2nd 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:  518- 274-2722

Reservations and payment required.


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.


Second Saturday   February 10th, 2018 

Barbara Reeley

“Three Swirlware Throwing Techniques”

11-1:30  $25

Swirlware is made by combining contrasting colors of clay when throwing. In this demonstration three techniques will be used to throw Swirlware. The first technique will be throwing one color on the inside of a bowl with multiple colors on the exterior. The second will be wide swathes of contrasting colors on a vase. The third and final technique will show thin striations of several colors.


Second Saturday   March 10th, 2018

Instructors: Jonathan and Janice Millman

“Maiolica Glazing and Painting ” 

11-1:30  $25

This workshop will cover the basic techniques of maiolica glazing and painting. Maiolica, (or majolica) is a smooth, white glaze that serves as a “canvas” for painting with colored stains and overglazes, creating a richly colored, glossy surface. Since maiolica preserves your brushstrokes well when fired, you can achieve beautifully painted surfaces whose only limits are your own imagination.

Participants in the workshop will learn pouring and splash-glazing techniques and how to prepare pots for painting. We will learn how to mix colored stains as well as use pre-mixed overglaze colorants. We will explore basic painting techniques on glazed pots, including layering, background colors and outlining.

Jonathan and Janice Millman have been making pots together for over 20 years, starting in Boulder, Colorado where they both studied with Betty Woodman. Here in upstate New York, they started a ceramics business together specializing in maiolica-glazed earthenware pottery, and have shown and sold their work all across the country. They both have BFA’s from Alfred University and MFA’s from the University of Colorado.

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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