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209 franklin street

natchez, ms 39120

(601) 446-6334

studioburns@aol.com

mugs & handles -

this workshop will focus on aspects related to making mugs and the handles that fit those particular mugs. demonstrations about throwing processes and techniques for making comfortable drinking lips as well as details of well made mugs. pulling handles and attaching will be covered as well as some special demonstrations at the end of the workshop.


this is a small hands-on workshop in the studio of conner burns. just four people and conner - in his studio. the workshop consists of conner demonstrating forms and helping each participant individually as desired.


conner burns ash glazed mug why a small group hands-on workshop?


large group demonstration and hands-on workshops are useful and effective. there is also great benefit from a small group hands-on format. this allows teaching to be more individual and effective; a relaxed atmosphere with greater access and assistance from conner. two days of focused time in the studio with the guidance of conner will enhance your comfort and ability with clay.


participation limit: 4 people


conner burns ash glazed creamer” style= registration includes:


2 days of instruction (small group environment)

clay and supplies (more details below)

lunch saturday and sunday



tuition: $250


to register:


1 - contact conner (via email or phone) and provide -
- your name
- your contact information (email, phone number and mailing address)
- the workshop information (name and date of desired workshop)

2 - mail a deposit check of $50 (or call to pay via credit card) and your space will be held.

3 - mail balance of payment 30 days before the workshop.


conner burns -“ cup and saucer style= what you should bring?


- individual hand tools that you enjoy using

- if you prefer your clay you are welcome to bring it





conner burns - tea for one“ style= what will conner provide for your use?


- throwing bats

- shelf space for drying and caring for work

- a pottery wheel

-a bag of clay (25 pounds)

- bucket for throwing water

- a well outfitted studio for use - slabroller, extruder etc

- additional clay will be available for purchase if desired.

- if you have specific interests or needs, please contact conner when registering for the workshop.

general workshop agenda:

day 1 -

9am - greet and get settled in the studio

9:30 - demonstration by conner

until noon - individual work on the wheel while conner assists each person

noon-1pm - lunch and conversation

1:15pm - demonstration by conner

until 5pm - individual work on the wheel while conner assists each person

5-8pm - if anyone wants to work in the studio, they are welcome to spend more time working



day 2 -

8am - studio open if anyone wants to start early

9am - demonstration by conner

noon-1pm - lunch and conversation

1:30pm - demonstration by conner

until 4pm - individual work on the wheel while conner assists each person

4pm - workshop ends

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conner burns

209 franklin street

natchez, ms 39120









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