Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Arts
Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Arts

Current Schedule

 
 

Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Kathy Kearns 

Dates:  
September 23rd - October 21st, 1-4pm.

This session is sold out. We will feature more workshops with Kathy Kearns in the near future. Check back for details or sign up for our mailing list.

Description: Six-week workshop, open to all skill levels. 
Need to be more centered in your life? Join us at the Epperson studio to practice the ancient art of transforming a lump of clay into functional container on the potters wheel. 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. Small class size and individual attention make this an ideal situation to explore this fascinating and fun craft.

Pricing: 
$250 payable via PayPal to gerald@eppersongallery.com, or send check to: 
Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Arts, 1400 Pomona St., Crockett CA 94525. 

Location: Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Arts, 1400 Pomona St., Crockett CA 94525.
Contact: Suzanne M Long. suzannelong@eppersongallery.com

COVID-19 Safety Protocols: 
Everyone must be vacinated, wear a mask at all times and respect social distancing guidelines in order to comply with current state mandates and to keep everyone safe and healthy.    

Kathy Kearns, Artist Statement: 
Kathy Kearns has been an artist potter for more than thirty-five years. Her passion for working with clay began in her teenage years. She attended the Kansas City Art Institute, receiving her BFA and continued her education in the arts at the University of Colorado in Boulder, receiving her MFA in 1986. Her focus and passion revolves around the functional aspects of clay vessels and the presentation of food, drink, and botanicals. 

She works in a variety of styles, taking inspiration from the rich history of ceramics. Her California Craft Style has a mix and match approach and is inspired by the colorful ware of mid 20th century California art pottery. Archetypal Vessels and the Aegean Wave Collection are informed by her study and fascination with ancient pottery forms, especially those from her ancestral home in Greece. Several French restaurants are home to her Cassoulet Ware, as well as with cassoulet aficionados all over the United States. The common element of her work is simple and strong form intended for use in the home.

Kathy established Crockett Pottery in 1994, living and working in the small, picturesque community of Crockett on the Carquinez Strait. 
See more about Kathy and her work on her website: https://www.crockettpottery.com/

 
 
 

ClayLAB: Sculpting with Clay
Instructor: Suzanne M Long 

Dates:   
September 9th to October 7th, 2021.  
Daytime: Thursdays 11am - 3pm.
Evenings: Thursdays 6pm - 9pm.

Description: 
ClayLAB: Sculpting with Clay is 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, using coils, slabs, and pinch pots. We will explore surface techniques and glazing. Each student will receive a 25 lb bag of clay. Glazes and firing included.

Pricing: 
$250 payable via PayPal to info@suzannelongart.com, or send check to: 
Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Arts, 1400 Pomona St., Crockett CA 94525. In care of Suzanne M Long.
Please specify which time period you are interested in, daytime or evening, when you contact us.

Location: Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Arts, 1400 Pomona St., Crockett CA 94525.
Contact: Suzanne M Long. suzannelong@eppersongallery.com

Supply List: Favorite clay tools and your imagination. There are additioinal tools available if you need them. 

COVID-19 Safety Protocols: 
Everyone must be vacinated, wear a mask at all times and respect social distancing guidelines in order to comply with current state mandates and to keep everyone safe and healthy.  

Suzanne M Long, Artist Statement:
My work is about memory, adding a visual narrative to my thoughts. My work is about melancholy and humor, politics and storytelling. Sometimes I don't know what my work is about, I just have a compulsion to make it. I let my hands lead, other times my mind. I like to work in series, a season of work, making the same piece over and over, like picking out the notes on a piano, practicing. I repeat it again and again until it is a part of me, then I can release the concept, with some understanding of it. My work teaches me who I am, it defines the edges for a time, then my focus changes and my work becomes something else. It answers a question for me; it poses a question to me.