Clay Art Guild of the Hamptons


Mar 25

Kiln Building Workshop

Learn what goes into building a kiln!  Our communal gas kiln will get overhauled during this workshop, and the concepts and techniques you learn will apply across a full range of kiln building projects.

Feb 12

Third Firing Options

Explore decals, overglazes, lustres and fired gold.  Also learn about low fire re-firing options.  Students should bring glazed pieces and a selection of brushes.  

Includes materials and ^018 firing.

11:00 am11:00

Member's Museum Trip

Our Winter Members' Museum Tour will be a visit to the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.

We have an extraordinary opportunity to view three distinct exhibitions of ceramic artists at the museum including the much anticipated Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years, Coille Hooven: Tell It By Heart and Chris Antemann: Forbidden Fruit.

We will meet at the museum at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. If we have at least eight members signed up, we will hire a docent to enrich our viewing of these three exhibitions. The fee for this tour with the docent is $10 plus admission. Admission for groups of eight or more is $12 per person. Otherwise, general admission is $16, $14 for seniors.

After our tour, we will have lunch at a local restaurant to be determined.

Please respond by December 20th at the latest so we can reserve a docent.

Email Joan Walton at

Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019

Go to for info on the exhibitions.

Jan 8

Winter Weekend Workshop: Terra Sigillata - A Mystery No More

Day 1:

  • History of Terra sigillata
  • Function
  • Demo 2 Methods of making it
  • Test for Specific gravity
  • Adding color to sig
  • Application of sig
  • Learn methods of burnishing sig
  • Bisque fire

Students should bring small greenware pieces hand built or thrown, the size of a small cup or bowl. Must be bone dry. Moppy brushes, thin plastic either from grocery bags or dry cleaner's plastic.


Day 2: 

  • Glaze interior of bisque. Let glaze dry
  • Make oxide washes
  • Apply oxide washes to sig surfaces, remove excess. Piece can now be glaze fired.
  • Demo: slip trailing, carving, stamping
  • Setting up a grid for decorating surfaces.

For this demo students should bring leather-hard pieces - they can be of any size or shape, thrown or hand built.  Bring in trailing tools, stamps, carving tools, and textures.


2 day workshops are $100 for members and $150 for non members.