Sarnia Artists Workshop
Welcome to Sarnia Artists Workshop website 2023
You are entering a CONSTRUCTION SITE so please be patient with us. Construction is scheduled for completion end March to mid April.
SAW is working to bring fresh and current information to our Members and viewers. Please be part of our renovation. Send suggestions, questions or comments to our email address email@example.com
Apr 12 Terri Jackson - Graphite and Coloured Pencil Details and supply list to to be emailed.
Apr 19 Leonard Segal - Tips for Taking Great Reference Photos for your artwork Details and supply list to follow.
May 3 Barbara Fisher - Setting up for your painting, from sketch to finished product Details and supply list will follow.
May 17 Janet Morris and the Plein Air Gang Tips for Plein Air painting Details and supply list will follow.
Workshop Coordinator - Linda Evelyn - contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let Linda know if you would like to host a workshop or have an idea for a topic.
Registration for Workshops is required: email email@example.com to sign up.
$5 Fee is charged for each workshop
12/11/2023 Save The Date
The objective of the Quality Control Team at Sarnia Artists' Workshop (SAW) is to
present well-crafted pottery of original design for exhibition and sale. Objects
submitted to SAW for display or sale will be selected with the following guidlelines
in mind. The Quality Control Team reserves the right to select pottery for display
or sale, on the basis of quality under these guidelines.
SAW encourages original design. The object should perform the function for
which it is intended. Clays, glazes and decorations should be suitable to the
function of the object.
Forming Process - SAW accepts coil,slab, wheel, etc. and the use of handmade
moulds or any combination thereof. Commercial moulds, bisques or greenware
Glazes - Glaze flaws, e.g., crazing, crawling, pinholing, blistering, pitting,
shivering, where detrimental to function are unacceptable. (Refer to Daniel
Rhodes' book Clay and Glazes for the Potter).
Lead Glazes are NOT Acceptable.
Clay and glazes are to be fired to maturing point. Bloating is unacceptable. Bases
must be smooth and steady, handles must be able to be held, and containers must
hold liquid if meant to do so.
NON-FUNCTIONAL POTTERY AND CERAMIC SCULPTURE
Non-utilitarian Pottery and Ceramic Sculpture including raku, smoke fired and
other Alternative fired objects will be selected by the Quality Control Team on
the basis of its technical qualities. Raku pieces are not ideal for foods - in fact
could be potentially dangerous. Each Raku pot is required to have a sticker or
label applied stating that this work is for decorative use only. Sculptural Pieces must
also have the same smooth bottoms that are required for functional ware; we
encourage the same for masks, planters, animals, figures, wall plaques, vessels,
etsc Extra time needs to be spent smoothing rough edges and secuing joints. No
body wants customers to cut themselves while handling our pieces.
May 31, 2010