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  • Workshop from Home with Stephen Phillips

    March 7, 2023 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Online Zoom webinar
    In this 2-hour workshop Stephen Phillips will share the secrets to creating his beautiful, narrow-necked forms and decorating with tape resist and underglaze. From tips on throwing, collaring, and trimming to creating precise decoration in the bisque stage, this workshop will help you improve your success rate with tapered bottle forms!
  • Monoprinting on Clay Webinar with Lakyn Bowman

    April 25, 2023 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Online Zoom webinar
    In this workshop, Lakyn Bowman will show you the ins and outs of monoprinting on clay to create timeless, aged, and weathered surfaces! Monoprinting involves drawing imagery onto newsprint using underglazes and colored slip, then transferring the designs to your leather-hard surfaces. Lakyn will cover everything from the materials needed, to the order to apply your colors, to getting the timing just right. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced potter, this workshop is the perfect opportunity to learn new skills and expand your creative horizons!
  • Talking Clay Field Trip to Brendan Tang's Studio

    May 24, 2023 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM

    Online Zoom webinar
    Join us for a FREE webinar with Canadian artist Brendan Tang! We'll chat with Brendan about the ideas behind his compelling clay and mixed media sculpture! Plus, And we'll get a glimpse into his processes and talk about influences, such as anime, manga, and gaming culture.
  • Journey to Japan

    June 11 to 21, 2023

    Travel with ICAN to Japan and discover a land rich in breathtaking beauty, where art and culture have been handed down and preserved by an entire nation for centuries. For a ceramics lover, Japan is a “must see” country. Joining this exclusive ICAN journey is a great way to enjoy the spirit and culture of Japanese pottery with fellow ceramic enthusiasts. Let ICAN take care of the travel details and help you to explore this diverse region with a fully curated itinerary.
  • Workshop from Home with Kirsty Kash

    June 14, 2023 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Online Zoom Webinar
    Join Kirsty in her home studio for a 2-hour webinar in which she will demonstrate how to activate pottery surfaces with carving and vibrant inlaid underglaze. Over the course of this workshop, Kirsty will show us how she throws, carves, inlays and glazes a tumbler. Gain invaluable insights as she delves into her preferred tools and materials, and shares the lessons acquired from years of developing her method.
  • Large Vessels Workshop from Home with Liz Pechacek

    August 9, 2023 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Join Liz Pechacek in her home studio for a 2-hour webinar in which she will share all of her tips and techniques for making large slab-and-coil-built vessels! Liz will show you how to combine techniques for optimum results, and show you how to make custom tools to make your job easier. If you'd like to supersize your pots, this webinar is for you!
  • Save the Date for Samantha Oliver's Workshop From Home Webinar September 19, 2023
    Handbuilding and Decorating Vases Workshop from Home with Samantha Oliver

    September 19, 2023 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Let’s make a little space for flowers with intention, enthusiasm, and a little wobble! Join Samantha Oliver in her home studio for a 2-hour webinar on Tuesday, September 19, 2023! During this two-hour demonstration workshop we will discuss form, design, and scale to create "wobble vases" both small and large. Students can expect detailed instruction on templates, soft slab building, attachment, and a smattering of stencil decorating techniques!
  • Tour of Tuscany!

    October 8 to 20, 2023

    Join ICAN and a small group of ceramic artists as we journey through Tuscany, discovering gourmet meals, unforgettable Italian sunsets, and a land rich in ceramic treasures. Highlights include hands-on workshops at La Meridiana Ceramic Center, and tours of Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra, Greve, Ravenna, Faenza, and more.
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  • Throwing, Altering, and Faceting Webinar with Dwayne Sackey

    November 14, 2023 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Join us as we celebrate the magical fluidity of freshly thrown clay with Dwayne Sackey on November 14, 2023 from 1–3pm EST USA. In this 2-hour demonstration webinar, we'll visit Dwayne in his home studio to learn the secrets to creating teabowls with movement! Dwayne will explain the ins and outs of making dynamic forms by throwing, faceting, and altering right on the wheel!
  • Save the Date for a January 11, 2024 webinar with Jennifer McCurdy
    Gravity-Defying Sculptural Vessels Webinar with Jennifer McCurdy

    January 11, 2024 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Learn how to create gravity-defying works of art out of porcelain with Jennifer McCurdy on January 11, 2024, from 1–3pm EST USA. In this 2-hour demonstration webinar, Jennifer will reveal her secrets to successfully throwing, altering, and dramatically carving high-fire porcelain!
  • Splendors of Morocco

    May 24 to June 6, 2024

    Travel 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, 2024

    Ubud, 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.