PAST WORKSHOPS

SLIP-CAST PIPE WORKSHOP WITH SEBASTIAN BOHER
from Miwak Junior:

Sunday, October 6th, 3:30pm-6:30pm
$85

Join us for an afternoon workshop where we will learn basic slip-casting methods using plaster molds to make two unique and modern pipes. Each student will have two molds to work with and all materials and tools are included in the price of the class. This is a great opportunity to learn about using and making molds in your ceramic practice!
The workshop will be led by Sebastian Boher, a fine artist and master printmaker from Chile. In addition to his fine art practice, Boher is an incredibly talented designer and one half of the LA-based design duo Miwak Junior. Boher holds an MFA from CALArts.

Throwing Large with Molly Sanyour
Sunday August 4 10am-4pm
$125 for members and $150 for non-members

Molly will guide us on all the techniques involved in throwing large:

-Wedging and preparing large amounts clay

-Best claybody selections for throwing large

-How to center large amounts of clay

-Wheel-throwing body posture when throwing big

-How to deal with the various challenges that arise when throwing large pots.

Molly will also demo how to use coils to build up and up and up and up ! 🙂


Members Only LA Pottery Sale
June 8th, 2019 2pm- 5pm

Drop by for our first Pottery Sale by our MoLA Members.

Handbuilding Techniques by Titia Estes
June 1, 2019 10am- 4pm

This one day workshop is devoted to the skills and techniques of hand building using soft slabs, coil, and pinch methods. Utilizing forms, we will build a cylinder and can change its shape by stretching, pushing, and pulling the clay in order to transform it into a more natural vessel. With pinch method and/or slabs, attachments will be formed and attached to the cylinder. Students will draw on their own influences and inspiration to aid in the development of a personal voice while building your technical skills.

We will have an hour lunch break.


Thrown and Altered Workshop w Kevin Kowalski
May 25-May 26, 2019 10am- 4pm

Take your pottery to the next level with this thrown and altered workshop. This workshop will focus on making forms on the potter’s wheel and altering them on and off the wheel. We will be aiming to make a flask but other forms like flower bricks, trays and butter dishes can be shown and explored depending on time and experience. We will discuss building a body of work and developing your creative voice while building new skills.

We will have an hour lunch break


Lauren Gallaspy- China Painting Workshop
April 27, 2019 10am- 4pm
$150 Non MoLA members
$125 MoLA members
No previous experience in clay needed


In this one day workshop, we will learn the basics of water-based china painting on ceramics, an ancient technique that allows you to add color and precise line work to the surface of glazed ceramic forms that are then refired at a low temperature. The result is a colorful surface that, unlike glaze and underglaze, looks very similar going into and coming out of the kiln. China paint or “overglaze” layers can be built up and refired several times, giving its users lots of flexibility and allowing an intuitive use of color similar to watercolor or printmaking. We will look at historical and contemporary examples of china painted ceramic work as well as discuss how students can compose and transfer images and patterns to their ceramics. Students will be provided with overglaze enamels and various mediums for mixing. Students may bring in their own previously glaze-fired work (white or light colored work is best), and/or may purchase pre-made china to practice and experiment on.


EMPTY BOWLS EVENT in Support of LA Regional Food Bank
Members Only hosted their first Empty Bowls event on December 16, 2018.
We raised $3,005 and all proceeds went to Los Angeles Regional Food bank.

Empty Bowls is a grassroots effort to combat hunger in communities worldwide. The movement was started by a high school teacher in Michigan in 1990 as a student project to help feed the hungry in their community. Ceramic bowls were made for a fundraising meal and guests were served a simple meal of soup and bread, and were invited to keep the bowl as a reminder of hunger in the world. Since that time, hundreds of Empty Bowls projects have raised millions of dollars to feed the hungry around the world.