Ferric Chloride and Horsehair Raku Workshop, Sun, 10/8, 11-3 pm
Drinking Vessels Workshop with Kenyon Hansen. 9/30-10/1, 10-4pm
The first day of this workshop will include throwing and surface treatment demos. The second day we will trim, texture, and make handles. This hands-on workshop requires beginner experience throwing on the wheel.
Workshop basics: Sat/Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm, includes lunch, 25 lbs of clay and bisque firing. Participants may stay longer than 4 pm if they wish to continue working independently. Also includes a Friday night Artist Talk and presentation of the winners of the 2017 Beer Drinking Invitational at the the District Clay Gallery from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
“I believe that finely crafted, thoughtfully made pottery can contribute to a renaissance of tradition and habit. My hope is that the pots I make can play a role and be a factor in a renewal of ritual. Clay allows me to play with a physical language. When I throw or hand build, I am engaged in the conversation, curiosity often pushes the dialog, while the desire to find something new guides me forward. I strive to create pottery that is both considered and balanced containing a healthy dose of spirit and care." Kenyon Hansen
Kenyon Hansen is a full-time studio potter who just recently relocated to Fayetteville, Arkansas. Before relocating he was a ceramic instructor at the Finlandia University International School of Art and Design in Hancock Michigan for three years. He has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. In 2013, he was selected as an Emerging Artist for Ceramics Monthly. Kenyon apprenticed for Simon Levin and received his BFA from Finandia University.
Hansen has taught at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Greenwich House Pottery in New York City, Arrowmont School (Oct 2017) as well as conducting workshops at various universities. His pottery can be found throughout the country, in galleries and homes.
On the Friday night before the workshop, Kenyon will be judging District Clay Gallery's 2017 Beer Drinking Vessels Invitational.
Refund policy: 100% refund with notice up to 2 weeks before workshop begins; 50% refund with less than 14 days notice.
Joe Hicks Shino Glaze Workshop & Carbon Trap Firing
This special workshop is being presented by Joe Hicks, ceramics professor at Marymount College and an expert (well, actually a fanatic) on Shino glazes. Joe has been working with Shino glazes for over a decade and knows intimately the ins and outs of this most fickle and beautiful of Japanese glazes.
Workshop Basics: 4-hour Shino glaze workshop, Saturday afternoon, 10/21. Bring 5 bisqued pots to be glazed and fired (cone 10 stoneware or porcelain, no large platters or pots over 10” in height please.) Use of four Shino glazes, comprehensive Shino Glaze Manual and special carbon trap firing included. Also included is priority admission to Shino Splendor Opening at the District Clay Gallery on Saturday night, October 28. $125.
Refund policy: 100% refund up to 2 weeks before workshop; 50% refund with less than 14 days notice.
For a detailed workshop schedule, click here.
Interested in putting on a workshop or special class at the District Clay Center? Have a technique that our students and artists would enjoy learning? Please contact our Events Director, Liz Lockett, at elockett (at) districtclaycenter (dot) com. We would love to discuss.