2018 WORKSHOPS, EXHIBITS and EVENTS


Contact the studio to arrange group tour and demo.  Schools, family groups, corporate team building, or workshops are offered.  Reservations required. A min.10 participants tour/event, prices start at $100. Register early, limited number of dates available.  We can help you arrange box lunches at the studio for your visit. 

For information on accommodations and other activities visit our Local Info page.  

To download the studio's 2018 Event Guide click here.  

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​​Springfest Khnemu Studio Open House
Memorial Weekend May 26-28 Sat & Sun 10am-5pm

Preview  new works and celebrate the season opening at the farm.
 Enjoy the countryside during the lush green spring. The plants are emerging as well as the new art created over the winter months.  


Events & Workshops

Pit Firing Workshop
June 2-3, Sat & Sun
Location: Khnemu Studio
Cost: $100 ($50 non-refundable deposit)


Experience hands on the ancient pit firing  process, as well as, smoke firing. Learn how to achieve great color, tips to avoid disaster, and how to clean & finish work. Students to bring up to 15 bisque fired pieces to fire during the workshop.



Cone 6 Glazemaking
Sat, June 16, 10am-5pm
Instructor: Dawn Soltysiak
Location: Khnemu Studio
Cost: $100 ($50 non-refundable deposit)


Curious about making glazes, or moving to Cone 6? Learn about how to make glazes, line blends and base glazes, how to alter glazes. Study our 2,400 test tile library to study the difference in 24 base glazes fired in Oxidation and Reduction, and receive the base glaze recipes from our library.



12th Annual Lakeshore Harvest Country Road Rally
Sat, July 21
Visit www.lakeshoreharvestcountry.com for details about this rollicking ride through Lakeshore Harvest Country.

It’s not a race! Rally participants carefully navigate back roads to visit farms and other notable destinations. Everyone celebrates with refreshments at the final stop, and a trophy for the winning team! Pre-registration is encouraged.





Wood Kiln - Community Kiln Raising
August 17-19
Location: Khnemu Studio
Cost: Free (space is limited, registration required)
We have a wood kiln to build and it takes a community to build it and eventually fire it!

We are excited about this new firing opportunity at our facility. Dress to get dirty and be prepared to
work. Participants are required to pre - registar, but the public is welcome to stop by and see our

progress, as we build the base structure of the kiln. First firing to be announced at a later date.




Understanding Slips as Glazes
September 15-16, Sat & Sun, 10am-5pm
Location: Khnemu Studio
Instructor: Catherine Stasevich
Cost: $100 ($50 non-refundable deposit)
Artist Cat Stasevich will guide us how she uses slips in her detailed design wood fired work, and will teach us how
she adds grace and movement into her hand built mugs. This workshop will offer hands on opportunity to learn her techniques. We will discuss the benefits and difficulties of working primarily in wood firing. This workshop will also translate to non-wood fired work.




29th Annual Blue Coast Artists Fall Tour of Studios
October 6-7, Sat & Sun 10am-6pm
Locations: Khnemu Studio, Fernwood 1891,
and Root Café, Coffeehouse & Spirits


The Blue Coast Artists have been delighting and educating the public with their annual Fall Tour of Studios. Free
of charge, viewers are invited to experience the creative process in action once again. This creative experience is
fun for the whole family. Tour all members studios during a crisp Fall weekend and be treated to complimentary
refreshments and art-making demonstrations.
www.BlueCoastArtists.com
Khnemu Studio will demonstrate Raku firing and throwing on the potter’s wheel and Fernwood 1891 will have a variety of demonstrations. And make sure you save some time to enjoy some lunch or an espresso at Root! Enjoy a Fall Festival of handmade and homegrown at the studio and on the farm!



FennMagic Holiday Makers Market
Thanksgiving Weekend

November 23-25, Fri-Sun, 8:30am-7pm
Locations: Fernwood 1891 and Root Café,
Coffeehouse & Spirits


Take the hustle and bustle out of your holiday shopping experience and shop Local over

Thanksgiving weekend. Fine art, fine craft, local and artisan foods. Enjoy artist
demonstrations, refreshments and live music. The annual Khnemu Studio seconds and

clearance sale will be offered during this event.



Hands-on Raku Firing Workshop  

Instructor:  Dawn Soltysiak  
May 19-20, 2018 Sat-Sun  10am-5pm


$100 per person

  
Learn a variety of techniques to get the best results.  

How to achieve great crackle?  Horse Hair and those illusive copper matts.    

Participants may bring up to 10 bisque fired pots, fire during the workshop.  

Day one: fire a few, discuss and try implement what you learned on day two.   

Space is limited, reservations required. 

$30 non-refundable registration fee and remainder due 30 days prior to event.  Contact studio for reservations 



6322  113th Ave
Fennville, MI

​Phone: (269)686-6343 

...a connection to the artist and the land


​ Play with Clay -

$50 per person. Advance reservations required. Have you ever wondered what it is like to create pottery on the wheel? This two-hour mini class is perfect for those who would like an to acquaint themselves with the medium of clay....or can be used as a means to possibly improve throwing techniques if already experienced in clay. Instruction, materials and tools included. Due to the nature of the process it is not feasible to bring home your work created during this one-time class, however up to 3 pieces per participant will be available for pick up at a later date. Group of 4 or more may reserve a time, 2-3 hour experience. Please dress to get dirty. ​