Ceramics with Erika & Drew
- Snacks, Coffee, & Tea
- One Guest
- USD $1165
- Additional guest(s) (max 2)
- USD $450
Meet the Artist
Erika’s pieces are high art in the form of functional home decor. There is an eye-popping vibrance to her carved geometric patterns that is at once ornate and down-to-earth; she describes her influences as a mix of art deco, mid-century modern, art nouveau, and a touch of seventies retro kitsch. Drew’s work involves sumptuous bottle forms wearing dreamy crystalline glazes. Every piece that leaves their studio features glazes that are formulated and mixed by hand in small batches. Erika and Drew’s teaching focuses strongly on the mastery of doing things with intention, accuracy, and exquisite attention to detail. They are firm believers that a life lived for art is a life worth living. When they aren’t in the studio, you’ll find them traveling around in their van, climbing, hiking, or fishing.
- Exploring the fundamentals of throwing and working with clay for beginners.
- Learning to throw more complex forms and vessels for those with more experience.
- Trying a variety of wheel-throwing techniques to make both functional and decorative pieces.
- An introduction to glazes.
- A lesson in decorating, altering, and finishing techniques.
- Guidance on the basics of kiln firing.
- Partaking in loading and unloading a kiln if time permits.
- Carefully packaging finished work to be taken home or shipped later.
- A hiking or fishing trip with Erika and Drew to their favorite local spots.
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This VAWAA can be adapted for children over the age of 10.
Katlynn A., United States
I had a great time at the workshop with Erika and Drew. I'd admired their work on Instagram for awhile and jumped at the chance to learn from them, especially since their style is so different from each other's and my own. I was happy I got to learn from both of them evenly, and I appreciated the fun breaks we took to get coffee (Dom's Coffee is amazing!!), hike and have lunches together. Their st Read more