Project Description

Let’s Face It: Ceramic Portraiture with Pat Haase at the Takaezu Studio

Join artist Pat Haase at the former studio of celebrated ceramicist Toshiko Takaezu, to learn the basics of ceramic portraiture. Students will have the option of creating just the human face in clay or an entire bust, from the shoulders up.

This three-day workshop is open to students of all experience levels. Painters and drawers, in addition to sculptors, are encouraged to enroll, as students will learn the anatomy of the skull, planes of the face and head and how to sculpt specific facial features and hair. Students will leave with at least one well-developed, realistic clay portrait.

Artwork made in this workshop will not be fired as part of the class, but students will have the option of arranging with the Toshiko Takaezu Studio to hollow out and fire their work independently at a later date. Directions, tools, and all materials are 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 – 827

  • Age: Adults and teens, 16 and up
  • 3 Days: January 17 (Friday), January 18 (Saturday), & January 19 (Sunday)
  • 10:00 a.m. –  4:00 p.m., daily
  • Tuition: $240; member: $220 (plus $30 materials fee)
  • Registration for this class is now closed. 

Pat Haase creates realistic figurative sculptures, which  capture familiar emotional gestures. Pat Haase’s works in Clay for studies, and she also works in Wood, metal Repousse, Wax, Glass, Bronze, Paper, and Plaster.
Her awareness of posture and anatomy comes from teaching Yoga for 20 years, and from her medical background.
Pat’s sculptures  convey personality, attitude, and mood  expressively.  While Pat’s figures stand(sit or lie) alone, the posture, gesture, and facial expression suggest a narrative about what just happened, or what may soon happen.
Pat Haase also teaches sculpture, and has been studio Assistant for Tip Toland as she prepared for her one woman show at Bellevue Arts Museum, WA. in Fall of 2008; and for her gallery show at Barry Friedman’s in Chelsea, Manhattan, NY, in Spring of 2012.
You can learn more about Pat and view her artwork at her website,