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Clay Week Retreat

November 5-10, 2017

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48 Possible CPE Hours
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Clay Week Retreat

O LORD, You are our Father, we are the clay, and you our potter; and all of us are the work of your hand. Isaiah 64:8

This ceramic arts retreat is suitable for any skill level! Be prepared to put some clay between your fingers and unleash your creativity. Hands-on ceramic workshops will include unique techniques for constructing, decorating, glazing and firing your work, wheel throwing techniques, tile making, Japanese Raku pottery and more.

Workshops will be led by an experienced ceramic art instructor. Click the leadership tab to learn more about this year’s retreat leadership!

Experience worship with the arts, recreation, new friendships and inspiration during this clay retreat at Mo-Ranch.

Register now! Space is very limited.

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Clay Week Retreat Schedule *sample schedule, subject to change

Sunday, November 5th

4:00-6:00 p.m. Participant registration, Mabee Registration Building
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner, King Dining Hall
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Welcome, orientation, tour of the studio spaces, opening worship, Cow Barn 3
7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Studio time, Raku pieces in Cow Barn 3

Monday, November 6th

7:00 a.m. Coffee, King Dining Hall
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast, King Dining Hall
9:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. Studio time, Cow Barn 3
Hand building slab, coil and pinch construction
Wheel throwing if you are experienced or for if you just want to try!
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch, King Dining Hall
1:00 – 5:30 p.m. Studio time
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner, King Dining Hall
6:30 -7:00 p.m. Worship, Chapel or Location TBD
8:00 p.m. Studio time, Cow Barn 3
Firing of bisque, Raku pieces and anything else that’s dry enough!

Tuesday, November 7th

7:00 a.m. Coffee, King Dining Hall
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast, King Dining Hall
9:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. Studio time, Horse Barn
Hand building slab, coil, pinch and tile construction
Wheel throwing if you are experienced or for if you just want to try!
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch, King Dining Hall
1:00 – 5:30 p.m. Studio time
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner, King Dining Hall
6:30 -7:00 p.m. Worship, Chapel
8:00 p.m. Studio time, Cow Barn 3
Kiln drying prior to bisque

Wednesday, November 8th

7:00 a.m. Coffee, King Dining Hall
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast, King Dining Hall
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Tour of Mo-Ranch San Jose tiles (meet at King Dining Hall)
10:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. Clay instruction/tiles
Glaze – vessels and tiles
Bisque firing – as early as possible
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch, King Dining Hall
1:00 – 5:30 p.m. Studio time
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner, King Dining Hall
6:30 -7:00 p.m. Worship, Chapel
8:00 p.m. Studio time
All work should be ready to be fired or in the kiln to dry out, if necessary.

Thursday, November 9th

7:00 a.m. Coffee, King Dining Hall
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast, King Dining Hall
9:00 – 12:00 p.m. Working time, instruction – glaze Raku
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch, King Dining Hall
1:00 – 5:30 p.m. Studio time, glaze raku, prep for Raku firing
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner, King Dining Hall
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Worship, Chapel
8:15 p.m. Studio time, Raku firing

Friday, November 10th

7:00 a.m. Coffee, King Dining Hall
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast, King Dining Hall
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Closing worship, communion and farewell, held at Chapel on the Hill
11:00– 11:30 a.m. Checkout

All participants will be housed in hotel room lodging with rooms that have two queen beds and full bath. All linens are provided.
Costs include housing for 5 nights, 14 meals, tuition, materials, firings, glazes and meeting spaces.

Adult Single Occupancy: $1,200
Adult Double Occupancy: $910
Commuter: $570 (excludes housing at Mo-Ranch, includes lunch and dinner during the conference)

For help with or questions about registration, contact the registrar at registrar@moranch.org or 800-460-4401 x 246.

Registration/Cancellation Policy

A $75.00 deposit must accompany registration. The balance of all fees will be due 60 days prior to the start of the event, or upon registration if within 60 days full payment is required at the time of registration. Full refund less $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.

Recommended Items To Bring

  • A flashlight.
  • Any special tools you like to use. We will have all of the normal tools for your use here.
  • A drawing book of some kind and images that inspire your ideas.
  • Clothes you don’t mind getting dirty in. Warm clothes in case there is chilly weather!
  • Closed toe shoes and a long-sleeved cotton shirt to wear during Raku firing.
  • Boxes and packing materials to transport your work home with you.

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

Transportation

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.

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