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

Beginner Level

Beginning Wheel-Throwing Workshop
August 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2015 (6:00-7:30 PM) — Learn to make pots on the potter's wheel! Slam your prepared clay on the wheel, start the wheel spinning, and learn to let your hands form a bowl. After drying a bit, we'll trim excess clay from the bottom of your pot,and your piece will go into the kiln and turn from dirt to stone. Learn the basics of glazing, and after a second firing, you'll have a shiny, nonporous ceramic vessel, handmade by you–and the basic skills to create more pots! This introductory class is for adults who have not worked on the potter's wheel before, or who want more instruction at the beginner's level. Visit website


Location: Huntsville, AL
Instructor: Sara Bowen
Sponsor: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment
Cost: $90
Email: Sara Bowen
Phone: 251-581-2611

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Family Art Projects: Our Family's Garden: Monet's Mini-Murals
August 7, 2015 (9:30am-12pm) — Stroll through Claude Monet's vibrant gardens and surround yourself with images of water lilies, roses, and sunflowers. Learn about his work, and then transform his two-dimensional paintings into three-dimensional sculpture relief tiles of your family's garden. Explore the many techniques of ceramics and tile making to create beautifully textured work. At the end of class, use brightly colored underglazes to paint your tiles. Create multiple tiles to form your family's mini-mural inspired by Monet's gardens. Your fired pieces will be ready for pick up four weeks after the class or we can ship them for a $12 fee. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Martha Hutchinson
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $40, Non-Members: $50
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level

Pottery Workshop: Carving Stamps
August 15, 2015 (1-2:30 PM) — In this workshop you will learn to carve and create your own stamps and textures for pottery. You will use your stamps and textures to create a ceramic piece, and then glaze it. This is a great way to create unique and custom art. Visit website


Location: Huntsville, AL
Instructor: Teri Hartmann
Sponsor: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment
Cost: $65
Email: Teri Hartmann
Phone: 256-339-6432

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Handbuilding Clay Vessels
August 18-21, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Learn to take handbuilding to new heights as you explore fundamental skills for creating vessels with clay. Decorate your pottery with a unique method of application using low fire slips and underglazes. This workshop is geared to meet your skills, whether you are a novice or experienced handbuilder. Nancy demonstrates the formation of clay vessels using pinch, coil, and slab techniques. Practice these skills creating vase, plate, and teapot forms. Nancy demonstrates the application of low fire underglazes to create a unique surface, as well as how to decorate in the dynamic color relationships unique to her pottery. Lodging available. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Nancy Gardner, www.NancyGardnerCeramics.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $430 + materials fee, Non-Members: $460 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Follow Suzy Birstein to Greek Island Paradise "Mia Muse"
August 28 - September 12, 2015 — Envision your "Inner Muse" with ceramist Suzy Birstein, famed artist for the 2008 Academy Award nominees - on the enchanting island of Skopelos, Greece where "Mama Mia" was filmed! Suzy is returning to Skopelos for a fourth time presenting her transformational figurative sculpture program "Mia Muse"! Suzy will demonstrate her unique hand building techniques combining inner structures with slabs, coils, pinching and textures to create imaginative figure/animal hybrids. Participants will have hands on experience discovering their artistic process and inner muse. Bisqued pieces will be surfaced with combinations of fired and cold surfaces, including colourful glazes, patinas and paints. Visit website


Location: Skopelos, Greece
Instructor: Suzy Birstein
Sponsor: The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts
Cost: $1,800 - Register by June 1st
Email: Jill Somer

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"Responding to Touch" - Throwing & Altered Pottery
September 12-13, 2015 (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM) — Leah's two day demonstration workshop will focus on bringing sculptural expressions to freshly thrown functional ceramics while exploring various ways to manipulate both the form and the surface. Participants will learn Leah's techniques with demonstrations directed toward the making of functional pottery. She will also focus on various ways of creating handles, spouts and lids along with emphasis on crafting compelling surfaces with slips and carving. Visit website


Location: Atlanta, GA
Instructor: Leah Leitson
Sponsor: Spruill Center for the Arts
Cost: $165 non-member / $145 member
Email: Ken Horvath
Phone: 770-394-3447 x223

