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244 South Bank Drive
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1M7
Canada

Graceful + Architectural + Whimsical + Functional. Fine porcelain and stoneware ceramics, designed and created by hand on Salt Spring Island

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SPRING WORKSHOPS - NEW 5-DAY INTENSIVE ADDED!

Tabitha Steager

SPRING CLAY WORKSHOP CALENDAR 2017
I am offering my clay workshops on these upcoming dates before my busy summer months. For the first time I'm offering a 5-day intensive along with my standard weekend workshops.  Classes fill quickly so if you are interested in signing up, please contact me asap.

1.  MARCH 23 THROUGH 27.    $625
2.  APRIL 8 AND 9.                   $275
3.  APRIL 29 AND 30.               $275
4.  MAY 13 AND 14.                    $275

5-DAY WORKSHOP MARCH 23 THROUGH 27.  $625  10AM-5PM

In this 5-DAY intensive you will gain a comprehensive and versatile set of clay skills. I will tailor the class to each student so you work on the skills and design explorations you most want to focus on, whether you want to focus on wheel throwing or hand building, or a combination of both! The longer class will provide us time to work with detailed skills and exploration. We can chat one on one to figure out what you would like to accomplish during the workshop.

The workshop will include:
All wheel work, with a wheel I provide.
You will build strong basic wheel skills or if you have wheel experience I will create a custom workshop to further build and improve your throwing technique, speed, and skill. I will also be instructing trimming and altering to complete your thrown work.

Sculpture/slab work
I will develop your confidence in building structurally sound table ware / decorative / sculptural pieces.

Custom stamp creation
We will make personal/decorative stamps for you to keep to sign/mark all your work as well as decorative stamps if you want.

Firing and glazing instruction
You will learn about my kiln and have the opportunity to unload, load and glaze work.

This five-day workshop is for beginners through advanced, so there is no pressure on skill or even ideas. You can come with a list of things to try or just an open mind. I will discuss your workshop goals with each student before the workshop begins.

We have a simple potluck luncheon each day, with each student providing something light to share. *Please let me know if you have any dietary needs*

Cost:  $625  Includes all materials and firings (bisque and glaze)
$400 downpayment required for registration to hold your place. $200 non-refundable due to small class size and cost of pre-ordering materials. I accept E-Transfer and credit cards.
Please email juliemackinnonceramics@gmail.com or call Julie at 250-537-2100 for registration.

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS, all take place Sat & Sun, 10am-5pm, $275

APRIL 8 AND 9
APRIL 29 AND 30
MAY 13 AND 14

This class is for absolute beginners through advanced. I have many students who take weekend workshops many times, building their skills from absolute beginners to advanced ceramics artists, developing their own style and artistic language over time. I work with experienced students to build skills and visual style based on one-on-one conversations about what people want to work on.

We cover many different ways of working with clay during these fun-filled, information-packed two-day workshops.

Hand building
Hand building, as I have found for myself, can be even more creative than throwing. I introduce many hand building skills. I will have slabs of clay ready for you to work with. I will show you quick and easy ways of making mugs to teapots.

Wheel work: Basic wheel skills
If you have never been on the wheel before I will get you throwing, working hands-on (literally) with you to throw pots. If you have been on the wheel before, I will watch you throw and trouble shoot everything from your ergonomics to your pace. I am happy to demo and teach anything you wish.

Surface decoration
We will be imprinting clay, carving and painting. I will give lots of creative decorating and glazing demos. I have many coloured slips and underglazes to finish your forms with, and will instruct on how to use them. 

We have a simple potluck luncheon each day, with each student providing something light to share. *Please let me know if you have any dietary needs*

Cost: $275  Includes all materials and firings (bisque and glaze)
$200 downpayment required for registration to hold your place. $100 non-refundable due to small class size and cost of pre-ordering materials. I accept E-Transfer and credit cards.

Please email juliemackinnonceramics@gmail.com or call Julie at 250-537-2100 for registration.