Tom & Elaine Coleman Workshop (Full) November 1-5th, 2023
Description: This workshop is currently Full. Email AmyKline692@gmail.com to be placed on the waiting list.
The Coleman School of Porcelain is located in Henderson, NV.
All About Porcelain takes place on the potters' wheels with Tom Coleman while Elaine designs and shares her Incising techniques with us for participants interested in learning how Elaine creates her work. Amy Kline, a longtime apprentice to Tom and Elaine, is also in this workshop sharing her technique of looking at form and designing around the form.
Details: Limited to 7 participants, we're able to work more directly with you at your current skill level, to take you to the next step forward with your work. Porcelain isn't difficult, you just need to work with it differently than you work with stoneware or Bmix.
Porcelain: "real porcelain" is as close to working with glass as you can get without blowing glass. The higher the temp, the better the melt. If you've always loved Tom's glazes, learn directly from him how to work in porcelain to get similar results.
Requirement to participate: Be able to center and pull a 6" cylinder from about 2 lbs. in BMix, porcelain, or stoneware. We don't expect you to be great at throwing porcelain to attend this workshop. But, we need to make sure you have enough time at the wheel to center, pull up the material, and trim your work. Amy is there to work with you to fine-tune your throwing skills. All skill levels beyond that are great for Tom to help you go even further with your work!
Dates: November 1-5th
The class schedule is from Wednesday - Saturday is 8:00 am-3:30 pm. Sunday from 9:00 am - Noon.
On Saturday night of the workshop Tom and Elaine host a dinner party for the participants with a tour of their home and gallery. Tom takes us through his collection of ceramics, including his favorite potters' works. If you're coming from out of town we'll send you a list of places to stay nearby.
Note: The 50% deposit for this workshop is $750.00. A balance of $750.00 is due the week of the workshop.
This class includes 25# of Porcelain. (we also have more porcelain on hand if we need it). We'll have coffee and something yummy cooked by Elaine in the mornings. We have a fridge for people to bring their lunch, or participants head out for lunch. We also have sandwich shops nearby.
Special Note: You're welcome to bring more Coleman Porcelain with you if you'd like to throw larger work on the wheel while having instruction from Tom.
Any questions: Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Refund Policy: There are a limited amount of spaces in this workshop. A refund can be processed if it's requested 60 days in advance. Otherwise, with one person cancelling we would have to cancel the entire workshop. If you're not able to attend we will change your registration to a later workshop. Our next workshop is April 17-21st, 2024.