July 16-20 and/or July 23-27


Chandler Swain’s Studio : Blakeney ON  (5 kms from Almonte)

After a 5 year hiatus where I spent my energy helping to start and manage General Fine Craft with Richard Skrobecki, I am ready to invite a limited number of students to my riverside studio to be immersed in the world of clay for two 1-week sessions.

What to expect:

Having a stress-free, fun time. All levels welcome: Including no previous experience.

10 am- 4 pm days spent in my riverside garden outdoor teaching space by the beautiful Mississippi River near Almonte : a 35 min. drive west of Ottawa

A full week allows you to really cement your skills and work out ideas. Learn how to approach your work in a focused, supported manner with the use of all that is at hand in a professional studio: books, samples of great clay art, tools and knowledge. Making, decorating, design and firing will be discussed as we go along.

There will be a project each day that requires investigating a different way to use clay.

You can follow this curriculum or come with a special project /investigation in mind: Whatever suits.

* note: many students already are studio members at other studios: therefore firing and glazing hasnt been factored into this week. If you are interested in doing a day of firing and decorating with me: this will be at a later date in August. I will bisque all your work. A glazing/decorating day fee will be $100/person.

Apply/questions? cswain@storm.ca

MORE INFO: www.chandlerswain.ca