Adult Workshops

 

Mudflat's lectures and workshops cover a broad range of topics for everyone from beginner to advanced students. They're a great opportunity to gather with students and clay artists from Mudflat and elsewhere to explore a variety of ceramic art, try your hand at new techniques, or meet visiting artists and socialize over a slide show and reception.

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION BEGINS ON THURSDAY JULY 21, 10 am, FOR OUR FALL 2022 SEMESTER

To register, call the Mudflat office at 617-628-0589

 

FALL 2022 WORKSHOPS:

  • Mosaics
  • Soda Firing
  • Creating Dimensional Surfaces: Carving & Piercing Porcelain

 

MOSAICS WORKSHOP

Use your broken, rejected and discarded ceramic pieces to create decorative mosaic works in this two-part hands-on workshop with Mudflat teacher Gabrielle Fougere. Handout and supply list will be sent to students after registration.

Part 1: Saturday, October 1, 2-5 pm

Part 2: Saturday,November 5, 2-4 pm

Tuition: $250.00, members $125.00

 

SODA FIRING WORKSHOPS

Our new soda kiln is now firing! To get everyone up to speed on how this kiln works and how to get the best results, register for this soda kiln introduction workshop. If you want to put work in the soda kiln, you will need to register for this workshop. (**see below)

The workshop will include a mandatory orientation meeting that will discuss clay bodies, best forms to make, application of flashing slips, texture considerations, glaze choice and glazing tips, plus what happens in a soda kiln during the firing. Mudflat’s tech staff will wad, load, fire and unload the kiln. Limited to 10 people – not recommended for beginning students

Tuition: $150.00, members $125 (Includes one 25-lb bag of clay)

FALL 1 Workshop: Orientation Wednesday, September 14, 6-7 pm - Firing Thursday, October 27 (FULL)

FALL 2 Workshop: Orientation Wednesday, November 2, 6-7 pm - Firing Thursday, December 15

 

**If you have already attended the Mudflat soda orientation at a prior workshop, you can register to have your work included in the firing:

Tuition: Full tray (18" W x 26" D) - $100, members $90    OR    Half tray (18" W x 13" D) - $50, members $45

CREATING DIMENSIONAL SURFACES: CARVING & PIERCING PORCELAIN

Join ceramic artist, educator, and Mudflat AIR Katie Bosley Sabin as she demonstrates the processes used to create her sculptural porcelain vessels, creating dimensional surfaces on thrown objects and handbuilt components, and combining multiple different construction methods to create unique ceramic forms. She will share techniques for planning and transferring symmetrical designs from drawings to clay with accuracy. Katie will demonstrate her carving and piercing methods, including finding the right carving tools and carving in stages to create dimensional surfaces. Throughout the workshop, she will also address how to manage the construction and drying of challenging porcelain forms.

Sunday, October 16, 10 am-4 pm

Tuition: $200.00, members $100.00