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6/2023 Wheel Throwing and Surface Decorating Pottery Workshops with Tim See!
Great News! By popular demand, Tim See will be leading one additional wheel throwing workshop at ARTworks Vass on June 13th and 14th. If you arrive here after this workshop is sold out, or if you'd like to be added to our waitlist for Wheel Throwing on June 15th and 16th or Surface Decorating on June 17th and 18th, please click here to be add your name to our waiting list.
This description includes all of the basics. We're hopeful that you'll find everything that you need to know and more here. If you have any questions, please contact us anytime at info@ARTworksVass.com or 910-245-4129.
2 Day Wheel Throwing Boot Camp on Tuesday, June 13th, and Wednesday, June 14th (Please Note: Because we added this session as a Bonus Workshop, there are 2 days between it and Tim's Surface Decorating Workshop. There's tons to do in our area, and we'll do our best to help you fill your days if you choose to register for both!)
Tim See works with learners at every level, and whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced Potter, you’ll be welcome in his 2 Day Wheel Throwing Workshop at ARTworks Vass!
At the beginning of this Workshop, Tim will assess the priorities of those in attendance, and they’ll become the focus of our time together. You can expect to throw pots of many types, including tumblers, mugs, bowls, plates & platters, vases, lidded vessels, or teapots. He’ll demonstrate, and then with his guidance and feedback, you’ll have time to try his techniques on the wheel.
2 Day Surface Decorating Workshop, Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June 18th
Surface Decorating is what takes a pot from good to great! 2 days of focus with Tim will provide you with a very broad overview that will fill your toolbox and stimulate your creativity for weeks, months, and even years to come!
In this workshop, Tim will orient students to the major decision points at which decoration can be considered: wet clay, shaping, leather hard, bone dry, bisqued, or glazed. He’ll then demonstrate techniques which can be used at each of those stages. Tim has at least 30 techniques that he can demonstrate during this 2 Day workshop, and we’re looking forward to learning as many of them as time will allow!
What can I expect from each Workshop?
Our Wheel Throwing Workshop will be process based, and not project driven. We’ll be making and wrecking a lot of clay, however we won’t be making any work to take home or kiln fire.
You can expect to leave the Surface Decorating Workshop with a collection of tiles you created that show each technique along with a handout outlining the timing parameters and descriptions.
To learn more about Tim See, his work, and his teaching style, click here to visit his website, and click here to visit his Facebook Group - Pottery Throwing for Beginners Throwing Class with Tim See.
A dedicated wheel to use during our Wheel Throwing Workshop.
Clay. We’ll use Highwater Clay’s Cone 6 Speckled Brownstone.
Use of a basic tool kit that Tim will share during our Wheel Throwing Pottery Workshop.
Tim will bring all of the the slip, underglaze, brushes and most of the tools that we'll use for Surface Decorating. For most, we'll have multiple tools for each process, and guests can share and pass them around to use.
Loving attention! As a guest of ARTworks Vass, we want you to enjoy every moment that you spend with us! Upon registration, Jean will share her cell number with you, and she’ll be available to you before, during, and after your visit for anything that you might need while you’re with us or along the way.
What should I bring?
Most importantly, bring your curiosity, enthusiasm, and a beginner’s heart!
An Apron if you’d care to use one.
Tools and glazes that you absolutely must have with you, or those that you’d like to discuss with Tim.
Any Nibbles and sips that you just can’t live without.
A Pottery Wheel?! Only if you really want to use your very own wheel! Several guests have requested this option. If you're interested in bringing your own wheel, please leave us a note when you register so that we can make plans to accommodate your request.
What will we eat and drink?
Meals will not be provided during these Workshops. You may either bring your meals, or you may purchase them from one of our local restaurants. Crossroads Coffee is located directly beside ARTworks Vass. Homegrown Restaurant is just a block away, and Valenti’s Restaurant is within a mile. A bakery, Amazing Glaze, is located across the street from us. Subway, a Chinese Restaurant, Little Caesars’ and a grocery store (The Piggly Wiggly!) are all located in the neighborhood too.
