Nestled behind the main building for the Center for the Arts, you will find a haven for those who love to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty. The Clay Studio is the perfect place to put your heART into your love of pottery.
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Make a Face and Raku Workshops with Maureen Joyce
Maureen Joyce is a familiar face in the Arts Center’s Clay Studio where she taught until 2011. She has since moved to Pennsylvania where she continues to teach, specializing in face vases and raku, but returns for one week each summer to share her love of clay.
Make a Face
4pm to 6pm Wednesday, July 8
Adults and children $45
Maureen will demonstrate an uncommon way of sculpting a clay form, which is provided, into a character of your own. All materials are supplied. No experience is necessary. Pick up your pot two weeks later.
6-8pm Thursday, July 9
adult and teen $25
Maureen Joyce assists potter Geoff Bird
Participants will glaze and fire a prepared form that they leave with. This ancient Japanese process of ceramics firing yields dramatic results.
Check about our private instruction
with Mathilda Tanner or Charles Freeland!
Charles is our BMCA Clay Studio Manager and brings a wealth of experience and talent to the Center for the Arts. He is a graduate of Austin College and the University of North Texas. He holds an MFA in ceramics with a minor in painting and drawing. Charles has taught at a number of different programs from Texas to Illinois. While in Illinois, Charles taught for Bradley University, Lakeland Community College and Eastern Illinois University in a variety of areas from ceramics to multicultural aesthetics. A member of the Illinois Artisans Program who shows work in the state run gallery system. For ten years he was a part of Sally Jones Pottery in Montreat, from artist-in-residence to technical supervisor. Charles also works at the Squeaky Wheel in the River Arts District and produces his own ceramics in his studio. He is the consummate professional potter/teacher!
Mathilda is an artist residing in Black Mountain NC, d/b/a Firefly Arts. She was Artist in Residence at Chilmark Pottery, Martha’s Vineyard summers from 1994 to 2010, managing the business in 2009-2010. She is a Cum Laude Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and holds a Master’s Degree, Secondary Education (Special Education, Life Sciences), New York City Teaching Fellows’ Program (Mercy College). She is already well-known in our area for her fabulous and amazing surface textures and carvings in clay! Come and join in the creativity….
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