Upcoming Events and Webinars
NEW DATE! Layered Slip Decorating Webinar with Amy Irish
February 29, 2024 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMJoin us on February 15, 2024, from 1–3pm to explore the art of layering slips to create captivating and multi-dimensional designs on your pottery! Amy Irish will guide us on this adventure to untangle the seemingly complex process of layered slip, underglazes, and glaze to create dynamic surfaces with visual depth and texture!
Splendors of Morocco
May 24 to June 6, 2024Travel Morocco and discover the world of pottery, ceramics, and zellige (traditional mosaic). This tour will traverse Morocco from the capital city of Rabat to the ancient Medina of Fes in the North, then to the imperial city of Marrakech before crossing the High Atlas Mountains to the Sahara in the South. Visiting museums, busy souks (markets), and traditional artisans working in clay, we will experience the wonderful world of Morocco. During this cultural tour with a focus on exploring Moroccan ceramics, you will gather ideas and inspiration for your work, visiting renowned regions known for their unique traditional styles such as Fes, Saﬁ, Skoura Oasis, and Tamegroute.
Bali: Awakening the Senses
October 14 to 25, 2024Ubud, the home of Gaya Ceramic Arts Center, is, in many ways, Bali’s cultural heart. It’s in the cool mountains and home to one of Bali’s royal families—you can even visit the majestic palace in the center of town. Ubud is also well known as a flourishing crafts center. There are hundreds of shops making, displaying, and selling antiques, woodcarvings, crafts, textiles, paintings, and jewelry in Ubud, along with some incredible art museums and galleries. The surrounding Ubud district’s rain forest and terraced rice paddies, dotted with Hindu temples and shrines, are among Bali’s most famous landscapes. Ancient holy sites include the intricately carved Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) and Gunung Kawi, with its rock-cut shrines. The ICAN trip to Bali will include guided tours of the island’s culture, art, and architecture along with in-depth, hands-on, ceramic workshops at the world-renowned Gaya Ceramic Arts Center.