A daylong workshop at Sideways Studio for ceramics students from the local high school

If you would like to schedule a hand-building workshop at your craft center, or if you would like to be notified about an upcoming workshop in your area, email Hayne with your location at

Workshops can be hands-on or lecture and demo. Topics include:

  • Principles of hand-built functional pottery, with emphasis on how to get the most out of your extruder and slab roller
  • Unusual approaches to surface treatment using colored slips and pattern-making materials
  • How to make customized extruder dies using tools and materials found at any hardware store
  • How to make your own hand tools and modify those you have to suit your individual needs
  • A slide show of Hayne's work, plus historical examples of hand-built work

Beyond the nuts and bolts of technique, Hayne discusses pottery's aesthetic considerations and how technique affects aesthetic concerns and vice versa. His emphasis is on how technical and aesthetic decisions serve the material, clay.

Upcoming Workshops

Aug. 12-18, 2018
Hands-on workshop
Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program, Williamsburg, MA 


Past Workshops

18 Hands Gallery Houston, TX
Appalachian State University Boone, NC
Arrowmont Gatlinburg, TN
Asparagus Valley Potters' Association Northampton, MA
Bailey Ceramics Kingston, NY
The Bascom Highlands, NC
M.T. Burton Gallery Surf City, NJ
Cape Cod Potters Barnstable, MA
Carolina Clay Guild Greensboro, NC
Carolina Clay Matters Charlotte, NC
Castle Hill Truro, MA
Ceramic Artists Association of Israel Neot Hakikar, Israel
Ceramic Design Association Virginia Beach, VA
Ceramic League of Miami Miami, FL
Clay Art Center Port Chester, NY
The Clay Studio Philadelphia, PA
Clayworks, Roberson Museum Binghamton, NY
Creative Arts Workshop New Haven, CT
Cub Creek Foundation Appomattox, VA
Cullowhee Mountain Arts Cullowhee, NC
Domus Luti Providence, RI
Emerson Umbrella Arts Concord, MA
Expressions Pottery Studio East Granby, CT
Field School Washington, DC
Gould Academy Bethel, ME
Governor's Academy Newbury, MA
Guilford Art Center Guilford, CT
Hamilton Potters Guild Hamilton, Ontario
Handbuilt Clay National Wayne Art Center, PA
Jeffcoat Pottery Calabash, NC
Lee Arts Center Arlington, VA
Lexington Clay Guild Lexington, MA
Long Island Craft Guild Hofstra University, NY
Maine Craft Association at Haystack Deer Isle, ME
Mid-Atlantic Clay Conference Front Royal, VA
Mudflat Studios Somerville, MA
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA
North Shore Clayworks Byfield, MA
Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts Asheville, NC
Old Church Cultural Center Demarest, NJ
Penland School of Crafts Penland, NC
Peters Valley Craft Center Layton, NJ
Potters Council San Diego, CA
Potters Guild of Annapolis Annapolis, MD
Pottery Northwest Seattle
The Pottery Studio Orlando, FL
Santa Fe Clay Santa Fe, NM
Saskatoon Potters Guild Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Sawmill Pottery Putnam, CT
Shakerag Workshops Sewanee, TN
Shelburne Craft School Shelburne, VT
Silvermine Art Center New Canaan, CT
Snow Farm Williamsburg, MA
South County Art Association Kingston, RI
Syracuse Ceramics Guild Syracuse, NY
View Art Center Old Forge, NY
Wesleyan Potters Middletown, CT
Worcester Craft Center Worcester, MA
Ybor Art Studio Tampa, FL