You may enjoy our Beverage Station with bottled water, coffee pods, tea, cream, sugar, and sweeteners.
Our Snack Station will be available to you, with a variety of salty and sweet snacks.
You’ll have use of our two refrigerators, a microwave and a Keurig.
Wine is welcome at the end of each day’s Workshop, as are other alcoholic beverages.
Where should I stay?
There are a variety of lodging options locally, and AirBnB is one of our favorites! ARTworks Vass is located directly in the center of Vass. Any listings showing “Vass, NC or “Horse Country” are generally within ten minutes of the gallery. Locations in Carthage, Southern Pines or Pinehurst are generally within 20 minutes. (We're unable to include a direct link to this seach, so create your own search using the destination of "Vass, NC". If you have any questions about the results, please contact us anytime.)
We’ve also heard positive things about the hotels that follow:
- Hilton Garden Inn Southern Pines Pinehurst
- Hampton Inn and Suites Southern Pines
- TownePlace Suites by Marriott - Southern Pines Aberdeen
- Holiday Inn Express and Suites – Southern Pines & Pinehurst Areas
- Homewood Suites by Hilton – Olmsted Village Near Pinehurst
And finally, for those who will be traveling by RV, a few parks that we know in the area follow:
- Farm Pond Campground - Carthage, NC - 910-947-5593
- The Heritage Camping and Recreation - Carthage, NC
- Airport RV Park, Carthage, NC
Is there more? Yes!
We love our Community, and we’re looking forward to sharing it with you!
If you’ll be attending the Wheel Throwing Workshop and arriving at least a day early,
Jean will be coordinating a tour of Seagrove aka “Pottery Country”. (Leave a comment on your registration if you’re interested!) Our Pottery Tour will be happening on Wednesday, June 14th. We’ll leave the gallery by 10:00, and we’ll adjust as needed based on the group’s interest. (If you'll be throwing on the 14th, we'll provide you with our route so that you'll be able to self-tour on Thursday or Friday.)
On Friday evening, ARTworks Vass is hosting an Opening for Tim. As guests of either workshop, you’ll have a sneak peek and first dibs on his latest body of work!
On Saturday after the surface decoration class, we’ll plan an evening out and about in the Community. Jean has this narrowed down to two possibilities, and she’ll confirm the details with you soon. If all goes well, we’ll either enjoy dinner in the middle of nowhere at a Friend’s farm (Luckily the “Middle of Nowhere” is only 10 minutes from the gallery!) or we’ll visit a local Cider Orchard and Tasting Room for tasty local sips, food truck fare, and music bingo if anyone’s interested. Guests attending either sessions or both are welcome to join us for this. (We thought that it might be fun to have a relaxing social evening together, and we hope that you will too!)
On Monday, if you’d like to spend “just-one-more-day” creating and practicing all that you’ve learned, we’ll be happy to extend your time with us with a Free Open Studio.
Several of you asked about the classes that we offer in other mediums. If there are particular classes that you’d like to take while you’re with us, please tell us when you register, and let us know your travel dates. We’ll do our best to host them during your time here. (At this moment, an Full Day Intermediate Stained Glass Class is being developed for Monday at the request of one of our guests.)
And finally, if you’d like to learn more about all that there is to do in our area, click here to visit our local Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Price and Payment
$475 for Tim See’s 2 Day Wheel Throwing Boot Camp at ARTworks Vass (6/13-6/14)
$475 for Tim See’s 2 Day Surface Decorating Workshop at ARTworks Vass (6/17-6/18)
If you need an alternate payment plan, please let us know, and we'll do our best to accommodate your request.
Other Important Information:
- Registration allows for 1 person per class. Only those who register may participate.
- Aprons are not provided. You may bring your own if you wish.
- Class starts promptly, so be sure to arrive on time.
- Registrations are non-refundable.
- Click here to read the ARTworks Vass Disclosure and Liability Waiver for All Classes and Events
Thank you so much for your interest in joining us at ARTworks Vass with Tim See. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@ARTworks Vass.com or 910-245-4129.