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please post-workshops and exhibits at the workhouse arts center

updated mon 13 sep 10


Dale Marhanka on sun 12 sep 10


Please forward..... Thank you, Dale


Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Program 2010/2011 Workshops

Lorton Virginia (Washington D.C. metro area)


"Finding One's Path in Clay" a Weekend w/ Val Cushing - SOLD OUT!

Workshop and Exhibit w/ Val Cushing

Where: Workhouse Arts Center Lorton Virginia

When: Oct. 22-24, 2010 Workshop Dates

October 22 - Slide Talk and Exhibit Closing Reception-7pm-9pm

October 23-24-Workshop 10am-4pm

Open to all Levels-Demonstration/Lecture only

Cost: $150.00 Non-members , $140.00 for Members=3D20

Exhibit Dates- Sept. 29-Oct. 24, 2010

Exhibit Cost: Free


Workshop is sold out, but feel free to stop by and see Val's Exhibit in
W16-Main Gallery Second Floor from Sept. 29-Oct. 24 and/or attend his
Closing Reception/Slide Talk on Oct. 22 @ 7pm in W16 Main Gallery Second


"Form and Surface for the Potter" w/ Pete Pinnell-SPACE STILL AVAILABLE!

Workshop and Exhibit w/ Pete Pinnell

Where: Workhouse Arts Center Lorton Virginia

When: March 25-27, 2011-Workshop Dates

March 25 - Slide Talk and Exhibit Opening Reception-7pm-9pm

March 26-27-Workshop 10am-4pm

Int.-Adv. Skill Levels-Hands-On/Demo/Lecture

Cost: $215.00 non-members , $200.00 for Members

Exhibit-March 2-March 27, 2011

Exhibit Cost: Free


Wet clay offers almost limitless opportunities for the creation of form
and the development of surface texture. Pottery-making allows us the
opportunity to funnel these creative possibilities into a format that
engages the viewer and enlivens our lives and homes. During this
workshop, we will explore these possibilities and experiment with a
variety of tools and techniques, both on and off the wheel.


The format of the workshop will repeatedly shift from demo and
discussion to hand-on participation and back again. This will provide
the participants with the opportunity to see a demonstration and then
immediately put the information to use. The focus will be on the
throwing, altering and surfacing of wet and leather-hard clay objects.


In addition to the demonstrations, there will be a variety of lectures
and discussions on design and design theory, color theory, and the use
of layering to create complex and interesting surfaces. We will also
look at images of a range of historic pots (and other objects) to
provide insight on ceramic history and how ideas migrate and evolve over


Students will not create any finished work in the workshop, but instead
will leave with a lot of sketches, damp pots, notes, photos, handouts,
and enough ideas to keep them thinking for a long time.=3D20


*Workshop participants should plan to participate in group discussions,
bring a sketch book and a bag lunch.


Upcoming Workshops

Suze Lindsay and Gay Smith-October 21-23, 2011 *Tag Team Workshop

Kurt Weiser-Spring 2012

Robert and Gail Piepenburg-Fall 2012


Raku Workshops

Get fired up (!) for a great time and learn all aspects of the Raku
Firing process at the Workhouse Ceramics Studio. Workshops will be led
by one of the Workhouse Ceramics Resident Artists and/or Instructors.
Requirements: 5-7 pieces(min.) of pre-fired Bisque ware. Participant
must wear proper clothing consisting of long sleeves, long pants, closed
toed shoes and long hair tied back.=3D20

Cost: 90.00 Non-members/students

Cost: 80.00 Registered students/Members


September 25, 2010-11am-5pm

October 30, 2010-11am-5pm

November 20, 2010-11am-5pm


Surface It! Workshops

These workshops are for anyone 16 years of age or older interested in
learning the centuries old China Painting technique, use of Ceramic
Over-glazes, brush making or use of non-traditional surfacing materials
on clay. If you have a glaze fired porcelain or white stoneware piece
and you would like to embellish it, bring it with you. Students will
also be provided with information on the history of China Painting,
Overglazes, resources for any materials used and access is also provided
to reference materials for use in planning their piece. All skill
levels of potters, hand-builders, sculptors, painters or china painters
are welcomed. Class limited to 12. China Paints, over-glazes, tiles
(max. 2 for china painting), nontraditional materials, brushes (all
except brush making workshop) for use during workshop will be provided
and any firing(s) are included in the fee. Fired Pieces will be ready
for pick-up 4 days after workshop.

Cost: $75.00

Oct. 16, 2010-1pm-4pm-Marianne Cordyack-Brush Making-Supplies included

November 13, 2010-1pm-4pm-Pam Eisenmann-Non-Traditional Surfaces- Bring
Bisque ware pieces

Dec. 11, 2010-1pm-4pm-Joan Ulrich-Slip Decorating (bring your wet to
greenware pieces-required)


Register online now at , call 703-584-2900 to do
so by phone or contact Dale Marhanka at
See photos of our studio facilities at



Dale Marhanka

Ceramics Director

Lorton Arts Foundation

Workhouse Arts Center

9504 Workhouse Way-Bldg. 8

Lorton Virginia 22079

Workhouse Arts Center...escape to arts and entertainment!