Home Upcoming Events Jan Term: The Infinite Nature of Clay with Barbara Campbell – G230111

Jan Term: The Infinite Nature of Clay with Barbara Campbell – G230111

This seminar covers and explores as many of the traditional aspects and methods of using clay as our three weeks together will allow.

  • Micaceous clay – we will use some traditional methods and a few shortcuts developed throughout the years. Depending on the weather, micaceous firing will be done in a modified pit.
  • Raku -this is a fast-fire process and is more geared toward decorative pieces of pottery. It is a fun and exciting method where we all work together as a group to finish the firing.
  • Fume firing – using a similar clay to raku, we will create more decorative pieces and fire them in a unique process called Fuming. Colors are introduced by fuming at medium/high temperatures; the effects are random, one of a kind,  and often very pleasing.
  • Green pottery – I will introduce you to paper clay and its non-fired, colorful process

Participants are encouraged to bring feathers and findings, stones and shells, twine and wire to use in masks and final decoration of wall hangings. I look forward to seeing you all in January 2023.


  • $3,952 Dorm-style lodging – single occupancy-restroom outside your room $1,368, $1,800 tuition, $100 materials fee, $684 meals package
  • $4,484 Private bath lodging – single occupancy $1,900, $1,800 tuition, $100 materials fee, $684 meals package
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In-Person Events: During this Covid-19 pandemic period, written notification must be received no later than 45 days prior to the start date of your workshop in order to receive a refund, minus a $100 processing charge. No refunds will be processed after that time. We reserve the right to announce a change in leadership or cancel any program 45 days prior to the first day of the workshop. In that event, you may transfer to another workshop without charge or we will refund the full workshop payment. Many participants have found it helpful to purchase travel insurance. This cancellation policy does not apply to January term. If the cancellation is Covid-related and is received less than 45 days prior to your start date, your funds will be left on deposit for another ghost ranch workshop or future stay or you can make it a full donation to support us through this unique business period.

Our scholarship funds for 2022 have all been committed. Scholarships will be offered again for programs beginning in January 2023.


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What day/time does the workshop start and end?

In-person workshops begin with check-in at 3:00 p.m. and a ranch orientation in the evening on the first date listed for the course and end at 10:00 a.m. with checkout on the last date listed.

Virtual workshops will have a varied schedule that is identified within each workshop description.

During Covid safety period - single occupancy lodging is the standard
  • During Covid-19 periods, all lodging types will be single occupancy at no additional charge. Of course, you can share a room with a spouse, partner, family or another person that shares your full-time residence. The extra folks that share a room will pay for workshop registration fees and meals.
What is the difference between a room with private bath, a room with semi-private or shared bath, and a room with communal/dorm bath?

Private bath refers to the type of bathroom, not single occupancy

Private Bath Room: There is a bathroom in that one room that is not shared between or with any other rooms. The highest rate tier of Ghost Ranch lodging.

Semi-private/shared: There is a bathroom between two rooms that is shared by the occupants of the two adjoining sleeping rooms. These rooms will only be used as family or group suites, not to be shared by unknown neighbors as in the past.

Communal/dorm: There is a communal bathroom/shower in the lodging building and participants will need to exit their room to reach these facilities.

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  • Barbara Campbell
    Barbara Campbell

    Barbara Campbell is an experienced potter whose beautiful work can be seen in galleries throughout the area and on the El Rito Studio Tour. She teaches regularly and has been selling her work at the Ghost Ranch weekend mercados for several years.


Jan 03 - 22 2023



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