June 2024 - Tim See's Wheel Throwing and Surface Decorating Pottery Workshops at ARTworks Vass!
We're beyond excited to announce that Tim See will be joining us again this year for Wheel Throwing and Surface Decorating Pottery! 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 Camps on Monday, June 24th, and Tuesday, June 25th AND/OR Friday, June 28th, and Saturday, June 29th
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.
Have a special request? Please add it to the comments section when you register, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 Day Surface Decorating Demonstration on Wednesday, June 26th, and Thursday, June 27th
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!
To maximize the number of techniques that Tim shares with Guests, we'll be approaching this workshop in a different way this year. Tim will be demonstrating as much as humanly possible during our 2 days together, and Guests will not be decorating personally.
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 about as many of them as time will allow!
What can I expect from each Workshop?
Our Wheel Throwing Workshops will be process based, and not project driven. We’ll be making and wrecking a lot of clay. Guests will reclaim clay communally, and and learn about the process as we work together during breaks, and before and after class.
Generally at Tim's workshops, guests leave with no finished work. By popular demand this year at ARTworks Vass, you'll have the option of keeping one single piece. You may either take it home as greenware, or leave it to be bisque fired, glazed, glaze fired, and shipped. Full details about this will be available during your workshop.
You can expect to leave your Surface Decorating Workshop with a handout outlining the timing parameters and descriptions of various techniques. At the end of each day, you'll also be welcome to take photos of Tim's class projects.
Additionally, a single set of videos will be filmed during workshops, and they'll be available for reference in our Private Facebook Group for registered guests.
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. Likely Highwater Clay’s Cone 6 Speckled Brownstone.
Use of a basic tool kit, including a sponge, metal rib, needle tool, water bucket, and a Mud Tool Rib in one of two sizes. You may bring your own tools, and we ask that you clearly label them with your name before class.
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! If you're interested in bringing your own wheel, add a note in the comment section when you register, and we'll do our best 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. Have something special that you'd like to add to it to share? Yes, please!
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?
If Being close to our classroom and the Town of Vass, and in a wooded location that feels like it's a million miles away is your speed, than Wellspring Glamping may be for you! Click here to visit their website for more information.
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, 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! Spontaneous dinners out happen almost daily, and a tour of Seagrove aka “Pottery Country” is also a possibility. (Leave a comment on your registration if you’re interested in Seagrove, and we'll schedule based on the group's preferences and availability.)
Mark your calendar for Friday evening, June 28th, from 5:00 until 8:00, when Tim will be among our Featured Artists during Final Friday Opening. Our openings are casual and fun with lots of nibbles and sips.
As a registered guest, you’ll have a sneak peek and first dibs on Tim's latest body of work! Each guest will have the option to select and purchase a single piece, while placing their names on a wish list for any others that they'd like to buy. On Friday, after every class guest has had the opportunity to shop, we'll fulfill your wish list requests before opening sales to the general public.
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, or before or after your class sessions, 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.
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 (June 24th and 25th OR June 28th and 29th)
$475 for Tim See’s 2 Day Surface Decorating Workshop at ARTworks Vass (June 26th and 27th)
If you need an alternate payment plan, please let us know, and we'll do our best to accommodate your request.
Other Important Information:
- At ARTworks Vass, you're always welcome to bring your own Nibbles and Sips to class. (Bonus points if you bring extra to share!)
- Registration allows for one person per class project.
- Only registered guests may attend class.
- Registrations are non-refundable.
- Class starts promptly as scheduled.
- Dress to mess or bring an apron.
- 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.