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Join Nance Klehm and Liz McCarthy (of GnarWare) for a weekend of pit firing, Pachamanka, and workshops. This weekend of camping and programming will culminate in a pit firing of participants’ wares Saturday evening.
Participants will have open access to GnarWare Workshops at the start of September and 25lbs of clay to make objects for the firing.
The weekend camping will start Friday evening though Sunday afternoon. Join us starting on Friday night for heavy lifting, or just come for the spectacle and programing all of Saturday. Freeport is a 2.5 hour drive from Chicago. We ask you bring your own food to cook (fridge on site).
Workshops and Activities: Sauna (Friday), Pit Firing prep and process, Raw clay harvesting and processing, seed collection (for planting on the land), fungal forage, Outdoor Pizza ovens, Yoga
More stuff to do in the Area: Jane Addams Museum, Bio-dynamic Winery, Union Dairy Tour.
You will need to bring all your own camping gear and weather/work appropriate attire. This event is in the outdoor elements. Nice dogs are welcome, but there are predators in the area.
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GnarWare Workshop is a Chicago based ceramics studio. It was started in 2017 by Liz McCarthy. This space is dedicated to providing studios, workshops, and drop-in tutorials to help artists and hobbyists work through ideas. GnarWare is committed to material and conceptual experimentation as a workshop...
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Explorations in Clay: Fantastic Beasts and Magical Worlds Let’s go on a magical journey to discover new worlds, and new creatures, shall we? Together we will learn clay techniques that we will use to create our own magical creatures, and the environments they live in from clay. Each student will be able to create their own little world for...
Thursday Oct 31st, 4:15pm - 5:45pm(6 sessions)
This workshop offers participants an opportunity to dabble in wheel throwing. This class is best for people with little or no throwing experience. There will be a 20 minute demo on basic throwing skills, and students can jump into action. The instructor will guide the group through throwing two pieces. Students will complete 1-2 pieces, and come...
Sunday Oct 27th, 6pm - 8pm
Use clay to build your own customized ceramic adult toy art! A professional instructor will guide you step by step in a fun social setting while you giggle and sip on your favorite drink. Cups, ice and bottle opener are provided All art supplies, including aprons, are provided Please bring a printed or digital receipt to...
Friday Oct 25th, 7:45pm - 9:45pm
This class explores methods for throwing your own cups and bowls on the electric wheel. Students will learn how to center, pull, trim and glaze about 4-6 cups and bowls. Includes 25 pounds of clay and firing. $2/pound to purchase more clay (price includes glaze). Students have open access to the studio during open hours for the duration of the...
Wednesday Nov 13th, 12pm - 2pm(4 sessions)
Ultimate ladies night! Perfect for bachelorette parties, girls night out and birthday parties. We provide the materials and tools. No art experience is needed. Bring your besties, and have lots of creative fun! Use clay to build your own customized ceramic dildo art. A professional instructor will guide you step by step in a fun social setting while...
Friday Nov 15th, 7:45pm - 9:45pm
Learn to sculpt a portrait from a live model. Improve your observation skills and clay techniques while learning strategies for placing proportional features, anatomical differences and surface modeling in this fun and challenging course. Finished sculptures will be hollowed out, dried and fired. The class will include presentation of contemporary...
Wednesday Nov 6th, 1pm - 4pm(6 sessions)
In this two hour workshop, you will be shown how to make a set of mugs and a bowl. This is a great introduction to hand building with clay and is just enough time to gain an understanding of the material and make something you’ll be proud of. After the session, you will leave your pieces with us, and we will process them for you i.e. glaze and...
Saturday Oct 26th, 5pm - 7pm
This class will explore throwing and building the parts of a teapot. We will consider lids, handles, spouts thrown off the hump. We can also explore tea bowls and other accessories participants want to try such as honey jars or butter dishes. This class comes with 25lbs of clay and open access to the studio. Students should have prior wheel...
Sunday Nov 17th, 1pm - 3pm(4 sessions)
This is a workshop series for ages 7-12 years old. Drop your little human by GnarWare for 2.5 hours of guided fun. November 8, 2019: Turkey Decor Using our hands as a template, we will make turkey decorations that can get applies to cups and bowls, or just dangling ornamentss. All tools, paint, and materials are provided. Pieces will be available...
Friday Nov 8th, 5:30pm - 8pm
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