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.

To register for these workshops, call the Mudflat office at 617-628-0589 (no online registration)

Spring/Summer 2023 WORKSHOPS:

  • Visiting Artists: Tomoo Hamada & Simon Leach
  • Intro to 3D printing for potters
  • Artist-in-Residence Workshop: Nicole McLaughlin
  • Soda Firing
  • Mosaics - Gabrielle Fougere




Tomoo Hamada and Simon Leach, two accomplished ceramic artists with distinct family legacies will present a one-day demonstration workshop. Both artists will share a variety of their wheel thrown forms and decorating techniques, incorporating how their families' important role in history of studio pottery has influenced them and been a point of departure in their own work and studio practice.

Tomoo is the son of Shinsaku Hamada and grandson of Shoji Hamada, a founder of the Mingei Movement (folk craft) in Mashiko, Japan and the most well-known folk ceramist of the 20th century. Tomoo uses traditional methods, his work distinctively different from that of his father and grandfather.

Simon Leach is the son of David Leach and granson of Bernard Leach. Growing up surrounded by a family of potters, he draws on those early influences as well as Japanese and Korean art but makes work that is influenced by his surroundings and what is personal to him.

Thursday, June 15, 10 am - 5 pm 

Tuition: $125.00, members: $75.00