Mother's Day Clay with Kara
Spend some time with mom and clay, learning how to hand build fun creations from home. The workshop will be spent slab building and decorating a 3-D vessel along with some flat items such as coasters and garden sticks. Various patterns and imprints will be provided with the kit but participants are encouraged to collect their own items. After you have wonderful clay creations I will fire and glaze your pieces. Participants will be contacted 1-2 weeks later to pick up their finished work.
This is a take home kit with everything you need to create a pitcher, box, planter, or bowl. You'll get: 4.5 lbs clay per person, 1 Dowel, two 1⁄4” flat sticks, 1 canvas board, metal rib, knife, pintool, paint brush, templates, patterns, plastic bag/sheet. (tools are to be returned upon completion of the workshop). You can use any stamping materials or items they want to imprint on clay (doilies, plants, textured surfaces, ect.)
You only need access to a cup and water.
Kits will be available for pick up at Mud Lake Studios on Saturday May 9th.
You'll be e-mailed a link and have access to the workshop video all day on May 10th.
Good for all skill levels!
Monday May 10th
Anytime (1.5 - 2 hour video)
$50 / person, or $42 for 2 or more
(Use discount code family at checkout)
About the instructor:
Kara was born and raised on Maui, Hawaii and then moved to Humboldt California for college. She has been working with clay since elementary school art classes. Throughout middle and high school most of her clay experience was with hand building. She loved making detailed organic inspired creations. In college she dove into wheel throwing; she was able to combine her love for details and decoration with functional vessels. Upon moving to Bend she has reentered into the clay world. Her work is inspired by the outdoors; birds, mountains, trees, and flowers often adorn the her vessels. Kara believes that clay is a great avenue for personal expression and hopes to give her students that experience.
Clay Dreaming: Wheel Throwing with Morgan (6-week class series)
Clay Dreaming: Wheel Throwing with Morgan
If you’ve never touched clay before, are an experienced potter, or fall somewhere in-between you are welcome in this class. Morgan brings a deep passion for ceramics and nearly two decades of experience teaching in the arts. The goal of this 6-week series is to teach you the basics of wheel throwing, or if you have experience, refine and fine tune your technique in the name of expanding your creative potential. Working with clay is an incredible opportunity for both personal empowerment and self-reflection. What we create on the wheel often serves as a mirror to our inner state. We have six wheels at Mud Lake Studios which both limits the size of our classes and serves as a built in framework for student/teacher ratio. Expect plenty of attention, care, and hands-on guidance as your find your way with clay.
Age: Class is offered for anyone interested in clay. 12+ or as young as 7 with parental supervision.
Classes are 3 hours, with an additional 15-30 minutes of clean up time. Please plan accordingly.
Our vintage building at Mud Lake studios is full of character - a source of inspiration and often chilly evenings, even as we enter spring. Dress in layers and bring a thermos of something warm to drink!
Sunday afternoons, 12:00 - 3:00
March 22 - April 26
- For a full class outline and what you can expect each week, click HERE
Centered: Meditation + Clay Workshop with Luma (one class)
Meditation is a practice and training of awareness and perspective. You’re not trying to stop your thoughts or feelings. You’re learning to see them without judgment.
By training your attention and awareness, you may begin to feel clear, steady, and unified; calm and stable.
This is the ideal condition to connect with clay. A physical representation of your inner world illustrating lessons in impermanence, requiring focus and detachment.
If you’ve never touched clay, never meditated, or have an active practice join us as we explore the connection.
Each class will begin with a guided meditation using a variety of methods and techniques and then we will move on to working with clay on the wheel.
Taught by Luma Jawad
Thursday evenings from 5p – 8p
All of March
*except March 12