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Workshops



Workshops for Artists

16-SP-WK14 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 (5/28/16 - 5/28/16)
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-SP-WK01 Islamic Design in Clay: Drawing, Relief, and Carving
Instructor: Ibrahim Said
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 275.00 - $ 245.00 Members
Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (6/3/16 - 6/5/16)
This is a wonderful opportunity to delve into the work and process of one of The Clay Studio's previous Guest-Artists-In-Residence, Ibrahim Said. He discusses and demonstrates the use of geometry in Islamic design as the basis for both traditional Islamic ware and his own sculptural ceramic work. He takes you through the steps from drawing on paper to translating it onto clay. He shows you how very similar geometric structures can become a variety of patterns in both relief and carving techniques. This three day format gives you the time try to out these techniques with Ibrahim's guidance. All levels welcome, although some experience with clay is required.


16-SU-WK01 Throwing Intensive
Instructor: Daniel Ricardo Teran
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 195.00 - $ 175.00 Members
Monday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (6/13/16 - 6/17/16)
This intensive week-long "adult clay camp" focuses on basic wheel techniques. Beginning students will learn the fundamentals of throwing, while more advanced students will review their techniques and correct bad habits!


16-SU-WK05 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 (6/25/16 - 6/25/16)
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-WK06 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 (7/9/16 - 7/9/16)
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-WK03 What you bring to the table: Narrative through China Paint
Instructor: Roberto Lugo
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 60.00 - $ 50.00 Members
Sunday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (7/10/16 - 7/10/16)
Participants in the workshop will be asked to complete a improvisational and instinctive writing component that will then be combined with the writing of other participants. These written accounts of previous life experiences will be used to give direction to a workshop in overglaze application(China Painting) on ceramic objects. China Painting has been used historically since ancient China to paint wares for royalty; China painting allows makers to apply color in a way that will look similar to its post-fired state.

This workshop will work to both teach participants technical skillets that can add to their practice as well as to help them develop how performative writing can be used to develop narrative. Considering Elizabeth King's notion of "process saves us from the poverty of our own intent," participants will be asked to work instinctively and collaboratively to both see how china paint can be used as well as how to work through creative blocks.

16-LAWS-05 Throwing and Altering Workshop: Using the Potter's Wheel as a Creative Tool
Instructor: Neil Patterson
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 60.00 - $ 50.00 Members
Sunday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (7/17/16 - 7/17/16)
This workshop is focused on the potter’s wheel as a creative tool. Traditional pottery forms (cups, jars, teapots, etc.) are presented, as well as assembling and altering thrown forms.  Demonstrations include making oval pots, cutting "darts" to articulate forms and the creation of unique shapes through assembling.  There is an emphasis on exploring a variety of thrown surfaces and textures. Demonstrations follow the evolution of forms as they have become more personal to Neal. This is a student –oriented workshop that aims to help you make work that is more unique and personal.  All levels could benefit from this workshop, and a slide show of Neal’s work, influences and the development is included.

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Patterson has been making pots for over thirty years. Neil has a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA from Louisiana State University.  He was a core student at Penland for two years and spent a year studying Ceramics at Cardiff University in Wales.  He has been an artist in residence at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia (‘92 - ‘97) and occasionally teaches part-time at local colleges including Swarthmore and Tyler School of Art.  Together with his wife Sandi Pierantozzi Neil has taught workshops nationally; they maintain a studio in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia.
 
Neil’s work strives to show the vitality of clay, especially through the use of texture. Most of his forms are begun on the potters wheel and then altered (faceted, ridged, cut and re-assembled.) In his functional work Neil wants to make pots that are beautiful to look at and comfortable to use.


16-SU-WK08 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 (7/23/16 - 7/23/16)
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-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.
16-LAWS-07 Expanding the World of Surface Treatments in Ceramics
Instructor: T B A
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.