CLAY WORKSHOPS AT SLEEPING DOGBilly Ray Mangham is offering his Raku Workshop again this March. You all know how much I have talked about Billy Ray in my class. If you have the time, his workshop are well worth it. You will learn a lot fast in his workshops.
Contact Billy Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org, Visit his web site at www.zzzdog.com.
CLAY WORKSHOPS AT SLEEPING DOG
ADVANCED RAKU WORKSHOP MARCH 17 AND 24 (Two Saturdays)
BEGINNING RAKU WORKSHOP MARCH 18 AND 25 (Two Sundays)
BIG SCULPTURE WORKSHOP MARCH 19 – 23 (Monday through Friday)
ADVANCED: This workshop is open to any persons who have studied at Sleeping Dog in the past. We will continue to work in the Raku process, paying attention to being in the FLOW and enjoying our work, the company of friends, and good food and drink. This workshop is limited to 12 participants. If you have a special project in mind, we will approach it together.
BEGINNING: This workshop is open to all levels of expertise and is geared toward persons with no previous clay experience. The first Sunday begins with the presentation of several simple clay forming techniques including pinch, coil, soft slab, hard slab, and hollowing out large, unwieldy forms. Although these techniques are easy to learn, quite complex forms can be completed this first day. After lunch, it will be hands-on clay the rest of the day. The second Sunday we will glaze our work and fire it in the Raku (fast fire) manner. You will enjoy the entire clay process in just two days. This class is limited to 12 participants.
FEES: The tuition of $250 includes tools, clay, glazes, instruction, 2 gourmet lunches and one great dinner, drinks, lots of fun, and dog petting. A non refundable fee of $25 is required to hold your place; the remainder will be due ten days before the workshop. The classes are filled first come, first served.
General Information: The classes begin at 10 a.m. each day. The first day class is over at 5 p.m. The second class is over when the firings are completed, usually around 8 or 9 p.m. Lunch is served each day. In addition, dinner is served the second day. Beer, wine, water and soft drinks are included. The classes are open to people 18 years of age and older. Sleeping Dog does not have wheel chair access. Be ready to work hard and have fun.
BIG SCULPTURE WORKSHOP
This workshop goes from 10 – 4, Monday through Friday, during the interim week. Using a soft slab/coil process we will construct figurative sculptures up to 48” tall. We will be using Terra Cotta clay and decorating the pieces with colored slips. We will once fire the pieces in the high fire kiln once they have sufficiently dried. I have been concentrating on this method of construction for the past few years and had a chance to really learn it while in Lithuania this past summer.
Drinks will be available but no food will be served during the week. You may bring your own picnic lunch each day. Tuition includes instruction, clay, glazes, drinks and firing.
Tuition for this workshop is $300. If you are signed up for either the Advanced or Beginning classes you may deduct $25 for a two workshop total of $525. This workshop is limited to 5 (FIVE) participants.
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