Classes & Workshops

Using Colored Clay in an Unusual Way Two-Day Workshop 2/23-24

  • Friday, February 23, 2018
  • 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Instructor: Mitch Lyons
  • Location: Main Campus
  • Fee: $295

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn very unusual ways to add colored clays and slips, as well as textures, to make hand-built pots that can be altered and finished on the wheel. Using Mitch’s “broomstick” method of making pots, color and textures are introduced before the pot is fully formed so that there is a natural bond with the surface while the pot is being built. Mitch feels this way of working comes close to the way nature forms its magic. Uncomplicated, simple techniques are demonstrated that give very sophisticated results. Learn to use clay in a very different way.

Required Supplies

Clay is available for purchase at the workshop studio for $20. Students should bring: Textured objects Newsprint pad Cardboard tubes Various size dowels

Special Notes

Two-day workshop was originally scheduled for February 9-10, 2018 has been postponed. The new date for the workshop is Friday & Saturday, February 23-24, 2018. The Withdrawal deadline is a week prior to the workshop.


Mitch Lyons

Mitch Lyons received his MFA from Tyler School of Art in
Ceramics and his BFA in Graphics from the University of the
Arts. His work is in many private collections, as well as
corporations such as AstraZeneca and DuPont Chemical
Company, and museum collections, including the Delaware
Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Noyes Museum of

Instructor Bio