Stone Quarry Hill Art Park Workshop

Tim See:

Intensive Throwing Camp 

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park


Are you a fan of my Periscope sessions? Learned a lot from my videos? Find yourself chuckling over my Clay Buddies posts? Thought my Process Demo at the 2016 NCECA was informative but too short?

Maybe you have thought to yourself, “Geez, I wish I could spend some time learning from this character in person.”

Well, here’s your chance!

I will be conducting an intensive, but fun, four-day potter’s retreat in a rustic barn and artist’s residence at the acclaimed Stone Quarry Hill Art Park.

The number of participants will be limited to 8 on a first-come, first-served basis. A waiting list will be developed in case a cancellation opens a spot.


DATES: Thursday, September 22, 2016 – Sunday, September 25, 2016

Note: You are welcome to arrive on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 to settle in if you are coming from a distance.


Thursday:  9 am – 8:30 pm

Friday: 9 am – 8:30 pm

Saturday: 9 am – 8:30 pm

Sunday: 9 am – 1 pm

PLACE: Stone Quarry Hill Art Park

Cazenovia, NY

REGISTRATION:  Full payment should be paid to my PayPal account,; $675 will secure your spot. In the event you need to cancel and I can fill your spot from the waiting list, a $25 fee will be deducted from your refund. If I cannot fill your spot, a refund of $350 will be issued to your account.

Includes: 20 Hours of Demo & Practice with Me!

Homey accommodations at the Reister Hilltop House

Kitchen Kitty: simple breakfast ingredients and snacks
Mug Decorating


Thursday, September 22

8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast

9:00 – 12:00 pm Throwing: Demo & Practice

12:00  – 1:30 pm Lunch & Hike the Art Park

1:30 – 4:30 pm Throwing: Demo & Practice

4:30 – 6:00 pm Visit the 4:15 Agama Wood Kiln

6:00 – 7:30 pm Dinner – TBD from participant input

7:30 – 8:30 pm Topical Discussion: TBD from input

Friday, September 23

8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast 

9:00 – 12:00 pm Throwing: Demo & Practice

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 – 4:00 pm Throwing: Demo & Practice

4:00 – 4:30 pm Spruce Up!

4:30 – 5:15 pm Drive to Syracuse

5:15 – 6:00 pm Clayscapes Pottery Inc. Tour

6:00 – 8:00 pm Happy Hour & Dinner Out

8:00 – 8:45 pm  Return to Stone Quarry

Saturday, September 24

8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast 

9:00 – 12:00 pm Trimming & Assembly: Demo & Practice

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 – 4:00 pm Decoration: Demo & Play

4:00 – 5:30 pm On Your Own: Hike or Explore Caz

5:30 – 6:00 pm Drive to Tim & Brenda’s

6:00 –  8:00 pm  Studio Visit & Barbecue

8:00  – 8:30 pm Return to Stone Quarry

Sunday, September 25

8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast 

9:00 – 11:30 am Trimming & Assembly: Demo & Practice

11:30 – 1:00 pm Lunch, Feedback & Farewells


The Stone Quarry Hill Art Park is the brainchild and gift to the community of Dorothy and Bob Reister. The mission is to educate and engage the public through exhibitions, collections, interpretation, and community outreach programs in the arts. The park encompasses over 104 acres in a rural setting and includes more than four miles of trails speckled with outdoor sculptures in fields and forest. Trails are open dawn to dusk 365 days a year

The Reister’s originally purchased this picturesque land as a summer home in 1958 and it became their year-round residence in 1965. Stone Quarry was incorporated in 1991 as a not-for-profit. In 2011, its 20th anniversary year, it was listed by National Geographic at No. 2  on a list, “Top Ten Sculpture Parks and Trails” in “Secret Journeys of a Lifetimes , 500 of the World’s Best Hidden Travel Gems.” The home and studio were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.

Address: 3883 Stone Quarry Road

PO Box 251

Cazenovia, NY 13035

Stone Quarry is located in the town of Cazenovia with a population of 7,000. The village of Cazenovia is charming with a laid-back main street that features a sparkling lake. See for information.


All participants may stay at the Reister Hilltop House that has 3 bedrooms with 2 single beds each. Towels and linens will be provided. There are 2.5 bathrooms and a full kitchen. The laundry will come in handy so you do not have to travel home with muddy clothes!


Breakfast and snacks: A “Kitchen Kitty” with funds from the Registration fee will buy such simple breakfast and snack fare as eggs, cereal and/or granola, bread, fruit, granola bars, nuts, condiments, pickles, coffee and tea. Additional supplies can be purchased from a local grocery store. Participants will prepare what they want to eat and clean up after themselves.

Lunch: Within a short drive there is a grocery store (that makes enormous subs and has a salad bar), 2 diners, 2 coffee shops, 2 pizzerias and a McDonald’s. Take-outs are also available at more upscale restaurants. 

Dinner: Thursday we will either eat out or order in and Friday we will eat in a Syracuse restaurant; everyone will pay their own way. Saturday night Tim, and his wife, Brenda Pierce, will host a barbecue at their home.

Once your registration is finalized, I will be in touch about any unique dietary requirements for planning purposes. The hope is to keep things simple but healthy, with some Central New York flavor.


Fall in Central New York is a beautiful season! Expect our leaves to be changing but not at peak. Comfortable temperatures will range from a high of 70 degrees to a low of 50 degrees. Our weather is changeable so come prepared for anything. The nights and mornings will be cool; I recommend waterproof hiking shoes to ensure you will be able to explore on the trails. Don’t forget throwing clothes!


Hancock International Airport – Our local airport in the City of Syracuse is small and very manageable.

Ground Transportation – Since the airport is approximately 20 miles away I plan to do my best to provide ground transportation. Bearing this in mind, please keep your arrival and departure times to reasonable hours that do not conflict with the workshop schedule. Please coordinate with me if you have any questions.


  • We are grateful for the support of Clayscapes Pottery, Inc., Their generous donation of wheels and clay is just one example of their generosity in building clay communities throughout Central New York.
  • Thank you to Emily Zaengle, Executive Director of Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, and to the rest of the staff and Board of Directors for their assistance with this program and their efforts to preserve this treasure.