ATELIERS DE POTERIE* – POTTERY WORKSHOPS


* Les ateliers de poterie sont donnés en anglais seulement

Pottery Workshops 2020

November 6, 2020
Due to COVID-19, ALL workshops and pottery classes are on hold until further notice.

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 then call 819-281-3307 or write to LM@LMSerafin.com to confirm your date and time.  I will then direct you on how to pay for the workshop. Once a date is booked and all participants have paid their fees, I 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. My 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, I can only accommodate 2 people because there are only 2 potter’s wheels.

Wheel Projects:

  • soup bowl
  • drinking vessel (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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A Casual Introduction to The Potter’s Wheel
Date:
Weekdays, week nights and weekend days are available throughout January and February, October and part of November as well as the latter part of December.
Times: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. OR 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. for part 1.
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. OR 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. for part 2.

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 pieces.
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 in Part 2. 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. I will call you when they are ready to be picked up.

Signing up: Please call 819-281-3307 or send an email to LM@LMSerafin.com. I will confirm the dates with you and then you will be asked to pay for the workshop.
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 and have paid for your time here, there are no refunds unless there are extenuating circumstances. Inquire with Lisa-Marie directly in that event. 

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Beyond Beginners
If you have experience with clay and are itching to get on the wheel or learn more hand building techniques, I now offer private lessons.  Lessons are available on a casual or weekly basis. You can book one or two lessons, or 10 lessons. It’s up to you!  Private lessons are $50 per hour and all materials, glazes and technical fees are included.  Call Lisa-Marie directly at 819-281-3307 or write an email to LM@LMSerafin.com to book your private lessons.