Clay Workshops







4th Annual Florida Heat: Surface Design 2017

Wed, Feb 8th, 2017 9:00am Sat, Feb 11th, 2017 4:00pm


Come join nationally recognized artists Matthew Metz, Linda Christianson, Sam Chung, Carole Epp, Meredith Host, Thaddeus Erdahl, Adam Field and Ben Carter in sunny St. Petersburg Florida at the Morean Center for Clay, as they demonstrate their approaches to designing a well thought out pottery surface. This workshop will cover all firing ranges and surface approaches, including but not limited to; glazing, slips, underglaze, decals, sgraffito, mishima and much more. This will be THE workshop of the year and you won’t want to miss it. Cost for the whole workshop is $350 or choose to come on certain days and pay only $150 per day.


Wednesday, Feb. 8th:

AM   Linda Christianson and Thaddeus Erdahl

PM   Sam Chung and Adam Field

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Thursday, Feb. 9th:

AM   Carole Epp and Meredith Host

PM    Ben Carter and Matt Metz

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Friday, Feb. 10th:

AM   Thaddeus Erdahl and Ben Carter

PM   Linda Christianson and Adam Field

*Special guest lecture with Kyle Carpenter

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Saturday, Feb. 11th:

AM   Carole Epp and Matt Metz

PM   Sam Chung and Meredith Host

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Full Four-Day Workshop Registration

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Full workshop $350
$150 per day
$75 half-day





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Hands on Workshop with Joe Pintz

March 30th – 31st 2017

Come join us at the Morean Center for Clay as we hold a two-day workshop by ceramicist Joe Pintz. Pintz’s functional and sculptural ceramic work explores the role that domestic objects play in fulfilling our physical and emotional needs. Inspired by his Midwestern roots, Pintz creates simple forms based on utilitarian vessels and other implements associated with the hand. In the process, the dense meaning of these objects is transferred into clay.

Pintz earned his BA in anthropology and urban studies at Northwestern University. After receiving his MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he was a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation. He has received the NCECA Emerging Artist Award as well as the Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. He is currently an assistant professor at the University of Missouri.


$150 for non-members

$120 for students

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The Potter’s Council presents:


Join us on April 21-23, 2017 at the Morean Center for Clay.
420 22nd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712.

Presentations from Brice Dyer, Melissa Mencini, Jeremy Randall, and Lindsay Scypta.  View the schedule!

Special thanks to our sponsors: Amaco-Brent, Mayco, Shimpo & Highwater Clays!

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Florida Heat Woodfire

January  2018


The Morean Center for Clay anagama kiln was built in 2002 under the tutelage of Don Reitz.  Join us as we spend three days loading about 1.000 pots into this 500 cubic foot wood kiln and another 4-5 days firing around the clock.

Participants will be learning how to fire this unique kiln with the nation’s top wood fire artists; John Balistreri, Chris Gustin and Matt Long.  Every participant is encouraged to bring as much high fire bisqueware as they can bring to have fired in the anagama kiln. Participants should bring a wide variety of shapes and sizes of bisqueware.  All participants will take part in loading, firing and unloading the anagama.  In addition, there will be demonstrations and lectures by John, Chris and Matt.  This is a great hands on way to learn how to fire a wood kiln. Space is limited, so be sure to register early. 

If you are looking for housing during this workshop we have limited space available.  Please contact Beth Morean at 727-367-7911