Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts


Hand Building with Templates and Models

Eric Knoche

5-Day Workshop
Monday- Friday, 9:30am-4:30pm
August 19-23

In this workshop we will combine simple hand building techniques such as pinching, coiling, modeling and slab construction with the use of models and several different kinds of templates.  Emphasis will be placed on gaining a deeper understanding of the clay itself, establishing a paradigm of creative problem solving and developing a personal set of integrated building methods that accomplishes each students’ artistic goals.

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $595 + $50 Lab Fee

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Raku Magic

Paul Gisondo

1-Day Workshop
May 18
Saturday, 9:30am-4:30pm

Experience the drama, amazement and instant gratification of Raku in this one-day firing workshop. Bring up to 5 bisque fired pieces (vertically oriented vase and cylinder forms up to 12 inches in height preferred). We will glaze the pieces using a variety of crackle, iridescent luster and matte glazes and fire the work outdoors in our Raku kiln. Pieces will be removed from the red-hot kiln and quickly transferred into ash cans lined with flammable materials. Participants will go home the same day with dramatically transformed, finished work!

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $115 + $25 Lab Fee

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Introduction To Copper Metal Clay

Barbara McGuire

2-Day Workshop
April 6-7
Saturday- Sunday, 1-5pm

Discover Copper Metal Clay and the dynamics of adding metal to your work. This beginning class will cover the basics in a demo/workshop format. You will create earrings, charms and adornments in your personal style. Bring your hand sculpting skills to create a classic tree of life medallion.

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $250 + $50 Lab Fee

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Looking Into The Heart Of The Matter: Making Space With Kurinuki

Shinara Taylor

1-Day Workshop
April 27
Saturday, 1-4:30pm

Slow down and relax in this afternoon kurinuki workshop. Enjoy the simple, nuanced Japanese technique of carving cups, bowls, and jars out of solid blocks of clay. An introduction to creating surface textures and alterations will be provided. Participants will finish with up to four unglazed pieces fired to cone 6 (optional).

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $85, No Lab Fee

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Amazing Glaze

Gabriel Kline

5-Day Workshop
May 20-24
Monday- Friday, 9:30am-4:30pm

Do you hate glazing? I mean, do you really HATE glazing? Have you experienced the frustration of making a beautiful piece, then ruining it with a flawed, or perhaps worse, boring glaze? Would you rather spend your time doing just about ANYTHING else, even cleaning your studio? Then this is the workshop for you! Join best selling author of the book, Amazing Glaze, Gabriel as he demystifies the techniques that will help you learn to love the glazing process, achieve more dynamic results, and get your work noticed. Topics will include under and overglaze decoration, glazing large and delicate work, spraying glazes, and multiple firings. We will also examine the basics of formulating, mixing, or altering a glaze.

Level: Seasoned Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Tuition: $595 + $75 Lab Fee, Includes a copy of the book Amazing Glaze

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Custom Pottery Tools, Tricks, and Techniques- Cancelled

3-Day Workshop
Ray Phinney

February 15-17
Friday, 6:30-9pm,
Saturday- Sunday 9:30am-4:30pm

Take your throwing, trimming and refinement skills to the next level with this skills based workshop. Techniques will focus on throwing refined, elegant forms and creating embellishments such as handles, knobs, and decorative sprigs. We will also cover making and using your own custom tools to enhance both professional results, and ease the process of achieving a more precise execution of your work.

Level: Intermediate and Advanced
Tuition: $ 225 + $50 Lab Fee

Mardi Gras Masquerade Workshop

One-Day Workshop For Adults & Kids

Paige Janeri

Sunday, February 24

Come enjoy a day in the studio full of family, fun, and artistic expression! “Mardi Gras Masquerade” is a class for children and their guardians to explore, express, and celebrate your unique personalities. Spending time in the studio will strengthen and deepen relationships through teamwork and awareness of each other’s best qualities. Feel good about reflecting, creating, and working together, while also being silly and having a good time! The finished product will represent a piece of yourself inspired by your own ideas and supported by family and friends. We encourage you all to dress up wacky and festive for this exciting day! As they say in New Orleans, “Laissez les bon temps rouler!” Let the good times roll! Light refreshments provided.

Level: All Levels, Beginners Welcome
Tuition: $90 per child, Parent/Guardian Free

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