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Friday, July 29, 2016


Cleveland Print Room (in Artcraft Building), 2550 Superior Ave, Suite 102, Cleveland, 216.401.5981  “Reigning Cats and Dogs.”  Opening 5-9pm. 

 “Alex Kraft (morning) and Calvin Ma (afternoon).”  Screw Factory 13000 Athens Ave., Lakewood If interested please register ASAP there are a limited number of spots available!    Workshop will be held in Gina DeSantis's ceramic studio.  Studio Ste C328, Classroom Ste C323.  Each Workshop costs $25 or $50 for the day!

Alex Kraft's Enriching the Surface: Monoprinting  workshop 9 am – Noon. Alex creates evocative surfaces through her use of brightly colored glazes and decorative techniques that include slip trailing, mishima, image transfer, non-fired techniques and other decorative treatments.  Participants will learn how to create surface designs in reverse on paper. You will transfer these hidden images to clay using a monoprinting technique. Attendees will incorporate the use of simple tarpaper templates to create hand-built forms. And you will leave with a small example that you will have created.

Calvin Ma “Homebody Sculptures.”  workshop 1 pm – 4 pm.  Calvin Ma's work focuses on the narratives of his struggles with social anxiety and also examines the role of toys not only as art, but also as mechanisms to cope with his anxieties. During his workshop, Calvin will be demonstrating his process of constructing one of his Homebody heads involving slip casting, altering and texturing. Focused heavily on applying textures before the firing process, Calvin will present how he achieves different surface treatments using various types of tools. If time allows, Calvin will also demonstrate the underglazing techniques he uses to achieve the wood-like finishes. Utilizing the action figure form in his sculptural work, Calvin explores personal issues and struggles with social anxiety. Calvin taps into a childlike sense of exploration and storytelling through his work.   (Image Above)

The Next NOC Event!!! Thursday, August 25th.  7-9pm!   Stephanie Miller-Davis is hosting a Studio Visit and Potluck at her home studio.  Address: 28450 Emery Road, Orange Village, OH Please bring a dish to share and we will have a fun evening of hanging out!  Please RSVP to Stephanie at  so we have an idea of how many are attending.

 Wood Kiln Construction Workshop October 15-29, 2016 at Tabor Cottage, near Butler, Ohio.

Carol Ohl has taken down her old wood kiln and the bricks will be used to build a new kiln!  BRUCE DEHNERT will be leading the kiln construction workshop.  This will be a hands-on experience, building a wood-fired kiln and (if possible) firing it for the first time. If you’re interested in kiln construction, wood-firing and work well with others, this workshop is for you.  Workshop Tuition $575 for the workshop, which will last 10 days to two weeks, depending on how quickly the work goes. Participants are invited to stay in our guesthouse and share family style meals at no additional cost - there will be a bed for each - most rooms will be shared with one or two others. Please do plan to bring a half-dozen bisqued pieces to fire in the new kiln (we hope). There will be glazes you can use if you’d like. For those who prefer, we are next door to a nice KOA camp.   For more information or to enroll contact

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