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2008 workshop schedule - clay in the southeast!!!

updated sat 3 nov 07


MudFire - Luba & Erik on fri 2 nov 07

2008 MudFire Workshop Schedule

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We offer a pay-as-you-go payment plan for those making multiple =

Visit the links for images, artist info, and more workshop detail.
Most of our recent workshops sold out, please purchase tickets early.

Leah Leitson
Function Gets Expressive
Leah leads a two-day demonstration of thrown, altered, and assembled =
pottery making with a focus on bringing the the expressiveness of =
sculpture to functional forms.
February 16-17, 2008. $135 fee. Class size 35.

Kari Radasch
Making Pots Inside Out and Upside Down
Kari will help participants create molds, pots, and original forms from =
which to make molds. The class will address the benefits of bisque molds =
and many different ways to use them to make pots.
March 8-9, 2008. $245 fee. Class size 16.

Jeff Oestreich
Attention to Detail
Jeff will share his methods while reflecting on 40 years as a studio =
potter, beginning with his training with Warren McKenzie and Bernard =
Leach in the late '60s. Asian, German, and Art Deco influences inform =
his strikingly detailed functional pottery.
April 12-13, 2008. $135 fee. Class size 35.

Steven Branfman
Raku Spectacular
Steven leads us on a start-to-finish tour of the making, decoration and =
firing of his style of work. Demonstration on day one, and participants =
glaze and fire their own bisque on day two.
May 3-4, 2008. $245 fee. Class size 16.

Richard Notkin
Ceramic Art / Sculptural Teapots
A Plethora of Innovative Techniques
On the first day, Richard take participants through unique hands-on =
working experiences, challenging each to explore clay in unusual ways.
May 16, 2008. $135. Class size 18.

Richard will demonstrate on days two and three a wide range of =
sculptural techniques including carving, texture, detailing, =
incorporting non-ceramic elements, mold making, slip casting, and more.
May 17-18, 2008. $135 fee. Class size 35.

Register for both sessions for $270.

Cynthia Consentino
Figure Stories
Cynthia's three day hands-on sculpture workshop will examine the figure =
as vehicle for telling stories with personal meaning.
June 6-7-8, 2008. $295 fee. Class size 18.

Paul Lewing
Water-Based China Painting
Paul leads a three day hands-on workshop with multiple firings where =
participants learn to apply water-based china paints to glazed pottery =
and tiles in layers using brushes, stamping, screening, stencils, etdc.
July 25-26-27, 2008. $295 fee. Class size 18.

Liz Zlot Summerfield
Elegant and Intimate
A three day hands-on class with Liz teaching soft slab construction of =
elegant pots from paper templates, and the use of terra sigillata and =
underglaze decoration on bone-dry ware.
August 1-2-3, 2008. $295 fee. Class size 18.

Adrian Arleo
Enriching the Figure
Adrian Arleo presents a chock-full agenda of tips and techniques for =
sculpting the figure, with a focus on overcoming the technical =
challenges of working large and creating a compelling surface.
August 16-17, 2008. $135 fee. Class size 35.

Annette Gates
Functional Delicacies: Handbuilding in Porcelain
Participants will work with porcelain slabs to create =
visually-integrated handbuilt tableware in this two-day hands-on =
workshop. Annette will also demonstrate her surface/finishing techniques =
including methods for activating surface and embedding gemstones.
October 4-5, 2008. $245 fee. Class size 18.

Paul Andrew Wandless
Image Transfer Techniques=20
This three day, hands-on class will address many techniques for =
transfering imagery on clay. Paul will teach screen printing, mono =
printing, embossing, relief, stencils, and more.
October 17-18-19, 2008. $295 fee. Class size 18.

Lisa Clague
Dreaming in Clay With Metal
In this three-day hands-on workshop, Lisa Clague will teach participants =
to incorporate metal elements into figurative sculpture in order to =
overcome structural challenges and achieve greater creative freedom =
realizing their dreams in clay.
November 7-8-9, 2008. $295 fee. Class size 16.

MudFire is located in Decatur, GA, a quaint small city that Atlanta has =
grown to surround. Just five miles from downtown Atlanta, Decatur offers =
a small-town feeling with the amenities of a major metropolitan =
area...filled with art galleries, shops, restaurants and anchored by the =
historic Agnes Scott University. Decatur is a wonderful setting for your =
out-of town weekend getaway. Accomodation information including =
discounted MudFire hotel rates is available on our website at:

175 Laredo Drive, Decatur, GA 30030

Regular Studio Hours
Tuesday - Friday, Noon to 10:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday, Noon to 8:00 pm
Closed Wednesdays

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