From Ground to Fire - BALANCE DUE 6/16

Native Clay and Primitive Firing Workshop

  • Starts Jul 6
  • 650 US dollars
  • Main Street

Service Description

This workshop is about exploring and discovering what useable clay deposits may lurk below the surface of Tuscarora, Nevada. What clay lies in wait we will find and make vessels in celebration of the age old methods used by mankind throughout the centuries! We will prospect for native clay around the geology of Tuscarora. The first 3 days will be spent gathering and processing clay for use. Pulverizing, wet mixing, sieving and drying to a plastic consistency. Hand-building techniques including traditional coil, pinch, scrape and burnish as inspired by Navajo and Mata Ortiz traditions will be explored to make decorative vessels. Terra sigillata techniques of surface finish will be demonstrated. The work made will be pit fired with wood in both oxidation and reduction firing for black ware finish. Come prepared to work up a sweat and reap the rewards of making clay vessels in the most archetypal of methods since the beginning of time!!! Instructor: Terry Shepherd

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Summer workshop participants need to cancel no later than 3 weeks in advance to receive a refund, minus a $25.00 cancellation fee. Full payment for summer workshop will be due at that point, 3 weeks before the start date of the workshop. Check, PayPal, Credit Card, or Cash are accepted.

Contact Details

  • 138 Main Street, Tuscarora, NV, USA

    323-636-6262

    tuscarorapotteryschool@gmail.com