2017 Intensive Throwing Camp


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Intensive Throwing Camp

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park

Join me for an intensive, but fun, four-day potter’s camp at the acclaimed Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. This hands-on workshop will offer you many hours of instruction, practice and lodging.

Following up on the success of the 2016 Inaugural Camp, I am offering four workshops in 2017. The dates are as follows:

Session 1: June 1- 4, 2017

Session 2: June 8 – 11, 2017

Session 3: September 7 – 10, 2017

Session 4: September 21 – 24, 2017 (Limited)

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.

“This is an incredible workshop for anyone from the beginner to the advanced pottery student. Tim is a great teacher and willingly shares his expertise in all areas of wheel throwing. Come to this workshop expecting many hours of learning and as many hours of laughs and camaraderie. I would take this workshop again in a heartbeat!!” Debbie Joseph, 2016


ARRIVAL: You are welcome to arrive on Wednesday to settle in and prepare for our throwing extravaganza!


Thursday:  9 am – 5:30 pm

Friday: 9 am – 5:30 pm

Saturday: 9 am – 5:30 pm

Sunday: 9 am – 1 pm

PLACE: Stone Quarry Hill Art Park

3883 Stone Quarry Road

PO Box 251

Cazenovia, NY 13035


The fee for the workshop is the same whether or not you will be staying overnight at the Artist Residence. If you are commuting, please respect our community by arriving on time and attending every session. 

INCLUDES:  24 or so Hours of Demo & Practice with Me!

Optional Field Trips – to Clayscapes Pottery, Inc.

& the 4:15 Agama Wood Kiln

Homey accommodations at the Artist Residence

Kitchen Kitty: simple breakfast ingredients and snacks

“Tim’s workshop exceeded my expectations in every way! I learned more than I expected…changing some bad habits, correcting and adding to the skills I had when I arrived. The atmosphere that Tim creates with his fun-loving personality and amazing skills, coupled with his fine-tuned teaching approach took the workshop experience to incredible heights.”

Maryann Hughes, 2016



8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast

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

12:00  – 1:30 pm Lunch Break

1:30 – 5:30 pm Throwing: Demo & Practice

5:30 Visit the 4:14 Agama Wood Kiln



8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast 

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

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch Break

1:00 – 5:00 pm Throwing: Demo & Practice

5:15 pm Drive to Syracuse

5:30 Clayscapes Pottery Inc. Tour



8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast 

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

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch Break

1:00 – 5:30 pm Decoration: Demo & Play

6:00 pm Community Dinner


8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast 

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

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

1:00 – 2:00 pm Community Clean-Up

“Tim explains every step of his process, including WHY the steps work, and why NOT to do things another way. When you understand the WHY of what you are doing, it truly solidifies the new knowledge in your brain.” Brittani Tkacz, 2016


The Stone Quarry Hill Art Park www.sqhap.org 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 Lifetime, 500 of the World’s Best Hidden Travel Gems.” The home and studio were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.

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 www.Gocaz.com for information.

“The facilities at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park were terrific. What a gorgeous setting to be able to stay, learn & laugh. It’s such a rare opportunity to be able to submerge yourself in art! This camp offers that chance. The Art Park is such an inspiring place; it is serene, bucolic and a lovely place with room to breathe, work and relax.” – PJ Halliwell, 2016


All participants may stay at the Artist Residence that has 4 bedrooms with 2 single beds each. Bed linens and towels are available but participants are encouraged to provide their own. The pillows, linens and towels have been donated to the park. There are 2.5 bathrooms. The laundry will come in handy so you do not have to travel home with muddy clothes!


We have access to two refrigerators in the Artist Residence and one in the Barn where the pop-up studio will be located. You are welcome to bring groceries or purchase them from a grocery store located just minutes away. The kitchen has a stove/oven, dishwasher, toaster and a microwave. Potters will graciously clean up after themselves before leaving the kitchen, of course!

Breakfast and snacks: A “Kitchen Kitty” provides simple breakfast and snack fare as such as eggs, cereal, bread, fruit, granola bars, condiments, pickles, coffee and tea.

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. Chipping in for pizza is easy for at least one lunch.

Dinner: Once your registration is finalized, I will be in touch about any unique dietary requirements to consider when stocking the Kitchen Kitty. I will also provide you with a list of dinner options in Cazenovia and in Syracuse (for Friday night). Saturday night I will join you for dinner and may even break out the barbecue to dazzle you with my short order cooking chops!


Bring throwing clothes and an apron or towel. When you are out of the Park you will notice Central New Yorkers dress casually wherever they go!

We may be infamous for our snowy winters but we are famous for glorious summers and falls! Our weather is changeable so come prepared for anything, though! I recommend waterproof hiking shoes or sneakers to ensure you will be able to explore on the trails at the Art Park!

Cazenovia sparkles in June with lush greens, flowers, and the picturesque Cazenovia Lake dotted with sailboats and kayakers. The Farmer’s Market will be in full swing on Saturday in the village. You can plan for temperatures to range from a high of 75 to a low of 52 degrees. 

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. The nights and mornings will be cool so bring clothes to keep you warm.


Hancock International Airport – Our local airport in the City of Syracuse is small and very manageable. The airport is approximately 20 miles away and ground transportation will be costly. A car rental may be the best way to go. Once Registration is finalized for each session I will make a Facebook group for communication. You could try to coordinate arrival and departure times with other potters and split the cost of the car rental.


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

“Why are your still reading this? You should be signing up NOW!!…it’s that INCREDIBLE.” P.J. Halliwell, 2016

Its a Sink Trap

dry fit

Depending on the size of your studio and the requirements of your system this list will change but here are the basics going right from the bottom drain of the sink to the exit drain of the system.


Hack saw

Dremel Tool

PVC 1.5 inch

Elbows   3

Straight 2 ft

Bulk head unions 2

Threaded/female adaptors 2

One adjustable “p” trap

PVC primer and glue

Teflon tape

2 Plastic Bins

11/4 inch compression adaptor

First things first, measure and get an idea where your trap is going to go, the space you have and where your inlet and outlet need to be. Make some drawing and such before buying every plastic bin and picking the two that work.

hole cutting


Step two is to cut the holes needed in the sides of both bins and the tops of both containers. On the sides make the exits for the bulkhead union as close to the top as possible and the entrance through the lid on the opposite side of the bin. I cut my holes with a Zip bit for the dremel tool and a sanding drum to get them just big enough to slide the pipe in, this will cut down on smells coming from the bins.




Step three is to layout the system dry. Make sure everything fits and you have the parts you need. Cutting the pvc can be done with a hack saw but is easy with a mitre saw.

The fourth step is to prime and cement connect your non threaded pvc joints.



I used teflon tape to seal the threaded parts, the bulkhead union uses a rubber gasket to make the seal to the container. No need to glue or seal this joint.

teflon tape


The install of the trap is going to depend on where your outlet is going to be and how tight your cabinet is.




The Sink trap bins have been going now for a year and have done well. I have cleaned it once to check how much was collected and how much is getting past the trap. All looked pretty good the only stuff getting past is like Terra Sig. The capacity of the two bins looks like it could go two years before getting cleaned out with how I use my sink.



I have added a small bucket in my sink that has holes made 4 inches or so above the bottom I pour and wash everything into this bucket. it allows for a slower trickle of water through the system to prevent washing stuff out of the buns with big flush of water.