Demarest-Old Church Pottery Show
Dec
1
to Dec 3

Demarest-Old Church Pottery Show

The Old Church Pottery Show and Sale began in 1975 as a fundraiser for the Art School at Old Church by long-time friends Karen Karnes and Mikhail Zakin, Art School founder. They wanted to bring together their vibrant community of potters with the local community to offer an opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind works of art while supporting the newly established cultural resource. The show has grown to include 30 national and international artists and offers more than 2,000 pots for sale over its three-day span.  

For over forty years, Karen Karnes curated the Old Church Pottery Show. On July 12, Karen died peacefully in her home in Vermont at the age of 90. Karen was an innovator, progressive thinker, mentor, and a dear, dear friend. Her salt and wood-fired pots set a new standard for the possibilities of studio pottery and she will be missed by all she touched.

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Santa Fe Clay-Slip & Soda
Jun
19
to Jun 23

Santa Fe Clay-Slip & Soda

In this fast-paced workshop, Brenda will share her techniques for throwing and altering functional pottery forms using slip techniques that are enhanced through atmospheric firing. Students will experiment with a variety of thrown forms and will develop luscious, tactile surfaces using thick decorative slip applications. Participants will learn about the application of glazes and flashing slips for use with porcelain clay, and the class will load and fire the soda kiln. Be ready to discover new alternatives to form and surface that add life and vitality to your pottery! Students should bring 3-5 bisque pots, made from cone 10 clay, to use for glaze experimentation in the soda kiln. Dry work will be bisqued.

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