Tom Coleman

Leopard Spot Shino Vase by Tom Coleman 2012

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 Tea Bowls. Pottery West.

Tom Coleman Glaze Inspired Form August 11-17th Fee: $850.00

From Copper Reds to Micro-Crystal Glaze!! 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: $850.00 with your own off-site housing. A 50% deposit 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/

We started the Shino Workshop with a soda firing for the people staying on-site. Pottery West crew member, Larry Grubb, checking the soda kiln with Tom Coleman.

Tom got some of his best soda fired work from this firing.

Tom's bottle with alterations and slip

Shino Workshop 2011

pitcher spout

teapot demonstration

sculptural forms

2nd firing was shinos in the Geil kiln.

3rd firing was shinos from our soda kiln (without soda) Thank you Derek, John, Larry and Tom for a great firing.

Karle Koerbling with his shino vase from the 3rd firing.

Viewing each others work with Kelly McLendon. Thank you, Kelly, for taking professional images for us to apply to shows.

Our 4th firing. Thank you to everyone who participated in this workshop.

shino workshop 2011

shino workshop 2011

shino workshop 2011

lidded jar by Lori Coleman shino workshop 2011

shino workshop 2011

shino workshop 2011

tumbler and mug by Lori Coleman shino workshop 2011

tea bowl shino workshop 2011

cup shino workshop 2011

tea bowl shino workshop 2011

Zac Hould in the gallery at the Coleman's house. Thanks to Tom and Elaine for hosting a great dinner for us.

Zach with Nina at the Colemans. Thank you for another great workshop!

 

 

 

 

 


13 Responses to “Tom Coleman”

  1. Amy says:

    Hi, off-site housing indicates you would find you’re own lodging. The Santa Fe Hotel and Casino is less then a mile away and their rates are very good for people attending workshops at Pottery West. I have a phone number and contact person if you are interested in attending.

    The fee for the Coleman Workshop includes your breakfast and lunches for 8 days. And, we have a kitchen to cook dinners in and a laundry facility. For more information you can call Ruth Kline at #702-685-7573.

  2. Lori Coleman says:

    This workshop was awesome and I can’t wait for the next one. How fun to see my pots “in print”. Kelly makes them look so good. Thanks Amy and Kelly for all you love and work!

  3. Amy says:

    Pottery West, 5026 N. Pioneer Way, Las Vegas, NV 89149 and you would fly into the McCarran International Airport. There is a map with driving directions located on the Contact page for the Pottery West website. To take a taxi from the airport to Pottery West it’s $50.00. You’ll want to hand the map to the facility to the driver. You can contact me directly at amy@potterywest.com if you have more questions. We look forward to potting with you :-)

  4. david porras says:

    just had the best workshop experence ever. BE IT KNOWN THAT AMY KLINE HAS GOT IT DIALED IN. AMY’S VISION HAS COME TRUE. THIS IS THE FIELD OF DREAMS FOR POTTERS. DESIGN A great facility, have great supporting cast, and plan for a excellant workshop, and the potters WILL COME. IS THIS HEAVEN, NO IT’S NORTH LAS VEGAS. AND BY THE WAY, TOMMMMMM COLEMANNNN. THANKS AGAIN AMY, DAVID OF YUCAIPA

  5. Sheila Loggan says:

    My first workshop and what a thrill to have it here with Tom Coleman! Thank you to everyone at Pottery West for making it such an amazing experience. Tom, Amy, Derek, Tara, Kelly, Larry, John,…EVERYONE…You Rock! Good clay, good food, good people,
    YAY!
    Sheila Loggan

  6. Bill Wright says:

    My first workshop at Pottery West . What a great way to start!! Amy designed a fantastic experience for us all. Great food, great studio, great creative atmosphere. Tom Coleman is as close to a master of porcelain as you can get!!! He was very helpful, informative, and entertaining.Thanks to Tom, Amy, Derek, Tara, Kelly, Larry, and John.

    Thank you all
    Bill Wright

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  9. Ruth Frackson says:

    I have a medium sized casserole with lid that I bought in Newport, Oregon in 1971. I have loved it for many years.
    It is signed Thomas Coleman on the bottom.

  10. Sue Cornelius says:

    I CANT WAIT TO COME UP THERE! I REALLY ENJOYED THE WORKSHOP YOU DID AT HARRY KAINO’S STUDIO a few years back… AND I WANT TO MAKE A TRIP UP THERE SOON IS I CAN GATHER A ROAD TRIP WITH THE GIRLS. LAST TIME WE VISITED , WE DID A SALT KILN FIRING WITH DON, AND MADE SOME OF THOSE UGLY CUPS WHICH I ADORE..I. WOULD LOVE TO WORK ON THE TEACUPS THIS TIME.

    kEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AS YOU LEAVE YOUR SPRIT IN THE CLAY. I HAVE A BEAUTIFUL PORCELIAN VASE THAT I BOUGHT FROM YOU THAT EVERYONE ADMIRES IT DEFININATLY GIVES OUT SOME ENGERGY! Hope to get up there soon!

  11. Mardi says:

    I’m considering coming to the june workshop but was wondering how many l participants you will have?

  12. Mo Joe says:

    I had a great time last June, kept a mean streak going for a while. Hold me a place for the 2014 June workshop. Love to all
    MoJoe

  13. Mardi mathers says:

    I definitely want to sign up. Can you email info again? Hope there is still room.

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