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21
Jul
2023

12th Annual Summer Pottery Show

July 21, 2023 10:00 am - July 22, 2023 5:00 pm
Instructor(s):
FREE

Pottery Show Summer

The 12th annual pottery shows will be held in the historic Dave Drake Barn, formerly known as Crane’s riding stable. Enjoy wonderful and beautiful handmade pottery including both functional wares and sculpture. All work is made by studio members and made in the Dave Drake Barn. Contact Frank Vickery at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

04
Aug
2023

Functionally Sculptural Centerpieces

August 4, 2023 9:00 am - August 6, 2023 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Barry Gregg
$425 (Members); $500 (Non-Members)

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In this workshop we will explore form, surface, and essence in creating sculptural forms with function for the table or mantle. This workshop will explore numerous hand-building techniques to create large forms including pitchers, teapots, candlesticks, and vases. This is a hands-on workshop, and each student is encouraged to bring ideas and inspiration to make work that tells a personal story. A number of techniques will be demonstrated during the workshop. Mixed media elements, surface treatments, figurative and abstract forms and will be discussed during the course of the workshop.

08
Aug
2023

August Beginner Slab Construction – Totems -

August 8, 2023 9:00 am - August 17, 2023 12:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$250 (Members); $325 (Non-Members)

In this class we will use the slab machine and/or the potter’s wheel to make various shapes that will be stacked together on a metal pole/rebar for either garden art or inside your home.  Students will need to source their own rebar and mounting base/block before class and have it ready on the first day of class.   Various hand building techniques will be demonstrated as well as student created templates and studio forms used to construct shapes.  Students need to bring resource materials for inspiration such as pictures, sketches, etc.

August 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, and 17th

08
Aug
2023

August Intermediate to Advanced Independent Project

August 8, 2023 1:00 pm - August 17, 2023 4:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$250 (Members); $325 (Non-Members)

August Intermediate to Advanced Independent Project

Use this class and Open Studio time as a way to work on that specific project you have always wanted to start.  Bring ideas, sketches, pictures, and whatever personal research you have completed and the role of the teacher is to guide you through the process and help you complete your idea.  *It should be noted that not all ideas can be completed in 2 weeks and the time frame should be discussed with the instructor before starting.  This class is self-directed, the studio is open to other classes and open studio members.

August 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, and 17th

05
Sep
2023

September Glaze Testing, Formulation, and Application

September 5, 2023 9:00 am - September 14, 2023 12:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$250 (Members); $325 (Non-Members)

September Galze Testing

Students will learn the basics for testing glaze using test tiles, mixing new glaze and using a line progression to make new colors, and finally applying glazes to pots.  Students need to have some pots already made as most of the class time will be used testing glaze. 

September 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, and 14th

06
Sep
2023

September Youth Pottery: Bowls, Bowls, Bowls

September 6, 2023 3:30 pm - September 20, 2023 5:00 pm
Instructor(s):
120

Youth Pottery Empty Bowls

Help us make bowls for Empty Bowls using the slab machine and texture pads.  All sizes and shapes will be made.  Dates: 6th, 13th, 20th 

Ages 5 and up
29
Sep
2023

Three Potters Artist Talk: Guest Speaker Michael Sherrill

September 29, 2023 4:00 pm -6:00 pm
Instructor(s): Michael Sherrill
FREE

Please join us for an artist talk with guest speaker Michael Sherrill.   

30
Sep
2023

Three Potters Symposium

September 30, 2023 10:00 am -4:00 am
Instructor(s): Eric Knoche, Joey Sheehan, Will Dickert
FREE

Three Potters Symposium

Celebrating the 13th anniversary of the Three Potters Symposium, “Elements: Form and Fire” will highlight the Asheville, NC area. We are so excited to present Eric Knoche, Joey Sheehan, and Will Dickert as our 2023 Three Potters. Each artist will share their stories, inspirations, and techniques learned through the years.

04
Oct
2023

October Youth Pottery: Clay Pumpkins

October 4, 2023 3:30 pm - October 18, 2023 5:00 pm
Instructor(s):
120

October Youth Pottery Clay Pumpkins

Using the pinch pot, we will create pumpkins and then decorate using cut outs and faces. Dates: 4th, 11th, and 18th

Ages 5 and up
06
Oct
2023

Reviving Myth

October 6, 2023 9:00 am - October 8, 2023 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Kirsten Stingle
$425 (Members); $500 (Non-Members)

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Become a rabbit and let’s fall down the rabbit hole together….In oral traditions, myths and stories were created to help us better understand and interact with our world. Because they were spoken, they could adapt with the telling to reflect societal and environmental changes through the years.  In this class we will explore how to rewild old stories, or create altogether new ones, through narrative sculpture.  Kirsten encourages everyone to bring their favorite tales, characters, or archetypes and together we will explore new ways of expressing them and releasing their lessons. Kirsten will lead students in creating a 15”- 18” coiled torso through a step-by-step process guided by anatomy and proportion.  No previous figurative experience is required. Particular attention will be given to the importance of gesture and expression as narrative tools as well as the expansion of storytelling potential through the addition of found objects. Texture and surface design will be discussed. Individual attention will be emphasized throughout the class to help each student manifest their vision.  

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