The Country Potter

Give the Christmas Gift of Creation 
A Pottery Workshop Experience

2023
WINTER / SPRING
WORKSHOPS

2022 Merry Christmas

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Hand Built Mugs

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2023

WINTER/SPRING

Hand Building

Try it! You'll love it! 

 

Explore the basic skills to hand-build items from clay. Slab building will be the main focus to give you a good understanding of the way the clay reacts and how things are made. You will choose from mugs, bowls, plates, platters, or whatever else your imagination can envision.  Different techniques for adding interesting handles, shapes, glazes, and textures will be explored and incorporated as well.

You will be guided through various methods of constructing ceramic forms and incorporating multiple ways of adding and subtracting, refining, and decorating. 

You will find this experience brings a new dimension of satisfaction and even fulfillment to your life through the accomplishment of creating something beautiful and useful with your own hands and imagination.  

YOU MAKE IT! 

LEARN SOMETHING NEW.

MAKE SOMETHING SPECIAL.

MADE BY YOU!

Saturday Workshops

 

January 7, 14, 21, 28

10:00 am to 12:30 pm (2.5 hours)  

 

February  4, 11, 18, 25

10:00 am to 12:30 pm (2.5 hours)

March 4, 11, 18, 25

10:00 am to 12:30 pm (2.5 hours)

PRICING

Booked and Paid for in Advance

1 - 3 Workshops          $65.00 each workshop/person

4 - 6 Workshops         $55.00 each workshop/person

Price includes clay, bisque firing, and glaze firing. Equipment, tools, clay, and glazes will be provided to allow you to unleash your creativity. Fun and informative! Even better with a friend.  

Minimum of 4 per workshop

Maximum of 8 per workshop

Come along and meet new friends or gather friends, neighbors, relatives, or anyone else you may know who might want to discover a different kind of fun and satisfying creativity by making something completely unique and useful too. 

 

* Payments are by e-transfer or credit card to: lorrainekellystudio@gmail.com

Please include your full name, phone number, and workshop date/s selected

Please call or email me if you have any questions.

DECORATIVE & GLAZE
APPLICATIONS

After each piece of freshly made pot has reached a stage where the clay can be safely altered in different ways such as creating texture on the clay by using just about anything you can think of.  I love to take old buttons with beautiful and intricate designs that will leave lovely marks on the clay.  There are several textured rolling pins as well as a generous variety of stamps. Any texture that is added now will allow the next step, (glazing) to reveal the beautiful colors that the "fire" will bring to life.  I won't spoil the surprise for you but when I open every glaze load, it's like Christmas morning, for the first time!  

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HANDBUILT
MUGS AND PLATES
Class of 2022

BISQUE & GLAZE 
KILN FIRINGS

There are two kiln firings included in your class experience. 

The first is the "bisque" firing which brings the clay to a more stable, solid state in order to safely decorate and apply glaze for its final firing process.

Glaze firing completes the transition of the clay to a solid and beautiful piece of work.  The bisque pot is dipped into the prepared glaze solution (or it can be brushed on as well) and put back into the kiln for its final "high fire" to complete the melting glass (glaze)

These firings take from 12 to 20 plus hours to complete at each phase depending on circumstances.  The final product is worth the wait.  A magical piece that you produced, something to be proud of!

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                       LOCAL KILN SERVICES 

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The Country Potter would like to offer bisque firing at cone 04 and glaze firing at cone 6.

I have two small kilns for small loads, each approximately 15" to 16" in diameter.

This will be perfect for the person who makes their own pots at home and live in the general area of Elmsdale, East Hants area (Nova Scotia).

Feedback on this would also be appreciated by anyone who may be interested in this service.

Full Kiln Shelf 

Bisque ware:  $20.00

Glaze ware:    $30.00

Half Kiln Shelf

Bisque ware:  $15.00

Glaze ware:    $25.00