upcoming workshop: Clay Pots and Color Spots Workshop-with Mark Errol @ Morean Center for Clay

October 11 & 12, 2019

Clay Pots and Color Spots is an intensive hands-on workshop focusing on the development of forms as well as learning how to produce layers and layers of decorative information. This class will create a tool box of inexpensive, readily available and low-tech methods of surface design meant to draw your audience in and reward them with bountiful color, shape and designs.

Students will need to bring:

Studio tools
X-acto knife
Soft yellow round sponge

Member $170/Non-Member $200

Register Now

To register by phone, please call the Morean Center for Clay at 727.821.7162 ext 2311

More info HERE.

residency opportunity: Penland Winter Residencies

Penland’s Winter Residency program is a short-term residency opportunity for artists seeking to work independently in one of our 16 studios during Penland’s quiet season. Emerging and established artists are encouraged to apply for our 2-week and 4-week sessions. Shared studio access is provided to a small number of artists each session, inviting enough people to encourage conversation and creative camaraderie, but not so many that focused time in the studio is compromised. Our goal is to support artistic growth, experimentation, and inquiry in all media by offering artists the time, space, and equipment they need to promote professional development.

Penland Winter Residencies are for:

  • Artists needing access to facilities for research and development that can be uniquely supported by Penland’s studios and equipment.
  • Art educators who are seeking focused work time during a winter break or sabbatical.
  • Two or more artists wanting to work collaboratively on a specific project or simply alongside one another in order to share technical expertise and/or creative inspiration. (Each member of the collaboration must apply individually.)

Full details HERE.


Also check out their website for amazing upcoming workshops by Virginia Scotchie, Arthur Gonzalez, Hitomi Shibata & Takuro Shibata, Bryan Hopkins, Suze Lindsay & Kent McLaughlin, Eleanor Anderson, Jenny Mendes, and Kurt Anderson,

Vases are people too, and a few spots left in a workshop with Sue Tirrell

Recently I had the upmost pleasure to chat with Megan Black from the Canadian Craft Federation and Benjamin Kikkert, internationally known glass artist, on the Citizens of Craft Podcast. Join us for a listen as we talk about the makers behind the objects and so much more! This is the final episode in an amazing series of podcasts. Oh and if you haven’t gotten addicted yet to the Netflix series Blown Away – I suggest you go binge watch that one. Benjamin is on the show and creates so absolutely amazing work. I’ve only had the pleasure of working in a glass hot shop once in my life up in Whitehorse at Lumel Studios (totally worth the trip!), and can attest to how difficult glass work is. I’m always fascinated to watch artists work under pressure and time constraints so Blown Away is super addictive TV.

And I’ve just gotten word that there are only a few spots left in a workshop I have the honor of co-presenting with the incredibly talented Sue Tirrell (enter all the fan girl squeals here!). We’re going to be having a blast at the Archie Bray this September and I’d love to have you join us for this workshop!

Find out more here on the Archie Bray website and I’ll hopefully see you in September!

Register Now for the Canadian Clay Symposium

20/20 Perspectives in Canadian Ceramics

The Canadian Clay Symposium offers a unique glimpse into how ceramic artists handle their mud with a 20/20 focus on Canadian perspectives. Symposium participants experience an entire day of in depth conversation with peers and presenters and watch exceptional demos ranging from hand-building, wheel-throwing, slip-casting to atmospheric firing, all with an eye to investigate how Canadian identity is shaped through clay.

The presenters are Carole Epp, Mary Fox, Jeremy Hatch, Steven Heinemann, Cathi Jefferson, Julie Moon, Sarah Pike and Linda Sikora.

Full details HERE about registration, the event, exhibitions and a few extra bonus workshops!