Beth demonstrating for The 2011 Archie Bray EDGE conference

Upcoming Workshops

Best Workshop Ever with Beth Cavener at Studio 740

The first workshop hosted at Studio 740 this past May was a rousing success! We had 11 folks from all corners of the map (including one fiercely determined soul from England!).

Now that I have the organization and layout smoothed out, I would like to offer a second round this fall for those of you who expressed further interest in working with me in the studio. This time, I would like to limit the class size to a smaller group – 6-8 students, with a more advanced skill level, so I can really challenge the group to work on more complex forms and ideas.

The course syllabus below is the same basic pattern, but I will be asking interested students to send in their portfolios and ideas in advance, and the course will be tailored to the individuals who are accepted into the class.
I am structuring the Studio 740 workshops in such a way that each year I will offer one General Intro Course in the Spring and one Intensive Session in the Fall. If you are interested in this course or would like to see other courses offered, please write and let me know…

“Gesture and Expression with the Animal and Human Form”
— 10 days: (see dates over below)
— Limited to 8 students
— Cost: $1200 (note: this is the intro rate while I get things sorted)
— most materials provided
— exploring the elements of character, expression, and spontaneous gesture
— learning to build solid on an armature
— hollowing and preparing for firing
— in process look at what I am working on in the studio and demonstrations from ongoing projects

In addition:
— we will also delve into post-firing sculpting techniques with fired clay
— if cleared with Beth prior to the workshop, students may bring pieces that are in progress in sections or wanting to continue work from the first workshop.
–in process look at what I am working on in the studio and demonstrations from ongoing projects

Registration is Open Now

For questions or to reserve a spot, email me at  and include a few examples of your work so I may best determine which class would work best for you:


September 1-12
Advanced Topics Course- Complete Success!


FULL (but still taking waitlist requests):
May 16-27 (Monday- Friday, weekend break for travel to Yellowstone or Glacier Park)
Introduction: Gesture and Expression

Additional optional 2-Day Seminar taught by Alessandro Gallo: Painting on Figurative Ceramics
May 28-29   $200

FULL (but still taking waitlist requests):
July 22-31 (10 straight days, culminating in the Bray Bash at the Archie Bray Foundation)
Introduction: Gesture and Expression


No Hands-on workshops will be offered – Need a break to make work!


TBA- Probably two classes again in May and July.  Sign up for my mailing list to be notified when registration is open.