Fun with Boxes – Ceramic Handbuilding

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Fun with Boxes – a Ceramic Handbuilding Workshop with Suzy Allan

Two Sundays: May 8 & 15, 2022
All Levels | Ceramics Studio | 1:00 – 4:30 pm

Please join Suzy Allan, ceramic artist and instructor, for a FUN two-day ceramic box-making workshop.  She will demonstrate and help you create your one-of-a-kind ceramic box.  The Sedona Arts Center has lots of embellishing stamps, textures and tools, or you can bring your own.  Suzy will share several of the tricks she learned to make your box look professional.  Firing and glazing will be done at a later date to be discussed in the workshop. Upon completion of the workshop and after the final firing, you will have a finished box.

We will meet on two consecutive Sundays.

This workshop is open to all experience levels, from none to advanced.

Please bring a lunch.

Tuition: $150.00 – 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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Suzy Allan

Suzy Allan

Suzy Allan is a ceramic artist whose creatively constructed works of clay mirror the world around her.  They vary in design as well as function, reflecting the natural beauty and sense of serenity that surrounds her in Sedona.  As a young girl, Suzy was encouraged by her mother to take a variety of art classes.  She won several awards and a scholarship.  While attending college she studied art, design, photography, and earned her degree in Interior Design.  She works as an professional Interior Designer and Space Planner.

Suzy began her work at Sedona Arts Center in 2007.  She is currently an assistant to Dennis Ott in the pottery dept, helping to keep the studio running smoothly, and teaching workshops in hand building techniques.  She enjoys the shared connections of working alongside other ceramic artists and participating in their collective art shows.  She is inspired by their generosity of spirit and finds them all a joy to work with.  Many times, especially during the sculpting process, she has felt divinely guided as if someone else’s hands were molding the clay.  Suzy feels working in clay requires a Zen state of mind.  She says you never know how a piece will ultimately turn out, if at all.  It is a constant lesson in letting go and not being attached.

From Suzy:

“I began playing in the clay before the age of seven. I played in the clay during high school, college, and in my career years. But it wasn’t until I played in the clay at Sedona Arts Center that I had an epiphany.

I was working on a sculpture and I felt a direct connection to Spirit. It was like something or someone else was guiding my hands. I was amazed at what was being created right before eyes. It is that feeling of connection to the Universal Consciousness that keeps me coming back for more.

About 5 years ago I began exploring hand building ceramic boxes and I have been refining the process ever since. After many requests to share my knowledge, I started teaching box making and hand building workshops. I found I loved teaching!

I am excited to share my techniques and tools so others can fall in love with this amazing artistic expression. It is so rewarding to help others bring their visions to life.

Come play in the clay with me.”

Cancellation Policy

 Registration

  • 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

  • This workshop requires payment in full upon registration.
  • Students may cancel up to 7 days before the first day; there is a 15% cancellation fee.
  • If a student cancels within the 7 days prior to the first day of class, there is no refund.
  • 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.

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