Surface Techniques for Expanded Pots Workshop with Ray Wood

* March 9th & 23rd * $150 Maximum participants: 10 Skill level: Must be able to throw a 8 - 10” cylinder
Location: All Hands Studio, 164 S. Military Highway, Norfolk, 23505 (Angela’s Studio) 10 - 4 pm both days. Brown bag your lunch.

Day 1: Discuss the sodium silicate process, colourants, other options for finishing, rolling patterns & expanding cylinders. Demo and then hands-on clay work. Pots will be dried and bisqued at All Hands Studio.

Day 2: Raku firing. Supplies to bring: Throwing tools, #25 clay, hair dryer or heat gun. Workshop will supply: Cardboard tubes & newspaper

If you have questions, contact Ray at: twlvvman@verizon.net If you want to attend, send payment to Ray Wood, 2253 Cherrystone Road, Cape Charles, VA 23310


Jessica Putnam Phillips of ClayShare

will be leaving the beautiful countryside of Vermont to come to Virginia Beach to give us a weekend-packed workshop in April 2019. Exact weekend dates April 12-14, 2019 at VWU

She has a huge following on ClayShare. Since this will be a demo only workshop, it will be open to anyone but subsidized for CDA members.

Jessica will be covering a little bit of everything including decals & selling your work. Everyone will leave with an 8.5”x11” sheet of decals of your choosing; you pack as many images as you like on a sheet of paper and we will print them out on a sheet of decal paper for you.
Details to follow. You can see her work at: https://www.jessicaputnamphillips.com

Pottery: Intro to Wheel Throwing

Instructed by Barbara Mann January 21–March 11 (8 weeks) Mondays, 6:00–9:00 p.m. Hermitage Museum, Norfolk Beginner and intermediate potters will enjoy wheel-throwing functional forms such as bowls, cups, plates, jars, and mugs. Experiment with glazing techniques and bring home beautiful hand-made pieces. $190 for members | $210 for non-members Register Here: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=EXYMqu

Ceramic Birdhouses

Instructed by Pam Gray February 23–March 9 (3 weeks) Saturdays, 10:00–12:00 p.m. Hermitage Museum, Norfolk Using handbuilding techniques, build a functional ceramic birdhouse for chickadees, wrens and other small song birds using slabs of clay. Decorate your one of a kind birdhouse using stamps, texture mats and rollers or free-hand design. Built to Audubon specifications, this little house is sure to draw a crowd to your yard. $70 for members | $80 for non-members Register Here: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=EXYM

Didem Mert Handbuilding workshop

A two-day demo workshop on handbuilding.  More information will be forthcoming.  It is scheduled for June 8 and  9.

Sculpture Classes

Barbara Kobylinska offers sculpture classes every Tuesday from 10:30 to 12:30 for both beginners and advanced students in her studio at 1236 Southfield Place, Virginia Beach. kobart@verizon.net Stephanie Burr is happy with the large coil-built vessel that she’s making in Barbara’s class.

All Handles!

Take your pieces to the next level with Anna Freeman.

This workshop focuses on handles, and is appropriate for all levels. Whether making a mug, pitcher, teapot or jug with clay, the element that really makes the piece is having a well-made handle. This in depth exploration will help fine tune skills needed for making successful handles for your pots. Demonstrations of different techniques, discussions, and hands-on, guided practice of handle making techniques with clay are all included.

Required materials: none.
Registration Fee: $50
Sat, January 26, 2019 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST

All Hands Pottery (at Revolution Studios) 164 S Military Highway Norfolk, VA 23505

All Hand-Building

Clay projects built using hands and simple tools

Eight (8) three-hour classes meeting Tuesdays from January 8th through February 26th from 10am to 1pm with instructor, Amy Lee.
This class focuses on creating clay projects primarily with hands and with tools other than the wheel. Glazes and firing for up to 10 pieces.
Students will be provided one (1) block of cone 6 clay via All Hands Pottery and may choose to provide some of their own tools and decorating options. Other clay is available for purchase through All Hands Pottery.

Guidance for firing pieces will be provided – added dimensions of any one piece is not to exceed 24” to conserve and maximize kiln space (example: height 4”, width 8”, length 12” = 24”).

Students may bring work home to continue working-on or monitoring their progress as long as they do not exceed 10 total pieces of work for firing included in the class fee. Additional pieces may be fired at a fee.

All pieces should be built and dried by mid-February to allow time to decorate/glaze and fire.

 Instructor will work with students individually to provide templates and project ideas.

Tue, Jan 8, 2019, 10:00 AM – Tue, Feb 26, 2019, 1:00 PM All Hands Pottery (at Revolution Studios) 164 S Military Highway Norfolk, VA 23505

Ceramics Open Studio

At the Hermitage Museum Tuesdays 10:00–2:00 p.m. Thursdays 6:00–9:00 p.m. Fridays 10:00–2:00 p.m. Saturdays 10:30–3:00 p.m. Sundays 1:00– 4:00 p.m.
Ceramics Open Studio provides adult students the opportunity to work on their own projects or to improve their skills. Time in the studio is monitored but is not instructional and allows for use of the studio equipment, ceramics glazes and firings.
To qualify for open studio, a basic skill level is required.
The course fee provides the option of 5 hours of studio time with a ½ block of clay or 15 or 30 hours of studio time with a full block of clay. Hours expire 1 year from the date of purchase. 5 hours: Members: $42, Non- members: $52 15 hours: Members: $90, Non- members: $105 30 hours: Members: $155, Non- members: $175 *All amounts include $12 material fee http://thehermitagemuseum.org/ceramics/

Firing Services

Looking for a place to fire your ceramic pieces made at home? The Hermitage Museum’s Visual Arts School offers electric kiln firing service by trained staff. http://thehermitagemuseum.org/ceramics/


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