Clay, Color & Composition
with Kyle Lee


Sunday 9/3 – Monday 9/4
10:00 – 4:00

Ceramics Studio


Composition in color generally refers to how the colors of the piece relate to each other to create a whole. This includes the overlapping of different colors and how both of these components contribute to the expressive content of a ceramic object. In this two-day workshop we will be decorating work with underglaze colors and wax resist.  Internationally recognized ceramic artist Kyle Lee will be demonstrating his techniques during this exciting workshop that includes plenty of time for students to practice on their pieces. 


Students should bring your bisque fired pieces made of cone 6 clay. Students may also decorate on greenware as well and are encouraged to come to the workshop with multiple pieces that are ready for surface decoration.


Student Requirements (materials to bring, necessary skills, etc): 


  • Students are required to have a basic knowledge of underglazes, glazes and wax resist


  • Cone 6 fired Bisqueware Ceramic Pieces


  • Greenware Pieces (optional)


  • Students may bring their own personal tools or use Ah Haa’s tools during the workshop


Please note: All ceramics projects need to be fired in a pottery kiln and take approximately 1-2 weeks before they are ready to be taken home. You will receive an email once pieces are ready for pickup. If you will no longer be in Telluride, domestic shipping options are available via a third party, Ship It, Copy It. If you have not made arrangements with our Ceramics Director, Ah Haa will discard ceramics projects 30 days after the end of a class. For those who need to have their pieces shipped domestically, please be sure to select this option during the registration process. The total cost for safely packaging and shipping your ceramics projects will be listed on the online registration page for each class. Take note that Ah Haa does not offer international shipping as a standard option.


About the Artist:

Kyle Lee was born in White Plains, NY and currently resides in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. He creates voluptuous vessels and well-turned cups that provide the canvas for his unique hand painting and surface treatments. Kyle’s practice has included teaching over the years at Educational Alliance Art School and other institutions. Kyle has studied ceramics in multiple studios throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY and has exhibited in solo and group gallery exhibitions in New York City and abroad. His work can also be found in private collections in London, France, New York, Pittsburgh, and North Carolina. Over his 15 years as a ceramicist, Kyle has developed his unique style of ceramic art incorporating traditional shapes with a colorful and abstract sense of design and glaze application.


Kyle is a founding member of BKLYN CLAY and the first recipient of the BKLYN CLAY Residency. He is currently creating work for West Elm, Paul Smith Design Shop & Gallery and Chairish. Kyle currently teaches classes at the Gasworks NYC in Brooklyn, NY.