We teach one-day workshops & on-going classes here at the studio. In order to keep track of what we’ve done & who has taught it - time to start keeping a list below
July Workshop Weekend 2019
July Workshop Weekend
Four days in our air-conditioned studios at the height of the summer Arts season here in Santa Fe. Mornings: wheel-throwing with Theo Helmstadter, or Afternoons: graphite & charcoal drawing with Chelsie Murfee - or sign up for both! Each workshop provides three daily hours in the studio. We will also find time for field trips & gallery visits.
Our goals will be inspiration, new ideas & encounters with beautiful art, enriched technical skills & design sensibility. Great if you have an on-going studio practice or a job teaching art - and the course provides 30 hours of professional development if you are teaching in the Public Schools & maintaining your licence - or, the weekend is also great if you are fairly new to art & seeking an inspiring immersive experience.
Teachers: Theo Helmstadter, Leslie Hero
July 25 - 28
An intermediate wheel class focusing on functional kitchen items - utensil crocks, salt cellars, food prep pieces such as berry colanders and citrus juicers.
Weekly demonstrations will cover handles, spouts, lids, throwing multiples, making alterations, and we will apply our new techniques to a variety of kitchen gadgets. Stretch your imagination & sense of form in this playful, exploratory, class.
Teacher: Leslie Hero
June - July 2019
New Mexico geology & clay: a talk by Joshua Schwartz.
Flowerpots & garden pieces on the wheel
In this hands-on Thursday morning workshop, make big outdoor pieces using the potter’s wheel.
We’ll explore ways to combine sections of cylinders together to make pieces on pedestals, with larger volume, with drain-holes & cut-outs, etc. Bring your design ideas & we will try them out.
Drawing for Potters
Leather-Hard Surface Effects
Leslie Hero, Theo Helmstadter
The Science of Clay
Combining Wheel & Slab
Designing your Wheel-Thrown Dinner Set
Surface Design & Glaze Effects
Stacking Wheel-Thrown Sections
Slab Construction Essentials
Handles, Lids, Spouts, Sets
Building a Garden Totem