Workshops

  • Red Deer College Workshop

    I will be teaching a workshop in Red Deer, Alberta at RDC February 2-3rd. An artist talk will be open to the public on Thursday, Feb 2nd at 7 p.m. in the Margaret Parsons Theatre.

  • Medalta Atmospheric Firing Workshop

    I’ll be teaching an atmospheric firing workshop at Medalta, July 15 – 24th. We’ll be making pots for the wood, soda and salt in this 10 workshop. Registration is open to 12 participants. Learn more

  • Kiln Building Residency - Banff Centre

    In the spirit of a community barn raising, this residency will bring together emerging and established ceramic artists to create new work and explore kiln construction, culminating in the building and firing of The Banff Centre’s first wood fire Train Kiln. May 30th – June 24th, 2016

    Robin DuPont and Dan Murphy will lead participants through discussions on the history of wood kilns, principles of design, construction and the firing process. Participants will also have time to explore independent projects and make work with the intention to fire in the new kiln.

    Deadline for applying is February 3rd.
    For more information: https://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/kiln-raising

  • FUSION Conference 2015

    Really looking forward to presenting with an old friend at this year’s FUSION Conference. Sunshine Cobb and I will be presenters in Hamilton at Mohawk College June 5 – 7th, 2015, hosted by the Potters’ Guild of Hamilton and Region and the Ontario Clay and Glass Association.

    Register for the conference or find out more information.

  • Red Deer College Workshop

    Hosted by the Red Deer Potter’s Guild, I will be teaching a workshop at Red Deer College March 7-8, 2015. Contact Suzanne at 403-391-9021 to register.

  • Dig This! Exploring BC Clay Conference

    I am one of four BC ceramic artists presenting at Dig This! Clay Conference. Presented with support from the Canadian Clay Symposium Collective, the Potters’ Guild of BC and the North-West Ceramics Foundation, this celebration of BC clay coincides with the Guild’s 60th anniversary.

    On Friday, March 20th, the Gallery of BC Ceramics on Granville Island will host a reception from 5-7 featuring an exhibition. Following the reception, the NWCF is sponsoring an artist talk and slide show at Emily Carr University campus.

    For more information: Shadbolt Arts Guide

  • Shadbolt Centre Woodfiring Workshop

    I will be leading a Woodfiring Workshop at the Shadbolt Centre for the week beginning March 15.

    Learn about appropriate glazes for different areas of the new train kiln and the aesthetic variations possible in this type of firing. Loading and wadding on the Monday, followed by firing over the next two days. Prepare to be physically involved and available for shifts. Bring cone 10 bisqueware for 3 cu. ft. of kiln space.

    Register online at http://www.burnaby.ca/webreg or call 604-291-6864

    The Workshop Fee includes registration for Dig This! Exploring BC Clay.

  • Wood/Soda Ceramics Residency - Banff

    I will be teaching a 4 week residency with Dan Murphy at the Banff Centre this spring. The deadline to apply is January 28th. The residency runs April 27th – May 22nd.

    The residency is an opportunity to work alongside other wood and soda fire enthusiasts; to create, share ideas, techniques and inspirations, and in turn, be inspired by the stunning surroundings of the Rocky Mountains which we will take time to discover and explore. We will fire The Banff Centre’s venerable Noborigama kiln – designed and built three decades ago -around which a host of memorable conversations, art work, challenges and celebrations have emerged and occurred.

    For more details: Banff Centre website

  • Kiln Building Workshop

    This summer Martin Tagseth and Robin DuPont will combine their kiln building and wood firing experience to lead a two week anagama kiln building workshop in British Columbia’s Slocan Valley beginning July 21st.

    With a focus on hands on construction experience, this intensive workshop with also include discussions of kiln design and atmospheric firing techniques. Students are invited to bring bisque-ware to partake in the inaugural firing immediately following construction of the kiln.

    Schedule
    (Dates may be adjusted to accommodate kiln construction and firing times)
    July 20th Welcome BBQ
    July 21st – 27th Kiln Building Workshop
    July 28th – Aug 3rd Kiln Firing
    Aug 9-10th Kiln Unloading

    Course Fee
    Workshop Fee is $495 (does not include housing or meals).
    Firing Fee $100 (Students must bring bisque-ware).

    Location
    This workshop will take place at the home & studio of Robin DuPont in the Slocan Valley, near Winlaw B.C. This beautiful winding river valley is known for its creative culture and offers visitors pristine beaches, wildlife sanctuaries, world class recreational opportunities and breath taking scenery.

    Other Information
    • Class size is limited. Space will be reserved on a first come basis upon receipt of non-refundable $100 deposit. Balance of workshop fee is due two weeks prior to course start date.
    • Accommodations and Meals are not included in the course fee. Please visit www.slocanvalleyrailtrail.ca for a list of campsites, B&B and other nearby accommodations and amenities.

    Registration
    Call 250-226-6964 or email Kiln Building_Postcard

  • MISSA - Summer workshop

    I will be teaching a workshop June 30-July 6th at the Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts. Check out the MISSA website for more information and to register.