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Pinching with the Ancients

Instructor: Michael Imes

Date: August 27 – September 1, 2023

Time: 4:00 pm, Sunday through 2:00 pm, Friday

Workshop Fee: $850 includes lodging, meals and materials


An exploration of classical vessel forms, using pinch and coil techniques.  Course will incorporate pinch and coil demonstrations, and a multi-cultural introduction to ancient pottery forms, including: Mesopotamian, Greco-Roman, Persian, Egyptian, Jomon (Ancient Japanese), Wari and Moche (both Ancient Peruvian), and Pre-Puebloan/Anasazi. Course is open to all levels of students interested in learning or advancing pinch and coil work. 


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*The retreat fee includes a multiple occupancy room in the Art Retreat Center. If interested in a single room, email our Office Manager, Mike Bartch— — for prices and availability.

*Maximum of 16 participants total. Minimum of 6 participants for workshop to take place. If workshop is canceled due to low numbers, you will be fully refunded or able to transfer to another available workshop.


*Scholarships available.  Please apply here.



2023 Michael Imes: Pinching with the Ancients - Aug 27 - Sep 1