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Pottery West presents Tom Coleman’s Workshops at Mission Hills Pottery in Henderson, NV visit: Mission Hills Pottery to see John and Donna’s facility. Their address is: 1028 Santa Ynez Ave, Henderson, NV 89002
Tom Coleman’s workshops focus on throwing cone 10 porcelain and porcelainious stonewares.
Tom Coleman Cone 10 Reduction and Oxidation July 19-26th (Full)
Tom Coleman Cone 10 Reduction and Oxidation August 10-16th (6 spaces available as of 2/10/15)
Our firings for this year include Cone 10 Oxidation Glazes with outstanding reduction-like results!
Turquoise, Midnight Blue, Brilliant Blue, Purple and Mint. These glazes have incredible micro-crystal formations in a food safe glaze!
For Reduction Glazes Tom will give out his new Purple Glaze. He’ll throw, alter, decorate with thick slip, and spray colored slips. The glazes you use should inspire the work you create. Learn how to ‘showcase’ 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. Bring 10 pieces of pre-bisqued wares made from cone 10 porcelain or stoneware. Please only bisque-fire your porcelain or porcelainious stoneware work to cone 010 for the best results. We start out with spray-glazing and firing in a Geil Gas Kiln.
Fee: $1000.00 with your own off-site housing. A 50% deposit holds your place in this workshop.
Clay and Lab Fees: We have Coleman Porcelain available for purchase at the workshop. The price of the porcelain includes your lab fees for the firing. The use of the glazes and slips is included in the workshop.
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. We continue 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 Workshops with Tom Coleman begin 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: Our workshops with Tom Coleman this summer will take place at Mission Hills Pottery. Visit their website at: Mission Hills Pottery
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 Fiesta Henderson has good rates and it’s close to Mission Hills Pottery.
Workshop Participants will spend multiple days throwing and firing with Tom Coleman at Mission Hills. 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.
Ship work and tools to: (you may also want to bring your spray gun if you have one).
Mission Hills Pottery, c/o Donna Potter, 1028 Santa Ynez Ave, Henderson, NV 89002
Daily Schedule 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 5:00 pm.
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/