Always SOMETHING goin' on at MUD
Wanna stay informed about what's new at MUD? Sign Up for MUDMAIL! Scroll Down to see what's Coming up!
Workshops for members & non members
New Workshops just scheduled!
Tile Workshops • Cylinder Bootcamp • Teapots • Candle Holders • Big Pots
Workshops for non experienced potters & Sculptors
Tessellating with Tile!
Sun, February 24 12:30pm-5:30pm
at Madison Mud
Learn how to carve and to replicate one tile that tessellates into a larger design. You will also learn tips for making your own inexpensive tile-making tools and techniques for minimizing warping, for displaying and using your tiles, and more. Instructor, Theresa Mustafa, has over 10 years experience making tiles, murals, and mosaics for customers throughout the US. www.theresamustafa.com
Participants will learn to make their own tools, get glazing tips, use a handmade tile press and will result in a 6 to 9 tile tessellated design.
Fees include all materials & Firing Fees
$175 Members $235 Non Mud Member
Handbuild Slab Candle Holders
Thursday, Feb 7, 7pm-9pm at Madison Mud
No experience necessary, but it helps if you like candles! Join us to create a slab built decorative candle holder. BYOB! Have fun & get creative …build a carved piece that will shine light on your next event!
Fees include all materials, glaze & snacks
$50 per artist
Handbuild a Teapot
Saturday, Feb 10, 1pm-5pm at Boonton Mud
Saturday, Feb 23, 1pm-5pm at Madison Mud
Our staff will help you create a unique teapot using slabs, coils and textures. Traditional or Whimsical..whatever you can conjure up. Includes up to 1 teapot. Staff will glaze your creation or return for an additional $25 to hand paint it yourself
$95 members, $125 non members
Wheel It Wednesday! at Boonton Mud
Your choice of dates, 2/6, 2/20, 3/6, 4/3
Join us for a one time Introductory Wheel Class! No experience necessary. Call friends or come alone. You will learn the basics of wheel throwing. This 2 hr class will allow you to learn the process from weighing clay, to centering, pulling the walls and possibly shaping it into what we call a “sexy pot” (peaked your curiosity) Students will get 6 tries on the wheel with 1.25lb balls of clay. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE SIX SUCCESSFUL Pieces. You will get to choose 2 pieces for out staff to glaze and you will return in 3 weeks to pick up your creations! Max 6 students! Sign up for classes after and receive 10%OFF you 8 week session!
Fees include all materials, glazing done by staff
$60 per artist
Saturday, January 26, 1pm-4pm- Madison
Sunday, January 27, 1pm-4pm- Boonton
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
BIG POT Workshop in Boonton Mud
Saturday Feb 2 1p-6p- Boonton
Sunday Feb 3, 1pm-6pm- Madison
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