Workshops!

Stone Leaf currently offers two workshops on teaching to further understand the equipment and products that you use in your studio every day. We are currently developing 2 additional classes – so check back soon. This page updates every time new classes or class dates are announced.

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Electric Kiln Workshop April 2019

So, there you are: standing in front of your new shiny kiln. And it’s beautiful and it’s calling out to you “fire me, fire me” – except, it’s TERRIFYING.

Don’t worry – we got you! Stone Leaf is here to calm your nerves and assure you that everything is working the way it’s supposed to. Ready, Set, Fire.

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February Newsletter

Hello! It’s April and I am taking over the newsletter from Gita. I’m so excited to have this chance to talk to all of our wonderful customers!

February is starting and the first thing that comes to mind is Valentine’s Day. At Stone Leaf we love our customers so wesat down and made a list of the clay, glaze, and tools we think you bring a touch of romance to your studio spaces. We encourage you to spend a little extra time with the love of your life (pottery) this month. Nothing makes a potter happier than spending time in the studio!

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CAEA Butterfly Project

Fall brings us to Breckenridge this year, as we attend the Colorado Art Education Association Conference. We love heading up the hill to Beaver Run for this annual conference. Each year, we bring to you one fun new project that can be added to your teaching repertoire. This year, with Laguna Clay and Mayco Colors, we have created a fun butterfly project. Continue reading

Electric Kiln Workshop: August 2018

Pottery kilns never seem very scary, until you’re staring down the face of one in your home studio. Many “what if” and “how do I” coupled with “oh no!!” moments can happen with our first electric pottery kilns.

Stone Leaf is here for you! We’re back this June 24 with our half day Electric Kiln Workshop, a class to help all potters learn how to fire an electric pottery kiln. We’ll answer the basics and more detailed questions so you leave Stone Leaf more prepared.

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Layering with Amaco Potter’s Choice Glazes

If you’ve spent much time reading our blog or shopping in the store, you know everyone around here is a huge fan of the Amaco Cone 5/6 Potter’s Choice Glazes. Amaco has some fabulous resources for working with these mid fire glazes, and we want to share them with you. Continue reading

Basic Kiln Repairs

Buying your first kiln means considering the long term repairs needed for your kiln to run properly. Every kiln – regardless of brand – has a few consumable parts that need to be replaced regularly for your kiln to run in tip top shape. Shown below are a series of videos showing the basics: replacing a thermocouple, a relay, elements, and bricks.  Continue reading