Throwing: Pushing and Pulling Limits

July 24 - July 28


Throwing: Pushing and Pulling Limits

Throwing: Pushing and Pulling Limits

This is a 5-day workshop.  Classes run 9-4pm with lunch included.

An exciting opportunity to expand and increase the scale of ones pottery making skills.  The instructor will demonstrate the tools and techniques he uses to centre up to a hundred pounds of clay on the wheel and throw pieces a meter in diameter. For throwing, he uses various ribs, bats and trimming bats. Each will be demonstrated and discussed. As well, tools for improving repetitive smaller scale work will be demonstrated.

This course will cover all aspects of the process from start to finish, including trimming, slip application and attention to drying. His slip bottle pouring and trailing decoration at the wet, leather, and bisque stage will add a deeper dimension to the variety of techniques experienced by participants. His making of handles, lids, knobs and spouts will contribute to students’ understanding of finishing details.

Glaze mixing, application and consistency, especially with attention to specific gravity will be addressed. Students will gain insight into pouring, dipping, and spraying glazes. Decorative techniques explored will include dynamic application of slip and geometric glaze trailing. Methods of making printing sponges for pattern on glaze will also be demonstrated.

Hands on immersion by participants will be an important aspect of the workshop. Discourse surrounding where ideas and designs originate and how we go about executing them will round out this program.

  • Student Supply List: (Click HERE): Students are responsible for bringing the supplies listed.
  • Materials Fee: $000
  • Course Level: All Skill Levels
  • Course Prerequisites: None stated

Price: $830

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


Making pottery in the Okanagan Valley since 1985, Peter’s passion for working in clay has been a continuum through art school, university and artist residencies. His work has been exhibited broadly and has been the recipient of awards and recognition in Canada, Japan, New Zealand and the USA.

Peter operates a home based studio in Peachland BC. Since 2016, Peter became fascinated by the unpredictable nature of native clays combined with a variety wood ashes after inspiring visits to China and Taiwan. Simple glaze composition provided endlessly exciting variations.


Click here to read more about PETER FLANAGAN


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)