Arrive on Friday afternoon arrive between 4-9 Say hello and settle in to your sharedaccommodation. Explore the studio, residential space, and grounds. Prepare your own dinner in the shared kitchen or head out for a choice of many delicious options. Also, ask me for great local prepared take-out options.
Saturday, 9 am: We will begin our 3 hour session in the ceramics studio where I will teach you the basics of working with clay. We will talk about the history of ceramics and ease our way in to throwing on the potters wheel. You will have plenty of time to practice and ask questions.
Saturday noon: We will break for a 1 hour lunch. We'll resume practice in the studio from 1pm-4pm. For those who would like to explore other techniques, I will introduce you to slab building and pinch pots.
After a little siesta, walk or jump into the silo pool, we'll meet in the shared kitchen to prepare a meal together, enjoy a drink, and share a meal. If you prefer, I can point you in the direction of local restaurants and nightlife.
Sunday, 10 am: We will finish our projects and decorate our pieces using slips -liquid clay. Our session will end at 1 pm
Check out time is 3 pm on Sunday
If you've made work over the weekend which you'd like to keep, I will add final glaze, fire and ship (your cost, TBD) to you post-workshop. Please expect 4 weeks until delivery.
This retreat includes: 2 nights in a shared bunk-room accommodation. Please visit the link or our air bnb, so you can get a feel for our housing; it's rustic but super sweet, kind of like summer camp for adults. Please don't book your room on Airbnb; we'll take care of that once you've paid for the weekend of your choice.
We provide bedding, towels, toiletries, if needed, a full kitchen set-up with pots and pans, refrigerator, and in-kitchen dining area.
You are responsible for your meals. Please bring whatever you need to make your stay comfortable. There is a standard refrigerator in the shared kitchen. Note we are about 4 miles from the nearest convenient store. We recommend a stop at the market before your arrival.
Does this sound too structured? Would you like to come and work on your own? Let's talk!
For more information and to learn more about Jackie, visit the "about" page. email@example.com
*This workshop must have a minimum of 6 participants to run. If you'd like to book the entire experience for 6-8 family members and/or friends, please contact me. I'd be delighted to host you!
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The studio is a vibrant, inviting space to learn about clay. I teach hand building, i.e. slab work and pinch pots, and wheel throwing. Each class is tailored to the needs and interests of the student.
Classes meet for two and half hours, once a week. I schedule classes when I have three or more folks interested, so if you're interested, get in touch and I'll schedule you with the next group! For more information about my teaching experience and education, visit my about page.
Included in the class are 25 lbs. of clay, handling and firing. If you need more than 25 lbs of clay, no problem, it's .55 lb. which includes firing and handling.
I schedule one make-up class per session. If you can't make it, you're welcome to come by for a practice session without instruction anytime between 10 am-9pm, M-S.
Feel free to bring an apron or smock to leave for the duration of the class. $300 Please contact the studio to reserve a space in the next available class before making your payment. 413-652-2492 Thank you!
A one time visit; a 2.5 hour instruction on the potter's wheel or hand building, pinch pots, and sculpture. for one: $85. for two: $150
*This experience does not allow for finishing work. It is meant as in introduction to working with clay. Please see above class description for an experience that includes finished work you can bring home.
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