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Levels: B = Beginner, I = Intermediate, A = Advanced

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Developing Forms & Surfaces: Handbuilding & Wheel Throwing Techniques
January 8-10, 2015 (6-8:30 pm Thursday, 9 am-4:30 pm Friday-Saturday) — Gain experience with the great tool of the potter's wheel. Demonstrations will include wheel throwing, building off the wheel, and a variety of decoration techniques, including slip-decorating, stamp-making, stamping, and some others. Come experiment, work with earthenware clay, and share ideas. Personalized instruction will enhance your learning experience. You will take home a group of bisque-fired pieces showing your exploration in clay and a collection of new skills. Guadalupe Lanning Robinson is a Graduate of Studio Ceramics Apprentice, Centro de Artes Plasticas Independencia, Mexico City, Mexico. To view some of her artwork and biography, visit guadalupepots.com. Visit website


Location: Huntsville, AL
Instructor: Guadalupe Lanning Robinson
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Cost: $300 Museum members/ $325 non-members
Email: Laura Smith
Phone: 256-535-4350 x222

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Ceramics for All Levels
January 26 - March 2, 2015 (Mondays 4-7pm) — Through demonstration and one-on-one instruction, students will learn to throw a variety of forms on the potter's wheel or techniques to create hand-built works. Slab roller, extruder and forms are also available to create functional and decorative pieces. Tuition includes the first 25-pound bag of clay, firings and glazes, and one open studio session per week. Additional bags of clay may be purchased during class for $30 per bag which includes glazing and firing fees. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Dennis Ott
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $220 (Members $202)
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Ceramics for All Levels
January 27 - March 3, 2015 (Tuesdays, 9am-noon) — Through demonstration and one-on-one instruction, students will learn to throw a variety of forms on the potter's wheel or techniques to create hand-built works. Slab roller, extruder and forms are also available to create functional and decorative pieces. Tuition includes the first 25-pound bag of clay, firings and glazes, and one open studio session per week. Additional bags of clay may be purchased during class for $30 per bag which includes glazing and firing fees. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Dennis Ott
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $220 (Members $202)
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Ceramics for All Levels
January 28 - March 4, 2015 (Wednesdays, 9am-noon) — Through demonstration and one-on-one instruction, students will learn to throw a variety of forms on the potter's wheel or techniques to create hand-built works. Slab roller, extruder and forms are also available to create functional and decorative pieces. Tuition includes the first 25-pound bag of clay, firings and glazes, and one open studio session per week. Additional bags of clay may be purchased during class for $30 per bag which includes glazing and firing fees. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Dennis Ott
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $220 (Members $202)
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Pottery Wheel for Beginners
January 31 - March 7, 2015 (Saturdays, 9am-noon) — This six week course is designed exclusively for those who are new to wheel work and is open for ages 12 through adult. Have fun while gaining confidence on the potters wheel. Small class size ensures that each student receives personalized, one-on-one instruction and encouragement for a fascinating hands-on experience that will bring out the potter in you. Tuition includes the first 25 pound bag of clay. Additional clay may be purchased during class for $30 per bag which also includes glazing and firing fees. Enrolled students may also participate in one open studio session per week: Open Studios: Wednesday & Saturday 1 - 4. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Richard Bayles
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $220 (Members $202)
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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New Techniques for Screen Printing
March 10, 2015 (9:30 am - 5:00pm) — Bring your laptop loaded with your favorite photo manipulation software and you're ready to go! In this one-day seminar we'll walk you through the steps to preparing your personal images for screening on to: glass, metal, paper, fabric wood, stone, clay...or anything you can think of! No worries... computer dummies welcome!!! Once you've created your own images, it's time to create your "silk" screens. We'll walk you through all the steps including exposure, washout, drying and use. This seminar will get you started in making your own specialized screens. We'll even get started printing your personal screens! Don't miss the versatility of this technique. Visit website


Location: Bulverde, TX
Instructor: Gail Stouffer
Sponsor: roadhouse Arts
Cost: $98
Email: gail Stouffer
Phone: (830) 438-1884

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Recreating Ancient Salado Pottery
March 21-25, 2015 (10:00 AM - 4:30 PM) — This intensive five day workshop will focus on recreating the beautiful pottery of the Salado culture which lived in Arizona from 1275 to 1450 AD. We will look at examples of prehistoric Salado pottery, examine the ruins they left behind, take a field trip to dig clay, then carefully recreate Salado pottery using authentic tools and materials and finally fire our pottery in an outdoor mesquite fire. Visit website


