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Instructors: Mary Barringer and Hayne Bayless
Monday - Friday
September 9 - 13
9am - 3pm

Please join us for five extraordinary days of building, exploration, and play. We will use a variety of hand-building techniques, including coil, slab, press-mold, and extrusion, alone and combined, and will lay bare our individual approaches to surface decoration.  Topics include: making Tyvek stencils; simple press molds; inlaid and layered colored slips; liquid latex resist; fashioning tools out of common materials and modifying existing ones; and making custom extruder dies. This workshop will also interest throwers looking to expand their horizons beyond the wheel.


Mary Barringer has been a studio artist since 1973, making both sculpture and functional pottery. Her work has been exhibited internationally, and she has taught at numerous art centers and universities including Ohio University, the Museum School, and Penland School of Crafts. In addition to her studio work she has written and lectured on ceramic history, and was editor of The Studio Potter journal from 2004 until 2014. She lives in western Massachusetts, beyond I-495.

Hayne Bayless is a potter in Ivoryton, CT. In school he managed to avoid any academic involvement with clay, and in 1992 he quit a perfectly good job at a newspaper to make pots. Hayne’s work has been shown at the American Craft Museum, and he’s been a frequent exhibitor at the Smithsonian Craft Show and the Philadelphia Museum Craft Show. His pots have been published in Objects for Use by Paul Smith, Design Language by Tim McCreight, Studio Potter journal, and a number of Lark Books. www.sidewaysstudio.com