Project Description

3-Day Handbuilding Ceramics Workshop at the Takaezu Studio

Get inspired while working in the studio of one of the 20th century’s great ceramic artists!

This workshop, held at the former studio of celebrated artist Toshiko Takaezu, is an exploration of clay as a medium for sculpture.  The workshop is led by several artists who studied and worked with Toshiko, including Karin Abromatis, Don Fletcher, Curtis Fontaine and Elizabeth Shaw.  Each will demonstrate various clay slab and coil handbuilding techniques and give insight on the pros and cons of each.  As participants sculpt their pieces, teachers will help with form, gesture and structure.

Each participant will produce at least one and likely several pieces during the first two days. The sculptures will be left at the studio to dry for a few weeks before being bisque fired by the instructors. Then everyone will meet again for one final day of glazing.  Directions, tools, and all materials provided.

Please note: This workshop is held at the Toshiko Takaezu Studio in Quakertown, NJ. Transportation not provided. Pre-registration is required. Early Registration Rewards do not apply for this workshop.

 WINTER – 867

  • Age: Adults and teens, 16 and up
  • 3 Days: Sat. February 3, Sun. February 4 (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) &  Sat. March 3 (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
  • Instructors: Karin Abromatis, Don Fletcher, Curtis Fontaine and Elizabeth Shaw
  • Tuition: $215; member: $195 (plus $90 materials and firing fee)

 Register – 867
 SPRING – 767
  • Age: Adults and teens, 16 and up
  • 3 Days: Sat. April 21, Sun. April 22 (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) & Sat. May 19 (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
  • Instructors: Karin Abromatis, Don Fletcher, Curtis Fontaine and Elizabeth Shaw
  • Tuition: $215; member: $195 (plus $90 materials and firing fee)
  • Registration will open in March