Clay Art Guild of the Hamptons

Workshops

Workshops  -- 2019

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

 

FALL WEEKEND WORKSHOP 2019

DISTINCTIVE ELEMENTS:

ALTERNATIVE THROWING AND HANDBUILDING

OCTOBER 19 & 20 @ WATER MILL SQUARE STUDIO

10:00am-4:00pm Breakfast included

Two Day Workshop

with ERICA WURTZ, Master Ceramicist

$250 members/ $325 non-members
Erica Wurtz received her BA from Bennington College and MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Her work has been reviewed and published in the New York Times, Ceramics Monthly, and Art New England. She has taught at the University of Hartford, the Office for the Arts at Harvard, and Marlboro College, and has given workshops and lectures at various venues in the Northeast. Ms. Wurtz was a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant Recipient in 2005.

Erica Wurtz received her BA from Bennington College and MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Her work has been reviewed and published in the New York Times, Ceramics Monthly, and Art New England. She has taught at the University of Hartford, the Office for the Arts at Harvard, and Marlboro College, and has given workshops and lectures at various venues in the Northeast. Ms. Wurtz was a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant Recipient in 2005.


WINTER WEEKEND WORKSHOPS - 2019

FUNCTIONAL WARE

March 9 and 10 is POSTPONED

Two Day Hands-on Workshop

with Steve Jones & Jesus Antoshka, special instructors

$150 members /$200 non-members

BOXES

April 13 and 14

9:30am-4:00pm Breakfast and Lunch included

Two Day Demonstration Workshop

with Alison Palmer, Master Ceramicist

$250 members/ $325 non-members

Two day demo WORKSHOP, slideshow, refreshments & lunch available to participants both days.

This is a two-day demo-only workshop. Alison will show the different ways that she makes her boxes using coils and slabs. She will demonstrate her methods for making the lids, handles, feet, and knobs, or her animal handles. Alison will also show how she textures the slabs before the construction starts.  Participants will have the opportunity to make small texturing tools while watching the demonstrations. The workshop will be two wonderful days of imparted technical advice as well as great conversation. There will also be a power point presentation of Alison's journey with clay from her early days running a production studio to her one of a kind soda and wood fired pots to her experimental firings in Mexico.

 
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Raku with Bill Shillalies and Tom Walter

Choose your date:

4/7 (Bill and Tom)

5/5 (soldout with Bill and Tom)

5/19(Tom)

9/22 (Bill)

10/13(Bill)

at the Raku Kiln Site

Members - $150

Non-Members - $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."