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Workshops for Artists

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.

16-FA-WK02 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 (10/1/16 - 10/1/16)
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-FA-WK03 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 (10/8/16 - 10/8/16)
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-08 Brushwork and Brush-making Workshop
Instructor: Patty Bilbro
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 60.00 - $ 50.00 Members
Sunday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (10/16/16 - 10/16/16)
Do you ever see beautiful brush designs on pots and say to yourself, “Self, I wish I could do that”? Well this is your opportunity! Join us for an introduction to brushwork and brush-making with Patty Bilbro. Learn ways to utilize the brush to create dynamic surfaces and increase personal expression. Demonstrations of brushwork at various stages from leather hard to bisqued and glazed pieces as well as discussions of narrative vs non-narrative illustration, creating personal symbolism and basic elements of design are covered. We finish the workshop with everyone creating their own bamboo brush to take home with them.
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Native to the south, Patty Bilbro was born and raised in Huntsville, AL. She moved to Asheville, NC in 1992 where she lived just shy of 20 years. During this time she completed an Associate Degree in Clay Production from Haywood Community College Craft School, and a BA in Psychology from UNCA.  Starting in 2007 Patty was first a Studio Aide and then a Resident Artist at Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts. Following her residency she became a full time studio potter in Western North Carolina until moving to Baltimore, MD in 2011. From 2012 – 2016 Patty was a Resident Artist and core teacher at Baltimore Clayworks. Currently Patty lives in Wilmington, DE and is working towards her MFA in Ceramics. Her work is exhibited nationally and collected both nationally and internationally.