Pottery In Paradise Coral Bay , St John  USVI
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Island Pottery Workshop Retreats We bring nationally known clay artist/teachers to our island for a week or a weekend ! Its great for our island potters and A Dream Pottery Vacation for stateside pottery enthusiasts!

“Attending workshops is a great way to quickly expand one’s knowledge,
technique and style... And its so much fun!”

      Casey and Gail are bringing have attended workshops in the US and abroad and have seen their own work quickly evolve through study with a variety of teachers. Traveling to Anderson Ranch Art Center in the mountains of CO, Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana, La Meridiana International School of Ceramics in Tuscany....has inspired them to plan New Visiting Artist Workshops at Pottery in Paradise. For Virgin Islands potters who live in this beautiful but somewhat remote little island, they bring these fabulous teachers right to Coral Bay!

So whether you live near or far, whether you are enjoying ceramics just for fun or as a career choice you can tap into the cycle of learning and guided practice that a workshop provides... Check out our upcoming Workshops! Look here for the details:
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In early 2003 Gail hosted her first Visiting Artist Workshop at Maho Bay Clay Works then located at Maho Bay Camps which featured artist and teacher Woody Hughes. He gave a weekend Lecture/Demonstration Workshop delighting viewers with his wildly imaginative but very functional “thrown and altered” forms.

Woody has many years of teaching experience and an easy style of communicating. Other artist workshops followed, including Steven Branfman’s week-long hands-on Raku Firing and Kiln Building Workshop. Steven owns The Potter’s Shop and school in Needham, MA and is author of Raku a Practical Approach. English potters Seth Cardew
(Spain)  and Ara Cardew (now of New Hampshire) have both given workshops at Maho Bay Clay Works, captivating everyone with their stories and showmanship. Son and grandson of Michael Cardew of the the Wenford Bridge Pottery in Cornwall, UK. their stoneware and elegant slip painting is part of a lineage of functional pottery still influencing studio potters today.

In 2013 potter Ken Shipley of Austin Peay State University gave a week-long hands-on workshop at Maho Bay Clay Works. Casey met Ken while he was teaching at La Meridiana in Tuscany where she was a Studio Assistant. Several of his students traveled with him to the Virgin Islands for a learning opportunity and were able earn extra credit. Then in early July of 2014 Ken came back to the U.S.V.I to teach the first Visiting Artist Workshop at our Coral Bay location, Pottery in Paradise. We had all different kinds of fun from the slide show and reception to snorkeling and restaurant hopping as we rounded out a productive week.

...and Events

Art/Craft Shows and Community Events happen throughout the year on the grassy yard at Pickles Deli. The “Bizarre Bazaar” in December is not to be missed! Its an all day affair of artists’, artisans, musicians, and island cooks. In addition to hand made art there are delicious, jellies, jams and hot sauces. The perfect place to try some traditional West Indian drinks like sorrel and soursop!

     Live music from local bands or an “Open Mic Night” are regular happenings at “Pickles”. The big, shady yard is a relaxing spot for kids to play while you stroll around, check out the art in our Gallery and have a drink or a bite to eat.

“Spontaneous Combustion” Evening Raku Firings or a Pit Firing or potter’s wheel demonstrations are distinct possibilities, so please stop by to see what’s happening and check here for planned events.

For more info on What’s Happening,
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Maho Bay Clay Works at Pickles


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