Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Pottery Form Alteration and Surface Decoration Workshop -- Apr 13&14 2019 (Members Only)



Pottery Form Alteration and Surface Decoration Workshop

Apr 13th and 14th, 2019

PEI Potters Studio and 
PEI Crafts Council
(Members Only Workshop)




JOAN BRUNEAU

Joan Bruneau is a professional Studio Potter and sole proprietor of Nova Terra Cotta Pottery in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Joan was born in 1963 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her love of travel and food sparked her desire to become a potter, after discovering the authentic cuisines and pottery traditions of Europe while back-packing in 1983-84. She went on to earn her BFA from NSCAD University in 1988, and MFA from the University of Minnesota in 1993. Joan established Nova Terra Cotta, her studio/strorefront in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in 1995. Joan was Assistant Professor at Emily Carr University ( Vancouver, BC) from 1998-2002 and has been Regular Part-Time Ceramics Faculty at NSCAD University since 1995.

Her work is exhibited throughout North America and is in recognized private and public collections, including the AGNS, Canada, Sykes Gallery, USA and Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute, China. Joan was the 2009 recipient of the Established Artist Recognition Award from the Nova Scotia Arts and Culture Partnership and the 2005 recipient of the Winifred Shantz Award which funded her residency at La Meridiana Ceramics Residency in Italy in 2005.

She teaches workshops across North America and has taught in the Distance Ceramics Diploma Programs at the Australia National University and the Glasgow School of Art. Joan is a Demonstrating Artist at NCECA in Pittsburgh, 2018. 



WORKSHOP DETAILS

Demonstration Day – PEICC Centre for Craft (max 25 participants),  $25/person/day
  •           Saturday Apr 13 , 2019
  •       Open to PEICC Pottery members and PEI Potters Studio members with pre-registration
  •           10am to 4pm at the PEI Crafts Council Workshop room – Upstairs at the Craft Centre, 98 Water Street, Charlottetown
  •       Demo style presentation 
  •           Morning and afternoon coffee breaks
  •           Bring your own lunch
      Slide show of Joan Bruneau’s work
-              Demonstration of advanced techniques in:
    • Assembling and altering thrown and molded forms
    • Slip decoration
    • Scraffito techniques
    • Use of glazes and underglazes
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Hands-on Day – PEI Potters Studio (max 12 participants),  $50/person/day
  •           Sunday Apr 14, 2019
  •       Open to PEICC Pottery members and PEI Potters Studio members with pre-registration
  •           10am to 4pm at the PEI Potters Studio – in the Studio, 1 Victoria Park Driveway, Victoria Park, Charlottetown (beside the tennis courts).
  •           Morning and afternoon coffee breaks
  •           Bring your own lunch
   Review of techniques from Day one
  Hands on surface decoration techniques on participants’ pieces or tiles
    •   Glazes and pottery tools (supplied by Pottters Studio)
    •     Each participant must bring 3-4 leather hard pieces to work on

Since the workshops are in two different locations, you must register for each separately if you would like to attend both days.  Combined cost for both days is $75. 

Registration will open in a separate blog post Sunday Feb 24th, 2019 at noon and will remain open until all available spots filled.  Payment taken upon arrival at the event (cash or cheque). 

For more information, email workshops@peipottersstudio.com . 


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Class registration update! (next registration in March 2019)

Registration for the adult classes beginning in January 2019 is now full. There are still spaces available for the children's class(es) beginning on January 12.

The next session will begin in April and registration will open in March--stay tuned!

For more information please contact Barb at bajmacdonald@gmail.com.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Registration Link now working!

We have been able to resolve the issue. The link to the registration form is now live. Please see below.

Thank you for your patience.

Registration Link

Regisration Update--Technical Difficulties

We are experiencing technical difficulties with the link to our registration form. We hope to have this resolved soon. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience.

Registration Link for Winter 2019 Classes (Open this post)

Registration Link for Winter 2019 Classes

This post will automatically become visible on Monday December 10th at 9am to enable people to register for the Winter 2019 Classes. Click on the link below. 

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Winter Pottery Classes 2019

The winter class session at the PEI Potters Studio will begin the week of January 7, 2019.  Registration is online and first come first serve. It will open on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 9 am.  The link to the registration form will be posted on this site. For information contact Barb at bajmacdonald@gmail.com or 902-218-2493.

Adult Classes

Classes are taught by professional Island potters and are designed to be fun as well as educational. Classes are small in size (maximum of 8), relaxed and informal in style. The class (choose Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evening) is at the beginner level and covers the basics of clay preparation, wheel-throwing techniques, and glazing and decoration. Hand-building techniques can also be explored depending on interest. A great way to relieve stress and enhance creativity while learning a new skill! Participants will get a thorough introduction to the art of pottery making and have fun while creating their own pieces from start to finish.


Registration fee is $225 for ten weeks (includes a 20 lb block of clay). Payment is accepted by E-transfer, cheque or cash.

Mondays                     6:30 to 9:30 PM      January 7 to March 11, 2019 (Beginner)
Tuesdays (TBC)         6:30 to 9:30 PM      January 8 to March 12, 2019 (Beginner)
Thursdays                   6:30 to 9:30 PM      January 10 to March 14, 2019 (Beginner)
  
Childrens Classes (Ages 9-14)

A class for children aged 9-14 will be held on Saturday mornings (and afternoons if there are enough students register). While creative exploration with clay is stressed, students will learn the basics of clay preparation, a variety of hand-building techniques, glazing and decorating and an introduction to wheel throwing. The class is taught by an experienced potter and is designed to be fun as well as educational. The class is small in size (maximum of 8) and relaxed and informal in style. Students will get a thorough introduction to the art of pottery making and have fun while creating their own pieces from start to finish.
Registration fee is $175 (including clay). Payment is accepted by E-transfer, cheque or cash. 
Saturdays: January 12 to March 16, 2019
Morning class--10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Afternoon class--1:00 to 3:00 pm (TBC—if enough students register)       



 

 
 
 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Art in the Open 2018--Underwater Eden
 
For this year's Art in the Open event on August 25, members of the PEI Potters Studio created a magical undersea world featuring brightly-coloured fish and other sea creatures made of clay in Victoria Park. Here is a photo gallery of the many creations that were part of the display--there was even a visiting mermaid! Thanks to all of the members who contributed to this year's project and to everyone who came to visit the display!