Ceramic Glossary

Glossary Basic tems Ceramics Glossary Slip A thick and creamy mixture of clay and water used to join clay parts together OR to decorate the surface. It is applied before firing, when the clay is still plastic or leather hard. Oxide A finely ground raw material (a metallic oxide) used in ceramics as a colorant, […]

Sgraffito, Mishima and Layering

Sgraffito, Mishima and Layering Presented by Jen Curry and Donna Hetrick Learn how to use colored slips, underglazes and oxide washes. They can be combined, and inlaid (Mishima), or layered and carved (sgraffito) to create intricate and complex effects. For hands on practice bring your own leather hard pottery and brushes and tools, or use […]

Fantasy Creations

Join Monica Petruzzi and combine craft and pottery technique with high fire porcelain, velvet underglazes, porcelain bake on paints, metallic rub-ons and found objects to make her detailed, eclectic creations.

Underglaze Transfers

Underglaze Transfers Presented by Betsy Wisbon Adding detail and decoration Underglaze transfers are a great way to add colorful and intricate detail to your ceramic pieces. Tissue transfers, slip transfers, and DIY screen printing are three different methods that when combined with glazing will make your pieces fun and unique. In this workshop you will […]

Velvet Underglaze Painting

Velvet Underglaze Painting Presented by Jeennie Nickolls and Daniela Krahe Adding color and decoration Join Daniela Krahe and Jeennie Nickolls to learn how they use velvet underglazes to create detailed images, patterns, and scenes on their pottery. Composition, layering, blending, brushwork, tools and materials will be discussed and demonstrated. For hands on practice, we will […]

Sectional Pots

Sectional Pots Presented by Daniel Vito Scale up the size of Your work There is a practical limit to how high you can pull up a lump of clay, no matter how many pounds you plunk down on the wheel to start with. One factor is the length of your arm, and there are others, […]

Pottery by Design

Pottery by Design Presented By Daniel Vito​ What is a good pot? Is it an objective or subjective Decision? Daniel Vito will discuss and demonstrate approaches to pottery design, focusing on form and decoration. Participants should have intermediate to advanced skills and bring five pieces of their pottery, in any state: greenware, bisque or glaze […]


Attachments Presented by Daniel Vito Attached Handles, spouts, necks, feet, and Knobs add interest and complexity to your work Attachments need to be incorporated into the total design of your work so they look like a necessary and natural part of the whole, not like a clunky, stuck-on, or misplaced lump of clay. Attachments need […]

Altering Thrown Forms

Altering Thrown Forms Presented by Daniel Vito Altering has a huge Effect on the interest Level of Your work We will cover lip treatment, faceting, fluting, distortion, and surface markings.  We will cover lip treatment, faceting, fluting, distortion, and surface markings. Altered pots make a statement about the remembrance of the once-soft nature of clay. Looser […]

The Art of Lids

The Art of the Lid Presented by Daniel Vito Traditional design, beautiful forms Lidded vessels are a staple of the potter’s repertoire. Lids add visual complexity, interest, and another surface to decorate . Before plastic and glass were were commercially available (70 and 200 years ago respectively), pottery was the only choice for clean, dry, […]

The art of the vase

The art of the vase Presented by Daniel Vito Take your design and throwing skills to the next level Functional and decorative vessels are a staple of the potter’s repertoire. Explore aesthetic principles and design parameters for vase forms. Daniel Vito will explain his design and critical thinking process. He will also demonstrate his throwing […]