Adamah Art Studio is proud to offer world class workshops all year round. Our 2017 worskshops will be no exception and full descriptions of each can be found below along with detailed registration information and policies. When you are ready to register for any one (or many) of our workshops simply click the link below to get started.

Registration Information



All registrations will be handled online through our partner website above. Each workshop will be listed and you may register for multiple workshops as an individual or with a group of friends. Many workshops will have “Early Bird” rates for those who register early by a certain date, after that date the full price for registration will be in effect. If you are registering and have been told by the Director you are eligible for a discount/scholarship please contact Jennifer directly to receive a code to be used online for registration PRIOR to registering.

Register for 2017 Workshops Here

Deposits & Payments

To reserve your place in one of our workshops please complete the registration online and submit full payment via credit card. Should you wish to pay by check it must be received within two weeks of your registration to confirm your place. Checks are to be made payable to Bethel Horizons and mailed as such to our office at 312 Wisconsin Ave., Madison, WI 53703.

Questions regarding registration or payments should be directed to our office at (608) 257-3577, ext. 334 or e-mail at

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 30 days ahead of time to receive a full refund (refunds will be made to the original payment method only). Cancellations within 30 days of the start of the workshop are considered non-refundable.  By this time we have purchased clay, materials and budgeted food for participants. If Adamah Art Studios has to cancel a workshop due to low registration or any other reason, we give participants a full refund or credit towards a future workshop within the same calendar year.


Unless otherwise noted, fees for workshops cover all meals, lodging, and supplies. Single rooms may be available at an additional cost of $35 per night. Single rooms are very limited and are not guaranteed. Requests for a single room will be confirmed no sooner than two weeks prior to the start of the workshop by the Director. The Art Ventures Retreat Center has en-suite bathrooms, and rooms have a mix of bunk beds and double beds. WiFi access available but is limited.

Participants Under 18

Many of our workshops are open to people of all ages as noted in the information for each individual workshop on our registration website. For participants under the age of 18, you must contact our Registrar after registering as there are additional forms (found HERE on our summer camp page) that are required to be filled out and returned in order to participate in any program at Adamah Art Studios or Bethel Horizons.

Further Questions

After registering online, you will receive an e-mail confirmation/ticket. Please keep this information for your reference. If you have a burning question about the workshop, please email Jennifer Mally at Questions about payment or registrations, please email

2017 Workshop Schedule


Learn to Gas Reduction Fire

October 21-22, 2017

This two-day workshop will teach you how to correctly load and fire Adamah's Bailey gas kiln. Saturday we will glaze our work and load the kiln. Sunday we will fire the kiln. (12 hour firing) The group will need to return to Adamah a few days later to unload our pots, clean the kiln and discuss our firing results. Bring 15-20 bisque fired pieces. Pieces MUST be made from a cone 10 clay body. 5 glazes will be provided. Workshop includes lodging at the Art Ventures Retreat Center.  Bring a notebook for note taking. We provide our own meals. Maximum 5 participants.

Instructor: Jennifer Mally, Director Adamah Art Studios
Level: Intermediate, 18+
Fee: $160

The Nature of Clay: Approaches to Surface & Sculpture

November 11-12, 2017

Join Jacki Whisenant for a weekend workshop of decorating clay surfaces with inspiration from the natural world. Drawing on the incredible variety of imagery that nature provides, Jacki invites you to discover new surface decoration and additive approaches for both functional and sculptural ceramics. She will cover sgraffito carving, wax resist, bas relief, naturalistic sculpture, slip combing, stenciling and pressed textures.

Facilitator: Jack Whisenant, Science illustrator, ceramicist, and musician with a fondness for bats and beetles
Level: All Levels
Fee: $250.00

Get Away! Pottery Retreat

December 3-8, 2017

Spend a quiet week at Adamah's beautiful open-air studio. Saturate yourself in your own work, meet other potters, treat yourself to good food, afternoon naps, winter nature hikes, Governor Dodge State Park and the local art scene. Your time is your own! Adamah Studio will supply you with 2 bags of stoneware clay, a wheel, hand-building tools, all meals and lodging at the Art Ventures Retreat Center.

Facilitator: Jennifer Mally, Director Adamah Art Studios
Level: All Levels, 18+
Register by November 5: Fee $375, Regular Fee: $425