Clay Week Retreat
November 5-10, 2017
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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.
Instructor, April Grunspan
April Grunspan began working with clay back in 2001 when her daughter, Alana, wanted to take a wheel class at the Genesee Pottery Co-op in Rochester, NY. Figuring the class would be a good mother-daughter activity, they signed up together. Alana lost interest after a couple of classes. April eventually joined the co-op and has worked in clay ever since.
Now experienced in both wheel and handbuilding, she’s taken many classes and workshops over the years. Her instructors have included Shelly Stoller-Green, Jake Allee, Margaret Bohls and Tim See. She also hones her skills and enthusiasm by attending the annual conference hosted by NCECA (the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts). She’s currently the owner and instructor at Alamo City Pottery Workshop in San Antonio, TX.
In addition to getting her hands muddy, April also enjoys birdwatching, travel and writing. April is excited about her upcoming time at Mo-Ranch and looks forward to meeting everyone there.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-460-4401 x 246.
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.
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.