Clay Art Guild of the Hamptons


Workshops  -- 2018

We have some exciting workshops scheduled this year. To register for any of these workshops, please download a workshop registration form. Workshops are open to members and non-members, and fees must be paid at least one month in advance (except for Winter Weekends) to reserve space, or workshop may be cancelled.  If you need a place to stay, please contact us.


Jesus Antoshka

Jesus Antoshka

Winter Weekend Workshops - 2018

2 Day Workshops

$150 - Members

$200 - Non-Members

10am to 3pm with an hour for lunch

Includes materials and bisque firing (glaze firing not included)

January 27 & 28: Glaze Application Techniques with Nancy Robbins

Learn the best techniques for applying glazes to achieve perfect surfaces.  Explore new possibilities for you work.

February 17 & 25: Throwing Large Pots with Steve Jones & Jesus Antoshka

Steve will demonstrate throwing large bowls and Jesus will demonstrate throwing large cylinders that can be formed into pitchers, etc.  Jesus will demonstrate both throwing cylinders from a single piece of clay and also throwing separate smaller pieces and joining them together.  Steve will demonstrate throwing from one large block of clay and also how to center several smaller pieces of clay on the wheel in order to throw a larger bowl.

The dates of the workshop have been changed so that we may have pieces ready to trim.  Accordingly, the new dates for the two day workshop are:  Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 25.

Please contact us to secure your spot in the workshop.  Space is limited to five participants as we only have that many wheels at CASH.

March 10 & 11: Split It Up! with Eve Behar

Learn fun techniques to make flower pots, chip-dip bowls, cake plates and more. This workshop will also include instruction on various decorative methods with slips and underglazes on greenware.

Kristen Keiffer

Kristen Keiffer

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Master of The Art with Kristen Keiffer

July 16-19

10 AM - 4 PM

at The Clay Art Studios

$450 - Members

$550 - Non-Members

Elegant & Ornate: Form & Surface

Our workshop will focus on altering wheel-thrown (or hand-built) forms a little and a lot. We will then embellish those forms with an array of decoration techniques from stamping and slip-trailing to sponging and resists. The result can be functional or sculptural, minimal, or extravagant.  You will leave the workshop with a collection of new skills and the confidence to play and draw from your own influences. You will also take home a grouping of bisqued stamps and pieces showing your explorations for the week.

Demonstrations include throwing, altering and building off the wheel, darting, and a variety of decoration techniques including: slip-trailing, stamp-making, and stamping. We will discuss aesthetics and proportion, timing in clay, idea-generation, progressing one’s own work with learned techniques, and studio ergonomics.

This workshop and its techniques are equally suitable for both throwers and hand-builders.

Basic wheel-throwing and/or hand-building skills necessary.

Find Kristen's website here.

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Raku with Bill Shillalies

Choose your date:

at the Raku Kiln Site

Members - $150

Nonmembers - $200

Hands on raku, sagger & horsehair firing workshops. Participants should bring lots of bisque ware. Pots for Raku should be no larger than 6" to 8". Pots for horsehair or sagger should be burnished round shapes. Use groggy stoneware or raku clay.  A small selection of glazes will be provided.

"I have been working in clay for 25 years. Working in woodfiring, pit firing, horse hair firing, soda firing and raku, my vessels take their influences from natural forces in our environment. I find physical impulses are represented in the process of creating the work and the finished piece."