Epperson Gallery
Epperson Gallery

Current Schedule

 
Covid Safety Protocols:
All Workshop participants must be vaccinated, wear a mask at all times and respect social distancing guidelines in order to keep everyone safe and healthy.
 
 

ClayLAB and ClayLAB@Night, Handbuilding Workshops
Instructor: Suzanne M Long.

Description: ClayLAB and ClayLAB@Night are open to all skill levels. The instruction will be individualized and tailored to each student's skill and comfort level. There will be ongoing demos in hand building, surface techniques and glazing . Each student will receive a 25 lb bag of clay. Glazes and firing are included.

ClayLAB
Schedule: Every Thursday from 11am to 3pm. This is an Ongoing Handbuilding Workshop. Join anytime!
Pricing: $250 for five sessions. Payable via PayPal to gerald@eppersongallery.com.
Contact: Suzanne M Long. suzannelong@eppersongallery.com

ClayLAB@Night
Schedule: Every Thursday from 6pm to 9pm. This is an Ongoing Handbuilding Workshop. Join anytime!
Pricing: $250 for six sessions. Payable via PayPal to gerald@eppersongallery.com.
Contact: Suzanne M Long. suzannelong@eppersongallery.com

 
 

Wheel Throwing Workshop
Instructor:
 Kathy Kearns

Description: Six-week workshop, open to all skill levels. We will focus on the basic skills to form a variety of vessels using state of the art electric wheels. All skill levels are welcome, from complete beginner to intermediate/advanced. I will help you hone your skills! I teach by demonstrations and hands-on assistance with each student. Each student will receive a 25 lb bag of clay. Glazes and firing are included.

Schedule: April 28 to June 2, 2022. Thursdays from 1pm to 4pm.

Pricing: $250 payable via PayPal to gerald@eppersongallery.com.
Please indicate which Workshop you are signing up for.
Contact: Suzanne M Long. suzannelong@eppersongallery.com

 
 
 

Textures and Templates Workshop
Instructor: Lynn Wood

Description: Two-day workshop. Come handbuild with the pottery texture queen. Participants will warm up by making a few small plates of different styles and then incorporating Lynnʼs texture mats into their work. As the workshop progresses, participants will move to other forms: cups, vases, pitchers and boxes. Lynn will discuss altering templates and how to design original templates. Come prepared to explore, play, make new things and have a lot of fun! Potters of all skill levels are welcome. Each student will receive a 25 lb bag of clay. Glazes and firing are included.

Schedule: May 21 and May 22, 2022.  10am to 4pm.

Pricing: $250 payable via PayPal to gerald@eppersongallery.com.
Please indicate which Workshop you are signing up for.
Contact: Suzanne M Long. suzannelong@eppersongallery.com

 
 

Spontaneous Clay: An introduction to Paperclay
Instructor: Michele Collier

Description: Two-day workshop. The key word here is Spontaneous! We will be learning how to manipulate slippery clay slabs. As if by magic, the clay will rise with no visible means of support.. I will cover how to make expressive hands and faces and by the end of class, it will all come together. There is so much opportunity for the “accident” which I have come to see as our own artistʼs spirit expressing itself.

With clay slabs anything can happen. This is real clay. It will fire to cone 10 if needed (but I like cone 5) Paper clay can be twisted, folded, squeezed and torn to mimic the human form. Because of the wicking properties that come from the paper additives in the clay, the slabs will adhere to each other without scoring... amazing. You will even be able to join wet to dry... unheard of! We are going to break some rules... and learn some new ones.

Surface treatments will be discussed and recipe sheets provided. Each student will receive a 25 lb bag of clay. Glazes and firing are included.

Schedule: May 28 and 29, 2022. 10 am to 4pm.

Pricing: $250 payable via PayPal to gerald@eppersongallery.com.
Please indicate which Workshop you are signing up for.
Contact: Suzanne M Long. suzannelong@eppersongallery.com

 
 

Hand building with Liquid Porcelain
Instructor: Jennifer Brazelton

Description: Two-day workshiop. All skill levels are welcome. We will focus on experimental ways of building using thick porcelain slip. The workshop will include live process demonstrations and hands-on building exercises. Participants will learn about application thickness, different armature techniques, how to achieve a translucent surface, and a variety of application techniques.

Specifically, students will learn to build soft armatures and use them to support the porcelain slip to create sculptural and functional forms. We will explore dierent types of application methods including custom extruders. Surface texture options and color will be discussed as well as tissue transfers, ceramic stains, and underglaze nishes.

Each student will receive a bucket of prepared white porcelain slip to work with. Finished work will be once fired to cone 6. Firing is included.

Schedule: June 4, 10am-2pm and June 5, 10am-1pm.

Pricing: $200. Payable via PayPal to gerald@eppersongallery.com
Please indicate which Workshop you are signing up for.
Contact: Suzanne M Long. suzannelong@eppersongallery.com

 
 

Sculpted Dreams Workshop
Instructor: Natasha Dikareva

Description: Two-day workshop.  Natasha Dikareva will share her process of forming otherworldly creatures, blending mythology, contemporary elements and imagination into a sculptural ceramic object. During the first day she will demonstrate different clay hand-building techniques. On the second day, the main focus will be on surface treatments. The ceramic surface will be approached as a canvas, using slips, underglazes and the sgraffito technique to create vibrant, dynamic surfaces of visual storytelling. Participants will also have the ability to practice post-glaze techniques such as china painting. For this purpose, students are encouraged to bring bisque-ware to experiment on. Dikareva will work with students to help them develop personal iconography, symbols and forms that are significant and meaningful. Participants will come away with work that reflects their own unique experience and a deeper understanding of the clay process. All levels are welcome!

Each student will receive a 25 lb bag of clay. Bisque firing is included.

Schedule: June 11 and June 12, 2022.  10am to 4pm.

Pricing: $250 payable via PayPal to gerald@eppersongallery.com.
Please indicate which Workshop you are signing up for.
Contact: Suzanne M Long. suzannelong@eppersongallery.com