Upcoming Workshops

C.J. Niehaus

When: Postponed until April 23rd-25th, 2021, so mark your calendars for next year.

When: April 25 & 26, 2020
Saturday 4/25: 9:30am - 4pm
Sunday, 4/26: 9:30am - 3pm

Award winning, ceramic artist, C.J. Niehaus, will be doing a demonstrative and hands on workshop for the membership from April 23 to April 25, 2021. It will take place at Minu Chaudhuri’s studio located at 1 Liberty St, Ossining, NY, 10562. Coffee and tea as well as carbs will be served throughout the workshop. You are invited to stay after the Saturday portion of the workshop, for a wine and cheese reception and a potluck dinner where you can continue your discussion with C.J. The cost is $150. Please make your check out to, “The Hudson River Potters”. You can pay at the March meeting or send your check to Minu at the address above. If you plan to attend, please email Gerrie Wiles at Gerwiles at aol dot com. We hope that you will be able to join us for what will be another informative and wonderful workshop.

Past Workshops

Hand Building with Paper Clay with Jerry Bennett

When: November 2 & 3, 2019
Saturday 11/2: 9:30am - 4pm
Sunday, 11/3: 9:30am - 3pm

  • Jerry Bennett

Many of the rules that govern regular clay do no apply to paper clay. Jerry Bennett, a leading international paper clay artist will conduct a hands-on workshop which will provide an opportunity for students to explore and experience new approaches to functional pottery and sculptural forms using paper clay. Join visiting artist, Jerry Bennett, as he guides you through how to make paper clay and bonding slips for hand-built forms. In this two-day workshop, expand your understanding of this unique material by adding various fibers to the clay to make both functional pottery and sculptural forms. Gain valuable insight as Jerry shares practical, problem-solving advice related to your studio work (i.e how to fix broken work, reduce shrinkage in clay, and prevent cracks).

All Experience Levels are Welcome

We will be working with cone 6 porcelain so please bring to the workshop hand building tools plus a small pair of scissors and a clean canvas to work on. Participants in the hands-on workshop will receive clay materials and handouts that will provide valuable information about paper clay, glaze formulas, and supplier information.

About Jerry Bennett

Jerry Bennett is currently an active studio artist in the Philadelphia area and runs the Two Rivers Studio. He has been an Adjust Faculty at Holy Family University in Philadelphia for many years. He received his M.F.A. from Indiana University at Bloomington, Indiana in 1975 and has given workshops and lectures at over fifty colleges, schools and art centers through the United States and recently was the leader of the Second International Paper Symposium in Kecskemet, Hungary. For additional information, please visit his website at www.jerrybennett.net.

Lucy Fagella

When: March 23, 2019
Saturday, 3/23: 10am - 4pm
Sunday, 3/24: 10am - 2pm

  • Lucy Fagella

“The first time I set my hands on clay I was a senior in high school, I knew immediately I wanted to make a career of it.” sums up esteemed potter Lucy Fagella’s passion and dedication to her craft. A member of the Asparagus Valley Pottery Guild and founding coordinator of the Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail, her work has been praised in national juried and invitational exhibitions, and featured in such publications as Ceramics Monthly, Country Living, Yankee Magazine, Edible Pioneer Valley and Studio Potter to name a few.

We are honored to have Lucy Fagella host our upcoming workshop. Lucy will be sharing her approach to various functional wheel-thrown forms. Inspired by our natural world, her work and personal approach will inspire us all to reconnect with nature and renew our appreciation for handmade work.

For more information about Lucy, please visit her website at www.lucyfagella.com.

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Sheilagh Flynn

When: October 28, 2018
10am - 3pm

  • Mandala
  • River Series
    River Series

Please join us for an exciting Fall 2018 Hudson River Potters Workshop presented by Master potter and hand builder, Sheilagh Flynn. She will be demonstrating throwing and altering techniques for us. She is also well known for her texturing skills and her signature glazes. If there is anything that you would like demonstrated, or discussed during this workshop , please let Gerrie Wiles (gerwiles@aol.com) know and she will pass it onto Sheilagh.

The workshop will take place in Minu’s studio in Ossining on Saturday, October 27th from 10am - 4pm and resume on Sunday, October 28th from 10am - 3pm. HRP will provide coffee, tea and a light breakfast on both days, as well as snacks throughout each day. A potluck dinner will follow the Saturday workshop where you can continue the conversation with your fellow potters and Sheilagh. Another topic of particular interest she will discuss is participation in high-end craft shows.

The cost per person is $150 for both days. For those of you who have not taken an HRP workshop, please consider it. The knowledge and skills gained from the workshop are well worth the price. Please let Gerrie Wiles know if you are interested in this workshop. You need to have your money sent in by October 14th, as there are a limited number of spaces. If you are sending a check please make it out to, “The Hudson River Potters”. You can send your check to Geraldine Wiles, 50 Caterson Terrace, Hartsdale, NY, 10530 or pay her at the September 20th HRP Meeting. Hope to see you there!

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