upcoming workshops with Shannon Garson

Surface Expression
Saturday, August 15th- One Day Workshop
$150 per person (maximum 8 students)
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Held at  my studio in beautiful Maleny on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland,
this intimate workshop will explore surface techniques the can be used
on a wide variety of ceramic vessels .

  • introduction to the beautiful, translucent porcelain.
  • design
  • pattern
  • surface texture
  • imagery

Each participant will create a porcelain bowl with your own design.
What we are aiming for is a reflection of your own unique personality
with all it’s complexity, in your final design! Suitable for all levels
of experience.

Vegetarian lunch provided.



Master Class
Finding your Expression
Sunday August 16th- One Day Workshop
$150 per person (maximum 8 students)
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Need inspiration to kickstart your practice?

  • Inspiration
  • Techniques
  • Design development
  • Philosophical musing 

A teabowl will serve as the
initial inspiration, this small vessel is the conduit to wider ideas
ranging from the importance of line, the true weight of volume, how to
solve technical design issues in all mediums from textiles to painting,
and what to do when you are at a creative dead end.

 Designed as creative boost for experienced artists in any
field, germinate your ideas with a day in Maleny and an intense burst of

Vegetarian lunch and a lot of artist’s talk provided!


Upcoming workshops @ the Armory Art Center

Jeffrey Sincich – Narrative: A Tall Tale – with Josh Stover
February 20-22, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Cost: $350.00     Register Now
this workshop, students will explore ways to incorporate elements of
folklore and narrative into their sculptural or functional ceramics to
communicate personal meaning, depth and a sense of history. Jeffrey
Sincich and Josh Stover will work side by side as they demonstrate
various hand building and surfacing techniques that they each use in
their personal work. Students will create figurative sculpture or hand
built pottery that addresses themes of folklore and narrative. Students
should come prepared with personal imagery or personal found objects to
use as inspiration or to incorporate into their work.
Jeffrey Sincich is a ceramic and mixed media sculptor based in St Petersburg, FL.  He received his BFA in Ceramics from the University of Florida.  He
was granted the Regina Brown Fellowship by NCECA and traveled by
bicycle down the Pacific Coast from Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA
searching for inspiration for his work, which is inspired by personal
histories, folklore and travel. 
Josh Stover
received a BFA in Ceramics from the University of Florida in 2012. He
was awarded a Fogelberg Fellowship by Northern Clay Center allowing him
to work as an artist in residence there for one year. While at Northern
Clay Center Josh had the opportunity to teach demonstrations, assist
with classes and teach a workshop at a local community college. He
enjoys teaching and helping others with their work. Josh makes
functional ceramics with narrative surface illustrations that are
influenced by Americana, cartoons and his childhood.

February 20, 6:00pm Jeffrey Sincich and Josh Stover will
give a public lecture the first night of the workshop. The artists
will discuss concepts and techniques as well as present sample works.
Tickets are $5 for the public and free to workshop participants. 
Christine Golden Figuring It Out
February 27-March 1, 2014, 9:30am-4:30pm
Cost: $350.00     Register Now
workshop is designed to give students experience in rendering a
realistic human bust, using the slab technique. Students will learn
proportion and explore the expressive nature of the human form. All
processes, from the fingers and head, to anatomical lessons and refining
techniques, will be addressed. 
Christine Golden has been creating
art for over 15 years. She attained her BFA from the University of Utah
in 2005 and her MFA in 2010 from Indiana University. She has been an educator in the arts since 2003 and has participated in numerous workshops and residencies, including the LH Project.  
February 27, 6:00pm
Christine Golden will give a public lecture the first night of the
workshop. The artist will discuss concepts and techniques as well as
present sample works. Tickets are $5 for the public and free to workshop

armory art center, 1700 parker avenue w.p.b., fl 33401 | (561) 832-1776

Talking Through the Vessel: A Studio Masterclass with Chris Gustin

February 1, 2013 – February 3, 2013

Friday night private reception February 1, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday, February 2 – 3, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The entire weekend with complimentary catalogue is $125 Members $175 Nonmembers

Join ceramicist Chris Gustin in the studio for an unforgettable
experience inside the mind of a master. Watch Gustin throw and build
pots as he talks through his process. What is it that makes a pot good
or gives it a lasting visual presence? Through his words, ponder
elements of design. Hear the concerns (functional versus sculptural,
metaphor and meaning) and decisions of this extraordinary maker as he
creates each vessel. Gustin will use both the potter’s wheel and coil
building techniques. Consider, line, proportion, geometry, ratio, scale,
volume. Ask questions about the roles they play as each work of art
unfolds before your eyes.

The weekend begins on the Friday night before the masterclass with a
private gallery talk given by the artist, with wine and hors d’oeuvres.
Then attend two full days of the masterclass including a
lecture/luncheon about the “Architecture of the Vessel” on Saturday.
Also receive a complimentary copy of Gustin’s new catalogue ($40 value)
for his first retrospective exhibition “Chris Gustin: Masterworks in

You may also attend these individual events:
$35 Private Friday evening Gallery Talk by Chris Gustin, wine and hors d’oeuvres
$40 Saturday Lecture/ Luncheon about the “Architecture of the Vessel”

Fuller Craft Museum
455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301

Ceramic Master Class With Rob Froese and Monica De Campo

Studio Presents:
Ceramic Master Class
With Rob Froese and
Monica De Campo
Making your mark, refining your skills!
July 28 2012. 9am till 5pm. 
Moose Jaw, SK
This workshop is designed for the intermediate studio potter or an
active pottery guild member with access to a full working pottery studio. Our
aim is to open your eyes to healthy creative and various ways to enjoy working
with clay effortlessly!
The workshop will provide techniques for:
*Planning your vessel
*Preparing your clay for decoration during the birth of a successful
*Slapped bowls and handles
stamps, scrafito and waxing/wax resists during various stages in the making
*Troubleshoot your clay and glaze problems
*Good habits to use in your studio practice and more.
Your needs and feedback will determine the best possible day of learning
for all!
Kindly contact Monica De Campo soonest
Cost will be $120 per person (6-10 people only)
This will include: some leather dry and bisque samples,
recipes for slips, sample glaze recipes, a notebook.
Lunch and refreshments.
List of recommended books and websites to inspire you!
Monicats Studio
893 6th Ave NW, Moose Jaw. S6H 4A3
cell: 306-631-2082    
Cheques to Monica De Campo Please!
RRSP Soonest Please! 
See You Soon in moose Jaw!