Sizing Up in Clay

June 29 - 30


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Sizing Up in Clay

WEEKEND TWO (2-day): June 29 – 30, 2019   Classes will run 9 am – 4 pm each day and students are welcome to stay late in their studio.

Sizing it Up in Clay

Students will learn how to increase the scale of their work, both on the wheel and hand-built. We will play with coil-throwing, coil-hand-building, and slab building with large moulds or supports, in order to build substantial sculptural forms. We will explore the importance of the interior space and the sense of containment inside each form as it organically grows in volume over this two day workshop.

We will talk about surface design (altering, carving, texturing), multiple components, fitted sections, and armature supports. Whether you want to create 2-foot thrown forms while protecting your wrists, 10-foot enormous hand-built forms, or anything in between, this course will introduce the techniques to help you create the scale you want for your work.

All levels welcome, some clay experience is required

  • STUDENT SUPPLY LIST: (Click HERE): All students are responsible for bringing their own supplies.
  • COURSE COST: $291

Tuition includes daily lunch and daily snacks.  Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and are inclusive of all applicable taxes. An accommodation package is available in QUAD or DOUBLE occupancy and includes breakfast and dinner. Click here for further details.


Samantha Dickie

Samantha Dickie is a Victoria-based contemporary ceramic artist, using elements of abstract expressionism and minimalist sculpture within a sculptural and installation practice. Following a B.A. Degree, she received a Diploma in Ceramics from the Kootenay School of the Arts, and attended residencies in Jingdezhen, China; the Banff Centre and Red Deer College in Alberta; and KIAC in Yukon.  She has been awarded project grants from Canada Council, BC Arts Council, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Yukon Arts Fund.  In addition to teaching workshops, she has presented at the Fusion Ontario Clay Conference and the Canadian Clay Symposium.  Her work has been exhibited in public galleries across Canada including the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, and she is currently represented by Jonathon Bancroft Snell Gallery in Ontario, and Madrona Gallery in Victoria.




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Classes are open to students at least 19 years of age at the start of their registered workshop


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

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BEFORE April 15: for each course withdrawal, a refund inclusive of tuition and any applicable supply fee will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee.

AFTER April 15: for each course withdrawal, a tuition credit for MISSA 2020 will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee. Any applicable supply fee will be refunded. As a courtesy, a full refund will be issued if withdrawal application is received within 48 hours of an initial purchase (up until June 7, 2019).

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, a full refund (tuition, supply fee and accommodation) will be issued. Transferring into another workshop is a possibility. On-Campus accommodations can be canceled at any time prior to arrival and will be refunded within 30 days after receipt of the cancellation form.