Session 1: May 25 - 29 (1 spot open) Session 2: June 1 - 5 (1 spot open) Session 3: June 8 - 12 (Full)
A $100 deposit is due upon registration. The remaining course balance of $775 must be paid by check and is due no later than April 15th 2020. Cost includes some tools, all supplies, clay, glaze, firing fees & breakfast.
Please make checks Payable to: Lydia Johnson 330 Main Street Manchester, CT 06040
In this workshop, I will share my unique process of using colored clay, colored slips & stencils to create patterned ceramic tableware. Using hand building techniques, students will create a small collection of patterned tableware. Through a series of demonstrations, students will design and make stencils, learn how to make colored clay and understand how to make a plaster slab. This workshop is modeled directly from my studio practice. You will learn technique and process as well as my design approach and philosophy. Workshop content is suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced. Enrollment is limited to 6 participants per session.
Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 12:00pm Instruction & work time 12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch 1:00pm - 4:00pm Instruction & work time 4:00pm - 8:00pm Open studio
If a cancellation is received 45 days prior to the start of class, you will be refunded, less a $100 cancellation fee. There is no refund if a cancellation is made within 45 days of the start of the course.
Instruction takes place out of Lydia’s personal studio located at: 330 Main Street Manchester, Connecticut 06040
MATERIALS & TOOLS
Tuition covers all materials, clay and firing fees. I will have some classroom tools for shared use, but students will need to bring most tools needed for class. A tool list will be emailed and snail mailed in early spring 2020.
A light breakfast will be served Monday - Friday and will include, but not limited to, bagels, fruit, coffee & tea. Lunch is not provided and participants will either need to her own or visit a local restaurant. I will provide a list of recommended restaurants in your registration packet.
There is no on-site housing. Attendees must make their own living arrangements. There are many air bnbs and hotels in the area. I will provided a list of accommodations in your registration packet but you can also find my recommendations by clicking the button below. I will not coordinate housing for you, but I will put you in touch with other classmates if you are interested in splitting housing costs with a fellow participant.
Transportation to and from the studio is the responsibility of each particpant.
PICK UP / SHIPPING FINISHED WORK
There will be one bisque and one glaze firing during the course of the workshop. Each student will take home at least one finished piece, if not several more on Friday. It really depends on the pace of each individual! In summer of 2019, several students were able to take home 3-5 finished pieces at the end of the class.
We will continue to work in clay even after we start the bisque kiln. Unfired work can be left behind and I will bisque, glaze and fire those pieces. I am happy to ship those pieces once they are finished, however, shipping is not included in the cost of the workshop and participants will be billed for associated shipping & handling costs. Your work will ship approximately 2 weeks following the end of the workshop.
Manchester, CT is close to major cities and cultural institutions, accessible by car and public transportion. Below is a list of drivable attractions with accompanying travel time from Manchester, CT.
Hartford, CT 15 minutes Providence, RI 1.5 hours Springfield, MA 40 minutes Boston, MA 1.5 hours Worcester, MA 1 hour Albany, NY 2 hours New Haven, CT 1 hour New York, NY 2.5 hours
Art Institutions Wadsworth Antheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT 15 minutes New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT 30 minutes Museum of Fine Art Boston, Boston, MA 1.5 hours Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA 1 hour MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA 2 hours Dia:Beacon, Beacon, NY 2 hours Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY 2.5 hours Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY 2.5 hours
Students must be 18 or older by the start of the course to register. Registration takes place on a first come, first serve basis. Enrollment is limited to 6 participants per session. In the event that a workshop reaches maximum enrollment, you will be added to a waitlist and notified if a space becomes available for you.
PAST WORKSHOP (2019)
Lydia mid-demo. Photo by Tracy Simmons
Elizabeth and class admiring a newly assembled piece. Photo by Tracy Simmons
Wonderful espresso cups by Nicky!
Carol focused on the details. Photo by Tracy Simmons