Happiness Is a Warm Extruder (Register by April 6)

April 18, 2020 - April 19, 2020

2 Days

Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Taught by Hayne Bayless

In this workshop we’ll explore extrusion and slab techniques as they relate to making functional stoneware. Our approach will be to let the process show in the work, keeping in mind if we keep out of clay’s way, the material will reveal its true nature and the results will remain fresh and lively. We will work with unconventional forming methods and unusual approaches to surface decoration. Myths will be busted and secrets revealed. Topics include: cutting stencils from Tyvek; colored slip inlay and stretched slabs; liquid latex resist and deer-tail brushes; fashioning tools out of common materials and modifying existing ones to suit specific needs; and how to make custom extruder dies. This workshop will also interest throwers looking to expand their horizons beyond the wheel.

Supplies to bring

About the instructor
Hayne Bayless is a studio potter in Ivoryton, CT. In college he managed to avoid any academic involvement with clay, and in 1992 he quit a perfectly good job at a newspaper to make pots. Hayne’s work has been shown at the American Craft Museum and he’s been a frequent exhibitor at the Smithsonian Craft Show and the Philadelphia Museum Craft Show. He’s taught at more than 70 workshop venues in the U.S. and abroad, and his work has been published in “Objects for Use” by Paul Smith, “Design Language” by Tim McCreight, “Studio Potter” journal, “Clay: A Studio Handbook” by Vince Pitelka, “The Extruder Book” by Daryl Baird, and a number of Lark publications.

Location and Parking
Our School is located at 26 Liberty Street. Museum School students and visitors may park in the museum lots in front and back of Griswold house, or on Liberty Street. Cars parked in the other lots risk being ticketed.

Education Policies
Please review our policies and procedures here before the start of class.