Altered and Ornamented: No Fear!

June 10, 2018 – June 16, 2018

Kristen Kieffer

This workshop focuses on altering wheel-thrown or hand-built forms, and then embellishing them with an array of decoration techniques, from stamping and slip-trailing to sponging and resists. Demonstrations include throwing, altering and building off the wheel, darting, deco techniques that include stamp-making, and studio ergonomics. Students will leave class with a collection of new skills, a better understanding of timing in clay, and confidence! The workshop is suitable for throwers and hand-builders. Basic wheel-throwing and/or hand-building skills necessary.


Kristen Kieffer is a full-time studio potter, workshop presenter and ceramics instructor living in Massachusetts. She received her BFA from the N.Y.S.C.C. at Alfred University and an MFA from Ohio University. Kieffer has work displayed in numerous public and private collections, has exhibited her work internationally in juried and invitational exhibitions, and taught workshops around the country at craft centers and universities.

Kristen Kieffer

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.
  • $199
  • 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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