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Clay Week Retreat

November 3-9, 2019


Join us for a scenic, week-long getaway in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Our goal as artists is to find our voice, and that voice is based on what inspires us. Using standard pottery hand-building techniques and the wheel, each student will explore what catches their eye, their spirit, and their creativity, then apply those inspirations to their pieces. Please bring a sketch pad or notebook and your preferred writing/drawing tool along.

Questions? We’re happy to help! Contact us at 1.800.460.4401 ext. 246 or

April Grunspan began working with clay in 2001 when her daughter, Alana, wanted to take a wheel class at the Genesee Pottery co-op in Rochester, N.Y. Alana lost interest after a couple of classes, but April has worked in clay ever since. She is now experienced in both wheel and hand-building techniques and continues her education through enrollment in various classes and workshops. April also attends the annual conference hosted by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. She is the owner and instructor at Alamo City Pottery Workshop in Bulverde, Texas. 

Cost and Housing

Hotel-style lodging will be available.

Single Occupancy Room: $1335

Double Occupancy Room: $960

Commuter rate: $520 (includes tuition, lunches and dinners; excludes housing accommodations). 


A $75.00 deposit must accompany registration. The balance of all fees will be due 45 days prior to the start of the event, or upon registration if within 45 days full payment is required at the time of registration. Full refund minus $75.00 administrative fee per person will be made if cancellation is received more than 30 days prior to the conference. There are generally no refunds for cancellations received on or after 30 days prior to the start of the event nor any applying of the deposit toward other charges or future deposits.

Scholarships are available! Click here to learn more.

What to Bring

Bring a Bible, notebook, flashlight, hair dryer and rain gear. Linens are provided. Bring shoes suitable for Mo-Ranch’s rocky, uneven terrain.


Mo-Ranch is 90 miles one-way, or a 2-hour drive from the nearest airport (SAT), allow 3 hours travel/check-in time for departures. We recommend generally scheduling arriving flights before 3 p.m. and departing flights after 3 p.m. to be sure you do not miss any of your event.

If you are in need of shuttle service to Mo-Ranch, call Kars for Hire in Kerrville at (830) 890-8200 at least 15 days in advance to arrange transportation from San Antonio International Airport.

Click here for directions to Mo.

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