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Autumn Workshops for members & non members

Madison Mud Clay Studio is psyched to announce our Autumn Workshops for both our MUDMEMBERS and non members. (We love to meet other #clayaddicts!) Scroll down and check them out!
Monthly Raku Workshops • Mocha Diffusion • Tile Workshops • Decorative Surfaces • Cracked Pots • Ceramic Printmaking • Altered Pots • Cylinder Bootcamp and more...

 
No RAKU experience necessary. We'll teach you the entire process, but you will need to bring your pots already completed

No RAKU experience necessary. We'll teach you the entire process, but you will need to bring your pots already completed

WE DO RAKU!! (And so can U)

Announcing Autumn Raku Days at Madison Mud Clay Studio.

Saturday, Aug. 12, Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov.11,  Dec. 9, 10am-5:30pm

Please come with unglazed bisque ware pieces less than 6 inches wide. MadisonMud will provide the glazes. Come early to allow for multiple layers of glaze and time for them to dry.  (Feel free to use your own glazes) Because of the nature of the process, we cannot guarantee every piece will be a success. (but isn't that what we love about being clay artists) 
If we are bisque firing your pieces for you and you are not a member, please bring 7 days prior to Raku. We will bisque to Cone 04 at 3 cents per cubic inch (width x width x height) Space is limited so reserve your spot now!
$50 for members • $75 for non members
includes up to 6 pieces under 6" wide & 8" high


Mocha Diffusion Workshop
Sunday Sept 24; 12:30pm-4pm

Science and Clay go hand in hand. Create organic designs on your pots with the help of clay artist Anthony Urango and some acid. Mocha Diffusion is a pottery painting technique that involves a chemical reaction between an acid and a base liquid.

Artists will throw or hand build creations, while pieces are setting up you will be able to experiment on provided slabs. You will speed up the process with some heat and VOILA! watch the designs grow with science! 

Workshop includes 10lbs of clay, materials, firing fees and glaze.  Return to glaze at your leisure. Members will leave with a printed instruction sheet to keep on "mocha-ing" We suggest a clear or transparent glaze.  This is NOT a wheel throwing lesson, If you choose to decorate throw pieces, experience is necessary. Handbuilding: no exp necessary. Ages 16 and above

$65 for members • $90 for non members

Pottery Wheel Workshops


 

BIG POT WORKSHOP
Sat Oct 28 & Sun Oct 29; 12:30pm-4:30pm or
Sat Dec 16 & Sun Dec 17; 12:30pm-4:30pm

Join Clay Artist and resident "Big Pot Guy" Anthony Urango for a 2 day workshop concentrating on BIG POTS. Tired of the 2 lb bowls? Have enough mugs? Struggling to GO BIGGER? This workshop is for you.

Saturday learn to prepare clay for larger vessels, center and throw larger than your safe zone. Sunday return to Madison Mud to build and embellish the largest pots you've ever made.  Return at your own leisure to glaze.

Experience in throwing necessary. Must be able to center clay with ease and be competent in the basics of throwing a cylinder. Workshop includes clay, use of tools, glazes and firing of 2 large pots. Additional firing fees will apply to additional pots of .04 cents/cubic inch. Ages 16 and above

$150 for members • $190 for non members

 

Altered Forms
Sat Oct 7 & Sun Oct 8: 12:30pm-4:30pm

Sure vases and bowls are fun to make, perfectly round and as tall as you can get.  But once you perfect these forms, don't you want to just cut it up and put it back together to make a new form? Join us for an altered pot workshop where artist Anthony Urango walks you through the process of "messing up" your perfect pots. Be daring enough to  cut, push, pull, and add clay to wheel-thrown forms. Create unique and organic forms.

Workshop includes up to 25lbs of clay, use of tools, glazes and firing of 5 pots. Additional firing fees will apply to additional pots of .04 cents/cubic inch. Ages 16 and above

$150 for members • $190 for non members

Cylinder Bootcamp
Thurs, Sept 28, 6:30p-9:30p
Sun, Oct 22, 12:30-3:30p
Thurs, Nov 9, 6:30p-9:30p
 

The cylinder is the basis skill for most forms we create. We are often too quick to jump ahead without teaching our body and brain how to make the perfect cylinder. Here it your chance. CSign uo for this cylinder intensive. Attempt to throw 15-20 PERFECT cylinders..(yeah right). Set your goal, maybe a matching set, or a sized order set. We will be timing ourselves and a challenging ourselves. Artist will keep 6 cylinders of their choice. Additional firing fees of .06/cubic inch will be added for additional wanted pots.

$45 for members • $65 for non members


Basic knowledge of throwing pots necessary to register. We will not be concentrating on the basics.

Basic knowledge of throwing pots necessary to register. We will not be concentrating on the basics.

 
 
 
 

Cracked Pot Workshop
Sun November 19; 12:30pm-4pm

Love texture?  Wonder how artists has enough patience to carve all those lines?
Secret revealed: Sodium Silicate! 
Spend the afternoon with clay artist and Madison Mud Owner, Melanie Tomaszewski throwing pots and "cracking them" with Sodium Silicate, Slip and a heat gun! Have fun experimenting with this cool techhnique.

Workshop includes 10lbs of clay, materials, firing fees and glaze. Each attendee goes goes home with their own pint of Sodium Silicate to keep the experimentation going! Return to glaze at your leisure.

Some throwing experience is required, Fee includes up to 15lbs clay. Ages 16 and above

$75 for members • $125 for non members

Handbuilding Workshops

Handbuilt Teapots
Sat Oct 14 & Sun, Oct 15; 12:30pm-4pm

Clay artist Maddie Berry will help you create a unique teapot using slabs, coils and textures. Traditional or Whimsical..whatever you can conjure up. This is a TWO day workshop. You may return to glaze your teapot and a later time. No Clay experience necessary

Cost includes materials & use of tools. Limit to 2 teapots up to 12 inches high or wide. Ages 16 and above

$125 for members • $175 for non members.

 

Artistic Tile making Workshop
September 30; 12:30pm-3:30pm

Learn the art of tile making from the artist mind. Create a decorative relief tile that ignites discussion among friends. Artists will be guided through process from sketch to finished piece. When tiles are completed all the pieces can be later installed into your own home decor. 

Ages 16 and above

$75 for members • $115 for non members


Ceramics & Printmaking
Saturday Nov 4; 12:30pm-3:30pm

Develop and create ceramic pieces utilizing the art of printmaking in surface designs through monoprints. This workshop goes beyond using stamps and explores contemporary methods.

$75 for members • $115 for non members


decorative Surface techniques
Sat. Dec 2 & Sun Dec 3 12:30pm-3:30pm

Learn and explore new techniques in surface designs on Clay, blending texture and color. These workshops include sgraffito, slip trailing, mocha diffusion, bubble printing, and newsprint transfers to name a few. Come with a doodles to add to the clay! Instructor: Madison Berry

$150 for members • $190 for non members