Ghoulish Clay

October 27, 2019 – November 2, 2019

Tom Bartel

While enjoying peak autumn foliage, students in this workshop learn about coil/slab and press-molded approaches to sculpting the human head. Since the class is during Halloween, participants can consider “all things creepy” for their creation. Various methods of producing ceramic surfaces are demonstrated including slip application, stencils, stamps and multi-firing. You should bring to class a collection of your interests in a sketchbook/scrapbook or laptop images. Participants may take their finished green-ware home, or have it fired post workshop. Students should have a good working knowledge of hand building. Costumes are optional. Open to all skill levels.


Tom Bartel has been working with clay and sculpting the figure for over 30 years. Holding a BFA from Kent State University and an MFA from Indian University-Bloomington, Bartel is the ceramics chairperson and professor at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio and he maintains Mid-West Coast Studios.

Tom Bartel

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

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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 2019. 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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