This workshop is recommended for potters interested in learning more about fantastic surfacing techniques from renowned clay artist Chris Snedden. Learn to use slip transfers, screen printing and other techniques to create stunning images on your pieces.
Saturday February 24th & Sunday February 25th
Itinerary for a Two day workshop with
Chris Snedden on
The Slip Decorated Surface and Image Transfer
◦ Subjects covered: Expanded slip. Creating a solid ground of colour, brushwork, finger painting with slip. Scrafitto, Mishima, Hakeme, various layered slip techniques, Wet ground work including marbeling, feathering, and mocha diffusion.
· the mono printing process: using a random image drawn from a newspaper, trace the picture and back paint it to add colour to the composition. Have everyone try making a smaller flat tile piece. This will familiarize everyone with the transfer process and help the participants gain a sensitivity to when to remove the covering paper from the monoprint, avoid air bubbles that disrupt the image, and how to fix them if they do occur.
· a good time to introduce the use of formal elements and principles of design and how they can be used to improve composition on one's pieces and create interest in the work.
· creating repeat prints using rubber stamps, or “block printing” with slip. We will go over tips and tricks to make your prints viable for the transfer process and how to tell if the slip is the correct consistency to “daub” onto the printing block. We will practice this process to make sure everyone has it under their belt, and use some maybe on the flat piece that we created the day before.
· an explanation and demonstration of how to make silk screens. How, using Photoshop, to convert images to the high contrast black and white necessary to make the transparencies used to “burn” the photo silk screens. Note: Everyone will receive handouts and product lists so they know what products to use for this process. I will describe how to coat the silk screen with the photo sensitive emulsion and “burn” a screen, washing out the soft bits to create the screen. While that screen dries we will use some prints from the “morgue” of prints I will bring with me.
· next the participants will explore using their silkscreen prints in combination with paper resist, and all the other techniques demonstrated, to create depth on the surface of their pieces. Cutting out their prints with scissors and using them in their compositions, maybe in combination with block prints and mono-prints, learning how to make them opaque or transparent to show the background through an image and how to burnish the images on to the leather hard ware.
· Gather the works created together for a critque and problem solving session given time.
Learning outcome: At the end of the workshop participants will have a greater knowledge of how to use traditional techniques on their work, create their own slip transfers, using various methods, and have some ideas about using them to create either abstract pattern, custom presentation pieces, or subjective narrative or expressive effects on their work.
Materials list for participants to bring:
- a tile any size or shape but at least as large as your hand splayed out,
- a cylindrical object like a vase (handles can be added after decorating)
-2 plates in the leather hard state, in the clay that they use in their own practice, for slip decorating. Hand built or thrown is the makers choice, but the surface needs to be dead smooth.
- A metal spoon or burnishing tool.
- A rubber rib (the yellow Mudtools one is the one I use, but don't go out and buy it specially.)
-An interesting picture, or two, taken from a newspaper not a magazine.
Nice to have if you've got it:
-Slip trailer-brushes-any rubber stamps you have around (make sure your name is labelled on them so you get them back)-slips and/or under glazes.
Come and see the new LOAM!
Save this date for our opening party,
February 23rd from 6pm
We have worked hard to get our new studio ready inside and out. Our new bigger location has been open since January 5th. We are still working on our gallery but the studio is already running full throttle with classes & studio potters! Come visit us! 131 Loretta Avenue North
K1Y 2J7tel: 613 722 CLAY (2529)
Open Studio Time and Monthly Rental
The studio is now open to studio potters from 9am to 9pm Mondayto Friday and from 9am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
LOAM also offers limited spots for Monthly Rental/24 hour access. If you would like more information click here.
To put your name on the waitlist for this option please send an email to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is our Early Spring Calendar for the classes beginning February 26th, 2018.
Register here(February to April 2018): 2 1/2 hours / week, 6 weeks beginning February 26th, ending April 8th $280 ($295 for intermediate wheel) MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
10:00am12:30Pm Wheel for Beginner
(bilingual teacher) Birdfeeders, Planters and Windchimes
(bilngual teacher) Wheel for Beginner
Wheel for Beginner Wheel for Beginner
4:30Pm wheel 2
21:00pm Wheel for Beginner
wheel 2Wheel for Beginner A
Wheel for Beginner BWheel for Beginner
Birdfeeders, Planters and WindchimesIntermediate wheel
Date Nights on the Wheel & WorkshopsTake a look at our upcoming one time events, this is just the beginning! We will add more as the year progresses.
