Throwing & Hand-building with Clay


March 15, 16, 17 & April 4, 5, 2016

Session 1: Tues March 15, 6.30-9.30pm 
Session 2: Wed March 16, 6.30-9.30pm 
Session 3: Thurs March 17, 6.30-9.30pm 

(3 hr. hand-building, throwing & decorating techniques)

Session 4: Mon April 4, 6.30-9pm 
Session 5: Tues April 5, 6.30-9pm 

(2.5 hr. instructional glazing sessions - post bisque firing)

(14 hours instruction time in total)

Fee: $125 members / $140 non-members, materials supplied

Instructor: Susan ClaySmith (Ceramics Major, Sheridan College, School of Crafts & Design, ON)

Level: Suitable for all levels. For adults and older youth (16+ yrs).

Location: 1960 Hudson Bay Mountain Rd, Smithers


Hand build elegant platters and other 3-dimensional works in clay using a variety of hand-building techniques, and learn the fundamentals of throwing on a potter's wheel. We will explore a variety of surface treatments on damp clay, including relief carving and stamping, as well as underglaze and glaze techniques on bisque-fired pieces using brushwork, stencils and resists. Participants should be able to complete anywhere from four to ten pieces during the workshop. When the final glaze firing is completed, participants will be notified of the pick-up day and time. Directions to the studio as well as a 'what to bring list' of everyday items will be emailed out during the week prior to the first session. Workshop cost includes clay, glazing materials and firing costs for all five sessions. 


Registration and pre-payment are required. Sign up at the gallery during open hours (Tues-Sat 12-4pm), or by phone with a credit card: 250-847-3898.

Cancellation policy: 50% refund on cancellations made 48hrs or more prior to the workshop

Discounts are offered to members. Memberships are $25 (valid May 1-April 30). Click here for details on how to become a member.

The spring 2016 art workshops are brought to you at a reduced cost thanks to the generous support of pretium resources brucejack gold project