Handbuilt Pottery for Beginners II

Have you ever wanted to try pottery, and did you miss out on our first pottery workshop because it filled so quickly?

AX’s Ceramics Centre Coordinator, Matt Cripps, is hosting Handbuilt Pottery for Beginners II, a 5-day pottery workshop that will guide you through the process of creating your first pieces of pottery – you don’t need to have taken the first workshop in order to attend. This workshop will take place at AX on October 3-4, 17-18, and 25, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Masks and physical distancing are required at all times in the AX building and during the workshop.

October 3 & 4, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Introduction to handbuilt pottery with examples and demonstrations; begin creating work with direction from Matt.

October 17 & 18, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Introduction to decoration techniques with underglaze and slip. Continue to create work with direction from Matt.

October 25, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Return to the centre to decorate and glaze your works. After the work is fired a second time, Matt will coordinate a time for you to pick up your completed projects.

Please note that participants get to keep all of the work they create, and this workshop does NOT include using a pottery wheel.

Cost: $325/person, inc. tax. Costs include all materials including a 20kg box of clay and a pottery tool kit. Participants get to keep the remaining clay and tool kit after the workshop.

Please pre-register for this workshop by September 26. If you’d like help filling out this online form, email ceramics@axartscentre.ca we’ll guide you through it. There are limited spots available for this workshop.

If you develop COVID-19 related symptoms leading up to the workshop, we are prepared to offer a full refund. Please email ceramics@axartscentre.ca or call (506) 433-8351.

About Matt Cripps

Matt Cripps is a potter and ceramic artist. Born and raised in Miramichi, Matt moved to Fredericton where he completed a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art through St. Thomas University, and a Diploma in Fine Craft: Ceramics, and Certificate in Advanced Studio Practice from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. He now lives in Sussex, NB, where he works at AX as the Ceramics Centre Coordinator.