with Jake Johnson
February 10 & 11, 2024
9:30 - 4:00 pm
Location: Virginia Wesleyan Univ
Jake creates pottery that has a sense of animation and energy.
Day 1: He will demonstrate techniques for throwing off the hump; making lids; altering pots; combining pots. He is bringing samples of his work as well as glazes he makes himself. Participants are encouraged to bring bisqued tiles or simple bisqued bowls or cups (two or three total) to try out glazes he will bring to share.
Day 2: Jake with demonstrate trimming techniques; discussion of glazing techniques; slip inlay; resists; water ethching and multi-step processes to achieve patterns and shapes with color.
Jake earned an MFA from Penn State and has been in more than 50 juried/invitational exhibitions. He is published and owner of the Make Waynesboro Clay Studio in Waynesboro, Virginia.
Member - $85
Non-Member - $120
Jake Johnson examples
Past Workshops & Demos
Stamp making demo
Robert Hitt demonstrated various ways to make stamps for pottery.
Jake Johnson Workshop
Jake conducted a 2-day workshop on altering thrown forms, trimming and glazing.
Fran Dumville - KILNS 101 Presentation
Fran gave a very informative presentation on how to maintain, repair, and troubleshoot everything about kilns.
Stephanie Herron - Color Clay Workshop
Stephanie taught the Skinner Blend and other techniques for using color clay.
Brian Bielitz - Woven clay baskets demo
Brian demonstrated how to create a woven basket of clay.
Amy Lee - Triaxial glaze blending demo
Amy demonstrated how to blend 3 different commercial glazes to create new glazes.
Mike Graham - Holey Bowls Demo
Mike shared his technique for creating bowls with the maximum amount of material removed resulting in an elegant "Holey Bowl"
John Tobin - Underglazing Demo
John demonstrated how he mixes and applies underglazes tohis award-winning sculptures.
Stephen Palmer Workshop
Stephen taught us so many new techniques with a focus on underglaze transfers.
Bas Relief Workshop
Suzanne Baur taught various techniques for carving and adding to a surface.
Robert Hitt taught how to make a ceramic fountain.
Kary Haun taught how to spray glazes on greenware and then shared the process for firing pieces one time.
Sodium Silicate Pots
Ray Wood taught how to use colored sodium silicate to create dramatic crackle effects on pots.
Raku workshops are held during the year at different studios.
Do you have an idea for a workshop? We welcome your ideas. Please contact us.