ATELIERS DE POTERIE* – POTTERY WORKSHOPS


* Les ateliers de poterie sont donnés en anglais seulement

Pottery Workshops 2019

*NEW*
Pick a ‘Shop
NO experience necessary!

Choose a workshop project, grab 2 friends and claim your date!

Hand building projects:

  • Fishy Wind Chime Project
  • Three small nesting bowls with spoons
  • Salt cellar with spoon
  • Small lidded jar

All Pick a ‘Shops are $75 per person and about 3 hours long.  Materials, glazing and technical fees are included in the price. Choose a date and write to LM@LMSerafin.com to confirm your date and time. We will then send you information on how to pay for the workshop. Once a date is booked and all participants have paid their fees, your instructor will get to work on a lesson plan and prepare the materials for your group. The date is reserved specifically for your group and project type, so for this reason no refunds will be given if you wish to cancel. Our suggestion is to have a back up person should one or more of your party become unavailable.

Pick a ‘Shop on The Wheel
When choosing this ‘shop, we can only accommodate 2 people. Keep in mind the studio is small and there are only 2 potter’s wheels.

Wheel Projects:

  • soup bowl
  • drinking vessel (with or without handle)

Because Pick a ‘Shops are one day only, the glazing of your pieces will be done by LM Serafin Pottery. Your projects, once completed, will then be available for pick up from the Pottery.

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Introduction to The Potter’s Wheel
Date: 
Saturday, July 13 and Saturday, July 27, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the 13th.  1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on the 27th.
Cost: 
$85 which includes ALL materials, glazes and firing of the project.
Level of Skill Needed to Attend: None to a little experience working with clay.

In this two-part workshop you will get a chance to try your hand at the Potter’s Wheel and learn the basics as well as get a chance to glaze your own piece(s).
Part 1 – The Basics
How to properly wedge your clay to prepare it for throwing on the wheel.
How to center the clay, cone up and why it is done.
How to open the clay and make a cylinder and a bowl form on the wheel.
How to trim a foot ring for a beautiful finish.

Part 2 – Glazing your pottery
After your piece has been made and trimmed by you, it will dry and then it will be bisque fired by your instructor. You will be returning to the pottery to glaze it (see dates below). At this pottery, we dip and pour glazes, but there are options to work with oxide washes or a secondary glaze if you have the notion to wield a paint brush. Multiple colours can be used when dipping or pouring as well. After glazing, the pieces will be fired and then they will be ready to be picked up about a week or two later.

Signing up: Please send an email to LM@LMSerafin.com with your contact info, which includes your full name, address and telephone number(s). Please name the workshop in the subject line. Upon receipt of your email, Lisa-Marie will send you instructions on how to pay for the workshop.
BEFORE YOU SIGN UP YOU NEED TO KNOW: 
Cost: $85.00. All materials and firing fees included. Can be paid by Interac eTransfer (preferred) or PayPal (add 5%). Fees MUST be paid in advance of workshop. Once you are signed up there are no refunds unless your spot can be filled in the workshop. Inquire with Lisa-Marie in the event this should happen.
Dates of workshop: You MUST be available for BOTH Saturday, July 13, and Saturday, July 27, 2019.