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, and Curtis Fontaine.  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 that there will be no make up days if any days are missed. The Takaezu Studio will not organize alternative days for glazing. Please do not register for this class unless you are able to fully commit to all three days of the workshop. We appreciate your understanding.

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.

SUMMER – 492
  • Age: Adults and teens, 16 and up
  • 3 Days: Saturday and Sunday, June 27 & 28 (10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) & Sunday, July 26 (10:00 a.m-2:00 p.m.)
  • Instructors: Karin Abromatis, Don Fletcher, and Curtis Fontaine
  • Tuition: $215; member: $195 (plus $90 materials and firing fee)
Register – 3-Day Handbuilding Workshop