Arts and Experiential Learning



Ceramics, art, and experiential learning is at the center of Heart Fire Sanctuary, with a complete ceramics studio, the electric kilns, as well as the near-complete Yukti Kiln. Workshops include guest artists, sculpture, craft, healing, creativity, mindfulness, and play.



Upcoming Ceramics and Arts Workshops:


Making Tea Pets


Instructor:
Richard Brandt


Tea Pets are small unglazed clay figurines that you keep on your tea tray. The unglazed clay absorbs the tea and continues to change color over time. With an ancient history that dates back over 1000 years, you will form clay into a tea pet from your own imagination and design.



1-day workshop

January 15th, 2023 10 am–5 pm
Pick up your fired pieces: January 21, 10 am–noon


Capacity: 6 participants

Suggested donations 50-80$; Free for Heart Fire Sanctuary members


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Forces and Forms in Nature


Instructor:
Richard Brandt


An experiential hand-building workshop informed and inspired by nature. Focusing on making techniques for firing in Yukti wood fire kiln.



3-day workshop

February 3–5, 2023 
Feb 3: 10 am–3 pm
Feb 4: noon–5 pm
Feb 5: 10 am–3 pm 

Pick up your finished work: February 11


Capacity: 6 participants

Suggested donations 125-175$; Free for Heart Fire Sanctuary members


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The Fun of Making with Soft Thrown Slabs


Instructor:
Richard Brandt


Throwing soft slabs is one of my favorite techniques of making with clay. Stretching slabs lets you work magic with textures and create impossibly thin rims and walls that remain quite strong.



2-day workshop

February 18–19
10 am–3 pm

Pick up your finished work: February 26


Capacity: 6 participants

Suggested donations 80-125$; Free for Heart Fire Sanctuary members


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