Here at Mud Queen Pottery, we want to not only impart our own knowledge, but also create an environment where artists can divulge their unique processes and techniques. This page dictates our upcoming workshops, the artists we will host, and the techniques they will teach. For more information on any of these events, please contact us via email at email@example.com.
MARK ARNOLD APRIL 12-14, 2019
EXPLORING FORM. In this 3-day hands-on workshop, we will create molds to be used in combination with wheel thrown and hand built forms made of clay. Using press molds made of wood and plaster, the wheel will be used as a tool to assemble the pieces. We will explore a variety of utilitarian forms, from cups to vases, and discuss how to use carving and inlay as surface decoration to make each piece unique. Tickets for this workshop are $280.00.
ENROLLMENT FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW OPEN. ENROLLMENT WILL CLOSE APRIL 2, 2019.
Kristen Kieffer September 6-8, 2019
10am - 5pm
ALTERED AND ORNAMENTED. This 3-day hands-on workshop will explore ceramic artist, Kristen Kieffer’s, vast knowledge and application of varying techniques, which include altering wheel-thrown or hand-built forms and embellishing forms with an array of surface techniques. The results can be functional or sculptural, minimal or extravagant. Demonstrations include throwing, altering and building off the wheel, darting, slip- decorating, stamp-making and stamping. We will discuss aesthetics and proportion, timing in clay, idea-generation, and progressing one’s own work with learned techniques. Tickets for this workshop are $360.00. Enrollment will open July 6, 2019.
Lora Rust October 26 & 27, 2019
PUSHING THE SURFACE OF THE CLAY. Lora Rust enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion for clay with others. Working in porcelain, Lora will throw a variety of forms – altering, assembling and decorating the pieces using her signature technique and creating patterns on the clay surface using her personally designed tools. She will explore ideas about design, pattern and composition, discussing the relationship of surface texture to the form. She will demonstrate some glazing and finishing techniques to maximize surface texture. The tickets for this workshop are $195.00. Enrollment will open August 26, 2019.
Sarah German December 7 & 8, 2019
ALTERING FORMS AND PRINTING PATTERN. This 2-day hands-on workshop will focus on altering wheel-thrown forms using hand-building techniques. Through ovaling, darting, removing sections, and slab-building we will assemble unique forms of our own. We will also explore patterned surface decoration by learning an indirect screen-printing method using underglazes and tissue paper. The tickets for this workshop will be $205.00. Enrollment will open October 7, 2019.