Skill Level For Workshops with Tom Coleman Intermediate, Advanced and the Professional Potter. Be able to center and pull a 10″ cylinder.
To Register Call Ruth Kline at 702-685-7573
A 50% deposit holds your place in workshops.
Onsite Housing: $80.00 per night per person for on site housing during workshops. Enjoy a full kitchen, heated pool and a washer/dryer. The pottery is open 24/7
Tom Coleman All About Porcelain June 9 – 15th
Tom Coleman’s Porcelains are created to throw any size of work. Coleman Porcelain has incredible elasticity for altering and bellying-out forms. And, a green-strength hardener allows you to carve, sculpt and sand your work.
In this workshop Tom teaches you how to throw Porcelains that are created for versatile forms . This is a Hands-on Workshop in a state-of-the-art facility with an outstanding supportive staff. We fire several bisque kilns throughout the week and two cone 10 gas reduction firings in a 27 cu. ft. Geil Gas Kiln. For glazes we will have Shino, Celadon, Copper Red and Tenmoku.
We throw porcelain for it’s white surface and how it represents the true color of a glaze. Porcelain’s smooth surface allows the glaze to perform the way it’s intended to. Porcelain allows crystals to form without interruption from grog. And, it promotes carbon-trapping with Shino. When you learn how to work with porcelain you increase the value of your work.
Tom Coleman Glaze Inspired Form August 11-17th
From Copper Reds to Celadons to Spotted Shinos!! The glazes you use should inspire the work you create. You are ‘showcasing’ the glaze with the form you apply the glaze to. How you apply the glaze and fire the kiln should compliment your forms. This Hands-on Workshop with Tom includes instruction in every step of the process for throwing and glazing your work. Bring 10 pieces of pre-bisqued wares made from cone 10 porcelain or stoneware. We start out with spray-glazing and firing the 27 cu. ft. Geil Gas Kiln.
This is a Hands-on Workshop in a state-of-the-art facility with an outstanding supportive staff. We fire several bisque kilns throughout the week and two cone 10 gas reduction firings.
Fee: $1000.00 with your own off-site housing. A 50% deposit of $500.00 holds your place in this workshop. 24 hour access to the pottery.
On-site housing is available for $80.00 a night. We have laundry facilities, a kitchen and a solar-heated lap pool.
Clay and Lab Fee:We have Smooth BMix, BMix with grog, Vegas Buff Smooth and Coleman Porcelain available for purchase. The cost of the clay is $1.00 per pound and we sell the clay in 25 pound blocks.
The purchase of the clay covers the lab fee for your firings and glazes. This way your lab fee is based on how much clay you choose to use during the workshop. Our staff continues to bisque fire wares until the last day of the workshop so you’ll have wares strong enough to travel back home with you.
Our Glaze Inspires Form Workshop with Tom Coleman begins with a glaze demonstration and a firing. Plan to bring up to 10 pieces of bisque ware ranging in size from small up to 10″ in height. (No large bowls or platters). We would like you to bring forms like bottles, vases, tea bowls, pitchers, etc. It’s important to limit the work you bring to 10 pieces so we can be sure to get everyone’s work into the kiln.
The Pottery: is 3000 sq ft and has central air conditioning and heating. Equipped with satellite radio, a fridge and a microwave. The pottery is open 24 hours a day. For more information about the facility click here
Lunches: Some people will opt to go out for lunches. There is a fridge on-site if you prefer to bring lunches with you.
Lodging The Santa Fe Hotel and Casino is close by. Ruth will give you the contact info when you register for a workshop.
Workshop Participants will spend multiple days throwing and firing with Tom Coleman at Pottery West. Plan to bring bisque ware or ship it to us ahead of time. 10 small to medium-sized pieces from 6 – 10 inches tall is suggested. Please do not bring bowls or plates: they take up too much room in the kilns. Bring any tools you are used to throwing and glazing with.
Daily Schedule Coffee is available in the pottery studio from 7:30 – 9:00 am. Workshops begin at 9:00 am. Spend the day in the air-conditioned pottery where we’ll be throwing, trimming, decorating and glazing with Tom. We work hands-on with Tom throughout the workshop. Glaze, load kilns, watch demos and throw. We end the day around 4:00 pm. The pottery studio is open 24 hours so you are welcome to continue working at your own pace.
Photo Special Our resident photographer, Kelly McLendon, is available to take professional images of your work while you participate in a workshop. Her rates are reasonable and she provides you with a CD of images to take home with you. For more information visit http://kelly-mclendon.com/