Second Saturday Mini Workshops

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All Second Saturdays are from 11-1:30 pm and are held at Monroe ClayWorks.

Call or visit Northeast Ceramic Supply, Inc. to sign up: Telephone: 518- 274-2722

Reservations and payment required.

CANCELLED: Second Saturday    October 14




Saturday, October 28th 

Dan Mehlman  “Sharp Tools for Potters”

11:00 -1:30    $25

Working with dull tools is a drag! In this workshop we’ll see how simple and useful it is to sharpen up potter’s knives and trimming tools. Dan will then demonstrate trimming on the wheel with sharp tools, and share a few trimming tricks, too. He’ll also talk about making your own tools and show a large collection of his shop-made pottery tools such as ribs, loops, knives, and paddles.

Second Saturday   November 11

Dennis Smith

“Kiln Repair & Maintenance”

11 – 1:30       $10

Taking care of your electric kiln can be as easy as calling Dennis but if you come to his workshop demonstration you’ll learn many ways to maintain your kiln in top condition.  He will also show you how to do minor repairs and give you step by step instructions on checking out several possible repairs.

Second Saturday   December 9

Sarah Bowen

“Handbuilding Hanging Vases with Sculpted Face”

11-1:30    $25

This will be a demonstration of sizing clay, molding and carving both a functional and decorative piece.  All phases of building, storing and carving face details will be shown.  Also included will be details of the back of the vase for installation.

Second Saturday   January 13, 2018 

Mary LaFleur

“Painterly Slabs”

11 – 1:30     $25

Mugs, vases and plates are beautiful using a method of painting layers of different colored slips on a slab and then cutting through the layers to reveal the slices of color.  Using a rolling pin Mary will demonstrate how to set the design in place and transform the slab into unique ceramic pieces.

To sign up, call or send a check for the full class tuition to Northeast Ceramic Supply, Inc. .

Telephone: 518- 274-2722
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 817, Troy, NY

Download Registration Form Here.

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