Seascape/Landscape/Cityscape in Clay

July 15 - July 16


Seascape/Landscape/Cityscape in Clay

Seascape/Landscape/Cityscape in Clay

This is a 2-day workshop.  Classes run 9-4pm with lunch included.

This weekend course focuses on making 3-dimensional clay wall tiles, with the natural beauty of the West Coast shoreline/majestic forest as the source of our inspiration as well as a source of our tools. Also explored will be the interpretation of the environment in which each student lives, and how to express that particular place through similar
methods with clay.

Each morning the class will go on short walks through the forests and shoreline collecting natural treasures such as bark, twigs, shells, rocks, ferns… These found “tools” can be used to texture and decorate the wall tiles. As well, the student will explore ways to enhance and finish the pieces with “store bought” and “homemade” underglazes. Attention will also be paid to the environment from where the student comes, with discussion of possible textures and images that might be used to depict their unique environment. Frames and mounting will also be briefly discussed.

Material fee includes supplies provided by instructor.  See student supply list for further details.

  • Student Supply List: (Click HERE): Students are responsible for bringing the supplies listed.
  • Materials Fee: $4
  • Course Level: All Skill Levels
  • Course Prerequisites: Everyone welcome

Price: $366

This price includes daily lunch, material fees, applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars


Sandra immigrated to Canada from the US 45 years ago. She homesteaded in the BC Rocky Mountains, where she built a log house and studios, gardens and orchards. For the last 30 years she’s lived on Galiano Island in the Gulf Islands of BC where she works in a log studio and runs a clay gallery on her land.

Click here to read more about SANDRA DOLPH


If you need to make a cancellation, please complete MISSA's on-line cancellation form. Phone or email correspondence will not be accepted.

Click HERE for the form.

BEFORE May 1: For each course withdrawal, a refund for tuition and any applicable supply fee will be issued, minus a $50 administrative fee.

May 2 – June 29: For each course withdrawal, a tuition credit for MISSA 2024 will be issued, minus a $50 administrative fee. Any applicable supply fee will be fully refunded.

AFTER June 30: Course withdrawals made after this date are not eligible for credits or refunds.

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, students will be offered an alternative workshop. If the 2023 program is completely canceled (due to COVID restrictions for for any other force majeure), a full refund will be given (tuition, material fee and accommodation) or a MISSA credit will be offered.

On-campus accommodations may be cancelled at any time prior to arrival and will be refunded, less a $50 deposit fee, via Paypal within 30 days after receipt of the cancellation request form.

Refunds will be issued within 30 days of confirmed receipt of MISSA's online cancellation form and will be processed through PayPal.

No refunds will be processed during the MISSA Summer Program.


This price includes daily lunch, material fees, applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.

Course Registration will open for Friends of MISSA on February 7th at 12:00pm (PST), and Registration will open for all on February 14th at 12:00pm (PST)