Location: Globe, AZ
Instructor: Andy Ward
Sponsor: Besh Ba Gowah Archeological Park
Cost: $350
Email: Andy Ward
Phone: 520-743-6555

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Image Transfer on Clay with Magpie Pottery
Ongoing thru June 30, 2015 — Magpie Pottery offers a 2-hour image transfer workshop on Laser-Toner Decals for the ceramic surface. Students will learn all phases of the image transfer process. Working with porcelain tiles, students will also be able to work with their own images and create a collaged tile that can be fired and shipped home. Students are encouraged to e-mail images that they want to work with to Magpie Pottery prior to the workshop. These will be turned into decals that can be collaged onto the tile. The workshop rate includes one page of decals, all information handouts, and the firing of one tile. Shipping costs of student work will be added as rates vary according to zip codes. Visit website


Location: Santa Fe, NM
Instructor: Maggie Beyeler
Sponsor: Santa Fe Creative Tourism
Cost: $150
Email: Maggie Beyeler
Phone: 505-466-2894

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Family Clay Play with Ginny Zipperer
Ongoing thru June 30, 2015 — Take a break from the usual sightseeing and shopping and bring your family to my studio for a clay play date. Work in a spacious studio or in the shady back yard. Adults and children alike will lose themselves in the magic of working with clay. As an experienced instructor, I can teach basic techniques to students of all ages. Your family can work together to build a mural or sculpture or each of you can create their own Santa Fe souvenir. Fee includes 2 hour workshop with materials and one firing of the work produced. Visit website


Location: Santa Fe, NM
Instructor: Ginny Zipperer
Sponsor: Santa Fe Creative Tourism
Cost: $150 for up to 3 participants, $40 for each additional person
Contact: Ginny Zipperer

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Throwing on the wheel with Andrew Sanders
Ongoing thru June 30, 2015 — Throwing on the wheel for all levels (2 to 4 hours). Have fun and experience the potters wheel. Everyone will make pots! The absorbing wonder and fun of working on the potters wheel will be enjoyed. Andrew will guide you through an exciting and fulfilling experience. Andrew Sanders has worked professionally as a potter and taught in various places including Holland, Switzerland, Australia and in the US. Currently Andrew lives and works in Santa Fe. Andrew's focus is on usability and function, creating visual movement in the clay forms, making an aesthetic balance between functional design and creative art. Work is fired to cone 10 in a reduction fired gas kiln. Costs include all materials and firings. Visit website


Location: Santa Fe, NM
Instructor: Andrew Sanders
Sponsor: Santa Fe Creative Tourism
Cost: $50 to $150
Email: Andrew Sanders
Phone: 505-614-5215

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Ceramics with Heidi Loewen Porcelain Gallery
Ongoing thru June 30, 2015 (9:30 am - 5:00 pm) — Heidi will demonstrate classical wheel thrown vessels of all sizes. She will make the clay "dance" in sensuous forms while in the squishy state. Students will experience what it is like to throw a bowl in the air and catch it - creating delightful, amorphic forms, unique as snowflakes. Heidi assures good fun. Students may learn Heidi's famous chattering and carving techniques in clay that is leather. For the adventurous, she will create large scale vessels, adding coils and shaping with flame from a propane torch. No previous art experience required. All ages welcome. The only requirement is a sense of humor! Visit website


Location: Santa Fe, NM
Instructor: Heidi Loewen
Sponsor: Santa Fe Creative Tourism
Cost: $175 per hour
Email: Heidi Loewen
Phone: (505) 988-2225

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Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced Stoneware with Theo Helmstadter
Ongoing thru June 30, 2015 — An experienced teacher & full-time studio potter, Theo teaches on an individualized basis in his studio. Often, students have some experience with clay already - but beginners are welcome too. A two-hour session at the studio usually starts with a discussion of what you'd like to explore - the wheel? hand-building? throwing & altering? Arrangements can be made to glaze, fire, & ship work you produce during the session. Visit website


Location: Santa Fe, NM
Instructor: Theo Helmstadter
Sponsor: Santa Fe Creative Tourism
Cost: $75/hour; $65/per hour for groups up to four
Email: Theo Helmstadter
Phone: 505-795-7755

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