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Raku Workshops • Mocha Diffusion • Tile Workshops • Decorative Surfaces • Cracked Pots • Ceramic Printmaking • Altered Pots • Cylinder Bootcamp and more...

 

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.




 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
Thurs, April 26; 6:30pm-9pm
Sun, May 27; 1pm-4pm
Thurs, Jun 7; 6:30pm-9pm

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, May 26; 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.

$75 for members • $125 for non members


 

BIG POT Workshop @ Boonton Mud
Sat, May 26; 1pm-5pm

Join us for a jumbo 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.

Saturday learn to prepare clay for larger vessels, center and throw larger than your safe zone. Sunday return to Madison Mud to build and embellish the largest pots you've ever made.  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 .04 cents/cubic inch. Ages 16 and above.

$150 for members • $190 for non members


Altered Forms Workshop
TBA

Sure vases and bowls are fun to make, perfectly round and as tall as you can get.  But once you perfect these forms, don't you want to just cut it up and put it back together to make a new form? Join us for an altered pot workshop where our instructor will walk you through the process of "messing up" your perfect pots. Be daring enough to  cut, push, pull, and add clay to wheel-thrown forms. Create unique and organic forms.

Workshop includes up to 25lbs of clay, use of tools, glazes and firing of 5 pots. Additional firing fees will apply to additional pots of .04 cents/cubic inch. Ages 16 and above

$150 for members • $190 for non members


WE DO RAKU!! (And so can U)

See you in the Spring

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) 

$50 for members • $75 for non members
includes up to 6 pieces under 6" wide & 8" high


Handbuilding Workshops



 
   Decorative Surface Techniques

Decorative Surface Techniques

   Textured Tools & Vase Workshop

Textured Tools & Vase Workshop

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Handbuilt Teapots @ Boonton Mud
Sun, Jun 10; 1pm-5pm

Clay artist Maddie Berry will help you create a unique teapot using slabs, coils and textures. 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 and use of tools. Limit to 2 teapots up to 12 inches high or wide. Ages 16 and above.

$125 for members • $175 for non members.


decorative Surface techniques @ Madison Mud
Sat, Jun 2; 1pm-5pm

Learn and explore new techniques in surface designs on Clay, blending texture and color. This workshop includes sgraffito, slip trailing, mocha diffusion, bubble printing, and newsprint transfers to name a few. Come with a doodles to add to the clay! Instructor: Madison Berry. Artists must bring at least 3 bisque pieces and 2 leather hard greenware piece.

$95 for members • $115 for non members

 

 

Textured Tools & vase Workshop @ Madison Mud
Sat, May 12; 1pm-3:30pm

Learn to create your own textured tools and make a slab built planter. Participants will create a textured slab and a textured roller that will be bisque fired to use over and over again. You will also create a slab built textured planter that will be painted with underglazes with demonstration on color mixing to create your own palette.  Artists will complete worksshop with a textured roller, textured slab, signature stamper and textured 6in sculptural vase

Beginners to advanced levels welcome. 

$95 for members • $130 for non members

 

Artistic Tile making Workshop
TBA

Learn the art of tile making from the artist mind. Create a decorative relief tile that ignites discussion among friends. Artists will be guided through process from sketch to finished piece. When tiles are completed all the pieces can be later installed into your own home decor. 

Ages 16 and above

$75 for members • $115 for non members


 

Ceramics & Printmaking
TBA

Develop and create ceramic pieces utilizing the art of printmaking in surface designs through monoprints. This workshop goes beyond using stamps and explores contemporary methods.

$75 for members • $115 for non members

 


Sculpting the Figure


TBA

Artists will work with Clay Artist, Maddie Berry to create realistic sculptures from clay. Using photos and basic knowledge of anatomy, artist will observe and recreate the human figure or head.  (Artists Choice)  Limit 6 artists. Fee includes materials, firing fees. to vitrify to raw color.*

$122 non members
$135 non members per artists *Return to glaze, please add an additional $35

Ages 16 & above welcome