Below you will find a list of workshops available through the Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild. For workshop details, material requirements, or sign-up information, visit the course catalog at www.arts-ed.org/.
Spring Intensive Workshop
March 21 & 22 (M-T) 9am-2pm
Handbuilding and the Potters Wheel: James Newton, Instructor
Coming this Winter and Spring: Master Potter Workshops
Master Potter Series: Kevin Snipes, Statutes of Conversation 2/6/16 Saturday 10am-4pm
In this one-day workshop, Snipes will hand-build, carve, and decorate several forms, ranging from a vase to more complex forms like a lidded jar. He will also discuss his style of surface decoration that he presented at the 2015 NCECA, Layering Techniques lecture including underglazing, glaze subtraction methods, and Mishima. Kevin will explain his aesthetic approach to relating the subconscious additives of non-objective expression and how these concepts manifest in word bubbles and the figurative form's environment. During Snipes' slide talk there will be discussion on his current work as well as the accolades and honors he has been presented: i.e. artist residency programs at the Clay Studio, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, and receiving a Taunt Fellowship from the Archie Bray Foundation. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Co-sponsored by Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild, Trax Gallery, and Clay People.
Master Potter Series: Chris Gustin A Vessel's Whim 5/14/16 Saturday 10am-4pm
Using the potter's wheel and hand-building techniques, Chris Gustin will demonstrate functioning tea bowls and a large abstracted vessel. As he creates his forms, there will be an in-depth discussion on conceptualism, aesthetics, design, and how he defines a vessel. After our catered lunch, Chris will give an hour lecture on his historical references, accolades, and how they correlate to his past and recent works. Gustin received his MFA from Alfred University and has taught at Parsons School of Design, Alfred University, UMass Dartmouth, and Centro de Art e Communicacao Visual in Portugal. Chris's work is in private and public collections in China, Taiwan, UK, Japan, Korea, and most of the US states. His work is featured in over 50 Ceramic periodicals (i.e. Ceramics Monthly, and Ceramics: Art and Perception); he's lectured internationally, and is part of many international ceramic organizations, such as an elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics; Geneva, Switzerland. Co-sponsored by Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild and Clay People. Registration information posted when available.
Open to all skill levels.
Co-sponsored by Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild, Clay People, and Trax Gallery.
How to Sign Up?
To enroll and guarantee your spot, please call 925-943-5846 or
If you are interested in taking a look at workshops we have offered in the past, please check out the Workshop archive.