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Workshops for members & non members

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Beer Steins, Textured Vases • Raku • Cracked Pots • BIG POT • Cylinder Bootcamp • Mold Making and more... Keep scrolling down!

 

Pottery Wheel Workshops


  Basic knowledge of throwing pots necessary to register. We will not be concentrating on the basics.

Basic knowledge of throwing pots necessary to register. We will not be concentrating on the basics.


  Basic knowledge of throwing pots necessary to register. We will not be concentrating on the basics.

Basic knowledge of throwing pots necessary to register. We will not be concentrating on the basics.


  Intermediate knowledge of throwing pots necessary to register. We will not be concentrating on the basics.

Intermediate knowledge of throwing pots necessary to register. We will not be concentrating on the basics.



  No RAKU experience necessary. We'll teach you the entire process, but you will need to bring your pots already completed.

No RAKU experience necessary. We'll teach you the entire process, but you will need to bring your pots already completed.

Cylinder Bootcamp @ Madison Mud
Thursday, September 6, 6:30pm-9:30pm
or Sunday Sept 16, 1pm-4pm

The cylinder is the basic skill for most forms we create. We are often too quick to jump ahead without teaching our body and brain how to make the perfect cylinder. Here is your chance! Sign up for this cylinder intensive and attempt to throw 15-20 PERFECT cylinders..(yeah right). Set your goal - maybe a matching set, or a sized order set. We will be timing ourselves and challenging ourselves. Artist will keep 4 cylinders of their choice. Additional firing fees of .06/cubic inch will be added for additional wanted pots.

$45 for members • $70 for non members


Cracked Pots @ Madison Mud
Sat. Sept 15 1pm-4pm

Love texture?  Wonder how artists have enough patience to carve all those lines?  Secret revealed: Sodium Silicate! 
Spend the afternoon with clay artist and Madison Mud Owner, Melanie Tomaszewski throwing pots and "cracking them" with Sodium Silicate, Slip and a heat gun! Have fun experimenting with this cool technique.

Workshop includes 10lbs of clay, materials, firing fees and glaze. Each attendee goes home with their own pint of Sodium Silicate to keep the experimentation going! Return to glaze at your leisure.

Some throwing experience is required, Fee includes up to 15lbs clay. Ages 16 and above.

$85 for members • $125 for non members


 

BIG POT Workshop
Sun, July 29 in Madison or
Sat Aug 18 in boonton; 1pm-5pm

Join us for a  1-day workshop concentrating on BIG POTS. Tired of the 2 lb bowls? Have enough mugs? Struggling to GO BIGGER? This workshop is for you.

Learn to prepare clay for larger vessels, center and throw larger than your safe zone.  Return at your own leisure to glaze.

Experience in throwing necessary. Must be able to center clay with ease and be competent in the basics of throwing a cylinder. Workshop includes clay, use of tools, glazes and firing of 2 large pots. Additional firing fees will apply to additional pots of .06 cents/cubic inch. Ages 16 and above.

$150 for members • $190 for non members


WE DO RAKU!! (And so can U)
Sat, July 21 or Sun Aug 19; 12pm-5pm
RAKU End of Summer Raku Party - Sat Sept 8 12pm -8pm

Please come with unglazed bisque ware pieces less than 6 inches wide. Madison Mud will provide the glazes. Come early to allow for multiple layers of glaze and time for them to dry.  (Feel free to use your own glazes) Because of the nature of the process, we cannot guarantee every piece will be a success. (but isn't that what we love about being clay artists) 

If we are bisque firing your pieces for you and you are not a member, please bring 7 days prior to Raku. We will bisque to Cone 04 at 3 cents per cubic inch (width x width x height) 

Sat, July 21 or Sun Aug 19
 $50 for members • $75 for non members
includes up to 4 pieces under 6" wide & 8" high

END OF SUMMER RAKU PARTY!

Sat, Sept 8, Its a Raku Celebration! Enjoy Hot Dogs, Burgers and more. Adult Beverages will be served
Bring friends to watch the fun- $10 per guest
 $75 for members • $105 for non members
includes up to 6 pieces under 6" wide & 8" high


Handbuilding Workshops


 
 

Beer Stein Workshop and Fundraiser

Grab your favorite craft beer and join us to handbuild a 20oz crafted craft beer mug! Use slab rolling, textured, coils and scoring and slipping to create your personal vessel for your favorite brew! And help raise some money at the same time! We will glaze your mug for you and you return 3 weeks later to pick it up! $15 of every mug made will go to Halos for Angels or the New Jersey Highlands Coaltion.

$45 per person
Need a set $15 each additional mug ($5 more to donate)
materials, tools, glaze and SNACKS included!
choose one time slot 6:30pm or 8:15pm

Friday July 27 in Madison Mud.
Donations to be made to Halos for Angels
Friday Aug 10 in Boonton Mud.
Donations to be made to New Jersey Highlands Coalition


Press Mold Workshop @Boonton Mud
Sat, July 28 12pm-4pm

Join us for this one day workshop. Artists will learn about the process of press mold making. Learn to create a relief tile (approx 8 x 8)  for press mold and will also bring found objects to also use for an additional mold. You will finish with Two 8 x 8  molds to allow you to reproduce your texture/object/design over and over. We will teach you haw to maintain the mold for years of use.
Fees include plaster, mold materials, slip and pizza! Firing Fees & clay for reproductions additional. 
$145 Members $185 Mon Mud Member
additional instructions will be emailed when registered

Slip Cast Mold Making Workshop @Boonton Mud
Sat. 8/4 and Sat. 8/11, 12pm-4pm

Join John for an 8 hr workshop day. You will learn about the process of  slip casting. First session we'll will learn about the process of building a slip mold. Choosing the right shape, prepping the piece and the process of making the mold. First Mold will be poured Second session will involve releasing the first cast and pouring a second one. We will teach you haw to maintain the mold for years of use. 
Fees include plaster, mold materials, slip and pizza! Firing Fees additional.
$245 Members $285 Mon Mud Member

additional instructions will be emailed when registered


Textured Vase trio @Madison Mud
Thurs, Aug 2; 6:30pm-9pm

Clay artist Maddie Berry will help you create a unique trip of tall vases for the Summer's most beautiful flowers. Using slabs, coils and your favorite textures, she will guide you through the process of creating your unique keepsake for your summer table!  Traditional or Whimsical..whatever you can conjure up! You may return to glaze your teapot and a later time. No Clay experience necessary.

Cost includes materials, use of tools glazes and firing fees. Limit to 3 vases up to 15 inches high and under. Ages 16 and above.

$95 for members • $115 for non members.