Ceramic Skill-Building Workshop Series

First Fridays of the month from 5:30-7:30 pm throughout 2018

This technique-focused workshop series is designed for clay enthusiasts. Monthly workshops will include demonstrations and hands-on learning for a variety of skills. By participating in this series, clay artists will build their vocabulary of ceramic techniques and spend time with others in the ceramic community.  Come explore the incredible versatility of clay at The Dairy Barn Arts Center.

Workshops cost $8.00 for Members/$10.00 for Non-Members and include all materials. Pre-registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are also welcome.

To register, click the yellow button here and find the workshop title you would like to attend in the online gallery shop.  Online payment doubles as registration!  You will be sent a confirmation email.

July 6, 2018
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Catalog#B084

Plaster and Press Molds with Kelly Lawrence

Plaster has a variety of uses in a ceramic studio. This workshop will cover topics such as, preparing modeling plaster, casting objects and using press molds to create multiple forms. Participants will create a one-part press mold of a small object supplied by the instructor. No previous ceramic experience is necessary for this workshop.


August 3rd, 2018
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Catalog#B108

Fluidity with Patterns and Shapes with Dallas Wooten

This workshop will focus on surface, pattern, and design. Students will learn how to make and use tar-paper stencils and layout tools to create beautiful, diverse surfaces. The versatility of this skill can be used with many applications; carving, mishima, sgraffito and glazing, just to name a few.  By layering shapes and breaking up surfaces, simple or complex patterns can be created. Participants will be provided with pre-made tiles and cups on which to try out their designs. No previous ceramic experience is necessary for this workshop, however, students are encouraged to bring their favorite texture or carving tools if they like.  


September 7th, 2018
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Catalog#B109

Making and Using Bisque Hump Molds with Dallas Wooten

Bisque molds are created from clay and fired to bisque temperature. These useful tools allow a maker to create unique and varied shapes, all with the added feature of being easily duplicated. (Think outside the circle!) Bisque molds, unlike many other molds, can be formed by hand easily and organically with materials available in any clay studio.

During this workshop, students will make two bisque molds of their own, learn how to use them effectively and leave with knowledge to make many more in the future. No previous ceramic experience is necessary for this workshop.


October 5, 2018
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Catalog#B110

Ask the Experts: Columbus Clay Company
With Mike Galbraith

The Columbus Clay Company is our regional clay manufacturer and supplier of all things ceramic. Mike Galbraith, head of Sales and Technical Services will be offering expert advice on multiple topics, including kilns and kiln repair, ceramic materials, glazes, equipment and tools.  Beginner ceramicists and veterans alike will enjoy an evening of camaraderie and information.

This event is FREE and open to all, no pre-registration necessary!


 

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