Past Workshops:

Expressive Pots: Throwing and Altering with Nick Joerling
March 7th - 8th, 2015

Nick Joerling demonstrated a variety of throwing and altering techniques he uses for creating the expressive and gestural forms for which he is well-known followed by one-on-one time with participants.

In Depth: Low Fire Slips with Lauren Mabry
February 7th, 2015

Lauren shared a variety of methods developed in her studio practice, including brushing and stenciling slips, monoprint transfer, and underglaze application.

Steven and William Ladd Scrollathon
September 6th, 2014

Steven & William Ladd conducted a free hands-on Scrollathon workshop where children create art from recycled materials.

2014 Saturday Summer Workshop Series
May 31st - July 26th, 2014

The second year of the Saturday Summer Workshop Series featured more hands-on workshops and new artists from around the region.

Kathy King: Two-Day Hands-On Workshop
March 8th - 9th, 2014

In conjunction with the He Said, She Said exhibition, Kathy King conducted a two-day hands-on workshop with a focus on sgraffito and image transfer.

Isadora Cuellar Workshop: Interior within the Exterior
September 28th, 2013

Isadora Cuellar presented and demonstrate concepts that have guided her creative projects and the techniques she employs.

Ben Carter and Chris Pickett Demo Workshop
September 7th, 2013

This one-day demonstration workshop focused on two separate ways to build functional pots with expressive surfaces and robust forms.

Saturday Summer Workshop Series
May 18th - July 27th, 2013

The Summer of 2013 marked the beginning of our Summer Workshop Series; a series of one-day demo workshops by a number of different artists.

Vincent and Monique Buffile Hands-On Workshop
March 2nd - 3rd, 2013

Vincent and Monique Buffile led a hands-on weekend workshop that focused on screen-printing, slab construction and post firing decals.

Alleghany Meadows and Andy Brayman Demo Workshop
February 2nd, 2013

Alleghany Meadows and Andy Brayman presented simultaneous technique demonstrations throughout this one-day workshop.

Ilona Romule Hands-On Workshop
November 3rd - 4th, 2012

We joined award-winning artist, Ilona Romule for this weekend workshop where the focus was china-painting.

Sandi Pierantozzi Hands-On Workshop
March 3rd - 4th, 2012

We joined Sandi for a hands-on weekend workshop that covers hand-building functional pottery. Form, functionality, and craftsmanship were the focus of this workshop.

Richard Notkin: A Plethora of Sculptural Techniques
October 8th-9th, 2011

This intensive, fast-paced two-day workshop covered the diverse technical and aesthetic approaches which Notkin uses to create his unique works in clay.

Kevin Snipes Hands-On Workshop
July 16th-17th, 2011

Kevin Snipes lead participants in exploring ceramic surface decoration, using mishima, sgraffito, underglaze and slip decoration.

Mother's Day Family Workshop
May 1st, 2011

Adults and Children alike enjoyed an afternoon of fun and creativity while making that special gift for the "Mom" in their lives. They Explored gift-making stations to create a one-of-a-kind piece for Mother's Day.

Deborah Schwartzkopf - Demo Workshop
February 5th-6th, 2011

Deborah Schwartzkopf demonstrated different and playful approaches to functional vessel making.

Family Holiday Workshop
December 19th, 2010

The whole family came down to Red Star Studios on Sunday, December 19th for an afternoon of fun! Each family got to take part in 3 guided hands-on activities. Discussions at project stations revolved around family traditions, cultural heritage, and a sense of home or place.

Black On Black/Touch Of Copper Workshop
with Ron Hicks
October 16th, 2010

During this half day workshop, Ron Hicks will discuss the preparation of terra sigalatta.  He will demonstrate its application on bone dry clay to prepare work for black ware (black on black) firing.  In addition, hollow forms will be thrown on the wheel and sculptural pieces will be assembled.  This activity will be accompanied by a discussion on his copper wire/sawdust approach to firing.  Participants will have an opportunity to apply terra sigillata and copper to tiles.


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Kansas City, MO 64108

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Kansas City, MO 64108

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