From River Bed to Wood Fire Workshop

Free Ceramics Workshop Takes Participants Beyond the Studio into the Elements

Poster design by Justin Calder. Photos by Molly Stinchfield.

Freehold Art Exchange (FAEx) is pleased to announce a FREE, eight-class ceramics workshop with resident Ceramics Facilitator Asia Sosnowski. Participants will make vessels using clay deposits from Greene County. The workshop starts Sunday, September 23rd from 12 to 3pm and culminates with a pit fire and free Community Day for the public at 4pm on Sunday, October 28th.

The course features an anthropological and intuitive approach to ceramics. We will overview pot making and the formation and origin of clay, visit several locations to harvest native clay, prepare a clay body, create coil pots and load a natural pit-fire.

REGISTRATION: email asienka.sosna@gmail.com

DIRECTIONSFAEx is located in Freehold, New York. Rural GPS can be inaccurate– We advise that you follow the DIRECTIONS HERE or risk getting lost.

FAEx Ceramics Facilitator Asia Sosnowski and Co-Founder Piper Dorrance glazing wheel-thrown plates.

CLASS SCHEDULE: 12 – 3pm at FAEx, unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, 9/23: Digging clay location TBD

Sunday, 9/30: Processing clay 

Sunday, 10/7: Processing clay

Friday, 10/12: Making pots

Saturday, 10/13: Making pots

Sunday, 10/14: Making pots

Saturday, 10/27: Loading and igniting pit-fire

Sunday, 10/28: Community Day 4 – 6pm Unloading pit-fire

FAEx is an artist residency program for visual and interdisciplinary artists invested in social justice, environmental sustainability, and community engagement. Since 2012, Artists-­in­-residence have lived and worked onsite using studio spaces and workshops in the repurposed garage and dairy barn. The facility, on 57 acres of land in the Catskill Mountains, includes artist studios, organic garden and hiking trails. FAEx encourages an interdisciplinary and conservation-oriented approach to art making. We provide opportunities for artists to deepen their connection with the earth and their communities.

FAEx recently renovated their ceramics workshop and broke ground on a three-bedroom house that will host up to six artists-in-residence. 

View from the Ceramics Studio

This event is a program of Freehold Art Exchange. This event is made possible in part with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts, administered in Greene County by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants program.