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Some amazing workshops
coming up in August!

Don't delay! Register TODAY!

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August 17th & 18th

10:00am to 4:00pm

The Vessel as Sculpture

A 2-day workshop led by the celebrated ceramic sculptor:

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A most accomplished ceramic artist, Sharon Brush, leads this hands-on, 2 day workshop on the art of creating vessels as sculpture. The focus of this workshop will be on bringing individual expression and sculptural vitality to the vessel form. In this hands-on workshop, students will be asked to push both their technical abilities and their thought processes in order to create a unique vessel that truly makes a personal statement. During the course of the two days, Sharon will give demonstrations of building techniques and work with students one on one as they work on their own pieces. Workshop fee includes clay. Firing of your work at TCC is optional but if desired, is priced by weight.

$425 / Participant (Limited to eight!) A bag lunch is suggested.

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Sharon Brush has been a ceramic artist for over 30 years. She received her MFA in ceramics from Rhode Island School of Design and her BFA in ceramics from the State University of New York at New Paltz. In 1999 she was awarded an artist residency at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana where she received a one-year Myre Fellowship. 
   In addition to her studio work, she has also taught ceramics and sculpture at numerous institutions including Rhode Island School of Design, the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Allan Hancock College, Northland Pioneer College and the University of 

New Mexico/Los Alamos.
   Her work has been placed in public collections, including the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, The Crate and Barrel Corporation in Northbrook, IL, Priority One Services in Alexandria, VA, the Salina Community Art Collection in Salina KS, and the Arrow Electronics Corporation corporate art collection in Denver, CO, as well as in numerous private collections across the U.S.

   Sharon is currently a full time studio artist living in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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August 24th & 25th

10:00am to 4:00pm

Surface Decoration in Clay

A 2-day workshop led by the renowned Taos clay artist:


Who better to lead this workshop than Taos' ever-creative clay artist, Abby Salsbury? In this two-day workshop students will experiment with a variety of materials and techniques to create layered, surface decoration on tile. These will result as test tiles to reference for application on their own ceramic work.

   Color, texture and depth can be achieved using underglaze, slip-trailing, sgraffito, Mishima, wax, glaze, decals, photo decals, and more, to create low-relief designs on the clay surface. Students will work on leather hard, bisque and glazed tile, all of which will be provided.

   Please bring your favorite  brushes or tools and there will be many more available. The class will work in white earthenware clay fired to a cone 04 bisque, low-fire glazes going to cone 06 and a decal firing to cone 010, but these techniques can be adapted to all clay bodies, glazes and temperatures. 

   If you are looking to elevate the surface designs of your work, this is a workshop you will not want to miss!

$395 / Participant (Limited to eight!) A bag lunch is suggested.

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Born in 1965 in New York City, Abby Salsbury grew up in western Massachusetts under the influence of a family in the arts. She attended the Philadelphia College of Art and the University of Colorado, studying in the clay studios headed by William Daley and Betty Woodman.

   In 1991, Abby and her husband, sculptor and furniture maker, Dean Pulver, started a gallery in Housatonic, MA, with the goal of supporting local artists. During this time Abby maintained her clay studio, developing her pottery, teaching classes and exhibiting in wholesale shows hosted by the American Craft Council and the Rosen Group.

   Abby and Dean left the Berkshires for Snowmass Village, CO in 1996, to work at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. When summer studies ended, they made their way south and settled in Taos, NM

   Since that relocation, Abby has concentrated on her clay business, Butterpie Productions, as well as building a passive solar home and studios on the mesa. She has shown across the country through wholesale accounts, retail shows and numerous exhibitions.

   “I am a ceramic artist who, for the last thirty years, has concentrated mostly on designing, making, marketing and selling my functional pottery line. Twenty years ago, I joined a printmaking class to focus on learning another medium that was not connected to making a living. I took the class to take a break from my clay work but now, years later, the two have become an integral part of my art making, each informing the other.

   In the last decade my work has been fueled by my investigations into two- and three-dimensional art making with a mix of mediums and processes. My Butterpie tableware line, deco plates, wall tiles, low-relief collaged prints, shadow boxes, and stage set models are the evidence of these interests. I now transfer my print images to ceramic decal paper and fire them directly onto my clay surfaces. My collaged print backdrops appear in my boxes and stage sets.  In short, my interest in the carved clay surfaces and printmaking have resulted in hybrid objects that support all my sensibilities.”


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August 31st & September 1st 10:00am to 4:00pm

Creating Expressive Forms & Underglaze Monoprint Transfers

A 2-day workshop led by

the incomparable:


This will surely be a fun and fascinating 2-day workshop presented by a very well-respected ceramic artist and teacher presently living in Montana, Nathan Goddard. The approach to this workshop is two-fold. Goddard will demonstrate throwing bottles, flasks, and tea-pots, on the wheel and off the hump and have you explore throwing or hand-building some of these more advanced forms with clay. Then you will be encouraged to utilize inspiration from the land, a memory, or a person, to create wonderful Monoprint Transfers using underglazes. Goddard will demonstrate how to create images that will be used to transfer onto your clay vessels with underglaze monoprinting. Participants should have some experience with throwing or hand-building and an interest in surface treatments and painting. Workshop fee includes clay. Firing of your work at TCC is optional but if desired, is priced by weight.

Speedball Ceramics is product sponsor of this workshop.  

$425 / Participant. A bag lunch is suggested.

Register below or by clicking here.

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Nathan was born in Grand Rapids, MI and has since lived in many parts of the country. He is well traveled in the USA, Europe, and Japan. He received his BFA in Studio Art and Land Art from the University of New Mexico. It was in the American Southwest that he began to see the greater potential of earth and materials in his paintings and installations.

   His investigation of alternative materials and ceramics has

continued beyond his MFA work at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. In 2007, the State of Michigan commissioned him to design and develop the Governor’s Award for Arts and Culture. He was

awarded first prize in painting at the 2009 Festival for the Arts in Grand Rapids, MI.

   Nathan is past Programs Coordinator at Red Lodge Clay Center. He has taught numerous ceramic courses and workshops to adults, college students, and youth, and was Adjunct Professor of Studio Art Ceramics at Wofford College and Lander University in South Carolina. He worked in Skælskør, Denmark at Guldagergaard as the Kiln Yard Technician in 2015-16. Nathan has made Red Lodge, MT his new home, where he enjoys mountain skiing, hiking, and land exploring. He exhibits his work regionally and nationally.


Please fill out the information below to register for our Workshops. Once submitted, you will receive an invoice from the TCC that MUST be paid within 48 hours to complete your registration and guarantee your place in the workshops(s).

PLEASE NOTE: Workshops are generally non-refundable. If there is a waitlist and we can fill your cancellation, you will receive an 85% refund. If the TCC should find it necessary to cancel a workshop, for whatever reason, you will receive a 100% refund.


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