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Chapter 2 : Workshops

In ceramics there are many workshops and lecture opportunities. A workshop experience can help jump start new work, assist with technical problems, help find a community or invigorate your practice by experiencing a new environment. It can be a great educational experience outside of school and many places have generous scholarships for which to apply. Workshops can vary from one day to six weeks.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when taking a workshop:

Workshop Ethics

There is a lot of discussion about what is appropriate for students to take from a workshop. Can they share handouts from a workshop? Can they use learned techniques and forms to sell work as their own? Is it different if you are paying to attend a workshop instead of watching tutorials on Youtube?Read more...

Many many places have workshops. The Ceramics Monthly April issue usually has an excellent and extensive listing of the upcoming workshops. These are just a very few of the numerous places that host workshops:

*For information about assisting or teaching a workshop please see Chapter 3: being professional in person (http://ceramicsfieldguide.org/chapter-3/being-professional-in-person/)

Workshop Venues by State


California

Mendocino Art Center
Idyllwild School of Art


Colorado

Anderson Ranch Arts Center
Carbondale Clay Center

Arvada Center for the Arts


Florida

St. Petersburg Clay Company


Illinois

Lillstreet Art Center
Terra Incognito


Kansas

Brackers Good Earth Clay


Maine

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts


Massachusetts

Worcester Center for Crafts


Michigan

Pewabic Pottery


Minnesota

Northern Clay Center


Missouri

Red Star Studios Ceramic Center


Montana

Archie Bray Foundation
The Clay Studio of Missoula
Red Lodge Clay Center


Nebraska

LUX Center for the Arts


New Mexico

Santa Fe Clay


New York

Clay Art Center
Greenwich House Pottery
Women’s Studio Workshop
92ndStreet Y


North Carolina

Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts
Penland School of Crafts
The Village Potters


Pennsylvania

The Clay Studio-Philadelphia


Tennessee

Appalachian Center for Crafts
Arrowmont School for Arts and Crafts


Washington

Ratcitystudios


Vermont

Vermont Studio Center


Canada

Banff Center for the Arts
Harbourfront Centre – Toronto
Medalta
Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts