Upcoming Events


Delores Fortuna: Form and Surface Development

Aug. 12, 2018, 10 a.m. - Aug. 17, 2018, 6 p.m.

August 12 - 17, 2018

Lodging fee: $150

Meals: $140

Workshop: $340

Total Package: $630

Join Delores Fortuna for a week of demos, discussion and hands on wheel time.  Delores will emphasize surface development while discussing the use of slips and cone 6 glazes in oxidation and reduction.  Bring images of current work, drawings and concepts of future work to our daily one-on-one discussions. Workshop fee includes 2 bags of B-clay, all meals and lodging at the Art Ventures Retreat Center. B...


Local Art and Food Immersion!

Sept. 9, 2018, 10 a.m. - Sept. 13, 2018, 6 p.m.

September 9-13, 2018

Full Package $425

Come to the Adamah campus at Bethel Horizons for a "trial run" of a Road Scholar program!
For 4 days, immerse yourself in local food and art! Tour cheese factories and the Bothum Vineyard, enjoy tickets to an American Player Theater play, group ceramic projects, and cooking pizza in Bethel Horizon's wood oven using local ingredients.
Tour Taliesin and engage with interesting guest speakers covering topics of art, honeybees and ecology.
During your stay...


Fall Salt Fire Workshop (Beginners-Advanced, 18+)

Sept. 27, 2018, 10 a.m. - Sept. 30, 2018, 6 p.m.

September 27th - 30, 2018

Time: 10:00am September 27th through end of firing on September 30th

Lodging fee: $90

Workshop fee: $300

Total Package: $390

Join us for a salt firing in the catenary chamber of our Aninoborigama kiln. Bring 100 bisque fired pots and expect to take a shift or two stoking the kiln.  Your pots MUST be made from a cone 10 clay body. Workshop includes 4 studio glazes, instruction, lodging at the Art Ventures Retreat Center. Bring your own food for the weekend. The s...


Fall Anagama Wood Firing

Nov. 24, 2018, 10 a.m. - Dec. 1, 2018, 6 p.m.

(intermediate, 18+)

November 24 - December 1, 2018    Begins 10:00am Nov 24

Lodging fee: $210

Meals: $180

Workshop: $300

Total Package: $690

Instructor: Joe Cole, Windy Ridge Pottery, Mineral Point, WI

Come for a week of wood firing in the Anagama kiln. Bring 75+ bisque pots and take a few shifts stoking the kiln! Pieces MUST be made from a cone 10 clay body. Workshop includes all meals and lodging at the Art Ventures Retreat Center.

November 24 - Glazing (glazing is optional)



John Britt- Experimental Shino Workshop

Nov. 24, 2018, 5 p.m. - Dec. 1, 2018, 5 p.m.

November 24th - December 1st 2018 

$450 Food and Lodging

$650 Workshop Fee

This is an experimental shino workshop where we will explore various shino glazes in a variety of firing cycles. One firing will be wood (firing in the catenary with Gary Carstens) with extended cooling at 1800°F. And then where will be two gas reduction firings (Firing in the Bailey gas kiln with Jennifer Mally) with various slow cooling cycles. The goal will be to explore effects of slow cooling on shino colors bu...