RAKU Workshop!

Peter Fulop is teaching a week-long RAKU workshop in Wassaic with room and board provided.

Anyone coming can mention "Clayworks on Columbia" and receive a 10% discount. 

"This workshop will explore the art and craft of the raku firing technique. Raku means “joy and gathering” in Japanese, and the technique was developed in the 16th century by a Japanese Tea Master. In the 1950s several American artists looking for a new voice began to use the raku technique, creating the so called “American Raku” style. One of the most exemplary artists to explore this style was Paul Soldner.
Raku can provide various surfaces and textures for the artist who is seeking to use clay in their contemporary practice. Whether you want to create an installation work with several objects or are trying to concentrate the flow of your creative energy into a single sculptural piece, the raku technique can provide one of the most diverse ranges of gestural marks, surfaces, and textures allowing the artist to partly become an observer of a process. The closest feeling to raku-making is the method of action painting and the various forms of “happenings”. 
During the week-long Raku course you will learn techniques to create your ceramic objects (slab, coiled, pinched, thrown and carved). You will learn glazing and surface decoration and the way of raku firing. The workshop will focus on guiding participants toward a personal aesthetic that reflects their own creative motivations, developing strong interactions between form, surface and the raku technique. There will be daily demonstrations and discussions. All levels are welcome!"

Updates on Firing Fees

Hi all,   

Hope everyone had a great weekend.  
For those of you who couldn’t make it to the cup show....It’s truly worth a visit!
Thanks  Sabina for coming up with this fun &  inclusive show idea! 

......that was the good news!!!  now for the not so good....

Our firing rates will change as of March 1st.
Please see the new fee structure below...

As always, thanks for your understanding and support!

Large Skutt
Bisque $100
Glaze $130
Small Skutt
Bisque $80
Glaze $110
Bisque $60
Glaze $80

Bisque $65
Glaze $85
Outside firing
Additional fee $40



Lots of great cups of all shapes and stripes
are coming out of the kilns for the
Clayworks Cup Show. 

(Older cups are great too)

Please leave your cups
starting Monday 1/30/17 on the table in
the center of the basement. 

We will provide stickers for you
to clearly label your name, price or NFS. 

See around the studio!


Clayworks Potluck!

Hi Clayworkers,

The holidays have come and gone and now it’s time to celebrate just for the fun of it!!!  
  So please mark your calendar....Friday, February 24th  6:30 pm till ? 
The gathering will be potluck style. 
 A list will be post in the studio by the wedging table for you to write down what you’d like to bring.

Back by popular demand ...this gathering will include a gift exchange. 
 If you would like to participate, please  bring something handmade &  wrapped  up. 
 (btw...it doesn’t have to be ceramic)  
 Your wrapped creation  will be assigned a number and
we'll draw numbers out of a hat to determine the lucky recipients.

Instructors...please send this invite to your students as we’d love for them to join us!

Hope to see you there!