Workshops

We offer a variety of events for ages 8 and up, and all experience levels are welcome.
Our instructors come from diverse backgrounds and offer students a range of approaches to the
creative ceramic process. We offer instruction primarily in throwing and handbuilding, but occasionally we
will have special class sessions be able to offer you other types of art classes such as mosaics, watercolor, and printmaking.

Raku

Instructor: Megan Schefter
All ages and experience levels are welcome to participate in this event. This could be fun for the family, kids love the Raku process; or it could be a great “date night” event. The immediacy of Raku firings allow you to take home a beautiful piece of pottery for your home that night, but these decorative pieces are not food safe.

  • $35.00
  • All Materials Provided

Jan. 10, 2020
6:00PM

Feb. 14, 2020
6:00PM

Mar. 13, 2020
6:00PM

Cup, Bowl, Plate

Instructor: Porter Black / Ericka Ryba / Anais Lux

Give wheel throwing a go in this hour and a half workshop!  We take care of the hard part (centering and trimming) and you get your hands in clay (short nails recommended).  Each student makes 1cup, 1bowl, and 1 plate. Work will be fired and glazed in a color of your choice from available studio glazes and ready for pick up 2 weeks later.

  • $50.00
  • All Materials Provided

Jan. 17, 2020
6:00PM

Feb. 21, 2020
6:00PM

Mar. 20, 2020
6:00PM

Mug Makers

Instructor: Anais Lux
Who doesn’t love a hand made mug for their morning coffee? Try your hand at wheel throwing in this hour and a half workshop! We take care of the hard part (centering and trimming) and you get your hands in clay (short nails recommended). Each student makes 2 mug forms on the wheel and two handles. Work will be fired and glazed in a color of your choice from available studio glazes and ready for pick up 2 weeks later.

  • $50.00
  • All Materials Provided

Jan. 17, 2020
8:00PM

Feb. 21, 2020
8:00PM

Mar. 20, 2020
8:00PM

Wine & Wheel

Instructor: Ellie Kotsianas-Christner
What a better way to spend your Friday night than drinking wine and hand throwing your own ceramic wine cup or rocks glass! Join Ellie Kotsianas for a messy night out with your friends or a fun date. We encourage you to bring any beverage that you like, along with any food or snack. All materials will be provided. During the class you will get a hands on experience in throwing your cups and choosing your glaze colors.

** Due to state regulations, we are no longer allowed to provide and serve alcoholic beverages to a ticketed event. PLEASE, bring and enjoy whatever beverages you choose… we will provide the drinking vessel… and please drink responsibly.

  • $50.00
  • All Materials Provided

Jan. 24, 2020
6:00PM

Feb. 28, 2020
6:00PM

Mar. 27, 2020
6:00PM

Bagels and Bowls!

Instructor: Anais Lux
Join Anais Lux and Mighty Mud Studios for a Sunday morning of wheel thrown pottery and a light breakfast of bagels, spreads, and coffee. Great for first-timers, learn to make functional pottery pieces such as mugs, bowls and cups. All students will have two finished pieces to pick up two weeks after class. Gluten-free toast will be provided in leu of bagels for gluten-free students.

  • $55.00
  • All Materials Provided
  • Coffee & Tea Provided

Jan. 12, 2020
9:00AM

Feb. 16, 2020
9:00AM

Mar. 15, 2020
9:00AM

Mighty Mud Presents: Intro to Sculpting Faces with Jessica Stewart

Instructor: Jessica Stewart

Beginner/Intermediate workshop: experience not required

Do you want to try your hand at figurative sculpture? Are you thinking about taking Jessica’s 6-week sculpture class? Meet Jessica, a talented sculptor and art teacher, and spend three hours learning the skills needed to sculpt faces in clay. The price of this class includes a 25lb bag of clay and bisque firing your pieces. Tools, towels, and aprons provided for use by the studio. You will be provided with a glazing and glaze firing voucher to be redeemed during open studio hours. Prior glaze experience required. For those without glazing experience, an hour-long supervised glaze lesson may be requested for an additional fee (with Anais Lux) by emailing the studio, in order to finish your piece.

  • $65.00

Jan. 18, 2020
5:30PM

Mighty Mud Presents: Surface Design – Carving Patterns with Li Li

Instructor: Li Li

Intermediate workshop: experience with clay required, experience carving not necessary.

Li is known throughout the studio for her beautiful carved wheel thrown pieces with iron oxide surface treatment. Attend this workshop and Li will share with you how she designs and carves picturesque patterns and landscapes. Attendees must bring leather hard greenware (ready to be carved) to the workshop.

The price of this workshop will include bisque firing your carved pieces. You will be provided with a glazing and glaze firing voucher to be redeemed during open studio hours. Prior glaze experience required. For those without glazing experience, an hour-long supervised glaze lesson may be requested for an additional fee (with Anais Lux) by emailing the studio ([email protected]), in order to finish your piece. Towels and aprons provided for use by the studio.

  • $50.00

Feb. 08, 2020
5:30PM

Mighty Mud Presents: Valentine’s Clay – Date Night at Mighty Mud with Anais Lux

Instructor: Anais Lux
Impress your valentine with tickets for two to Valentine’s Clay: Date Night at Mighty Mud Studios. Enjoy dessert, decaf coffee, and learn to throw pottery on the wheel. You’ll create hand-made, food safe pots to use at home; a memory of Valentine’s Day 2020.

  • $55.00 (per person)

Feb. 14, 2020
7:00PM

Mighty Mud Presents: Surface Design – Layering Glazes with Parker Presnell

Instructor: Parker Presnell

Intermediate workshop: prior glazing experience required

You asked for a glaze application class, and we listened! Enhance your glaze application skills in this workshop on layering glazes. Parker will share with you his experiments and techniques in glaze surface design using both brush on glazes and dipping glazes. Attendees must bring bisque fired pieces to glaze made using cone 5 high fire clay.

It is recommended to bring your daily use pottery tools and sponge. The price of this class includes glazes used during the session and glaze firing. Brushes, towels and aprons provided for use by the studio.

  • $50.00

Feb. 23, 2020
5:30PM

Mighty Mud Presents: Experience The Wheel with Ericka Ryba

Instructor: Ericka Ryba
Looking for a chance to try wheel-thrown pottery under the guidance of an experienced potter? This 2-hour long instructor-guided studio session allows you to try your hand at forming and shaping wheel-thrown clay vessels.
This is an experiential, fun night of working with clay. In order to keep the cost of this class low, vessels WILL NOT be glazed and fired, attendees WILL NOT receive completed pieces. All clay used will be reclaimed for future use.

  • $35.00

Mar. 13, 2020
6:00PM

Mighty Mud Presents: Hooray for Spring: Wheel Thrown Planter Pots with Anais Lux

Instructor: Anais Lux

Welcome in Spring at Mighty Mud Studios by making your own planter pot, saucer, and watering cup! Lux will teach you the basics of wheel thrown pottery that you can use to decorate your home or give as a gift.

  • $50.00

Mar. 14, 2020
6:00PM

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