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Schedule your own Annual Sale appointment, time & days available
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9:30-11:30 / 12-2 / 2:30-4:30
10:30-12:30 / 1:30-3:30
Contact us now to schedule your appointment
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 are happy to ship it to you too.
We will update this post when Kelley Knickerbocker is able to travel to Nanaimo and teach this class
Date: TBD – Due to US/Canada travel restrictions regarding Covid-19 this class is postponed.
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).
Start date T.B.A.
ONE 3hr. LESSON A WEEK FOR 3 WEEKS
Glass supplies are included in this class, but tools are separate. Feel free to bring any tools you may have or try ours before purchasing what you need.
Tool Rental $25 a day
What would work with your schedule, let us know!!!
Brenda and Cheeky Monkey Glassworks host two fun in-shop events,
a Summer Sale and a Christmas Open House. You can also see Brenda at the Annual Island Glass Art Spring Show & Sale.
Workshops are approximately once a month. Let Brenda know if you’re interested, when she has enough students for a class she’ll put together the dates.