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Let’s Get Fired Up! Traditional Pottery Workshop

August 20, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Saturday, August 20
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Sunday August 21
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Saturday, August 27
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Join a three-day workshop where 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 and Griffin Kalin, IAIS Educator and Traditional Skills Expert.
Please note: this is a primarily outdoor event, so dress appropriately for the weather. Participants should pack a lunch 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. 
 Questions? Please call (860) 868-0518 or email [email protected].

Price of Participation

Price: $110 for Non-members, $90 for IAIS members. Pre-registration and complete pre-payment required. No refunds will be given after August 18, without serious extenuating circumstances.


August 20, 2022
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Insitute for American Indian Studies
38 Curtis Road
Washington, CT 06793 United States
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