Four days! Four instructors! Intensive exploration of wheel, sculpture, hand building, and firing. Join Billy Ray Mangham, Bridget Hauser, Randy Brodnax, and this year’s special guest, Gaye Lynn Hodgson for a workshop you’ll never forget! Tuition of $500 includes clay, instruction, 5 great meals, and a life changing experience. This workshop is strictly limited to 40 participants. THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SIGN UP HERE AND AT THE TEXAS CLAY FESTIVAL ON OCTOBER 22. EMAIL US TO RESERVE YOUR…
Learn the basic skills needed to make beautiful pots on the wheel from master potter, Rob Sheldon. This is a seven Thursday session class. Tuition of $175 covers instruction, 25 lbs. of clay, and firing up to 10 pieces.
“ADVENTURES IN ALICELAND” is a series of 300 drawings from the Alice Cooper discography done by Tawni Bates. She will also have her book available for purchase and signing.
“Printing on Clay”
Students will use mason stains and slips to learn several different techniques for printing on clay, and learn to make ceramic ink to use for printing etching plates, linoleum blocks and laser photocopies. Students are encouraged to bring images they wish to work with. They should also bring stamps, lino cuts, laser photocopies, and etching plates they wish to print. Tuition of $225 includes instruction, most supplies, and lunch each day. Class is limited to 12 students.
“The Layered Surface”
In this 2 day workshop, we will focus on developing surface composition by layering underglazes and glazes directly onto leatherhard clay. Custom paper and reusable die-cut vinyl stencils will be used to create layered patterns, shapes, and detailed imagery. Students will be able to explore these techniques directly onto their own wheel-thrown or hand-built surfaces.
The techniques and materials used during the workshops have the flexibility to be fired to any temperature/atmosphere. Tuition of $250 includes instruction, most materials, and lunch each day.
“Extrusions and Sprigs”
This 2 day workshop will focus on the use of an extruding pugmill, various hollow dies, a ton of clay, and the making of self-designed sprigs! The first day will be dedicated to working as a team to make hundreds of tubes, tiles, and bricks by extruding a coarse, groggy claybody via a de-airing pugmill. On the first day, class will also sculpt and cast in plaster various sprig molds ranging in size from a thumbnail to as big as a hand.
The second day will focus on assembling the parts and decorating them with the sprigs. Participants should expect to work intuitively with the clay and each other while exploring a new, loose way of working. The claybody used is the same one that Diana uses for all of her exterior projects. Tuition of $195 covers instruction, clay, and a great lunch each day.
Spend a week with two masters of clay on a voyage of self-discovery constructing big clay sculptures. This workshop is limited to students who have attended Big Clay workshops in the past. Tuition of $525 covers instruction, clay, one firing, a great lunch each day, and 5 days with real good people!