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Let’s Get Fired Up! Traditional Pottery Workshop

August 19, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - August 20, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

August 19 & 20 
1:00 – 4:00pm each day

Join a three-day workshop in which participants will be guided through the construction and pit-firing of their own clay vessel. Learn about elements of traditional pottery, including clay sourcing, temper, building methods, surface treatment, decoration and firing. Along the way, participants will learn about types of pottery found in various cultural groups throughout North America, with both recreations and artifacts from IAIS’ collection. Come get messy and enjoy the process of creation with Paul Wegner, IAIS Assistant Director and Collections Manager, as well as Griffin Kalin, IAIS Educator and Traditional Skills Expert.

Please note: Portions of this workshop will be conducted outside, so participants should come prepared for the weather. Participants should pack a snack and water. Remember: there is no guarantee that your piece will remain intact during the firing process. This is part of the learning experience and fun.

Price: $110 for Non-Members, $90 for IAIS members. Pre-registration and complete prepayment required. No refunds will be given after Saturday August 19, unless there are serious extenuating circumstances. Please visit our website to register. Questions? Please call (860) 868-0518 or email [email protected].

Please register by August 17th. Otherwise, contact us to reserve your spot.

Price of Participation


$110 for Non-Members, $90 for IAIS members.


August 19, 2023 @ 1:00 pm
August 20, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
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The Institute for American Indian Studies
(860) 868-0518
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The Institute for American Indian Studies
38 Curtis Road
Washington, CT 06793 United States
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