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Ceramics for All Levels
September 14 - October 19, 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
September 15 - October 20, 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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Advanced Level

Ceramics for All Levels
September 16 - October 21, 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

Beginner Level

Pottery Wheel for Beginners
September 19 - October 24, 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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Once You Can Throw, You Have Wings
September 28 - October 1, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Learn to create on the potter's wheel and experience what Jeanne's mentor Bauhaus-trained potter, Marguerite Wildenhain, meant by, "Once you can throw, you have wings." Learn the successful, solid fundamentals taught to Jeanne that enable your creativity to soar, as you create form with function. Jeanne emphasizes step-by-step techniques to create a variety of shapes, accompanied by helpful phrases to remind you how to do them. Soon, you will be saying similar things in your head as you form a pot. Take a workshop that not only improves your work, but is also enjoyable and rewarding. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Jeanne Aurelius, www.ClayBayPottery.net
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $430 + materials fee, Non-Members: $460 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Beyond the Wheel
October 2-3, 2015 (10am - 4pm) — For two days, we will explore ways in which we can use the wheel as a step in a sequence of processes rather than the single, end process of our work. We will investigate alterations, additions, surfaces, and finishes that will take us beyond what traditionally is the realm of the potter's wheel. Students will be encouraged to bring their own tastes, styles, and interests into the experience and take some fun risks with new techniques that will push them beyond form alone. We will explore Throwing Components, Sprigging, Handles & Appendages, Segmentation, and Surface Alteration. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Jerry Hendershot
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $225 (Includes Materials and Firing Fees)
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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I Heart Color Surface Ornamentation
October 23-24, 2015 (10am - 4pm) — Join the award winning clay artist, Michael Corney, in a hands on, intensive and fun exploration of underglazes. Mike will introduce you to your new best friend Color! The possibilities are endless; from transparent watercolor washes to heavy texture layering. Our focus is on surface design rather than clay forming methods. Mike will demonstrate a variety of underglaze techniques followed by student painting sessions. The class is for students of any skill level who want to establish a palette of colors and the skills to continue what they've learned back at their own studios. Experienced clay students will bring 5 of their own bisque fired pieces to experiment with as well as brushes. New students just starting out, will be supplied with bisque ware. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Michael Corney
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $225 (Includes Materials and Firing Fees)
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Advanced Level

Ceramics for All Levels
October 26 - November 30, 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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Ceramics for All Levels
October 27 - December 1, 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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Ceramics for All Levels
October 28 - December 2, 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

Beginner Level

Pottery Wheel for Beginners
October 31 - December 5, 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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The Magic of Saggar
November 8 & 15, 2015 (Sundays, 10am - 4pm) — Using traditional tinfoil Saggar techniques we will be vamping up the results to a whole new level! By using new oxide and carbonate applications, as well as additives such as honey, eggs, eggshells, sea salt, Brillo pads, sawdust, to name a few, we will create colors and textures that we have never achieved before. This workshop is geared toward any level, if the potter's wheel is used, wheel experience is necessary. No experience needed for hand building. All workshop materials are included. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Dennis Ott and Dr. Bruce Peek
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $225 (Includes Materials and Firing Fees)
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Ceramics for All Levels
December 7 - January 11, 2016 (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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Ceramics for All Levels
December 8 - January 12, 2016 (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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Ceramics for All Levels
December 9 - January 13, 2016 (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

Beginner Level

Pottery Wheel for Beginners
December 12, 2015 - January 16, 2016 (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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Advanced Level

Family Clay Play with Ginny Zipperer
Ongoing thru December 31, 2015 (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays) — 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: $190 for up to 3 participants, $40 for each additional person
Contact: Ginny Zipperer

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Ceramics for All Levels
January 18 - February 22, 2016 (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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Ceramics for All Levels
January 19 - February 23, 2016 (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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Ceramics for All Levels
January 20 - February 24, 2016 (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

Beginner Level

Pottery Wheel for Beginners
January 23 - February 27, 2016 (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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