Indigo Fire Belmont Summer Workshop Series

This summer we are piloting a few new styles of classes. Scroll on down to get the deets on each kind of class, which will be available for registration in mid-late June. Make sure you're signed up for the newsletter if you'd like to be notified of when the registration is made public!

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One Time Workshops
We will be hosting 2 hour long workshops every Monday in August and early September, focused on topics such as glaze chemistry, brushwork , luster and overglaze techniques. These workshops will vary in price and will take place either from 10:30-12:30pm or 2-4pm. 
Materials are included, but there is no outside practice associated with the one time workshops. 
3 Week Intensives
The 3 week intensives will meet twice a week for 6 classes total. We will be running two sessions of these intensives, featuring low-fire Terracotta class and a high-fire stamps and alteration class. The intensives meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, either from 10:30-12:30 or 2-4 pm.  
Materials and outside practice time are included as part of the 3 week intensives. 
6 Week Classes
The 6 week classes will take place on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10:30-12:30. They will run as our more traditional beginner throwing option, though the timeline is shorter than our usual offerings. 
Materials and outside practice time are included in the 6 week class sessions. 
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One Time Luster and Overglaze Decal Workshop with Ariane

2 hours
This workshop is a primer on what luster and overglazes are and how to apply them. Students will bring 3-4 glazed pieces and will be supplied with a variety of luster and overglaze decals to apply to their work. 
Students may bring in personal overglaze decals purchased ahead of time but will be required to show firing instructions for those decals. Decals can be purchased through vendors such as Elan Transfers, Milestone Decals, or Amazon. They should be rated to fire at Cone 017. 

 
One Time Brushwork Lesson with Ned

2 hours

If you know Ned, you know he enjoys his brushwork decoration. This workshop will explore the different brushes available and offer students techniques and exercises to start practicing their own brushwork. 
 
One Time Glaze Chemistry Workshop with Ned
2 hours
This workshop delves into the chemical interactions that create the colors and textures of glaze. Indigo Fire features 18 glazes for student use, mostly formulated by Ned. This workshop is for the studio potter interested in upping their glazing game through a deeper understanding of glaze chemistry, or the home potter hoping to improve their glaze making game. 

 
Terra Cotta
Handbuilt Planters
Three Week Intensive
with TBA Instructor

2 hours, twice a week
Terra Cotta is a low fire clay body that matures to a traditional orange color. It is used frequently for planters, as the clay is suited well to absorbing and storing water for the roots. This class will use the wheel and handbuilt elements to create pieces larger than average. Please note that this class meets twice a week. 

 
Stamp Making and
Surface Alteration
Three Week Intensive
with TBA Instructor

2 hours, twice a week
There are a variety of tools we use to texture the surface of our work- this class focuses on making stamps to create unique patterns in relief. Demonstrations may also include sgraffito, mishima, and slip trailing methods. 
Please note that this class
meets twice a week.