Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais, Minnesota Facility Information
120 WEST 3RD AVENUE   PO BOX 626    GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA 55604    218-387-2737   arts@boreal.org

Clay Studio

Clay Studio


Located on the lower level of the Studio Building, the Clay Studio houses 6 electric Brent C wheels and one Lockerbie kick wheel. It has 2 Skut electric kilns able to fire to cone 10 and a wood-fire raku kiln.  The studio also features a Peter Pugger pugmill, North Star Slab Roller, and Extruder.

There is a selection of tools for throwing and handbuilding in addition to a glazing station. 
 

This studio can comfortably accommodate 7 - 10 people. It is available for rent on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis based on artist's background and orientation.

Call 218-387-2737 or email arts@boreal.org to set up a rental interview.

The Clay Studio is a collaborative studio and rented under the philosophy that we support potters in a communal manner.  Prices are listed below for equipment as well but we don't offer kiln rental alone.

Fees                                                                                      

Clay Studio:
$75.00 per month
$40.00 per week
 $15.00 per day

Kiln Firing:
$35.00 per Glaze
$25.00 per Bisque

Clay:
$25 for 50 lbs
$12.50 for 25 lbs
$0.30 per pound for pugged clay
Studio Access application

Workshops in Clay Studio

Glaze Mixing 101 - Thursday, May 29, 2014; 5 - 8pm

Form & Surface: Alternative Hand-Building Approaches to Clay - June 14, 2014; 1 day; 9am-4pm

Playing with Clay: Youth Class - Sunday, June 15, 2014: 1 - 4pm

Japanese and Korean Inspired Clay Techniques - June 23 - 27, 2014; 5 days; 9am - 4pm

FUN-damentals of Clay: Wheel Throwing & Hand-Building - Mon-Fri, July 28-August 1, 2014; 5 days; 9am-4pm

Glaze Mixing 101 - Thursday, October 2, 2014, 2014; 5pm - 8pm

Hand-building: Youth Clay - December 1, 8 & 15; 4 - 5:30pm; 3 Mondays

Beginning Clay - January 15 - March 5, 2015; 8 Thursdays; 6pm - 9pm

Paper Clay - Sunday, February 15, 2015; 1 day; 9am - 4pm

Two Potters - Alternate Routes - June 20 - 21, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Functional Pottery: From Concept to Creation - June 22 - 26, 2015; 5 days; 9am - 4pm

Creative Ceramics - Monday, July 27 - Saturday, August 1, 2015; 6 days; 9am - 4pm

Once-Fired - September 5 - 7, 2015; 3 days; 9am - 4pm.

Mold Making and Press Molds - September 26 - 27, 2015; 2 day; 9am - 4pm

Youth: Handbuilding (ages 5 - 8) - October 26 - November 9, 2015; 3 Mondays; 4 - 5:30pm

Skill Building: A Potter's Workplace - January 26 - March 15, 2016; 8 Tuesdays; 6pm - 8pm

Print on Clay - February 13 - 14, 2016; 2 day; 9am - 4pm

Beginning Clay - March 11 - April 29, 2016; 8 Fridays; 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Clay Sculpture Demonstration - May 21, 2016; 10 am

CANCELLED - Majolica Workshop - July 22 - 24, 2016; 3 days; 9am - 4pm

FULL - Raku - August 5, 2016; 1 day; 1pm - 7pm

CANCELLED - Representing Nature on the Ceramic Object - August 15 - 18, 2016; 4 days; 9am - 4pm

CANCELLED - Native Clay Workshop - August 27 - 29, 2016; 3 days; 9am - 4pm

Make-a-Bowl for Empty Bowls: CLAY - Sat - Sun, Sept 17 - 18, 2016 | One-hour Sessions | Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 3 pm

All Levels Clay - October 5 - November 31, 2016; 8 Wednesdays; 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Porcelain on the Wheel - October 8 - 9, 2016, 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Make-a-Bowl for Empty Bowls: CLAY - Sat - Sun, Oct 15 - 16 | One-hour Sessions | Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 3 pm

CANCELLED - Influence and Process - October 21 - 23, 2016; 3 days; 9am - 4pm

Pots for Presents - October 25 - December 13, 2016; 8 Tuesdays; 6pm - 8pm

Youth: Handbuilding (ages 8 - 11) - January 30 - February 13, 2017; 3 Mondays; 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Advancing Pottery: Skill Building - February 24 - March 18, 2017; Fridays 5 - 7pm; Saturdays: 9 - 11am

All Levels Clay - March 14 - May 2; 8 Tuesdays; 5:30 - 7:30pm

Pots for Painting - March 29 - May 17, 2017; 8 Wednesdays; 6pm - 8pm

Youth: Wheel-Throwing (Ages 10 - 14) - April 3 - May 1, 2017; 5 Mondays; 3:45 - 5:45pm

Surface Design and Your Aesthetic - April 8 - 29; 4 Saturdays; 10am - 1pm

Paint-a-Tile - June 23, 2017; 1 - 2:30 pm

Paint-a-Tile - July 14, 2017; 1 - 2:30 pm

Merging Hand-building and Cast Glass - July 17 - 21, 2017; 5 days; 9am - 4pm

Inspiration to Creation - July 24 - July 28, 2017; 5 days; 9am - 4pm

Raku: Out of the Ashes - August 5, 2017; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

Paint-a-Tile - August 11, 2017; 1 - 2:30 pm

The Place of Pots - August 14 - 18, 2017; 5 days; 9am - 4pm

Paint-a-Tile - August 25, 2017; 1 - 2:30 pm

Clay Studio Instructors

Maggie Anderson
Dorian Beaulieu
Susan Bjerke
Bob Briscoe
Guillermo Cuellar
Joan Farnam
JD Jorgenson
Karin Kraemer
Matthew Krousey
Daryn Lowman
Mark Lusardi
Ernest Miller
Megan Mitchell
Korla Molitor
Helen Otterson
Daniel Paulson
Ginny Sims
Natalie Sobanja
Jason Trebs
David Voorhees
Ann Ward
Melissa Wickwire
Paul Zoldahn

Photos from Clay Studio


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