Throwing with Intention

July 20 - July 21


This is a 2-day workshop. All classes run 9 – 4 pm each day with lunch included from 12 – 1 pm.

Throwing with Intention

Throwing with Intention

This weekend workshop is about cultivating a habit of intention and applying this to your throwing practice. When one sits down at the wheel, we often allow the clay to decide what it wants to reveal. This can be a productive place to initiate inspiration, but where do you go once you find a form you want to cultivate?

Throwing with intention enables you to produce consistent forms, to which you can add your individual, creative voice. Over two days, this workshop will focus on exploring the elements of clay that permits us to mold and shape it; the mechanics of  the wheel and how it enables our bodies to become instruments of design; and how to bring these technical practices together with the less tangible: your creativity.

These concepts will be addressed through techniques in wedging, centering and throwing foundational shapes.  An introduction to journaling as a method to facilitate the creative flow will also be incorporated.

  • Student Supply List: (Click HERE): Students are responsible for bringing the supplies listed.
  • Course Level: Intermediate
  • Course Prerequisites: Students should have basic competencies in centering and throwing on the wheel, and the workshop is open to anyone looking to improve their work at the wheel.

Price: $372

This price includes: tuition, daily lunch, material fees (if required), any applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.


Laura considers herself a true resident of British Columbia, as she has lived, studied and created all over this breathtaking province. Returning to Vancouver Island, she feels at home nestled amongst coastal forests, mountains, and the Salish Sea, each of which influence her work. Equally influential are the years she has spent travelling the globe, touring clay studios and wandering through galleries and museums.

Click here to read more about LAURA GOSNELL

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MISSA Course Withdrawal & Refund Policy

All requests for course withdrawals and/or accommodation cancellations must be made through MISSA’s online form. Requests made in person or by phone, text or email will not be accepted.

Refunds and credits are subject to the course withdrawal and accommodation cancellation deadlines and fees outlined below. Please note, no refunds will be processed during the MISSA Summer Arts Program.

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Course Withdrawal Deadlines

Forms received on or before May 3, 2024 – Pre-paid tuition and material fees will be refunded. A $50 administrative fee applies for each course withdrawal. Material fees will be refunded in full.

Forms received on or before June 14, 2024 – A credit will be issued for pre-paid tuition, less a $50 administration fee per course withdrawal. Pre-paid material fees are not eligible for refund.

Forms received after June 14, 2024 – Course withdrawals made after this date are not eligible for refund or credit of tuition and material fees.

Tuition credits are issued in the form of a code to be used for registration in future MISSA workshops and/or for on-campus accommodations. Credit codes may be transferred to another person. MISSA credit codes have no cash value and cannot be refunded.

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, students will be offered an alternative workshop. If the 2024 program is completely cancelled (due to COVID restrictions or any other force majeure), a full refund will be given (tuition, material fee and accommodation) or a MISSA credit will be offered.

Accommodation Cancellation Deadlines
On-campus accommodations may be cancelled up to 14 days prior to the first day of MISSA and pre-paid accommodation fees will be refunded, less a $50 deposit fee. Accommodation cancellations made after the deadline are not eligible for refund.

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If you must withdraw from a course and/or cancel your accommodations due to exceptional circumstances, you may request a refund on the basis of hardship and/or compassionate grounds. All requests must be made in writing using the online form. Approval of such requests may only be made by the MISSA Board of Directors and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


This price includes: tuition, daily lunch, material fees (if required), any applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.