Let’s Get Fired Up! Traditional Pottery Workshop

august, 2023

This is a repeating event

19aug1:00 pm4:00 pmFeaturedLet’s Get Fired Up! Traditional Pottery WorkshopInstitute for American Indian Studies1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Details

August 19th, 20th, and September 3rd from 1:00 – 4:00pm

Join a three-day workshop in which participants will be guided through the construction and pit-firing of their own clay vessel. Learn about elements of traditional pottery, including clay sourcing, temper, building methods, surface treatment, decoration and firing. Along the way, participants will learn about types of pottery found in various cultural groups throughout North America, with both recreations and artifacts from IAIS’ collection. Come get messy and enjoy the process of creation with Paul Wegner, IAIS Assistant Director and Collections Manager, as well as Griffin Kalin, IAIS Educator and Traditional Skills Expert.

Please note: Portions of this workshop will be conducted outside, so participants should come prepared for the weather. Participants should pack a snack and water. Remember: there is no guarantee that your piece will remain intact during the firing process. This is part of the learning experience and fun. Price: $110 for Non-Members, $90 for IAIS members. Pre-registration and complete prepayment are required.

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Questions? Please call (860) 868-0518 or email [email protected].


(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm