SATURDAY 10:00am-5:00PM
DEC 15, 2018

Instructor:  Bruce Dehnert

Come be part of this hands-on workshop that will center around the exciting world of figurative sculpture. Participants will be introduced to inspiring ways to get started, armature construction, plaster casting a one part mold, and developing a “portrait.” Included in this intensive one-day workshop will be brief lectures on history and techniques, and also demonstrations that will help focus and free-up ways to tell stories through the characters we build. This workshop is intended to be jam-packed with lots of information, skill development, and time to get our hands dirty.

Enroll today! Register 3 weeks early and get 10% off the listed price of your class.

$125 members

$30 materials fee due at registration covers your first bag of clay, firings, and glazes.  Additional clay can be purchased as needed.

All Levels
Ages 18+

To register for this class please call (707) 938-4626 x1

Bruce Dehnert

Bruce Dehnert


Bruce Dehnert received a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Montana and his MFA in Ceramics from Alfred University. He has taught at Hunter College and Parsons School of Art and Design [New York City], The School of Art [New Zealand], the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak [Malaysia], and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth [New Bedford].

Dehnert is the recipient of a New Jersey Artist Fellowship Award, and other awards including three time Fletcher Challenge International Ceramics Award winner, the Settlor Prize in Sculpture, and a Carnegie Premier Award for Works on Paper. He was also a finalist in the Robert Wood Johnson International Figurative Competition. His work is held in a number of museums and collections including The Crocker Museum [California], the Yixing Museum of Ceramic Art [China], The New Dowse Museum [New Zealand], The Liling Museum of Ceramic Art [China], The New Museum [New York City], and The White House [Washington, DC].

While his work has been featured in many books and magazines, Dehnert remains active as a writer having had articles published in numerous journals including, Studio Potter, Ceramics Monthly, and Ceramics: Art and Perception. He has written a number of forewords for exhibition catalogs and books, including “Woodfired Pottery: Susan Beecher.” His bestselling book, “Simon Leach’s Pottery Handbook,” was recently published by Abrams Publishing of New York City.

In 2016, Bruce was named a Fellow to the International Academy of Ceramics [IAC]. Currently he is Head of Ceramics at Peters Valley School for Crafts in Layton, New Jersey, USA.