ClayWood Clay and Drawing Workshops

Tammeron and Anna have been conducting clay and drawing workshops since 2016. Our first cooperative workshop was in Bulgaria (2016 and 2017) where we offered a clay workshop to children with the Refugee Project to refugees from Africa and the Middle East. In 2017 Tammeron was awarded an Indiana Arts Commission (IAC), Arts in the Parks grant to teach en plein air drawing at Pokagon State Park in Steuben County, Indiana. The program was called Drawing on the Seasons of Pokagon. That same year Anna taught a clay workshop to families in Velingrad, Bulgaria with the support of the Velingrad History Museum. In 2018 Tammeron was awarded a second grant to teach drawing at Pokagon State Park. In 2019 Tammeron and Anna Popova with Shirley Brauker (of Moon Bear Pottery) were awarded a grant to teach ceramic projects at Pokagon State Park by the IAC through their Arts in the Parks program. Understanding Pokagon Through Clay involved five projects in five sessions along with a final follow up discussion and distribution of participant projects just out of the kiln. We were awarded a grant for a second clay workshop in 2020 called the Pokagon Clay Workshop but the project was canceled due to the pandemic. Now that we have a better understanding of Covid 19 and its risks ClayWood will be providing workshops, again, in 2022 using mitigation recommend by the CDC including masks with indoor ventilation and working, as much as possible, outside. For more information on our prior workshops go to our past workshops page.

2022 planned workshops includes the Lifelong Arts ceramics workshop entitled Story Telling Pottery for a Meal. This five session workshop brings together the craft of meal-making with the making of pottery tableware as a means to tell stories about the meals and the foods we love and have enjoyed in the past. Participants will learn basic hand-building pottery techniques including: clay preparation and treatment, basic pottery-ware construction such as bowls and cups as well as decorating techniques. The fifth and final workshop meeting will be a potluck meal outdoors using pottery made during the workshop. The workshop is designed for persons 65 years and older. This workshop is supported by the Indiana Arts Commission’s Lifelong Learning. Tammeron was one of 22 cohorts who were awarded a fellowship for training with Lifetime Arts and the Indiana Arts Commission to teach arts to older adults. There will be a small fee for the entirety of the workshop.

There are a number of tentatively planned ceramics and drawing workshops at the MadJax workspace where we have our Muncie studio. Workshop titles include: Low Fire Jewelry, Cityscape En Plein Air Drawing, Basic Hand-building (Making a cup) En Plein Air Sketching at nearby natural area (TBA). Each of the workshops will be held a month. Sign up for ClayWood event updates and or contact us at our email or Lisa at Madjax (765-215-2725).

Covid-19 precautions will be adhered to during these workshops. Indoor classes will ventilated and require masks and their proper use. Outdoor workshops will ask participants to space between each other at a safe distance.

Past ClayWood Workshops

Pokagon State Park:
Understanding Pokagon Through Clay

Velingrad History Museum:
Ceramic Classes at the History Museum

Pokagon State Park:
Drawing on the Seasons of Pokagon
(two years)

Fremont Public Library:
Ein Plein Air Drawing Workshops