Gualala Arts Clay Studio
Instructors: Doric T. Jemison-Ball II & others
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10am - 4pm
$10 for 1 session; $40/week; $60/month; $400/year; Youth 6-11 free, when accompanied by an adult
We have lots to share with you, like new clay, new glazes and our latest big deal, potters wheels.
We have tested and picked Coyote glazes for their outstanding colors and finish, with twenty-four to choose from. Brown, white and buff clays are available for hand building and wheel throwing.
Beginners to veterans are invited to our studio to work in a creative and encouraging atmosphere and to network with other artists. So come and play in the clay with us since we plan to play hard and have fun. There is an instructor on site during all open studio hours.
*Children ages 6-11 are invited to attend the Gualala Arts Clay Studio when accompanied by a paying adult – one child per adult.
What a value!
Many of us often spend $200 or more for a good one-week workshop to learn an art form. Right now you can much more than you would expect from a one month $60 membership in the Gualala Arts ceramics studio. I checked it after Doric Jemison-Ball said he thought there are sculpture shapes I can’t do with stone carving or papier maché sculpture that I could do with clay. He was right.
For my $60, plus about $25 for purchase of clay plus firing, I got regular consultations with the resident experts who are there every weekday: Barbara Tocher, Doric Jemison-Ball and Jane Head. They are all different, and all working toward different shapes and textures in different ways, and they have all taught me so much in one month I can hardly believe it!
I’ve made several different kinds of slab built pieces in both light and dark clay, and I’ve learned to fix a bunch of different kinds of problems with them. I’ve learned a lot about how wet the clay should be depending on the kind of thing I want to do, and how to put a piece together that is not likely to blow up in a kiln. Next month I’ll probably start using a wheel.
It’s hard to beat this price in learning any art form — and it’s been a lot of fun.
– Bruce Jones