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2024 Workshop Series

2024 promises to be a spectacular year for attending one of our workshops and spaces fill quickly so don't wait to register. Our 2024 Guest Artist series is already on sale and is selling fast.

Details are added throughout the year. Please sign up for our mailing list to be the first to find out about additional workshops, events, registration dates and more!

Mayco Glaze Workshop

DATES

January 15, 2024

TIMES

Session 1: 9:30 - 12:30
Session 2: 6:00 - 9:00

Price

$25

Join our friends from Mayco for a glazing workshop and see what's new in the world of glaze! It is recommended that attendees bring a piece of bisque-ware and their own brushes.

For more information, email us at 4information@clayartsvegas.com

Kensuke Yamada

DATES

June 8 & 9, 2024

TIMES

Saturday & Sunday
9:00am - 5:00pm

Price

$200

During this workshop, you will learn the process of constructing a ceramic head using the coil-building method. Kensuke will demonstrate techniques, methods, and insights into creating unique figurative ceramics. Kensuke Yamada (b. Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan) received his MFA from the University of Montana in 2009 and has a BA from The Evergreen State College, in Olympia, Washington. He has participated in artist residency programs at The Archie Bray Foundation, The clay studio Philadelphia,Tyler School of Art, and Cheekwood, and his sculptures have been exhibited nationally and internationally. He is currently teaching at University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

There may be additional charges for materials and workshop supply kits.

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Russell Wrankle

DATES

February 3 & 4, 2024

TIMES

Saturday & Sunday
9:00am - 5:00pm

Price

$200

During this workshop, we delve deeply into the intricate art of sculpting animal heads using clay, exploring techniques that allow us to push the boundaries of creativity. On day one, our focus is on crafting lifelike animal heads, and what sets this workshop apart is that we kick-start your journey with custom press molds and swiftly move beyond the initial stages, to altering and manipulating your own interpretive and inventive creations. Within just a few hours of your first day, you'll find yourself fully immersed in the dynamic and responsive world of artistic creation. Specifically, we'll cover the following key skills: 1. Utilizing Sprigs for Expressive Eyes, you’ll learn how to use sprigs, a versatile technique, to create captivating and expressive eyes for your animal sculptures. This skill allows you to bring out the character and emotions of your subjects quickly and effectively. 2. Crafting Detailed Mouths, we explore the art of cutting the lower jaw away from the head, enabling you to insert intricate features like tongues and teeth. This technique adds a level of realism and detail to your animal sculptures, making them truly exceptional. 3. Crafting the Membrane, we'll guide you through the technique of crafting tension between two points, effectively conjuring the illusion of a stretched membrane. This technique is a versatile gem in the artist's toolkit, with countless applications waiting to be explored. By the end of this workshop, you'll have a comprehensive understanding of sculpting animal heads and be equipped with the skills to create intricate, expressive, and lifelike features, ensuring your clay creations are not only fascinating but also true works of art.

There may be additional charges for materials and workshop supply kits.

Ashley Bevington

DATES

October 5 & 6, 2024

TIMES

Saturday & Sunday
9:00am - 5:00pm

Price

$200

My work is a result of universal coping mechanisms manifested during times of humility, humor, trauma, and contradiction. Overindulgence is a common theme in my work, expressed with junk foods and over-the-top embellishments. I often utilize the “more is more” approach with colorful sprinkles, clusters of blooming flowers, various meats, or whatever makes sense for a particular piece. With my ceramic work I aim to celebrate the mundane. Whether that be through a relatable mug, a highly decorative cake stand, or an oddly adorable sculpture, I hope to elevate and bring joy to the everyday experience.

There may be additional charges for materials and workshop supply kits.

Scott Stockdale

DATES

April 6 & 7, 2024

TIMES

Saturday & Sunday
9:00am - 5:00pm

Price

$200

Join Scott Stockdale for this 2-Day in person “Alternative Firing Workshop”. The workshop is intended for ceramicists who have limited to no previous knowledge of Alternative Firing techniques or for those who would like a fresh perspective on these firing methods. The workshop will start with a brief demonstration on how I mix, apply, and burnish with Terra Sigillata. This workshop will cover my firing techniques which include, Saggar firing and Raku firing using soluble metal salts and a combination of these methods. Saggar creates a localized reduction atmosphere that concentrates the effects of salts, metal oxides and organic materials on the surface of the ware. Participants are encouraged to bring their own organic materials to use and experiment with. Participants will not be making any work and each participant would ideally bring suitable bisque pieces - either sculptural or vessel forms. Information on this will be provided after booking. The focus will be on decorating and firing techniques. It is anticipated that each participant will take home around 6 finished pieces. Most pieces should be of 'modest' size (no taller than 8 inches).

There may be additional charges for materials and workshop supply kits.

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