Masterclasses, Workshops and Monthly Meetings

Our schedule of workshops offers artists and designers as well as beginners an opportunity to focus on theory as well as particular aspects of clay. These classes will broaden the knowledge of the participants and give them a chance to experiment with special techniques, materials and work processes.  The dates and times will be advertised in September.

// Advanced wheel throwing | Porcelain | Irit Abba

The workshop will focus on the language of wheel throwing and the properties of porcelain

// Basic Hand building in Porcelain

Participants will learn its characteristics through demos and practical experience of porcelain hand building techniques: pinching, coiling and slabs

// Ceramic Lighting Design

Course covers various techniques and materials that can be used for functional, decorative and sculptural lighting, including theoretical and practical issues

// Ceramic Printing

In this course we learn different printing techniques and adapting these techniques to clay work, printing on tissue paper and transfer to clay

// ‏Drawing and Sculpture | Facial features | Noa Shay

The workshop will focus on drawing and sculpting from a model beginning with quick sketches in preparation for more extensive projects

// Italian Majolica | Boris Katz

Practical experience using the Mediterranean technique of Italian Majolica

// Masterclass – Decals | Lusters and Raku

An introduction to a broad range of decorating and glazing techniques – layering for different temperatures and firings

// Masterclass – Nerikome

This technique uses slabs of different color clays that are layered and then cut to create 2D and 3D objects by hand or on the wheel.

// Masterclass | Spontaneous textures in plaster | Elina Toperman Eitan

The workshop will focus on making random textured surfaces to build sculptural and functional forms

// Paperclay – fibre clay workshop

We will survey artists using this material, learn the qualities of the paper fiber and how we can utilize this to our benefit. Each participant will prepare a plaster slab and paper pulp

// Smoke Firing – Introduction

One meeting to experience smoke firing. The class will include a lecture of different smoke firing techniques – saggar, raku, naked raku and stack firing.

// Raku and Smoke Firing – Advanced

Participants will slip and glaze work that they bring and then fire them in the raku kiln

// Ceramic design – plaster mould workshop

Learn industrial work process including making a model and building a mould, casting in clay and altering the form