Raku Night

 
 

Friday, June 29
6:30-9:30pm

~ Suggested Donation $10 ~

No experience required. Bring a friend and food to share.

More info about raku:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raku_ware

http://www.paulsoldner.com/essays/American_Raku.html

Bring a few pieces of your bisqued stoneware (not porcelain). We’ll have 4 raku glazes to choose from.  If you can, come a little early to glaze your work. We’ll do 2 firings (depending on how many people attend) and try to get everyone's work in, but no guarantees.

The Potters’ Studio      1221 8th Street, Berkeley, CA   94710      (510) 528-3286

 
 

Clay Club: Brush Making for Ceramics

Sunday, July 15, 2018   5 - 8pm

~ Free Event ~

Learn how to make your own brushes! Various types of fur, hair and other natural materials can be used to make brushes. Horse, goat, dog and human hair, animal fur and whiskers all make nice brushes. We will provide the bamboo for the brush handles and some hair, fur and natural materials. Bring your own materials as well.

For further information, contact: james@berkeleypottersstudio.com  or  kim@berkeleypottersstudio.com

The Potters’ Studio      1221 8th Street, Berkeley, CA   94710      (510) 528-3286


Two-Hour Demonstration: Stuart Gair

Thursday, August 23, 2018    2 - 4pm

~Suggested Donation: $25~

In this informative demonstration, visiting artist Stuart Gair will demonstrate throwing a variety of functional forms on the wheel including cups, tea bowls, pitchers, and teapots.  Learn a variety of techniques for altering forms by paddling, cutting and carving. Stuart will also discuss the process of soda firing and how he thinks about each form in relation to the atmospheric environment.

“The functional vessels I make are for use and display. It is of the upmost importance that each piece has a duality of utilitarian purpose and serves as an object of beauty and intrigue when not in use. Particular attention is paid to the attributes in a piece that make it demand presence in an environment - silhouette, curve, lightness, balance, volume, proportion, substantiality, and how objects sit on a surface.”  - Stuart Gair

Stuart Gair received his MFA from University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 2017 and was featured as an Emerging Artist in the May 2017 issue of Ceramics Monthly. Gair has been a Summer Resident at Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT as well as a Watershed Artist in Residence and Salad Days Artist in Residence at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, ME. He currently holds the position of 2017-2018 Artist in Residence at Harvard Ceramics in Allston, MA.

For further information, contact:  kim@berkeleypottersstudio.com

The Potters’ Studio      1221 8th Street, Berkeley, CA   94710      (510) 528-3286