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Clay Open Studio with Thomas Kilian

Clay Open Studio with Thomas Kilian

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM) (EDT)


For current or former Bower Center clay students looking for studio time without instruction. You will have access to wheels, tools and glazes. Fire and work at your own pace! There is 1 throwing wheel and 4 hand building spots available. 

MATERIALS LIST: You are welcome to use leftover clay from a Bower clay class or purchase a 25lb bag of clay from Bower ($30/bag). Glazes, tools and firings are all included in the registration fee. Please do not bring outside glazes or clay!

Instructor: Thomas Kilian
Kilian was awarded the "Heritage Artist" of IBXArts in 2010 and "Artist of the Year" by Scuppernong Gazette in 2009. His family was featured in the nationally noted NC magazine, “Our State.” A major difference in Kilian’s work has been based on authenticity. He develops his glazes and clays and has been unfettered by conventional training. Kilian started in clay at the tender age of eight and opened his ceramic studio in 2007 in the Inner Banks of North Carolina. His experience has yielded many accomplishments, such as creating the heritage pottery collection commissioned by North Carolina’s Cultural Resources for historic heritage sites, acceptance into Mino, Japan's International Ceramics Festival, and exhibiting his museum pieces in the exclusive Imperial Art Centre's HANDCRAFTED Exhibition of 2017 and 2022. Kilian specializes in heritage pottery and the history of the pottery trade. He operates a fully outfitted studio in Chatham, VA while showing internationally.

Cancellation Policy:

· Cancellations made 1 week or more in advance of the class date will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made within 3 - 6 days will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made within 48 hours to the class will not be refunded.

o Students will have the option to transfer registration to another class in place of receiving a refund.

o Special consideration will be given to cancellations due to health-related issues and family emergencies.

· If you plan miss a session of class, please inform your instructor, or email our Program Coordinator, Lauren Hood, at

o There will be no refunds or discounts given for missed classes.


$40 per person, per session

Bower Center for the Arts
305 N. Bridge Street
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Tuesday, July 30, 2024 (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM) (EDT)
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