Tom Coleman Workshop July 19-21st, 2021 (50% deposit)
Workshop Fee: $600.00. A deposit of $300.00 holds your place in this workshop. We collect the remaining balance for this workshop during the week of the workshop.
Wheels, kilns, spray booths and a large space for demonstrations and or wheel work.
Optional Workshop Locations:
1) Ramona High School
7675 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, Ca. 92504
2) Our Pottery Facility located in Henderson NV 89015
We're breaking ground in the summer of 2020. When you register for this workshop we'll keep you updated for the progress of our new facility and the location of this workshop.
Lodging: Lots of airbnb's in the area
Instruction Included in this Workshop: This workshop includesspraying slips, glazes and firing to cone 10. Tom demonstrates throwing with porcelain. Slip decoration work, how a slip and glaze work together for the best results out of the kiln. We'll add more information to this workshop itinerary between now and the workshop date. And, we'll send email updates to our participants that are registered.
Glazes For Riverside/Henderson 2021: We're currently working with applying color slips under glazes in cone 10 reduction. We bring a wide variety of glazes to all of our workshops so participants use this workshop to explore all the possibilities of developing a glaze. We encourage you to bring lots of bisque fired work (cone 010) made in a cone 10 clay body. We recommend Coleman Porcelain made with Custer (ask Aardvark to make it with Custer Feldspar-). Plan in advance. Remember, the things you're learning in our workshop are all test work for you to loosen up, experiment, take notes and refine the information later as you continue to develop your work.
Bring up to 10 pre-created bisque fired pottery This is an educational workshop meant to teach people how to use a hydrometer, apply slips and dip and spray glazes. We might get nice work from the kiln. But, it's best to not bring important work that you're hoping you can show or sell. Tom Coleman and Amy Kline teach traditional and new techniques to practice during the months to follow the workshop.
Special Note: Bring cups, tea bowls, small bottles, medium sized work, etc. No low-bowls, big bowls or plates. They take up too many shelves in a workshop.
+7/21: 9:00 am Introduction, Glaze Lecture, Dipping and Spraying Demonstration, Glazing work with Amy while Tom starts loading the kiln. We encourage people in our workshops to participate in all of the above. Help Tom load kilns, etc. Kiln candling.
+7/22: 9:00 am Tom gives demonstrations in throwing porcelain while we fire the kiln. Going into reduction sometime in the morning. The kiln should be off by late afternoon. We'll teach you the Quick cool technique to brighten colors.
+7/23: 9:00 am Throwing, Trimming and Slip decorating while the kiln cools. Opening. Critique.
Cancellation Policy: If you need to rearrange your schedule we ask you to let us know 60 days prior to a workshop date for a refund.