Next Class August 21st, 2021

Learn the basics of fusing glass while making an 8″ dish or hanging.

Always a fun class, love to have you here to play with us!!

$195+ applicable taxes

call 250 754 – 5254 or email


We will update this post when Kelley Knickerbocker is able to travel to Nanaimo and teach this class.

This Workshop is being taught by guest instructor Kelley Knickerbocker from Seattle.

Picassiette* is the process of transforming crockery and found objects into mosaic. What makes crockery so tempting and ideal for mosaic is not only its availability, ease of cutting, and varied glazes, but its unique curvatures, bumps and protrusions that translate to gorgeous dimensionality in tesserae.

In this technique-rich, hands-on workshop, Kelley ramps picassiette up an innovative notch with her unusual methods of cutting/setting not only the flat surfaces of plates and other ceramic ware, but the lips, feet, rims, handles, lids, spouts, and more, including the exposing/tinting of the inner clay body. Students will learn cutting tools and techniques; setting in mortar to maximize sculptural/dimensional possibilities; building a cohesive color/material palette, and composing with crockery’s challenging curves and bumps.

*Thought to be derived from the French slang “piquer” (to steal) + “assiette” (plate).

$385 (plus supplies to be determined) for two days.

We are open for business and look forward to seeing you in the studio!  As per the PHO, masks are recommended.  We are still using the back door and hand sanitizer is available.  We are also open for classes with a limit of 4 students at a time, unless you have a larger bubble you want to organize for.

Stay safe and make art!!

We are happy to continue with phone in orders as well, 250-754-5254, if that works better for you.  Place an order, pay by e-transfer or credit card, and pick up at the back door of the studio, or we will ship it to you at Canada Post’s going rate.