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WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:

email clayconcepts@yahoo.com or call 518.744.2002 for information.

AUTUMN LEAF PLATES

SAT. SEPT. 30th, 11am - 2pm, $75 (ages 12+)

finished leaf plate

No experience is needed to create beautiful and functional leaf plates that will rival the real thing!.Real leaves are pressed into a rolled slab of clay, each one makes their own unique impression. Then they are cut out, manipulated and shaped to your liking. Your leaf plates, (4-8 depending on leaf sizes), will be functional and safe to use for food. They are also great to use as a spoon rest, candle holder, soap dish, sponge dish, jewelry holder, decorative accents for the table or wall, etc. There will be a selection of leaves for everyone to use, but feel free to bring your own. This is a fun and popular workshop, limited to 8 participants.

OWLS

TUES. OCT. 10th, 5:30pm - 8pm $75 (ages 13+)

hand built owl hand built owl

Throughout history and across many cultures, people have regarded Owls with fascination and awe. Owls have been both feared and admired, and today are considered as a symbol of wisdom. In this workshop, you will be instructed to create a 2 different owl figures using pinch and slab hand building methods. You will start off preparing and cutting slabs to make an owl luminary / sculpture. While the slabs set up, you will make pinch pots for a closed form owl sculpture / rattle. You will also make a few smaller owls for use as ornaments, pendants, pins, or a small plate. Add details and decorate your owls with impressions, carving or slip. Images of owls will be available to use as references. Whether you create wise, whimsical or wild owls, this class will surely be a “hoot”!

VASES

FRI. NOV. 3rd, 5pm-8pm $85 (ages 13+)

completed vase

Create beautiful handmade vases to hold fresh or dried flower arrangements, that will decorate your home all year long. Working with clay slabs, and templates, you will learn to construct 2 hand built vases aprox. 10" -15" tall. Decorate your vases with impressions, carving, or slips. Your vases will need to dry slowly before being bisque fired; you'll return in about 2 weeks for glazing. The fee includes all materials, firings and 1 hour studio time for glazing.

HOLIDAY THEME

TUES. NOV. 28th, 11am-2pm $75 (ages 13+)

hand built angel

Hand build with clay to make beautiful and whimsical Holiday themed decorations and gifts. Working with Porcelain, and white & dark stoneware clay you will be instructed to make a variety of holiday themed decorations, figures and ornaments - your creativity is encouraged! You will return to glaze in about a week, or I will glaze for you with glazes you choose. Glazing is optional as the porcelain & dark clay are beautiful without glaze. I will also have glass bits (frit) for you to use as added sparkle on your flat pieces. Your Holiday creations will be ready to pick up by December 10th.

PAYMENT

We accept: Personal checks and Major Credit Cards

Payment is due on or before first day of class

REGISTER AND PAY

Workshop

To register only: email: clayconcepts@yahoo.com,or call 744-2002. Please include the workshop you are registering for.