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 8 Brooke Millecchia JULY 24–28 The Layered Surface Instructor: Justin Rothshank All Levels $545 Member | $575 Non-Member Learn about production and marketing techniques for the studio potter, including daily production, social media, and small business efficiency. You will also discover how to transfer your own imagery onto ceramic work using a variety of decal and stamping techniques. JULY 31–AUGUST 4 Decorated Surfaces in Porcelain Instructor: Julie Wiggins Intermediate–Advanced $545 Member | $575 Non-Member Create a combination of wheel thrown and handbuilt forms in porcelain. Using the wheel as a tool, we will make molds to be bisque fired and explore a variety of utilitarian forms. We will do drawing exercises to build your surface decoration, and explore slip inlay and carving for surface design. We will also go over studio practices, building an audience, and discuss the various ways to market and sell your work. AUGUST 7–11 Sketch, Stretch, and Scratch: Handbuilding and Surface Techniques for Pottery Instructor: Chandra DeBuse All Levels* $545 Member | $575 Non-Member Create functional pottery through handbuilding and surface decorating techniques. We will focus on developing ideas and skills to springboard your personal practice. Bring your sketchbook and be ready to experiment with some new techniques. At the end of the week, you can expect to take home templates and molds, several bisque fired pieces and 1 or 2 glaze fired cone 6 pieces. *Open to all levels, although some experience with clay will be helpful. AUGUST 14–18 Wheel Thrown Pottery Instructor: Valda Cox All Levels $545 Member | $575 Non-Member Perfect your throwing skills! Using both porcelain and stoneware clays, you will be encouraged to develop your own style, get involved in glaze mixing, and learn the process and ceremony of firing both the electric and glass kilns. AUGUST 21–25 Form and Surface in the Woods of Touchstone Instructor: Eric Rempe All Levels* $545 Member | $575 Non-Member Discover new ways to create functional pottery on the wheel by allowing Touchstone’s 150-acre woodland forest to influence form and surface in your work. The wheel wants to make round pots; our search may cause you to challenge that notion. *Previous experience with the wheel is helpful but not required. AUGUST 26–28 Using Paperclay for Handbuilding Functional Vessels and Sculptural Objects Instructor: Danna Rzecznik Beginner–Intermediate $375 Member | $405 Non-Member Explore the creative possibilities with paperclay, a versatile material that allows you to make expressive art works and functional vessels. Have fun experimenting with new techniques in handbuilding and surface decoration, as well as new methods that are unique to working with paperclay. SEPTEMBER 1–3 Wood, Clay, Fire Instructor: Dan Kuhn All Levels $325 Member | $355 Non-Member Join us for the firing of Touchstone’s two- chamber, Naborigama style kiln. We will glaze, load, and fire the kiln in three days. Additionally, we will be making works in the studio during the firing. SEPTEMBER 8–11 Dynamic Expressions Instructor: Travis Winters All Levels $375 Member | $405 Non-Member Create dramatic faces that tell a story. We will pay special attention on accurately sculpting facial features while observing how different expressions can change the overall narrative of a piece. We will also learn basic handbuilding techniques, and if time permits, experiment with marrying form and surface. SEPTEMBER 15–18 Mapping and Surface Decoration Instructor: Brooke Millecchia Intermediate–Advanced* $375 Member | $405 Non-Member Map out the surface of your pots based on their shape and accentuate it with textures and underglaze application. We will hand build plates, and then map and decorate them in the same way, step-by-step. After a demonstration on how Brooke decides to map a pot, you will start another plate, but this time you will map and decorate it in your own way. *Students should be able to make a pot without struggle so they can focus on the surface. This workshop could be for anyone who is ready to move beyond a basic dunking of glaze as their main decorative resource. SEPTEMBER 22–25 Porcelain: Form and Finesse Instructor: Susan Filley Intermediate $375 Member | $405 Non-Member As we work through our ideas, and the pots that we make, we slowly find a sense of voice in our work. Join Susan as she demonstrates her techniques, how she achieves her more gestural forms that make her lively animated work, and shares information about her glazes. CERAMICS WORKSHOPS 2017