Experience the Pot Palace from The Incorrect Museum: Vignettes from the di Rosa Collection through the eyes of ceramicist and Sonoma Community Center Director of Ceramics & Arts Kala Stein! Kala will walk you through the pieces in the Pot Palace vignette to better understand their context in the world of ceramics, explain how they were made and then invite you to join her for an intimate lunchtime demonstration followed by a hands-on studio session. Slab and coil techniques will be presented to encourage an effective, expressionistic approach to building with clay. Each participant can create their own unique art piece inspired by the pieces in Pot Palace or embark on a free-form exploration to see what is possible with clay.

All materials and firing will be provided by collaborative partner Sonoma Community Center (SCC). Completed vessels will be taken to SCC to be fired, and will be available for pick-up at a later date. No experience is necessary.

The Details

Please bring a water bottle and picnic lunch. di Rosa’s studio area is located outdoors in the shade. We advise that you dress in layers and wear sunscreen. Restrooms are available. Space is limited and advance registration is required due to the special nature of this workshop. For questions, please contact visit@dirosaart.org or call (707) 226.5991 x24.

About the Artist

Kala Stein is Director of Ceramics & Arts at Sonoma Community Center. She is an artist and designer noted for innovative mold making and casting techniques. Her studio work explores dynamic systems and practices within the intersection of design, production, and craft. Her community-based work is aimed to empower individuals and support a better world through the creative experience. 

Kala received her MFA in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and a BFA in Ceramics from SUNY New Paltz. Along with her collaborative cohort, she received a National Endowment for the Arts Grant and exhibits her work internationally. Kala teaches at colleges and art centers across the country including Sonoma Community Center, Anderson Ranch Center for the Arts, Diablo Valley College, and Alfred University.