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

Dec. 13, 2019
6:00PM

Jan. 10, 2020
6:00PM

Feb. 14, 2020
6:00PM

Mar. 13, 2020
6:00PM

Cup, Bowl, Plate

Instructor: 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

Dec. 20, 2019
8:00PM

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

Dec. 20, 2019
8:00PM

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

Dec. 27, 2019
6:00PM

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

Dec. 15, 2019
9:00AM

Jan. 12, 2020
9:00AM

Feb. 16, 2020
9:00AM

Mar. 15, 2020
9:00AM

Pressed Trays Workshop w/ Donna Barton

Instructor: Donna Barton
Pressed trays (2 or 3 per student)- Able to be used year round as small servers, catch-alls, spoon rests, etc… Students will make 2-3 trays using the press method as well as learning how to add texture to soft slabs.

Donna loves incorporating texture in her hand built pieces and creates functional as well as sculptural ceramics. She is a retired elementary art teacher, who loves sharing the pottery process with people of all ages. In her spare time, she enjoys creating in clay and sewing quilts as well. The visual texture found in many fabrics often inspires her work in clay

  • $45.00

Dec. 14, 2019
5:30PM

Mighty Mud Presents: Sculpting Fantasy Creatures with Brandy Slaybaugh

Instructor: Brandy Slaybaugh

Intermediate workshop: prior experience with clay required.

Let your imagination run wild in this two-day fantasy creature sculpting workshop. Brandy will share her process and techniques for making small fantasy creature sculptures while walking you through how to make your own. Come prepared with a creature in mind that you would like to make. The first three-hour workshop session will involve sculpting your creature. You will be able to stay post-session for up to an extra three hours to finish sculpting. In your second three-hour workshop session, you will glaze your sculpture with Brandy’s guidance.

The price of this class includes a 25lb bag of clay, glaze for use in the second session, and bisque/glaze kiln firing your sculpture. Tools, towels, and aprons provided for use by the studio.

  • $120.00
  • This is a 2-part workshop.  The 2nd class will be January 26th from 10:00A – 1:00PM

Jan. 05, 2020
10:00AM

Mighty Mud Presents: Wheel Throwing Intensive – Throwing Sets with Ellie Kotsianas-Christner

Instructor: Ellie Kotsianas-Christner

Intermediate workshop: prior wheel throwing experience required

Do you struggle to make matching pieces? Do you long for a set of dishes that stack properly? Do you want to make cups that are all the same height and shape? Ellie will share with you her wheel throwing process, tips, and techniques for making sets that match! This will be a focused class for intermediate wheel throwers to help you hone your skills.

The price of this workshop includes a 25lb bag of clay and bisque firing your 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.

  • $65.00
  • Attendees must bring their own tools and bats. Towels and aprons provided for use by the studio.

Jan. 10, 2020
6:00PM

Mighty Mud Presents: Hand Building for Beginners: Breakfast Set with Donna Barton

Instructor: Donna Barton

Beginner workshop: no experience required

Learn to make delightful textured breakfast ware. Each attendee will make either one hand-built cup or mug and one plate using clay slabs. Texture will be applied to make each piece unique and decorative. Donna will finish your pieces following class and glaze them in the color of your choice. Pieces will be ready for pickup approximately two weeks following the workshop.

  • $55.00
  • Attendees must bring their own tools and bats. Towels and aprons provided for use by the studio.

Jan. 11, 2020
5:30PM

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

Feb. 14, 2020
7:00PM

Mighty Mud Presents: Hand Building for Beginners: Small Succulent Planter & Tray

Instructor: Donna Barton
Make your plants a home to call their own. This workshop will teach you how to make a small hand-built planter for succulents and a water catch tray for them too. Planters will be approximately four inches tall. Decorate your planter using texture tools for a special touch. Donna will finish your pieces following class and glaze them in the color of your choice. Pieces will be ready for pickup approximately two weeks following the workshop.

  • $55.00

Feb. 15, 2020
5:30PM

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. 22, 2020
5:30PM

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. 13, 2020
6:00PM

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