Momoko Usami Workshop @ Lillstreet

For those of you unfamiliar with Momoko’s ceramic works, she creates sculpturally functional ceramics that are clever, kinetic and playful. Her work ranges from cups, mugs and vases to large scale sculptural work. Momoko’s approach to clay is truly unique and the works speak to that.

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn to translate personal narratives to your forms and surfaces. Momoko will demonstrate basic building techniques and surface techniques such as slip inlay and sgraffito to create your narrative wares.

All levels are welcome in this workshop. Plus, there’s one week left for early bird pricing. Register now through August 1, and save $50 on the workshop cost.

More info here!


Join Ben Carter, Jill Foote-Hutton, Magda Gluszek and Myself in Florida this APRIL!!!

Gulf Coast State College will host its Second Annual Ceramics
Symposium. The theme this year is “Word and Object”. The symposium will
be held in Panama City, Florida, from April 15-17, 2016 in the Amelia
Tapper Center in the Department of Visual And Performing Arts. This is a
great opportunity for attendees to learn from a diverse group of
professional artists. The artist/presenters include Ben Carter, Carole
Epp, Magda Gluszek, and Jill Foote-Hutton.

Together they will share the ways story
impacts and informs their creative process, studio output, and their
efforts to capture the contemporary story of American Ceramics. During
the Artist Demonstrations the audience will see a variety of
construction methods while panelist will cover topics including:
narrative as a leaping off point for form and decoration, the power of
the frozen moment in sculpture, the vessel as a format for stories in
the round, and development of character iconography.

The symposium will consist of interactive
workshops, lectures, panel topic discussions, demonstrations and the
exhibition, “Raconteurs”, on display from March 7 through the end of
the symposium.

Find full details and schedule here:
Don’t delay grab your spot today!!!

See you there ~ xoxx Carole 

Carole Epp Workshop: Narrative & Controversy 7 May 2016

That’s right folks, you read it right…I’m heading back to my home away from home Australia this May. I can barely wait to visit old friends, make new ones, see and experience the amazing Australian Ceramics scene again! Join me for a one day workshop in Sydney!

Narrative & Controversy

A one-day workshop 
with Carole Epp
Saturday 7 May 2016, 10am – 4pm
Square 1 Studios

32 Bowden St Alexandria NSW 2015
Cost: $85 per person ($75 TACA members)

Carole is a Canadian ceramic artist living and working in Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan. She received her Masters Degree in Ceramics from the
Australian National University in 2005 and has maintained a full time
studio practice since. Her ceramics branch off into two distinct bodies
of work – sculptural and functional.

Outline: Come and join Carole for a raucous day of
story telling about her ceramics. She’ll divulge her handbuilding and
throwing secrets and discuss her glazed surface treatments.
Demonstrations about how she brings narrative into functional and
sculptural work – from politics and social commentary, to humour and
whimsy – will be discussed. Participants will learn how to combine
narrative concerns alongside design and aesthetic concerns in their
work. There will be lots of demos and also some chat about social media.

You may already know Carole from her famous blog:

This is not a hands-on workshop.

Seminar Fee: $85 per person ($75 TACA members)
This fee covers the tutors and morning and afternoon tea.

Please note: Full payment is required to ensure a place.

Minimum number in the workshop: 8
Maximum number in the workshop: 15

Participants need to bring a notepad and pen, lunch and a mug for coffee and tea. The workshop fee covers morning tea and afternoon tea.

Parking: Enter via Harvey Norman car park at the
dead-end of McCauley St. Drive in and find a park. Walk along keeping
the canal on your left and look for the red square on the outside of the
warehouse. That’s the entrance to Square 1 Studios. Come upstairs to
Level 1.

Please arrive by 9.45am as we will start promptly at 10am.

Payment for the seminar:

  • Cheque (made out to The Australian Ceramics Association) & post to PO Box 677 Alexandria NSW 1435
  • Direct deposit (Account name: The Australian Ceramics Association;
    BSB 032000; account no. 911118). PLEASE IDENTIFY YOUR DEPOSIT WITH YOUR SURNAME, then please send an email to giving details of your payment.
  • Credit card (Visa, MasterCard) – phone / mail / fax
  • Go to our online shop and purchase this workshop.


  • Payment is required to ensure a place in the workshop.
  • Payment is refunded in full if TACA cancels the workshop.
  • 90% of your payment is refunded if you cancel up to 2 weeks before the workshop date.
  • PLEASE NOTE: There is no refund if
    you cancel within 2 weeks of the workshop, unless we can fill your
    place from a waiting list and then 90% of your payment is refunded.

BOOK ONLINE HERE, or contact TACA to book and pay over the phone.

The Australian Ceramics Association
PO Box 677 Alexandria NSW 2015
T: 1300 720 124 | F: 02 8072 1804

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