The Exquisite Surface

October 21, 2018 – October 27, 2018

Sean O’Connell

In this workshop, students will explore the ceramic surface. Through demonstrations and hands-on participation, you will learn a variety of techniques. The class covers how to develop a composition using pattern and color through brushwork, wax and paper resist, Mishima (inlay), trailing and carving. Students should bring greenware and/or bisque-ware for decoration and glazing during the workshop. Glaze firings will be cone 6/7, and a grog-free cone 6 clay body is recommended. Open to all skill levels, however some experience preferred.


Sean O’Connell is a studio potter and educator living in Red Lodge, Montana. He has taught at the college level in the U.S. and Canada. He has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Archie Bray Foundation and Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts. In 2016, he was named one of six Emerging Artist at the annual NCECA conference in Kansas City. He earned his MFA from the School for American Crafts/RIT and his BFA at the Kansas City Art Institute.

Sean O’Connell

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • I would like to be contacted about housing in the new dormitory that will have all private rooms with private baths if it is ready for occupancy for workshop dates.
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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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