Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28Touchstone Center for Crafts The natural setting for your creative nature 7 Doug Peltzman MAY 5–7 Fire on the Mountain Instructors: Dan Tomcik and Dan Scully All Levels $375 Member | $405 Non-Member Work together to fire Touchstone’s two- chamber Noborigama kiln. You will sign up for shifts and work as a team to stoke, move wood, salt and soda the second chamber, and ultimately, crush some cones! JUNE 5–9 Wheel to Table: Approaching Form and Surface with Porcelain Instructor: Doug Peltzman All Levels $545 Member | $575 Non-Member Focusing on designing, making, and the finishing of high fire porcelain tableware in an electric kiln, this class will provide the tools and techniques necessary to explore texture, line, and color as a way to blend your idea and concepts with tactile discovery. You are encouraged to bring source material to reference for surface treatment as well as high fire, bisque ware as a way for everyone to begin thinking about glazing and compositional strategies. JUNE 19–23 Exploring Functional Handbuilding: Discovering the New in the Old Instructor: Sunshine Cobb All Levels $545 Member | $575 Non-Member Experiment with new and old forms and methods of handbuilding, expand your creative expression, and develop a process- over-product mentality. Sunshine will provide demonstrations, talk about inspiration and how abstract concepts make their way into her work, and how to foster similar insertion into your creative practice. JUNE 26–30 |TEEN WEEK Pump up the Volume: Exploring the Poetics of Large Vessels Instructor: Trevor King All Levels, Grades 9–12 $545 Member | $575 Non-Member The pottery tradition is steeped in metaphor. From its earliest conceptions and across all cultures, clay pots have acted as vehicles for the expressions of daily life, culture, and spiritual awareness. With an emphasis on the importance of fun and an exploration in the creative process, you will learn through instruction, demonstration, and personalized guidance to create significant works of art in the form of large vessels. Sunshine Cobb JULY 10–14 Inspiring Porcelain: Form, Surface, Function, Dysfunction Instructor: Bryan Hopkins All Levels* $545 Member | $575 Non-Member Find inspiration in and out of the studio through personal exploration of your own practice. And don’t forget to bring your curiosity and creativity to contribute to the conversations. You will gain the skills and confidence necessary to study the many aspects of porcelain, including form, texture, line, and color. *Any level student will gain knowledge about the use of porcelain, but a basic knowledge of working with clay is very useful. JULY 17–21 Setting the Table Instructor: Mike Jabbur All Levels $545 Member | $575 Non-Member We will explore how to create a complete place setting—including plates, bowls, and cups—using the potter’s wheel. Discussions and demonstrations will include technical, utilitarian, and aesthetic concerns, and we will specifically cover when and how to create unity between forms, as well as when forms require their own unique solutions. CERAMICS WORKSHOPS 2017 Chandra DeBuse visit for additional details