We are thrilled to announce an afternoon of magic, sweetness, and pottery in partnership with Disney Studios! Please join us for a special 3-hour workshop celebrating the release of the new live action Winnie the Pooh film, Christopher Robin!
Workshop participants will create 3 CHRISTOPHER ROBIN-themed projects: A beehive drinking cup, a honey spoon with tigger’s tail, and a pink wheel-thrown bowl to bring Piglet’s spirit home. All projects will be ready within 4 weeks to be picked up at our studio.
Disney has generously offered Christopher Robin goodie-bags for all workshop participants including t-shirts and honey flavored lip balm. We will also raffle off a few special picnic baskets!
Paper Clay included for everyone.
Slab work slumping and cracking? Delicate greenware crumbling the moment you pick it up? Coil pots drying unevenly? Come learn the secrets of paper clay! In this workshop, we’ll go through the process and benefits of adding cellulose fiber to your clay body for added lightness, strength, and elasticity. Students will be given a demonstration on how to make their own paper clay and its practical uses, then have the opportunity to make their own projects on the table. Plan to stretch the limits of handbuilding as you know it!
This class is suitable for all students, but may be more fun for those who have some experience handbuilding, even if it’s just a little.
Slip casting is a pottery technique for the production of multiple, identical vessels, especially for shapes not easily made on a wheel. This class will demonstrate how to make a two part- square plaster mold for slip casting.
Vanessa will cover all of the basics for this method including materials, choosing the right objects to make casts of, mixing plaster, undercuts, using cottle boards, preparing a mold for slip, and finishing a cast.
Students will slip cast a dragon’s egg potion bottle — one of Vanessa’s original sculptures– to keep and finish! You will also leave the class equipped with the knowledge to start making and using your own plaster slip molds.
“Putting the Parts Together”
A Teapot Workshop by Kevin Kowalski
Kevin Kowalski of Kowalski Pottery will be demonstrating the complexities of the teapot on the potter’s wheel and putting the parts together in this three hour hands on demo.
Students will learn how to make a spout, lid, body, and handle. They will also learn how to put the parts together. Students should be confident at using the potters wheel.
Workshop will include a 1 hour potter’s wheel demo by Kevin, a 1.5 hour student hands on practice and help from instructor, tea ceremony about the design and use of a teapot, and a final demo about putting the teapot parts together.