Altered Thrown Forms & Whimsical Handbuilt Figures

Jeff Perkins


Altered Thrown Forms & Whimsical Handbuilt Figures with Jeffrey Perkins

March 26 – 27, 2022
All Levels | Ceramics Studio  | 12:30 – 4:30 pm

Experience – should have some wheel or handbuilding experience

This workshop is a place to use your imagination and try something totally new!

Jeff Perkins designed the workshop to improve your throwing and handbuilding skills and see things in a different way. Students will learn a series of techniques on how to throw distorted forms to make them more fluid and graceful. They will also learn how to create whimsical handbuilt figures using found textures to enhance them.


Please bring a lunch.

Tuition: $250.00 – All materials and firings included.

In-Person Classes

COVID Health and Safety Protocols

The health and safety of our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, and Staff are a top priority. Since COVID-19 first surfaced, our staff continues to monitor the situation closely, taking every precaution to keep our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, Staff, and our community safe.

  • We require that face masks, covering mouth and nose, be worn in our buildings until further notice. (Note: face shields are not adequate.)  Paper masks are available for no charge.
  • Thermometers are available in the Gallery and Studios for self-checking of temperature upon entrance.
  • Sanitation stations are available at each entrance to the Center.

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Jeff Perkins

Jeff Perkins

From thrown clay to form large, thin-walled vessels to hand built figures, Jeff has been a master of ceramics for most of his life. Brought to Arizona at a very young age Jeff became associated with the Verde Valley School where he has taught for over 30 years. Nassan Gobran, founder of the Sedona Arts Center, was an early instructor, encouraging Jeff to pursue art in a clay form. Influenced by ancient and primitive art, the pieces emerge from imagination, often with animal & bird influences. The work is spontaneous and intuitive, letting the torn clay and textured slabs become the figure. Letting the thrown work develop into large cylinder forms over many hours.

Cancellation Policy


  • Each student must enroll individually
  • Students may register online or by calling the Sedona Arts Center’s Administrative Offices in the Art Barn, toll-free at 888-954-4442 or locally at 928-282-3809
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express are accepted or student may pay with cash or check by registering in person during office hours at the Art Barn

In-Person and Online Workshops

  • A student may pay in full or place a $125 non-refundable deposit to save a space in the workshop
  • Any unpaid balance is due at least 30 days prior to first day of class
  • If a student cancels before the 30-day cut-off, the balance is refunded (or cancelled if not already paid) – the deposit is non-refundable
  • If a student cancels within the 30-days prior to class, no refund is given and both deposit and balance are forfeited
  • If Sedona Arts Center cancels the workshop for any reason, all payments made will be refunded in full

Important Message

The Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for providing make-up sessions or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for courses missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control. There are absolutely no refunds after the cut-off date for any reason, unless the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the workshop, then all fees paid will be refunded in full.

Covid-19 Update for In-Person Classes and Workshops: 

As long as SAC is able to provide an environment that adheres to the CDC guidelines for social gatherings, and assuming all other normal criteria are met and the workshop or class goes forward, the above cancellation policies are in effect.