2014 Workshop Series

George McCauley Work
George McCauley

The Revealed Secrets of Earthenware Wood Firing

Saturday, April 5 & Sunday, April 6
10am - 4pm
Included is a kiln firing in May 2014 TBD

$285 for non-members
$275 for members, seniors, and students
tuition includes lunch during workshop meeting time, plus one firing up at the kiln

In this workshop, George will demonstrate how he constructs his expressive ceramic work, process, secrets, and method for earthenware wood firing. Participants will learn technical info as it pertains to earthenware wood firing, including successful approaches to form, surface, glaze and slip. Georges’s informative tech sheet, containing essential clay, slip and glaze recipes, will be made available to everyone. Along with a slide show about his work and experiences, George will treat participants to a short performance art piece about George’s House of Clay Products.

Workshop participants will have approximately one month to make work in their own studios in preparation for an earthenware wood firing, which will happen in May 2014.

This is a great opportunity to have tons of fun, learn a great deal of information, and make some great work! No woodfire experience is necessary to enroll.


George Metropoulos McCauley, a Greek/ American potter, has had 23 solo shows and has been included in over 200 exhibitions. He has taught and conducted workshops internationally. He is the recipient of 3 National Endowment for the Arts grants and the prestigious Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence for the Arts at Austin Peay State University in Clarkesille, TN. Similarly, his pottery and sculpture are included in 47 international collections in 10 countries and has been featured in several books and periodicals. He maintains a studio at his home in Helena, Montana where he makes colorful earthenware pots and narrative sculpture.


Sarah Jaeger

Sarah Jaeger

Form & Surface: Creating Unique Utilitarian Work

Saturday, August 2, 10am-4pm
$95 for non-members
$85 for members, seniors, and students
tuition includes lunch

In this one day demonstration workshop, Sarah Jaeger will show how she throws, trims and assembles a variety of her utilitarian porcelain forms. and in addition will share her glaze decorating techniques. There will also be a slide lecture on the evolution of her work and its historical influences and sources of inspiration. The workshop will occur in conjunction with an exhibition of her work in the gallery at the Clay Studio of Missoula.


Sarah Jaeger has been a studio potter in Helena since she completed a residency at the Archie Bray Foundation in 1987. Her attention to form and use of sumptuous glazes in her elegant utilitarian ware invite touch and use, integrating a sensual aesthetic experience into the everyday. She received a BA (in English literature) from Harvard and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. In 1996 she was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Montana Arts Council. In December 2006 she had the distinction of being the only ceramist to be awarded a $50,000 unrestricted Target fellowship from United States Artists. In May of 2007 she was one of the artists profiled in the PBS documentary Craft in America. She has taught at Pomona College, the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has given workshops at many schools and art centers nationally. Her work is in many public and private collections and, most important, in many kitchens throughout the country.


If you would like to enroll in a workshop, please contact the Clay Studio at 406-543-0509 or via email at info@theclaystudioofmissoula.org.  

Space is limited, and payment is due in full to reserve your spot.

The Clay Studio accepts cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and DiscoverCard

The Clay Studio will offer students a full refund, less a $20 administrative fee up to 28 days before the day of the workshop.  If the Clay Studio is forced to cancel a workshop due to under-enrollment or unforeseen reasons, registrants will receive a full refund.

Thank you for your interest in our workshop series. We appreciate your support!


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