The best gifts are handmade with love! This is a ceramics show and sale in the Warehome Studios Gallery Featuring functional and sculptural ceramics by local artists: Julie Anderson Babs Sullivan Susan Kelley, Roberta Hawks, Jonathan Taylor Bartlett, Megan Westercamp, Emily Ward, Bill Sanders
Saturday, December 9 10am-5pm
Sunday December 10, 11am-5pm
Work will be on display in the gallery throughout the month of December by appointment.
Artists demonstrations will occur throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. We will be serving light snacks, beverages and wine in the afternoon
We will be opening and unloading the large gas-fired kiln in the studio with beautiful stoneware pottery from students and instructors. Stop by early to see the most variety! Please bring a dish/beverage to pass and take some time to meet students and local potters. Everyone is welcome! It will be fun!
Instructor: Bill Sanders
Saturday, November 11
9:30am - 12:30pm
Cost: $65, Includes materials during class, firing and instructor fee
Description: Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement, also known as kadō, the "way of flowers". A common aspect present in ikebana is its employment of minimalism. Some arrangements may consist of only a minimal number of blooms interspersed among stalks and leaves. The container can be a key element of the composition. Students will make a Japanese style flower vase up to 10” - 12” tall using “paperclay” and create a template for duplicating the form for future use. Students can then choose a glaze to be applied to their piece to be fired within 3-4 weeks. Current renters can glaze their own work as desired within their rental time.
Taught by: Julie Anderson
Date/time: Saturday, November 4th, 2017
Cost: $60, includes instructor fee, studio time, glazes and use of spray booth
Description: Students will learn safety procedures, how to set up the spray gun, apply glazes at the proper thickness and clean the equipment for normal use. We will also learn artistic blending of glazes for fading and flashing effects.
Additional Note: Students must have bisque-fired pieces to practice glazing on. Additional firing fees may apply if you are not a current renter or student.
Cost: $40, includes instructor fee and clay and glaze materials during class
Age: 6 and up
Description: Kids will create one or two projects that will be tailored to the attending group. It will involve functional and sculptural works designed to exercise a child's imagination. Kids will learn how to wedge and hand build with clay using slabs, coils, and pinch techniques. All pieces will be fired to 2150 degrees Fahrenheit for use in the home and kitchen.
Cost: $110 per COUPLE, includes instructor fee, glazes and firings for up to 2 pieces
This event is for adults - age 18 and over.
Description: It’s time to get a little dirty on a Saturday night! Whether you’re a married couple or just friends, we welcome you to the studio for some fun in the mud. We will guide the two of you along with 3 other couples through the basic steps of throwing on the potter’s wheel.
Participants can save up to two pieces each and choose a glaze for each one. The saved work will be fired and ready within 3-4 weeks.
A light snack will be provided, but feel free to bring beer, wine or another beverage to enjoy during class. We will have aprons, but please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Limited to 4 couples. Advanced registration is required.
Date/time: Sunday, May 7th, 2016 1:30-4:30PM
Enjoy a fun and relaxing afternoon trying out the potter's wheel. Explore the basics of centering clay and throwing cylinders and bowls on the potter’s wheel. Experienced students will be given more challenging projects. This workshop is made for those who are curious about the wheel or want to further their skills without the commitment of a multi-week class. Invite your friends and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Advanced registration is required.
Taught by: Julie Anderson
Date/time: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Cost: $75, includes instructor fee, glazes and firings for up to 3 pieces
Description: Raku firing provides instant gratification for the artist! Glazed ceramic pieces are taken out of the raku kiln, glowing red at around 1850 degrees Fahrenheit. These pieces are immediately placed in a combustible material inside a steel can to produce flashing, crackle effects and rainbow metallic finishes. Each firing takes about 30 minutes or so. The ceramic piece is usually cooled within an hour, showing the highly variable effect. Students will learn glazing methods, safety procedures, and firing techniques. Glaze results can be highly variable and exciting! This will be a potluck event to fuel our fun with fire! Please bring a dish to pass to celebrate the fun and enjoy the company of other artists.
Additional Note: Participating students must have 3 bisque-fired pieces to fire. We will not be making work in this workshop – it is only for those who have produced pieces ahead of time to be fired. Friends and family are welcome to watch after 5pm when we start the firings.