Workshops

 

RYAN GREENHECK WORKSHOP

Cost: $ 249
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This summer, Higher Fire will host a two day demonstration workshop with Ryan Greenheck!

AUG 24-25, 2019  

[9 seats available - ENROLL

Join us for an information-packed 2-day workshop, exploring an array of decorative options to enhance surfaces.  Demonstrations are divided into two sections:  pre- and post-firing.  Initial explorations on thrown forms include the use of slip, slip-trailing, sprigging, stenciling, as well as trimming.  In the bisque-ware portion, glaze strategies will be investigated with myriad trailing and waxing techniques.  This workshop will arm you with skills to use on your vessels in the future.   Throwing demos may include: cup, bowl, plate forms, jars, pitchers, and teapots.

Workshop runs Saturday-Sunday, Aug 24-25, 10am – 6pm daily.  Studio provides morning breakfast spread, and coffee & tea.  Bring your own lunch. 

Wanna stay & play?  Participants may use the studio before 10am or after 6pm on workshop days -- while the ideas are fresh!  New or recycled clay available for purchase so you can experiment.  Firing not included. 

RECEPTION (open to public) with artist presentation & exhibit of Ryan Greenheck’s work will be held on Friday, August 23rd, 7pm to 9pm.  Potluck starts at 6:30pm. 

Max enrollment is 20.

Ryan J. Greenheck received his Master of Fine Arts degree from SUNY College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2004. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree as well as a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2002. He has participated in numerous national juried exhibitions and shows since 2000.  His work is represented in many galleries throughout the country.  Ryan currently is a practicing studio potter and Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

 

 

RYAN GREENHECK WORKSHOP - MEMBERS ONLY PRICE

Cost: $ 229
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Saturday & Sunday, AUG 24-25, 10am - 6pm

$229 for Hi-Fi members

 

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DEB SCHWARTZKOPF WORKSHOP

Cost: $ 249
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This fall, Higher Fire will host a two day hands-on workshop with Deb Schwartzkopf!

OCT 19-20, 2019  

[18 seats available - ENROLL

Join us for two days of throwing, altering, cutting templates, molding slabs, deriving and defining inspiration, and then reassembling! 

Seattle potter Deborah Schwartzkopf has a definitive voice in contemporary American pottery.  Fill up with new direction for your own work as Deb shares her complex yet articulate methods for creating contemporary tableware blending hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques.

Deb demonstrates many of her signature forms:  pitcher, dessert boat, vase, butter dish, teapot & more.  Students practice playful techniques for creating complex forms from simple parts.  Hone your skills in handle-making, attachments, and non-round forms.  Students also make templates and hump molds to shape slabs & develop their own tool-box of building blocks. 

Workshop runs Saturday-Sunday, Oct 19-20, 10am – 6pm daily.  Studio provides morning breakfast spread, and coffee & tea.  Bring your own lunch.  Studio clay is included for exercises & hands-on practice; other clays available for purchase.  Firing not included.

RECEPTION (open to public) with artist presentation & exhibit of Deb Schwartzkopf's work will be held on Friday, October 18th, 7pm to 9pm.  Potluck starts at 6:30pm. 

Max enrollment is 18.


Deb was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and earned a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Alaska in 2002.  Since 2002, Deb has taught over eighty workshops and exhibited work locally and abroad.  As a studio artist her goal is to make fabulous tableware that infuses life with purposeful beauty. The studio practice she has established provides a vehicle for her to continually learn about material, connect with community, and create intersections between ephemeral ideas and functional forms. As a community member and instructor she aims to use her unique skill set to offer educational opportunities- creating bridges to cross-pollinate communities both locally and nationally.  Deb completed a Masters of Fine Arts at Penn State in 2005, and has since taught at institutions such as: Ohio University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, University of Washington, and University of Georgia’s study abroad program in Cortona, Italy.

 

 

 

 

 

DEB SCHWARTZKOPF WORKSHOP - MEMBERS ONLY PRICE

Cost: $ 229
Register Now: Click here

Saturday & Sunday, OCT 19-20, 10am - 6pm

$229 for Hi-Fi members

 

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Higher Fire welcomes nationally recognized clay artists and local superstars for workshops and lectures. Workshops are generally held on weekends and are open to clay artists of all levels. We strive to make all our workshops highly interactive and inclusive of hands-on practice time.

Workshop Registration and Refund Policies:

  • Tuition due in full at time of registration
  • Tuition is refundable until two weeks before the workshop, less a $25 non-refundable registration fee
  • Workshops with insufficient enrollment will be cancelled and payment fully refunded

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