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Workshops and classes 2024


Bay School, Community Arts Center 
 Mathews, VA
Tuesdays in March( 5th, 12th, 29th) and April 2nd

5:30 - 8:30 pm 

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Decorated Boxes and Lidded Forms

Class Description

   Join us for a class of exploring various designs and techniques to create interesting lidded vessels! We’ll practice throwing closed-form boxes and multiple types of bases and lids, including altering forms to construct ovals and squares. While demonstrations will primarily cover wheel throwing techniques, hand-builders are welcome! This class is excellent for both seasoned potters wanting to hone their skills, and also intermediate students to learn more lid making techniques. The class will include instruction about creative ways to add feet or knobs, in addition to decorating and carving methods to embellish and visually elevate your pieces. We will glaze finished work on the last day.  Open to Intermediate to advanced students.  Bring your tools and a sketchbook to class.


Double Island Studio
Green Mountain, NC
May 31st - June 2nd  2024

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Sculpting Emotive Animals 

Workshop Description

This workshop intends to provide both advanced beginner and seasoned sculptors ways to build confidence for achieving their animal sculpture ideas. We will draw on inspiration from a rich history of animalia ceramics and our own life experiences to create personal and narrative sculptures.


Over the course of three days, students will build multiple sculptures to practice scale and detail while learning various techniques including the hollowing method and coil building to form larger sculptures. Katherine will individually guide students on technical aspects and how to portray emotion and character in their animals, particularly through facial expressions. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own aesthetic approach, whether realistic or whimsical, and challenge themselves to explore new ideas. 


Demonstration will also include methods for achieving textured surfaces such as creating feathers, fur, or designs using slips and oxides washes. While the workshop does not include a firing, we’ll discuss various ways to glaze and fire the completed sculptures, including how to ensure their durability living outside. 


Sugar Maples Center for Creative Arts
Maplecrest, NY
August 16th - 20th  2024 

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Zoomorphic Vessels

Skill Level: The ability to throw a cylinder is encouraged


Workshop Description 

    Join us for 5 days of exploring imaginative approaches to creating zoomorphic pottery. Using techniques of throwing and hand-building, students will form vessels that incorporate animal figures by sculpting, carving, and alteration. Instruction will cover basic sculpting techniques such as the hollowing method and how to give their animals expression and detail. Katherine will provide individual guidance with each student to achieve a pleasing composition, structural integrity, and personal meaning in their finished work. The workshop also includes one glaze firing. 

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