Events Calendar

Saturday, April 25 2020

April 25, 2020 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Simple Vessels
A Ceramics Workshop with Katheryn Corbin
April 25, 2020, 10 am-4 pm

Fee: $85/$75 members (all materials included)
Registration: This workshop will be rescheduled at a future date.

Spend a day at Lynden with artist Katheryn Corbin finding your way with clay. Learn basic clay construction by forming simple vessels using traditional techniques: pinching, coiling, and smoothing. Enjoy making cups, bowls, or vases, then embellishing the surfaces with textures and surface drawings in sigelatta, a fine clay slip that is a forerunner of modern glazes. The pieces will sun dry to bring the surfaces to completion, undergo a bisque firing in our kiln, and can then be sawdust fired, replicating early wood firing. The blackened surfaces of sawdust firing result from the smoke and the clay absorbing carbon.

Bring a bag lunch and beverages and dress for studio work as well as the outdoors. We’ll be making use of Lynden’s 40 beautiful acres during our breaks, weather permitting.

The sawdust firing will be scheduled in May; attendance at the sawdust firing is voluntary, but you will need to return at a later date to pick up your pots.

About Katheryn Corbin

Katheryn Corbin is a painter, potter, and figure sculptor. She offers a series of workshops based on Native American ceramic practices. Pots and figures have both been a part of Corbin's studio practice and teaching. Drawing and painting are important elements in each discipline, and her clay pieces are informed by the complementary processes of working with clay as vessel and as figure. Corbin is interested in historical developments in clay and variations across cultures, and she often explores different firing techniques and glaze surfaces. She has taught at all levels from elementary school through adult at the Evanston Arts Center in Evanston, IL; the Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI; the Milwaukee Art Museum; the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design; and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her exhibition, Migrant, was on view at the Lynden Scupture Garden, February 25-May 27, 2018.

April 25, 2020 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Compost workshop

Fee: $20/$15 members per session or $30/$20 members for both sessions
Registration: Registration is on hold. Please email to be notified when the workshop is rescheduled.

A garden’s design begins in the mind though its bounty lies beneath our feet.

Angela Curtes, owner of Grounded LLC, offers a two-part workshop designed to enthuse and engage participants in home composting as the next step toward a self-sufficient garden. Part 1 is an indoor workshop and Part 2 is an outdoor, experiential compost-building workshop. Take one or both!

Saturday, March 28, 2020
This session will be rescheduled at a future date.
Part 1: Preparing the way for home composting and bountiful gardens

How do we begin to look at our organic household and yard waste as the heart and soul of our gardens? How can our kitchens and gardens work in concert to regenerate and create living soil? Join Angela Curtes for an indoor afternoon discovering why the earth beneath our feet is so important and what we can do to prepare the way for home composting this spring.

Saturday, April 25, 2020
This session will be rescheduled at a future date.
Part 2: Composting 101- making our gardens self-sufficient
This hands-on, outdoor workshop is designed for those wanting to take their gardening experience to the next level by incorporating a small home compost system. You will go home with all the information and elements needed to start a simple compost system that can be managed throughout the year.

About Angela L. Curtes
Angela Curtes is the owner of Grounded LLC, which strives to balance ecological integrity with agricultural resilience by integrating ancient and regenerative farming methods in harmony with native wild lands. She manages her family’s 80-acre organic certified farm incorporating biodynamic principles and specializing in heat-controlled humus structured compost for resale and farm use and grows medicinal crops of Echinacea purpurea (purple coneflower), hemp, hay and occasional grains. She has worked the past 30 years, primarily for non-profit organizations, in the fields of environmental and wilderness education, natural and farm lands preservation, soil fertility, chromatography, and large-scale compost production.

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