Date Night: Jan 27th, Feb 10th, Feb 14th, Feb 24th, March 10th, March 24th, April 14th, April 28th 2018 from 6:00pm-7:00pm or 8:00-9:00pm $100 per couple
Mugs: February 3rd, 2018 from 2pm-5pm $90
Planters: February 17th, 2017 from 2pm-5pm $90
Birds; Feeders and Baths: March 3rd, 2018 from 2pm-5pm $90
Beer Stein: March 17th, 2018 from 2pm-5pm $90
We also offer Master Classes for the more experienced potters.
Throwing and Altering with Anne Chambers: March 31st, 2017 2pm-5pm $65 (this is a demo class)
Stains, Slips, Underglazes and Image Transfers with Sarah Fulford: April 7th, 2018 2pm-5pm $45 (this is a demo class)
The Art of Coiling with Janet Keefe: June 2nd, 10am-4pm $160 (this is a hands on class)
More Master Classes will be announced shortly.
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REGISTER FOR CLASSES
Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Poterie LM Serafin Pottery, join us and learn how to make the most basic of all things - a pinch pot!
Pinch pots are made by taking a ball of clay, inserting your thumb into the middle and pinching the clay outwards to make a small bowl.
Our objective in this workshop will be to make 3 nesting bowls accompanied by 3 small spoons.
All materials including clay, glazing and firing of your pieces are covered by the fee, which is $60.00, payable by eTransfer or in person cash payment prior to the workshop.
LM Serafin Pottery is located at 110 Giroux Pvt. in beautiful Mayo, QC, just 45 minutes from downtown Ottawa and 20 minutes from Buckingham, QC.
This workshop is intended to get you acquainted with clay. If you are already familiar with clay, but missing how it feels beneath your fingers, you might also like this workshop.
To reserve your spot, please respond to this email with your full name, email address and telephone number. You will be sent a confirmation email along with a request for payment. Once your payment is received you are IN!
The workshop is limited to 4 persons per session. There is just one session planned for now, but if there is demand I will announce a March date.
The Pottery is opened year round by appointment for shopping. Private pottery lessons in hand building and potters' wheel techniques are also available. To book your personal shopping experience or private pottery lessons, please call 819-281-3307.
Are you still looking for something unique as a holiday gift for that creative person in your life?
Or will you treat yourself by learning a new creative skill in the New Year?
Join us for our beginner's ceramics class!
Beginner's Ceramics Class with Carol Holmes Kerr
8 weeks - January 9 to February 27, 2018
Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $315 plus $25 materials fee (one bag of clay). If students require more clay, they can purchase it from the instructor.
Learn the basics of throwing on the pottery wheel; wedging, centring, opening and pulling (raising) the walls of cylinders and bowls. Also learn trimming, various surface decorating techniques and glazing. While emphasis will be on the wheel there will also be some hand building. The focus of the course will be on building technical skills and exploring the design options of different ways of working with clay.
A basic pottery tool kit can be purchased at the first class at a cost of $20.00, or can be borrowed from the teacher.
Your instructor will be Carol Holmes-Kerr. She has been working with clay for 19 years and has been teaching beginners classes in throwing and hand building for 7 years.
REGISTER ONLINE HERE
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Missed classes: Unless classes are cancelled by the Gladstone Clayworks Studio there are no make up classes if you miss a class.
If a registered student drops out after the first class, they will receive a refund of $150.00, provided they give notice no later than 48 hours prior to the second scheduled class. Notice must be sent to the Gladstone Clayworks email, email@example.com. There will be no refund if the student cancels after that.
CLICK HERE FOR CLASS REGISTRATIONIf class is full, please email us to be added to the waiting list.
Have a hankering for some handmade pottery?
If you need a wedding present, unique gift, or perhaps a little something special for yourself, the Clayworks is sure to have something just right. Any time the studio is open, so is our gallery. Drop by and visit us if you happen to be in the neighbourhood! If you have a busy schedule and want to be sure someone is there when you are, you can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a specific time to visit.
Keep up to date with us all year round!
We appreciate that you like to keep up to date with the goings-on at our studio. Besides this event announcement and our newsletters, did you know that you can connect with us through our web page at www.gladstoneclayworks.ca?
