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 Walnut Creek Community Arts.
Master Potter Workshops
Winter Master Potter Workshop
Master Potter Series: Sergei IsupovLayered in Surreality 2/18/17 Saturday 10am-4pm
In this one-day workshop, Sergei Isupov will hand build sculptures that combine two and three dimensional imagery. The forms will be figural sculpture in porcelain. He will also demonstrate his narrative painting style of surface decoration using stains and engobes. Sergei will explain his aesthetic approach to relating the subconscious additives of surrealism and how these concepts manifest in the figurative form and its environment. He will also give an hour slide lecture on the history of his work. Sergei Isupov was born in Russia and received a BA and MFA in Estonia. His work has been shown and collected internationally since 1994 and is featured in over five international publications and over attended five worldly acclaimed artist-in-residency programs: Archie Bray, Guldagergaard, etc. He is presently represented by Ferrin Contemporary.
Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild and ClayPeople.
Spring Master Potter Workshop
Master Potter Series: Nick JoerlingThrown & Altered Pottery 5/20/17 Saturday 10am-4pm
Using the potter's wheel, Nick Joerling will demonstrate how to throw forms that will be altered once removed from the wheel. As he creates his forms, discussion on adding marks and demarcations before off-wheel alterations will be covered; then, using the forms from the wheel, he will display how to shape and mold 'non-circular' shapes. Nick will create and discuss serving trays, open vessels, teapots, and platters. After our catered lunch, Nick will give an hour lecture on his historical references, accolades, and his work as a North Carolina potter with the Penland School of Crafts circuit.
Lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild and Clay People.
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.