.
 
Tomoo Hamada and Simon Leach are the grandsons of two influential pottery families whose intertwined history had a significant influence on studio pottery in the 20th century. Together their grandfathers, Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada, established the Leach Pottery in 1920 in St. Ives England. Shoji Hamada then established his own studio in Mashiko, Japan in 1931.

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Tomoo Hamada is the son of Shinsaku Hamada and grandson of Shoji Hamada, a founder of the Mingei Movement (folk craft) in Japan and the most well known folk art ceramist of the 20th century. Although Tomoo uses traditional methods, his work is distinctively different from that of his father and grandfather. "What I value most in ceramics is a free spirit combined with impeccable technique." 

Simon Leach is the son of David Leach and grandson of Bernard Leach. Growing up surrounded by a family of potters, he draws on those early influences as well as Japanese and Korean art, but makes work that his influenced by his surroundings and what is personal to him. “I find the ongoing challenge of discovering my own visual language and voice as a potter both exciting and rewarding. It is a lifetime journey.”

Please contact Josie Bockelman, Director of Education, at josie@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x.23 if you have any questions or need hotel recommendations.

15-SP-WK10 Saturday Clay Clinics- Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (5/16/15 - 5/16/15)
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.
15-LAWS-03 Post Nihilist China Painting
Instructor: Jane Irish
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 60.00 - $ 50.00 Members
Sunday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (5/17/15 - 5/17/15)

This workshop is a unique opportunity to delve into Jane Irish’s artwork, process, and how she generates ideas. Learn about her techniques for creating molds, working with china paint, and explore new ways to develop ideas in your own artistic practice, all while discussing nihilism and listening to folk music.

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Jane Irish received her MFA from Queens College, CUNY, and has exhibited in New York and Philadelphia since 1983. Irish was included in the 2009 exhibition Dirt on Delight, which was organized by the Institute for Contemporary Art, PA and traveled to the Walker Art Center, MN. She has also had a solo exhibition at the Morris Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, PA and has been included in exhibits at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, DE; Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinatti, OH; the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, UT; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; and the Baltimore Museum of Art, MD. Irish was a 2011 recipient of a Pew Fellowship, and she was a 2009 recipient of a Painters and Sculptors Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of institutions including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She is having her 5th solo exhibition at Locks Gallery, "Faience & Firenze," in March 6-April 11, 2015.


15-SP-WK11 Saturday Clay Clinics- Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (5/23/15 - 5/23/15)
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.
15-SP-WK12 Saturday Clay Clinics- Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (5/30/15 - 5/30/15)
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.
15-SP-WK02 Working out the Details: Surface, Form, and Function
Instructor: Adam G. Field
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 300.00 - $ 260.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (6/6/15 - 6/7/15)
In this 2-day workshop, Adam Field and Doug Peltzman demonstrate methods of working that have lead them to create distinct, yet complimentary, bodies of work. Both Adam and Doug share a love for pattern and history while incorporating completely different sources, techniques and materials into their pots. Field demonstrates his methods of wheel-throwing porcelain vessels and carving intricate pattern on a variety of forms. Peltzman shares his techniques for throwing and building with porcelain along with his ideas about designing pots with specific glazes in mind. Field’s generous discussions about his time as a potter's apprentice in Korea, personal aesthetics, and promotion and marketing strategies for the studio potter are certain to encourage individual discovery, growth, and development of fresh ideas. Peltzman shares stories about his life and work from his early years wood-firing to his current exploration with electric firing.  He also discusses his unique perspective on working as a studio potter and what it takes to make a living.  There is also informative discussions geared toward finding inspiration through personal exploration of one’s own practice, both in and out of the studio.  You gain the skills and confidence necessary to explore form, texture, line, and color as a way to blend ideas and concepts with tactile discovery.

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Born and raised in Colorado, Adam Field earned his BA in Art from Fort Lewis College. For two years he immersed himself in the culturally rich art scene of the San Francisco bay area, where he began his full time studio practice. From there, he relocated to Maui, where he established a thriving studio business. He spent most of 2008 in Icheon, South Korea, studying traditional Korean pottery making techniques under 6th generation Onggi master Kim Il Mahn. In 2013 he created and debuted HIDE-N-SEEKAH at the NCECA conference in Houston, TX. After maintaining his studio in Durango, CO for 5 years, Adam recently moved to Helena, MT where he is currently a long-term artist in residence at The Archie Bray Foundation. His works are included in private collections and kitchen cabinets internationally.

Doug Peltzman is a full time studio potter in the Hudson Valley area of New York. After several formative years studying painting, Doug came to earn his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics at SUNY New Paltz in 2005. From 2006-2008 he served as the ceramic area technician and adjunct instructor at the University of Hartford. In 2010, he received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics from Penn State. Most recently, he had the honor of presenting and demonstrating at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts for the Utilitarian Clay Symposium. Doug is actively exhibiting his work, as well as teaching workshops both locally and nationally. His work has been featured in many national publications and can be found in homes and kitchens across the country.

Please contact Josie Bockelman, Director of Education, at josie@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x.23 if you have any questions or need hotel recommendations.


15-SP-WK03 Innovations in Paper Clay: Experimental Sculptural Construction - A versatile Approach
Instructor: Jerry Bennett
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 395.00 - $ 355.00 Members
Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (6/19/15 - 6/21/15)
Instructors: Rebecca Hutchinson, Graham Hay & Jerry Bennett

A unique collaboration featuring three leading international paperclay artists; this hands-on workshop provides an opportunity for you to explore and experience new approaches to sculptural forms and functional pottery using paper clay and other innovative materials. Together with the instructor’s distinctive perspectives, experiences and techniques, you explore paper clay as a sculptural medium using innovative construction techniques.

 Demonstrations include clay preparation, building techniques for using paper clay (Weaving, dipping absorbent materials, working over armatures, building with paper sandwiched paperclay, slip trailing, working with hard construction utilizing hot wax and stencils for resist,) firing and non-firing options, problem solving related to repair work, rapid working with clay, reducing shrinkage and many other sculptural considerations; all to achieve qualities of translucency, weightlessness and sculptural and experimental building ease.

Participants are encouraged to develop individual ideas and conceptual directions.  The workshop is balanced between demonstrations, special topics presentations and studio construction time.  This material and experimental approach is aesthetically unique and versatile for artists of all ages and feasible within classrooms and studios of all levels and resources.   You receive clay materials and handouts that will provide valuable information about clay and glaze formulas, suppliers, practical applications for clay formulas, both fired and non-fired.