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Sat, Aug 12


East Creek Art

Throwing BIG Masterclass: 7 days

The ultimate throwing-larger workshop. 7 days in the studio with Joe Robinson.

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Throwing BIG Masterclass: 7 days
Throwing BIG Masterclass: 7 days

Time & Location

Aug 12, 2023, 9:00 AM – Aug 18, 2023, 9:00 AM

East Creek Art, 12251 SW East Creek Rd, Willamina, OR 97396, USA


About The Event

Throwing BIG Masterclass: 7 Day Intensive

8 people max. Indoor/Outdoor. Beginner friendly. 

Saturday, August 12 2023 10:00a- Friday August 18 5:00p. 


-7 studio days with 24 hour access

-camping (car or tent)

-daily instruction with demos

-daily 1:1 coaching time

-Thursday night August 17 meal, menu TBD (think fresh, local specialties)

-100 lbs clay

-bisque firing up to 5 cubic feet

Join Joe Robinson for a week's worth of throwing BIG. Joe has been throwing pots for over 20 years and regularly produces works in excess of 40 inches. Joe holds an MFA from Oregon College of Art and Craft and teaches workshops at East Creek and around the country. Check out or @eastcreekjoe on Instagram to see some of his work.

During the workshop, you'll have the chance to watch demos and execute works under Joe's (gentle) guidance. We'll work on throwing larger one part pots up to 20 inches and attaching sections and coils to make works of virtually unlimited scale. We'll also have an "evening films" event where we watch several master potters work to examine a range of making methods and compare with those of the group and Joe.

This is the highlight of the summer and is the most advanced and through instruction available in 2023. 2022's workshop was a hit and each of us successfully made the largest pot of our lives, including Joe. This year we hope to continue that trend with a 300 lb pot.

A note for beginners: beginners are welcome in this workshop, but if you're a beginner, we suggest considering one of the throwing for beginners workshops as a first step. You'll get more out of the advanced instruction if you already have some beginning instruciton under your belt. However, if you're patient, have reasonable expectations, and want to see some cool stuff, nothing is cooler than seeing 5 foot pots getting stacked up!


-tiny cabin stay

-bunkhouse stay

-fall wood firing

-return for raku day

-return for glazing

note: bisque firing is included, but glaze firing is not. You can choose to continue the process with us at East Creek, or take your bisque home to finish at your local shared studio.


  • Workshop registration

    Includes instruction, camping, clay, bisque.

  • Bunkhouse Bed Booking

    4 nights booking of twin bed in shared bunkhouse

  • A-Frame Cabin Booking

    4 nights Private booking of the East Creek A-Frame cabin with 1 queen and pull out couch. $400 value

    Sold Out
  • Tiny Cabin Booking

    4 nights Private booking of 8x12' tiny cabin with full bed. $200 value

    Sold Out
  • Non-Artist Partner add-on

    Bring a non-artist friend to participate in the camping/cabin, food and fun, but not the making.




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