2013 WORKSHOPS, EXHIBITS and EVENTS
Experience hands-on the Raku firing technique. Learn which clays work best and how to prepare them to receive the best color. Learn tips on how to avoid disaster. Participants are allowed to bring up to 10 bisque fired pots to fire during the workshop. Studio will provide glazes and horse hair. Space is limited, reservations required. $30 non-refundable registration fee and remainder due 30days prior to event. Contact studio for reservations
Blue Coast Artists Springfest Studio Open House -
May 25-27, Sat, Sun & Mon Memorial Weekend 10am-5pm
New in 2013, preview the new works and new member artists of the Blue Coast Artists. Come and enjoy the countryside during the lush green spring. The plants are emerging as well as the new art created by the artists over the winter months. Enjoy the fresh new artwork and a behind the scenes look in the studios of the member artists.
Developing Surfaces: Screen Printing on Clay
with Israel Davis
Dates: June 22 - 23
Time: Sat - Sun 10 - 5
Cost $80 per person, materials included
Special Showing of Israel's work:
May 28th - June 30th
Open Tue-Sun 10 - 5
or by appointment
The objects that Israel makes are based upon a series of memories and childhood dreams. At their basic core they represent the freedom and possibilities of youth. Through process and contemplation, these recollections have become physical visions of past, present, and future.
This hands-on workshop provides instruction and information on screen-printing with slips and underglazes onto clay slabs used to construct functional objects. Students will gain some hands on experience printing onto leather hard clay slabs and demonstration on how to produce a screen in a DIY setting.
$40 non-refundable deposit, remainder due 30 days prior to event.
6th Annual Lakeshore Harvest Country - Family Farm Fest
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Date: Saturday, July 27th
Visit all Lakeshore Harvest Country farms on this special day for families. Play games, pick fresh fruit, learn about animals and experience farm life in this hands-on celebration of country living!
Khnemu Studio on Fernwood Farm will have the following activities: chickens hatching, make & take craft table, pottery demonstrations and games!
It’s in the Details -
by Mary Doezema
Special Showing: July 30 - Sept 1
Open Wed-Sun 10 - 5 or by appointment
Porcelain clay is a very fluid, smooth, and responsive
medium. Mary enjoys working with its white surface
which gives depth of color to the glaze. Her newest work
explores the aesthetic and function of a piece. She decorates each object with rich glazes, using pattern to emphasize the form. She challenges herself to make each piece aesthetically
pleasing as well as appropriate to its use.
The Homebrewers Table -
by Dawn Soltysiak
Special Showing: Sept 2-Oct 16
Open Wed-Sun 10 - 5 or by appointment
Dawn’s newest work features
one of her husband’s favorite
The homebrewers table will
feature pilsner mugs, pitchers,
charcuterie trays and serving
platters to name a few.
Hops embellishments and the opportunity to custom
order a set of your own personalized mugs.
Dawn has been making custom mugs & accessories for
local breweries and wanted to share with the Homebrewers.
Friday evening slide show presentation - Free
This hands-on workshop will focus on cone 6 glazes. Participants will create a series of test tiles of base glazes with a variety of colorants. Tests will be fired prior to the workshop in a Oxidation and Reduction environment. The results will be a comprehensive testing of various properties of glaze making materials and their results. John and participants will review and discuss the entire series of test tiles. Participants will gain an understanding of glazes, their properties and results in both oxidation and reduction.
Participants need to make a series of test tiles and ship/deliver to the studio 20 days prior to the workshop. You will have specific instructions on how to make your 1000 gram test batch, upon signing up for this workshop.
Participants may choose to have the studio make their test batch and tiles prior to the workshop for an additional $30 fee. 30 day notice prior to workshop required.
Contact studio for reservations. $40 non-refundable deposit, remainder due 30 days prior to event.
24th Annual Blue Coast Artists Fall Tour of Studios
Dates: October 5th - 6th
Time: Sat-Sun 10am-6pm
The Blue Coast Artists have been delighting and educating the public with their annual Fall Tour of Studios. Free of charge, viewers are invited to experience the creative process in action once again.
This creative experience is fun for the whole family. Tour all members studios during a crisp Fall weekend and be treated to complimentary refreshments and art-making demonstrations.
Khnemu Studio will demonstrate Raku firing and throwing on the potter’s wheel. Enjoy a Fall Festival of handmade and homegrown at the studio and on the farm!
7th Annual Lakeshore Harvest Country - Road Rally Saturday, October 12th
Visit www.lakeshoreharvestcountry.com for details about this rollicking ride through Lakeshore Harvest Country. It's not a race! Rally participants carefully navigate back roads to visit farms and other notable destinations. Everyone celebrates with refreshments at the final stop, and a trophy for the winning team! Pre-registration is encouraged.
Play with Clay -
$25 per person. Advance reservations required. Have you ever wondered what it is like to create pottery on the wheel? This two-hour mini class is perfect for those who would like an to acquaint themselves with the medium of clay....or can be used as a means to possibly improve throwing techniques if already experienced in clay. Instruction, materials and tools included. Due to the nature of the process it is not feasible to bring home your work created during this one-time class (arrangements for work can be made with larger groups). Adults only please, unless afamily or group of 4 or more reserves the day. Please dress to get dirty.
Khnemu Studio's Annual Holiday Open House
Thanksgiving weekend Fri, Sat & Sun 10am-5pm
featuring the studio's year-end clearance and seconds sale. Escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy a handmade shopping experience.