Pottery Summer Camps with Tim See
“This was truly an intensive workshop! Tim See combines knowledge, science and skill that take you beyond the limits you place on yourself. I leave here with not only great new friends, but capabilities I never knew I could achieve.” Gail Bunch, Grass Valley, CA, 2017
Join Tim for intensive and fun four-day Pottery Camps at the acclaimed Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. Each hands-on workshop will offer you more than 24 hours of instruction and practice.
Building on the success of the 2016 and 2017 Camps, Tim is offering eight camps in 2018! Three new themes for 2018 are Teapots and Pouring Vessels, Surface Decorating, and, Alternative Firings.
The dates are as follows:
Session 3: Throwing Intensive – June 21 – June 24
Session 5: Throwing Intensive – August 30 – September 2
Session 6: Throwing Intensive – September 6 – 9
Session 7: Alternative Firings – September 20 – 23
Session 8: Surface Decorating – October 11-14
Prior to camp, Tim gathers input from each potter on their goals so he can tailor the curriculum. He will demonstrate and then let potters practice immediately after, offering feedback when it is requested. The four Camp themes are described below.
Throwing Intensive – Tim starts with the basics of centering and pulling walls because they are the foundation of all the forms he will demonstrate. From cylinders we progress through mug forms to vases, before moving on to bowls, lids and plates. Trimming for each form is explored as well as throwing off the hump, production basics, throwing large, assembling parts, finishing, and many other topics.
Teapots & Pouring Vessels – Tim’s complex teapots, oil cans, cruets, and, cream and sugar sets are successful because of throwing and assembling techniques that he has refined over his career. Potters will use those techniques to throw and assemble their own forms.
Surface Decorating – Decisions about surface decoration start with our clay choice and whether we manipulate it with colorants or other additives. At each stage of making – shaping, leather hard, bone dry, bisque, and, even glazed – we have many choices to express our ideas and voice. Using both thrown and hand built forms we will explore more than 25 techniques.
Alternative Firings – If you enjoy the excitement of working with fire to see results immediately, this camp is for you. Potters will ship or transport bisque ware from their home studios and together we will transform it. Our raku experiments will include horsehair and naked techniques, as well as more traditional glaze options. Pit and saggar firing will keep us busy too!
“Tim’s energy is engaging. His knowledge is all encompassing and his love of clay and all things clay evident. He is a natural and patient instructor. The atmosphere here at the Art Park is so peaceful and creative. I highly recommend this camp to anyone interested. You won’t be disappointed and you will, no doubt, gain many new friends.” – Helvi Abatiell, Mendon, VT, 2016
COST: $900 for residential potters
$750 for local commuters
INCLUDES: 24 Hours of Demo & Practice
Optional Field Trip – to Clayscapes Pottery, Inc.
4-night stay @ the Artist Lodge for Residential Potters
Basic breakfast ingredients
REGISTRATION: Reserve a spot by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the session number you would like to attend.
You will receive an invoice with instructions to make a payment to a Google Wallet account. Your registration is not complete until payment is received. Before making plane reservations, await email confirmation that we have a minimum of 6 potters per session enrolled.
A maximum of 10 potters, 8 residential and 2 commuters, will be enrolled in each camp. Spaces fill up fast and are secured on a first come, first served basis. A waiting list will be developed in case a cancellation opens a spot. A refund, minus a $50 processing fee, will be sent in the event a potter cancels more than 6 weeks prior to the first day of the workshop. No refunds will be issued after the six-week cut off date.
We will send additional details once your registration is finalized.
“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, Thomaston, GA, 2016
This looks like the thing we have wanted to attend! Please keep me on mail list. We can’t do these dates but would love a fall time or next one. Catherine & Anne
There are sessions in September and October if those are fall enough.
How can i tell if there are any spaces open for any camps?
We would love to come to a workshop and meet you in person. We actually learned how to throw pots by watching you on YouTube! We have not thrown anything for three or four years since we live in South Florida now and don’t have an air-conditioned studio, but I’m hoping that we can pick it back up quickly. I am sure that we can do that and even advance with your instruction and guidance. Do you have any openings for August or September?
Do you ever come over to the west coast of the country for workshops or events? I live in northern British Columbia, Canada. You are kind of far away, maybe there is a happy middle ground somewhere 🙂
Do you ever come over to the western side of the country? I live in Northern British Columbia, Canada. Kind of a trek to get to you. Maybe there is a middle ground somewhere? Thanks, you are such a great teacher who brings fun in with it – perfect combo 🙂