You can also connect with us on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/GladstoneClayworksPotteryCoOp) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/GladstoneClay) where we have weekly updates including pictures of exciting new work being created.
Gingerbread House Nov 18 @1:30WORKSHOP.1107 spaces$85.00
Gingerbread House Nov 18 @9:30WORKSHOP.10810 spaces$85.00
Adult Handbuilding Wed 6:30pmHANDBUILD.1016 spaces$227.00
Adult (16yrs+) Wheel Level 1 Fri 6:30pmWHEEL1.105B3 spaces$265.00
Adult Wheel Level 1 Thu 10amWHEEL1.1024spaces$265.00
Adult Wheel Level 1 Thurs 6:30pmWHEEL1.104FULL$265.00
Adult Wheel Level 1 Tues 1:00pmWHEEL1.1064 spaces$265.00
Adult Wheel Level 1 Tues 6:30pmWHEEL1.1074 spaces$265.00
Adult Wheel Level 1 Wed 6:30pmWHEEL1.103FULL$265.00
Adult Wheel Level 1.5 Thu 6:30pmWHEEL105.1035 spaces$265.00
Adult Wheel Level 1.5 Tues 6:30pmWHEEL105.1027 spaces$265.00
Bilingual Handbuilding 7-13yr Sat 10amHANDCHILD.101B8 spaces$166.00
Bilingual Handbuilding 7-13yr Sun 3pmHANDCHILD.104B7 spaces$166.00
Bilingual Parent & Me 4yrs+ Sun 12:30pmPARENTME.101B6 spaces$155.00each
After School Thur 4:00pmAFTERSCHOOL.10112 spaces$166.00
Teen 12yrs+/Adult Wheel Level 1 Sat 10amTEENADULT.101FULL$225.00
Teen/Adult Wheel Level 1 Sun 11amTEENADULT.1023 spaces$225.00
Teen/Adult Wheel Level 1.5 Sat 1pmTEENADULT.1059 spaces$225.00
One Night on the Wheel Dec 8 @7pmWHEELNIGHT.1108 spaces$49.00
One Night on the Wheel Nov 10 @7pmWHEELNIGHT.1066 spaces$49.00
One Night on the Wheel Nov 17 @7pmWHEELNIGHT.1086 spaces$49.00
One Night on the Wheel Sep 14 @7pmWHEELNIGHT.1035 spaces$49.00
One Night on the Wheel Sep 15 @7pmWHEELNIGHT.1048 spaces$49.00
One Night on the Wheel Sep 7 @7pmWHEELNIGHT.101FULL$49.00
One Night on the Wheel Sep 8 @7pmWHEELNIGHT.1023 spaces$49.00
All students who have completed Wheel Level 1 can register in Wheel Level 1.5.
"B" denotes bilingual class. Les cours bilingue "B"
Above are some examples of projects offered in the new Adult Handbuilding on Wednesday nights.
Gingerbread House Workshop is $85+HST for 2 participants.
For Parent and Me class, both participants must register at $155 each. Each adult and each child will make their own project.
School Field Trips
Les Sorties Scolaires
Summer Campers your pottery is ready! Please come and pick up your projects (except week Aug 28-Sep1, they will be ready Sep 16)
Les campeurs d'été, votre poterie est prête! Venez ramasser vos projets (sauf la semaine, le 28 août au 1er septembre, projects seront prête 16 sep)
The rumours are true! LOAM is moving. Sign up now for our last session of classes and workshops at our current location.
On January 5th LOAM will be opening the doors to LOAM Clay Studio's new location
131 Loretta Avenue North
This will be a bilingual workshop on the Japanese art of flower arrangement.
We will create an arragnement in a moribana (flat container).
WHEN: Sunday September 24, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Fleurs FRANKTOWN HOUSE Flowers, Wakefield, QC
COST: $75, including plant material
A non-refundable deposit of $35 is required to register.
Michelle Bertrand, from the Muddy Sisters, will be present with her ikebana vases that you can buy if you are interested.
For more info and to register, send a private message to Michelle Bertrand at email@example.com.
Don't wait, spots are limited!
Ceramic Artists :
MARIE-PIERRE DROLET (MURAÏ CÉRAMIQUE)
CARRIE LEAVOY (MUD PIES POTTERY)
September 23-24 and September 30-October 1, 2017