Orchard Valley Ceramic Arts Guild

Past Workshops

Clay Carnival 2017

Sunday, May 7

Registration includes morning refreshments and light snacks. Please bring a sack lunch and join us for special lunch demonstrations by David Johanson of Blossom Hill Crafts. If you have signed up for a hands-on session, be sure to bring basic clay tools. 

Evening reception: 5:00-7:00 pm, Sculpture Garden hosted by Palo Alto Art Center Foundation. 

Please join us for light snacks and drinks with fellow attendees, presenters and sponsors immediately following the last session.

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Making Useful Tools Made from Found Objects

with George Dymesich and Gerry Tinder

Saturday, February 17

In the spirt of reducing, reusing and recycling;  this workshop will focus on making tools from wood scraps, metal and other found objects for both the hand-building artist and wheel enthusiast.

Master Potter George Dymesich and master carpenter/sculptor Gerry Tinder will share their skills and power tools with us as we sand, grind, trim and drill found objects into various ribs, clay cutters, measuring tools, sculpting tool, trimmers, stamps and much more.

Register early, space is limited to 15 participants.

Breakfast included, bring lunch to enjoy in the park or studio.

You’ll go home with a bucket full of tools along with the know-how to make future gems.

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Lynn Wood Workshop

We've gone to the birds!

Saturday, June 30

In this workshop Lynn will share her techniques for making original bird ornament templates. Everyone will create several of their own to use in the workshop and beyond.  Additionally, we will be making 3-D art for the wall.  Lynn will also share her firing, decorating and glazing techniques for these items.

Participants are encouraged to bring along their favorite tools including any tiny texturing tools. Lynn will provide a number of images to work from, but images of any birds or other animals of interest could also be used, so bring them along. Beginners are welcome! Hope you can come join the fun and learn some new techniques.

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