Upcoming Workshops

Whitney Smith Workshop
125.00

Let's Make Nesting Bowls!

The Potters' Studio Presents a One-Day workshop Taught by Whitney Smith

Sunday, May 20, 2018    
10am – 4:30pm

Nothing quite catches the eye in the ceramic world the way a nested set of items do. They are useful as a series of graduated bowls and sculptural when stacked. You don’t have to be a master potter to make a simple set of nested bowls or plates. Learn some tricks & tips for throwing nesting sets in this one-day workshop. Find out how to calculate the weight & measurement of each item. You will be shown how to easily measure each piece as you throw it without using a ruler! Participants should have an intermediate set of throwing skills and be proficient in throwing bowls and/or plates.

Whitney Smith has been a potter for over two decades, working out of her studio full-time since 2000. Whitney’s work has been shown and collected across the United States as well as internationally. She has been invited to be an artist-in-residence in Japan and France, and has lectured and been interviewed extensively in print media and online about her life as a working artist. She resides in Vallejo, California.

PRICE FOR THIS WORKSHOP

$125 | $100 for current Members/Students of T.P.S.
Current students and members of The Potters' Studio may enter discount code "8thstreet" upon checkout for $25 off.
Please only use the discount if you qualify.

For further information, contact:  kim@berkeleypottersstudio.com

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

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Hsin Cheun-Lin Workshop
250.00

Techniques for Enhancing Your Wheel-thrown Surfaces

The Potters’ Studio presents a TWO-DAY WORKSHOP with Hsin Cheun-Lin

Sat. & Sun., June 9 - 10, 2018
10am – 4:30pm

This two-day hands-on workshop is designed for wheel throwers who wish to learn new techniques for enhancing and decorating the surfaces of their pots. Hsin-Chuen Lin will demonstrate how to apply a chattering texture, how to use sodium silicate to achieve a crackle texture and how to apply roller textures to the surface of your pots. Additionally, Hsin will demonstrate throwing skills including throwing off the hump. Everyone will have the opportunity to make a chattering tool from a hacksaw blade. Over 1 million followers on You Tube attest to Hsin’s ceramics mastery and skillful teaching methods. Check out his youtube channel!

PRICE FOR THIS WORKSHOP:

$250 | $225 for current Members/Students of T.P.S.
Current students and members of The Potters' Studio may enter discount code "8thstreet" upon checkout for $25 off.
Please only use the discount if you qualify.

For further information, contact:  kim@berkeleypottersstudio.com

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Painting with Fire - Soda Firing Workshop
225.00

Soda Firing

3-Day Workshop with Shawn Kam

June 23, 24 & 27

Sat., 6/23/18: 10a—4p
Sun., 6/24/18: 7a—5p (3hr break midday)
Wed., 6/27/18: 6p—9p

Join us at The Potters’ Studio in Berkeley for an intensive introductory course to soda firing with hands-on training in loading and firing work, making wadding and cone packs, and general safety and care for equipment. Saturday we will discuss clay bodies and firing methods to achieve various aesthetics, apply flashing slips and glazes, and load the kiln. The kiln is fired all day Sunday and unloaded on Wednesday evening. Each person is given one cubic foot of space in the soda firing, so bring CONE 10 bisqueware. Cups are ideal sizes for the stack.

There are 12 spots total, but future workshops will run every 3-4 months.

Price for this workshop:

$225 | Current PS Members/Students: $200
Current students and members of The Potters' Studio may enter discount code "8thstreet" upon checkout for $25 off the $225 price.
Please only use the discount if you qualify, as we will be checking.

*Soda firing times may vary, so be prepared to stay until the end of the firing to get the most out of the workshop.

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Adrienne Eliades Workshop
250.00

Ready, Set: Designing Contemporary Tableware

Sat. & Sun., July 28 - 29, 2018
10am – 4:30pm

This workshop will improve students’ aesthetic sensibility to design and make ceramic sets. Create your own set of tableware or objects and investigate variations on a theme. A set can be tied together with color, size, position of image, or concept. Every artist approaches a series of forms with a slightly different perspective. The experience of making the first influences the next. We’re thoughtful and inconsistent creatures and we can use these characteristics to great benefit when done so with intention. This course is open to all skill levels.  Hand-builders and wheel throwers are welcome.  Previous experience in clay will be helpful.

PRICE FOR THIS WORKSHOP:

$250 | $225 for current Members/Students of T.P.S.
Current students and members of The Potters' Studio may enter discount code "8thstreet" upon checkout for $25 off.
Please only use the discount if you qualify.

For further information, contact:  kim@berkeleypottersstudio.com

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