Clay Classes

Have you ever wanted to learn how to work with clay? I love it. And I want to share my techniques with you.

I enjoy making 3 D tiles and ornaments because I love sculpting and it makes my mosaics much more dynamic.

NEW Desert Critters Sculpture Class

Sculpt small animals who dwell in the desert! This is a fun whimsical class that introduces beginners to sculpture. Make a rabbit, quail and a yellow finch. Build your skills, use these in your next mosaic or add to a larger sculpture. the possibilities are endless.

Learn Robin’s clay techniques. Lesson, tools and 2 firings are included in this class. Clay and glaze will need to be purchased at Marjons Ceramic Supply Store. Students will be learning how to create these sample shown here. Supply list will be provided after registration.

June 13 &14, 27, two Tuesdays and Wednesday. 5:30-7:30

Price $165.00

Desert Critters Sculpture Class June 13, 14 , 27

Sculpt desert critters in clay, Yellow finch, quail, rabbit. (Tuesday, Wednesday and another Tuesday).

$165.00

Shrine Building Class

June 6 & 7 and 20 & 21 2023 (Tuesday and Wednesdays) 5:30- 7:30

Learn to build a clay arched shadow box using Robin’s techniques. There are many components to this piece and Robin takes you through it step by step. This is an intensive class and it helps to have previous experience with hand building clay. Lesson, tools and 2 firings are included in this class. Clay and glaze will need to be purchased at Marjons Ceramic Supply Store. Supply list will be provided after registration. This is 4 day class to complete.  

Angel Swag Shrine

Shrine Clay class

Learn how to build a ceramic shrine/ altar piece.

$295.00

3-D Tile Clay Class, Saguaro/ Bunny and Cardinal in Tree

Great for Beginners!

May 9 & 10, 22, 23 From 5:30- 7:30

Learn Robin’s clay techniques to make 2 -3-Dimensional Tile panels. Lesson, tools and 2 firings are included in this class. Clay and glaze will need to be purchased at Marjons Ceramic Supply Store. Students will be learning how to create these two samples.  Supply list will be provided after registration.

Saguaro and Cardinal Ceramic 3 D tile class May 2023

Learn to make a 3-D tile to hang on the wall.

$195.00

New

Fall 2023 Bench Workshop Date TBA

Fall 2023 Bench Workshop will have already pre-made tile by Robin to choose from. The cost is $1150.00 and includes bench, tile, glue, grout, tax and lesson. Tiles include up to 8 large size tiles (3″ to 5″ tiles) and all the filler tile to complete the bench. It is an intensive 2 day workshop and will be held outdoors. You will be bending over, squatting, and using elbow grease to complete your bench. Address TBA

If you would like custom tile (like your pets or favorite critters) created for you, contact me. Cost is extra.

Critter tiles such as coyotes, rabbits, wild cats, roadrunners with extra cute details are priced accordingly.

To reserve your place, We have space for one more, (you can also have your spouse or sig. other to help as well). Please call first for further payment instruction if you plan to sign up.

If any of this is confusing, please call me. 520-882-8099

Donkey Shadow Box TBA

Learn how to make a 3-D donkey shadow box using Robin’s techniques. This is such a sweet image that tells a story of a Donkey in the desert with his bf Red Bird. Lesson, tools and firings are included. Clay and glazes should be purchases at Marjons Ceramic Supply Store. Supply list will be provided after registration. This class can take up to 4 separate days to complete.


Quail Shadow Box Clay Class TBA

Learn how to build a clay box with a charming quail scene. Beginners welcome. Using Robin’s hand building techniques, students will create desert plants and quails in a shadow box. Lesson, tools and 2 firings are included in this class. Clay will need to be purchased at Marjons Ceramic Store. This is a 4 session class to complete the project.

Poppy Shadow Box Class tba

Learn how to make a ceramic Poppy flower head in a shadow box! These classes are held on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 – 7:30.

Yellow Poppy Flower Shadow Box

Ceramic 3- Dimensional Flower Tiles part 1

I will be offering a Ceramic 3-dimensional Flower class date TBA

Held at the Blue Raven Art School, 720 E Prince Rd. Tucson.  Clay, lesson, tools and 2 firings are included in this class. A glaze list will be provided and will need to be purchased at Marjons Ceramic Supply Store. Students will be learning how to create these two samples.  The Saguaro Cactus flower and the Mexican Bird of Paradise. Last fall I taught a Shrine building class. Now it is time to offer the 3 dimensional aspects of the project. This class is for any clay and mosaic artists that would like to use more sculptural work in their projects. The focus will be on technique and color. Student will have the opportunity to make several examples to grasp the technique.

These are stunning 3-D tiles to be used for mosaics. 

Ceramic 3- Dimensional Flower Tile Class part 2 (roses and Datura-desert lily) tba

This class focuses on components of mosaic tiled larger art project. Last fall I taught a Shrine building class. Now it is time to offer the 3 dimensional aspects of the project. This class is for any clay and mosaic artists that would like to use more sculptural work in their projects. Pictured here is a sample of how I use the 3-d flower tiles. The focus will be on technique and color. Student will have the opportunity to make several examples of flowers to grasp the technique.

Date TBA

Held at the Blue Raven Art School, 720 E Prince Rd. Tucson. 

The Rose and the Datura flowers are a 3 d flower I have developed myself and use them in mosaic projects all the time. Clay, lesson, tools and 2 firings are included in this class. A glaze list will be provided and will need to be purchased at Marjons Ceramic Supply Store. Students will be learning how to create these two samples. 

Date TBA