Come learn how to design and create your very own Musical Beaded Wind Chime! The sky is the limit on your creative piece of functional art! No experience is necessary. Participants will create their very own Wind Chime to take home in this one night workshop.
July 28th 7pm – 10pm
$40 + $25 material fee payable to instructor (ages 17+) Read more
Bonnie Pelberg of Wired by Design, has been designing and creating Beaded Windchimes, Jewelry, Keyrings, Beaded Crocheted Scarves and Pins for 5 years at her in-home studio and is always expanding her offerings. Her pieces are currently being sold in 11 stores in the Philadelphia and New Jersey Area. She is also available to teach Beaded Jewelry Making and Re-purposing classes.
Next firings September 8th – 10th & October 13th – 15th
The Tyler Park Arts Manabigama (Japanese for “beautiful learning kiln”) is a single chamber wood kiln designed to be efficient, and give beautiful results. The kiln reaches Cone 10 over a firing of 24 hours. A diverse range of atmospheric and ash glaze effects are achieved in this relatively short firing time.
Community firings are split into “Shares”. One share is 4 cubic feet, about the size of a 30 gallon plastic tote full of work.
Please click more to see more information & register below – and bring your willingness to experiment! Read more
Participants may glaze and and work the Friday before the firing. Loading the Kiln will begin 9AM. The door should be closed up by 3 and we will start firing at that time. We will start with a small camp fire, and build a coal bed. Firing will last for around 24 hours and we will divide the work stoking into 5 hr shifts.
The Unloading with be the following Thursday when the kiln is cool. We will clean and wash the kiln shelves and sweep out the kiln firebox for the next firing.
- Clay Type: All clay must be made from Cone 10 Stoneware or Porcelain. Recommended clays are Laguna B-Mix Wood, 750 and Standard Clays 119, 508, 437
- Limit Per Firing: 8 full shares, 4 cubic feet, about the size of a 30 gallon plastic tote full of work per share.
- Shifts: Participants must sign up for shifts stoking the kiln during glazing on Friday, or Saturday as the kiln is being loaded.
- Firing Supervisor: Nathan Willever will lead firings and instruct glazing, loading the kiln and stoking patterns.
- Provided with your share: Flashing Slip, Glazes, Wadding, Cones, Wood, Firing leader.
Price: 180$ per full share 90$ per half share.
Please register below – and bring your willingness to experiment!
Questions & Information
To sign up for a firing, or to get information about the kiln, complete the registration form below or contact Nate. Payment must be received no less than 3 weeks prior to firing date to reserve your space. If you prefer to pay by check, it can be made payable to Tyler Park Center for the Arts can be mailed to TPCA Wood Kiln 10 Stable Mill Trail, Richboro PA 18954 along with printed registration from confirmation email.
Time slots are 5 hours long, actual stoking time is 4 hours. You will be observing for the first and last half hours of your scheduled time. This observation time is important as it informs the new stokers of everything they need to know about the kiln and its progress. This observation process is for everyone, even if you are a seasoned stoker.
Please note, signing up for a time slot is a commitment! You must arrive on time and stay the entire shift. We will always have enough people per shift as to be considerate of physical limitations. Stoking is calmer and the atmosphere is cooler during the first three shifts.
Private Rental & Mentored Workshops: Fully mentored group workshops are available. This is a great option for guilds and groups of potters who want to be fully involved in the process of firing their work. Participants arrive with their bisqued and glazed ware. Each member of the group will be guided through the processes of wadding their work, loading the kiln, bricking up the door, firing the kiln, unloading the kiln, and cleaning their work.
Current cost for renting the entire kiln is $1500. We ask for a 400$ security deposit when signing up for a date.
Please contact Nathan Willever at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a firing date.
Nathan Willever was raised in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Maine College of Art, in Portland, Maine. Nathan was a student of multiple artists during workshops at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine. He has taught numerous classes and workshops on functional pottery at institutions such as The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA, and Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, MI. Nathan is currently a studio potter and educator living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Apple Baskets – Saturday, Nov. 11, 1072
9:30 – 3:30pm (Ages : teen – Adult)
Working over wooden molds, in the methods of the Shakers, you have an opportunity to weave a traditional apple basket in one of two sizes, 10” or 12”. The apple baskets will be woven of reed. The handles are made of pre-bent oak. Read more
Cost : $50.00 per Person Plus + Material Fee : $40.00 Paid to Instructor
Create unique stained glass works of art. A great instructor with classes for beginners and those with experience. Ages 13+
Upcoming date to be announced – 10am – 6pm
Learn the basic techniques to copper foil stained glass. This is a hands on demonstration class that allows you to adjust to cutting glass to create simple but beautiful works of art to take with you.
Upcoming date to be announced 10am – 6pm $60 plus $25 material fee to instructor Ages 15 & up
Join local artists in creating a story pole at TPCA
Dates to be announced or contact us to schedule a time to add your story! (ages 12+)
Pottery classes for Adults and Children at Earth Center Pottery ~ There is always room to join us! All levels of experience welcome for wheel and hand built pottery. Contact Jennifer for details: email@example.com or 267-218-0290
Learn more at Earth Center Pottery
Friends Night Out is held from 7.30-10pm the 3rd Friday of the month. $40
The Sewing Studio at Tyler State Park is a place to create an idea, make a friend, challenge your capabilities, be part of a community, learn to operate a sewing machine, shake off the stresses of the day, and develop professional sewing techniques.
Monday September 12 – December 19 (15 Weeks)
6:30 – 8:00
Tuesday September 6 – December 20
Wednesday September 7 – September 21
Thursday (15 weeks)
September 8 – December 22
Friday September 9 – December 23
Saturday September 10 – December 24
9:00/9:30 – 10:30
3:00 – 4:30 (5 weeks) $108
September 10 – October 8
16 Weeks – 1 Hours – $256
1.5 Hours – $346
15 Weeks – 1 Hours – $240
1.5 Hours – $324
Thursday 7:00 – 9:00
For More Info contact Barbara at 215-917-0196 or firstname.lastname@example.org