OCS Open House header   Workshop registration - click on the links below - 14 from which to choose.

Representatives will be on hand to talk about their products and answer your questions.:

  • Laguna Clay
  • Standard Clay
  • Xiem Tools
  • Skutt Kilns
  • Shimpo Wheels
  • Olympic Decals
  • Amaco
  • Duncan
  • Mayco
22
Sep
2017

09-22-2017 9:00 am -12:00 pm
$35.00

T.Kern presenter tile project samplesTHIS CLASS IS NOW FULL

 

Join Terri Kern for a lively three hour workshop that explores how she uses underglaze to create detailed visual narratives on ceramic surfaces.

This workshop is appropriate for participants of all levels (no drawing experience is necessary). Terri will demonstrate multiple techniques that can be applied to both low-fire and high-fire. Participants should bring ideas about what they are interested in painting on a 6” tile, pin and pendant along with visual aids (photos or drawings of pets, landscapes, trees, fish etc.) with them to the workshop.

Click "Details" link below for additional information and images of Terri's work

$35.00 8
22
Sep
2017

09-22-2017 9:00 am -12:00 pm
$59.00

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Create a set of fun clay giraffes with the use of extruders and clay puzzling methods. These can be small or large (up to 24 inches) and can be completed with the use of low-fire, mid-range or high-fire clay bodies.

This workshop will focus on construction methods and techniques. We’ll discuss various ways your sculptures can be glazed and finished. (decorating will be done outside of class).

Your work will be fragile at the end of the session - so you will need two sturdy boards - piece of plywood or hardwood (minimum 12” x 12”) to transport your work home. You’ll also need to bring tall boxes and packing materials.

Workshop fee is $59 with all supplies included.

You have the choice between earthenware or stoneware clay for your pieces. Please indicate on the registration form which type of clay you wish to use.

$59.00 14
22
Sep
2017

09-22-2017 9:00 am -4:00 pm
$75.00

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THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL

Join ceramic artist Joshua R. Clark as he walks you through the fundamentals of making slipcast molds.  We'll provide all the materials, including the form we'll use to make a mold.

Josh has used molds in much of his recent work, creating molds of many mundane artifacts found in everyday life. He will have a slide show on hand that demonstrates his use of slipcast subject matter.

This is a 6 hour class - morning session from 9am to 12pm.  We'll break for lunch - then finish up from 1pm to 4pm. Class size is limited to 10 students.

$75.00 6
22
Sep
2017

09-22-2017 9:00 am -12:00 pm
$35.00

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Mayco artist Todd Hickerson will guide you through the creation of a lidded container in this hands-on workshop. You'll use various hand tools and templates to transform your slabs into a clay box that expressds your individuality.

This workshop will focus on construction methods and techniques. We’ll discuss various ways your sculptures can be glazed and finished. (decorating will be done outside of class).

You'll be leaving with fragile greenware - so you'll need to bring boxes and packing materials to get your items home. 

All clay and use of tools included. You have the choice between earthenware or stoneware clay for your pieces. Please indicate on the registration form which type of clay you wish to use.

$35.00 11
22
Sep
2017

09-22-2017 9:00 am -12:00 pm
$35.00

welcome fall thumb Mayco staff artist Bob Moreni created this painter's paradise and "welcomes" all who enjoy brushstrokes and acrylics.  You'll also learn how to create delicate surface textures with tissue paper in the class.

The project is done on MB-1366 Bottlecap Bisque and is perfect as a wall decoration.

All supplies and use of brushes and decorating tools included in class fee. You'll need to bring boxes and packing materials to get your items home.

$35.00 11
22
Sep
2017

09-22-2017 1:00 pm -4:00 pm
$59.00

FabricPottery thumb

We'll use clothing and fabric to create stunning works of durable pottery art in this workshop! After this class you’ll be cleaning out your closet searching for old clothes for this method. Everything to create three piece will be provided for the class. 

This workshop will focus on slip processing and construction/forming methods and techniques. We’ll discuss various ways your work can be glazed and finished. (decorating will be done outside of class).

You'll be leaving with fragile greenware - so you'll need to bring boxes and packing materials to get your items home. 

Workshop fee is $59 with all supplies included.

You have the choice between earthenware or stoneware clay for your pieces. Please indicate on the registration form which type of clay you wish to use.

$59.00 9
22
Sep
2017

09-22-2017 1:00 pm -4:00 pm
$35.00

bt installation cropped2“Buds, Blossoms and Boughs for the Queen”, Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Explore and learn about sculpting with paper clay in this hands-on workshop led by ceramic artist Brenda Tarbell. Paper clay feels and works similarly to regular clay but it can be molded, modelled, slabbed and coiled in ways that seem to break all the rules of working with clay. It is lighter in weight, difficult to warp; sculptors extol its flexibility and forgiveness. Paper pulp in the clay enables the artist to join multiple forms when they are nearly dry to avoid distortion. Simple tools are used to form and shape the work.

Click "Details" link below for additional information and images of Brenda's work

$35.00 12
22
Sep
2017

09-22-2017 1:00 pm -4:00 pm
$35.00

glaze combos thumbUsed alone, many glazes provide interesting visual texture. But learning application techniques can open doors to a sorts of new visual possibilities.

Mayco’s high-fire guru Todd Hickerson will share his experience and techniques on creating visual interest through his use of glaze combinations, glaze layering, stencils, silkscreens and pinpoint flux additions.

You will complete 3 projects on stoneware bisque: a bowl, salad plate and a mug. All supplies included (firing is on your own). You'll need to bring boxes and packing materials to get your items home.

$35.00 11
22
Sep
2017

09-22-2017 1:00 pm -4:00 pm
$35.00

IMG 6911lrHoliday baking season will be so much sweeter with this festive cookie jar. Bob Moreni will guide through this glazing project in which you'll develop an appreciation for the versatility of Stroke & Coat glazes.

The project is done on MB-125 Biscotti Jar - 10" H x 7" W.

All supplies and use of brushes and decorating tools included in class fee. You'll need to bring boxes and packing materials to get your items home.

$35.00 9
23
Sep
2017

09-23-2017 9:00 am -12:00 pm
$59.00

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Michael Harbridge created the process of clay puzzling and continues to come up with new and exciting techniques. In this workshop he will share his knowledge as you create your pieces. You'll use clay puzzling molds, extruders, and a variety of tools to form a bat, spider, vase, fish, owl, or a variety of other shapes.

This workshop will focus on construction methods and techniques. We’ll discuss various ways your sculptures can be glazed and finished. (decorating will be done outside of class).

You'll be leaving with fragile greenware - so you'll need to bring boxes and packing materials to get your items home.

Workshop fee is $59 with all supplies included.

You have the choice between earthenware or stoneware clay for your pieces. Please indicate on the registration form which type of clay you wish to use.

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