the WEDGE Ceramics Studio
The Wedge Ceramics Studio provides a place where clay, creativity & community meet.
We are an integral part of a thriving and building arts community here in Reno.
We are currently home to a diverse group of over 80 ceramic artists. We offer memberships, classes and more.
Visiting Artist Workshops for 2017:
Lorna Meaden at The Wedge Ceramics Studio
Visiting Artist: Lorna Meaden
May 5-7, 2017
Friday May 5th:
Artist Lecture and reception at the Wedge from 5 to 7 pm. Free for students and interested parties alike
Saturday, May 6 & Sunday, May 7:
10 am to 5 pm
Workshop, includes lunch and all materials and firings
This hands on workshop addresses Meaden’s distinctive ways of creating pots with a generous sense of volume and fluidity of line using wheel-thrown and altered porcelain. Meaden’s lexicon of forms range from functional ware to atypical forms such as watering cans and spoons. Demonstrations include altering pots on and off the wheel, in addition to using drawn patterns to hand build spouts and handles. Surface treatment demonstrations consist of slip inlay, and glaze decoration using wax and latex.
Lorna Meaden has been a practicing studio potter since the mid 1990’s. After spending many years as a maker, she went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Ceramics in 2005. She has been a featured demonstrator and lecturer at the National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts. After pursuing residencies at Archie Bray and Anderson Ranch, she returned to Durango, CO to build a studio and establish her pottery business, Lorna Meaden Pottery. She is currently represented by multiple galleries nation-wide. In addition to managing her prosperous pottery business, Lorna teaches workshops nationally and internationally.
$300 per person
Call the Wedge to Sign up 775-770-4770
Cone 6 Glaze Workshop with John Britt
August 2017 at The Wedge Ceramics Studio
This is a 3-day hands-on Cone 6 glaze testing workshop is designed to show students how to test a base recipe and get various colors. On Friday we will be preparing test tiles with a base glaze and ten colorant variations. We will fire on Saturday in the cone 6 electric and cone 6 reduction kilns and then on Sunday we will discuss the results when they are unloaded from the kiln.
The workshop will also be a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on but not limited to cone 6 glazes. We will discuss cones, kilns, firing dynamics and principles as well as applying those principles to various firing cycles. This will lead us into some basic classifications of glazes, like ash, celadon, temmoku, etc. It will be conducted in a casual question and answer format which will drive the content of the weekend. Glazes will be discussed in a practical and easy to understand dialogue designed to help potters gain an understanding of glazes, firing and glazing.
We will discuss how and why each type of glaze works and how you can achieve them, how to adjust your glazes and how to find new ones. We will discuss glazes from John’s new book: “The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes: Glazing and Firing at cone 4 – 7”, but will go into more detail than the book allowed.
$300 per person
Call: 775-770-4770 to sign up!