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Community Clay
Now thru April 23, 2014 (Wednesdays & Thursdays, 6-8:30pm) — Peninsula School of Art's ceramics studio is open to members on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Potters of all levels who are interested in self-guided creation of works in a communal setting are welcome. Hand-building areas as well as pottery wheels are available for use. No formal instruction, just a fun and productive time in the studio with other people making pottery. Renée and Roger will assist you and present short demos on different techniques. Fees for supplies and firings are additional. (No class Jan 1 or March 12 and 13). Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Roger Bergen & Renee Schwaller
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: $15 per evening + materials fee; buy 10 sessions for $130
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Community Clay Orientation Session
By Appointment — First time students to the Community Clay program at the Peninsula School of Art are required to attend an introductory session, including an orientation to the studio and private lesson. Topics covered are: the basics of our equipment, studio safety, maintenance and cleaning; firing options and vocabulary of the ceramic medium. Sample techniques to try include slab-rolling and hand-building with clay, throwing a simple bowl form on the wheel and decorating your bowl with underglazes. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Roger Bergen
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $15, Non-Members: $15
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Community Open Studios
Thru April (Tuesday-Saturday) — Make room for your creativity this winter. This is the time we open our light-filled, generously appointed studios to individuals and groups in search of a space for self-directed creativity. Some groups have even made it an annual tradition! You're free to utilize special equipment like potter's wheels, jewelry torches, an etching press, or substantial easels for large-scale work. If you have special equipment or studio needs, please let us know ahead of time. Shared studio space is available for rent Tuesday through Saturday. Enjoy the luxury of an expansive workspace without having to set up or take down your materials during the continuous length of your rental. Other amenities include unlimited complementary hot coffee in our Guenzel Gallery and full kitchen privileges. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $15 per day, $65 for 5 days, $120 for 10 days
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Sedona Retreat: The Visual Arts Retreat
May 2-4, 2014 — The Sedona Art Retreats offer a unique tour of self-discovery as you explore a world of creative possibilities. Sedona is known for three things; its beautiful and unique landscape, its art colony atmosphere and as a place for spiritual retreat. The Sedona Arts Center has wrapped these elements into a unique package where art and self-discovery fuse - creating the opportunity for artists and those who would consider themselves non-artists to engage fully in the experience of art. Over a three-day period you will experience six different art mediums in an intimate group. You will explore artistic journaling, ceramics, collage, photography, mask-making and jewelry. There is an orientation the evening before the retreat. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: 6 instructors
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $650
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Nature Tradition: Cultivating Inspirations in Clay
May 3-4, 2014 (10am-4pm) — In this two day workshop Adam Field will demonstrate his methods for carving intricate pattern on a variety of wheel-thrown porcelain forms. From traditional techniques, to innovative solutions for timeless problems, participants will develop a new perspective on creating and decorating functional pottery. Participants will learn new skills for mapping out and carving geometric patterns and will have a hands-on opportunity to try out Field’s techniques and tools for themselves. Discussions about studio practice, aesthetics, materials, ceramic history, and promotion and marketing strategies for the studio potter are certain to encourage individual discovery, growth, and development of fresh ideas. Participants will gain the skills and confidence to create and decorate work in their own voice. All skill levels are welcome. Visit website


Location: Baltimore, MD
Instructor: Adam Field
Sponsor: Baltimore Clayworks
Cost: $225 non-member/$200 member
Email: Matthew Hyleck
Phone: 410 578 1919 x10

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Waves of Clay - Altered Wheelwork and Handbuilding
May 3-4, 2014 (10 - 5 on the first day, then 9 - 4 with one hour lunch) — Learn how to make unique vessels with character, movement and texture. Multiple techniques and approaches to making stacked vessels from sections on the potter's wheel will be demonstrated. Also learn some non-traditional techniques for hand building vessels. Almost anything can be used to add texture and interest to the surface of clay. I have some favorite stamps, some I've made and some I've found. Think of images or designs you might want in your work and bring stamps or items to make stamps from. I strive to make unique timeless pieces that reveal the malleability of clay through form and surface texture. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Jason Snelson
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $150 (12 lbs of clay and firing included)
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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The Spirit of Sedona - An Educational Interactive Exhibition
May 24-26, 2014 (9am-5pm) — Painting, Ceramics, Music, Photography, Poetry, Sculpture Presentations, Talks and Demonstrations, held at Sedona Arts Center's Theatre Studio. Presenters include: Gail Bessette, Mary Lois Brown, Libby Caldwell, Betty Carr, Robert Dalegowski, Richard Drayton, Christine Debrosky, Cody DeLong, Martha Entin, Vince Fazio, David Haskell, Mary Heyborne, Jesse Kalu, Susan Kliewer, Gretchen Lopez, Nancy Melmon, John McCormick, Deanna Mckewon, Betsey Nelson, Elizabeth Oaks, Susan Pitcairn, David Santillanes, Jan Sitts, Dawn Sutherland, Will Tapia and more. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: various presenters
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: FREE and open to the public
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Sedona Retreat: The Visual Arts Retreat
May 30 - June 1, 2014 — The Sedona Art Retreats offer a unique tour of self-discovery as you explore a world of creative possibilities. Sedona is known for three things; its beautiful and unique landscape, its art colony atmosphere and as a place for spiritual retreat. The Sedona Arts Center has wrapped these elements into a unique package where art and self-discovery fuse - creating the opportunity for artists and those who would consider themselves non-artists to engage fully in the experience of art. Over a three-day period you will experience six different art mediums in an intimate group. You will explore artistic journaling, ceramics, collage, photography, mask-making and jewelry. There is an orientation the evening before the retreat. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: 6 instructors
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $650
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Clay Studio
July 13-19, 2014 (Monday-Friday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm) — Students learn building, throwing, glazing and firing skills while creatively pushing an idea beyond the expected. Through the common challenge of creating anthropomorphic vessels, incorporating human-like qualities as subtle as an implied gesture or as direct as the human form, we will explore hand-building construction using coil, pinch, slab and extrusion methods, as well as wheel throwing. These varied approaches offer many options for creating sculptural, architectural, narrative, nesting and transitional forms. Students are encouraged to use as many building methods as desired. Using fire, paper, sawdust and even horse hair, the smoke of the raku firing process creates unexpected and unique finishing results that are an exhilarating conclusion to the processes of this workshop. Evening firing schedule will be assigned. Visit website


Location: Little Switzerland, NC
Instructor: Annette Sidner/Seth Barendse
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $415 + $25 Studio Fee + lodging fees
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Art for the Table
July 14-17, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Make well-designed and well-crafted pots for the dining table using a potter's wheel. Learn how to throw many functional shapes and decorate your pieces using trailing and brushwork techniques. Develop your own style through your choice of forms and surface decorations. Ample time will be allowed for practicing and perfecting your skills on the wheel. Kate teaches trailing and slip decorating that can be used to produce a truly unique look. Decorate your pieces using a paintbrush and liquid clay. All pieces will be bisqued and glaze fired and ready for you to pick up after three weeks, or you can choose to have them mailed to you. Your pieces will be food safe and meant to be used and enjoyed. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Katie Biderbost, KateBiderbost.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $400 + materials fee, Non-Members: $425 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Clay Studio
July 20-26, 2014 (Monday-Friday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm) — Students learn building, throwing, glazing and firing skills while creatively pushing an idea beyond the expected. Through the common challenge of creating anthropomorphic vessels, incorporating human-like qualities as subtle as an implied gesture or as direct as the human form, we will explore hand-building construction using coil, pinch, slab and extrusion methods, as well as wheel throwing. These varied approaches offer many options for creating sculptural, architectural, narrative, nesting and transitional forms. Students are encouraged to use as many building methods as desired. Using fire, paper, sawdust and even horse hair, the smoke of the raku firing process creates unexpected and unique finishing results that are an exhilarating conclusion to the processes of this workshop. Evening firing schedule will be assigned. Visit website


Location: Little Switzerland, NC
Instructor: Annette Sidner/Seth Barendse
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $415 + $25 Studio Fee + lodging fees
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Handbuilt Vessels and Forms
July 28 - August 1, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Pinching is one of the most basic techniques used in creating pots. Use this technique to create unique forms - from basic to complex - not constrained by the wheel and explore a myriad of ways to mark the surface of a pot. The focus is on vases (with special attention given to the flower brick), containers, and open bowl forms. Emily demonstrates building work upside down, using coils to create decoration, and making basic coil and bisque molds to aid in construction. Make handbuilt lids for various sized containers and receive tips for creating large forms. Emily gives presentations on historical pinch pots as well as contemporary artists who use this technique to create functional objects as well as sculpture. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Emily Schroeder Willis, EmilySchroeder.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $450 + materials fee, Non-Members: $475 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Garden Creations in Clay
August 11-14, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Focus on clay as a viable means of expression as you create numerous works inspired by Pat's garden pieces. Perfect for beginners, you can stretch your imagination and explore a variety of techniques for creating bird, toad and fairy houses, feeders, wall pockets, and birdbaths. Pat demonstrates hand-building methods and personally guides you through the creation of your garden pieces. More advanced students can create sculptural subjects like birds, fish, turtles, and rabbits. Use a variety of colored underglazes to decorate your pieces. All work will be fired with a clear glaze upon completion of the underglazing. Fired pieces may be picked up two weeks after the end of the workshop, or shipped to you for a fee. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Pat Robison, TwoFishGallery.net
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $400 + materials fee, Non-Members: $425 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Embracing the elements of surprise
August 25-29, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Construct whimsical teapots using both hand building methods and the potter's wheel. Learn how to make several different body shapes and components to create very gestural designs. Develop your own style through your choice of forms and surface decorations. Practice and perfect your wheel throwing and hand building skills. Ryan demonstrates how to throw basic teapot shapes with added off-wheel alteration and how to add texture to the surface of the piece. There will be a one-day break to allow for drying and bisquing the pieces. Create contrasting surface designs with hand brushed glazes or by using vinyl tape as a resist. Participate in a raku firing on the final day. Take your pieces home at the end of the class. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Ryan Peters, RyanPetersRaku.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $425 + materials fee, Non-Members: $450 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Clay Studio
October 20-26, 2014 (Monday-Friday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm) — Students learn building, throwing, glazing and firing skills while creatively pushing an idea beyond the expected. Through the common challenge of creating anthropomorphic vessels, incorporating human-like qualities as subtle as an implied gesture or as direct as the human form, we will explore hand-building construction using coil, pinch, slab and extrusion methods, as well as wheel throwing. These varied approaches offer many options for creating sculptural, architectural, narrative, nesting and transitional forms. Students are encouraged to use as many building methods as desired. Using fire, paper, sawdust and even horse hair, the smoke of the raku firing process creates unexpected and unique finishing results that are an exhilarating conclusion to the processes of this workshop. Evening firing schedule will be assigned. Visit website


Location: Little Switzerland, NC
Instructor: Seth Barendse
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $415 + $25 Studio Fee + lodging fees
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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