Now Scheduling 2010 Winter and
The class is one week, Tuesday
through Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Each step of pottery restoration will be
demonstrated on a variety of pieces.
Lots of hands on practice with one on one help and advice.
Learn shortcuts / innovations / secrets at our efficient
production art studio.
Our studio is a very short walking distance
from our home.
Our home sits in the middle of our 10 acres in
We are located near Seneca, Missouri.
Learn the techniques of structural repair, airbrush use and
care, air brush and hand painting techniques, replacing missing parts, stain removal,
receiving inspection, final inspection, color and glaze application ...
and much more.
We limit our class to 1 student.
You can bring some damaged pieces if you would
like, but if you don't we have plenty.
We normally have about 100 in process.
The cost of the one week course is 1200.00.
The course includes a complete kit with supplies that will last
through many restorations and the 12 volume set on 2 cd's.
CD's are also available at
Shop at my eBay store.
The one week in our shop is designed to give you a jump start
with pottery, porcelain and china restoration as a hobby or career.
We are located in the southwest corner of Missouri.
Six miles from Seneca.
There is an Rv park 4 miles away or there is
nice lodging in Neosho or Joplin.
Thank you for your interest in pottery
Questions always welcome.
Raymond and Joanna
Click on the link below to email Joanna for inquiries.
Joanna & Raymond are wonderful people and the course is superb.
I found the course 150% worthwhile and worth the money.... it is
complete with all the information you need with one on one training..
They have perfected their training and techniques so it is easy to
understand and accomplish. They also offer support after you take the
course if you run into any problem in the future. They are very well
organized, their property is gorgeous and they offer the proper Southern
hospitality that you would expect.
I was repairing the very next day when I got home and have trained my
wife for repair also...
We now have 2 dozen of our own pieces in various stages and we are
currently working on a portfolio for customer business and boy are they
lined up waiting for me to open business.
I have not taken any other courses so I can not speak about them, the
reason I took Joanna's and Ray's course is because of the one on one
training, I am overly happy that I did take their course.
I learned more than I thought I would and I would recommend them to
anyone with a 10 star rating...
Good luck on your endeavor....
Hi Joanna & Raymond:
Thanks for everything! The class was great. I have been messing
around with some things since I got back. You taught me alot. I really
like the CD's. I especially appreciate that they show everything you
showed me, so I can review.
It was a great program and well worth my time and money. I also
really enjoyed meeting both of you.
" I recently attended the pottery restoration class instructed by
Joanna and Raymond, who are two of the nicest people you would want to
meet. They are experts in the field of pottery, china and porcelain
restoration, having many years of hands on experience. If you've dreamed
learning the art of restoration this is the class in which to invest
money and time. Raymond and Joanna's one-on-one class is ideal, and I
say, without a doubt, this was the best five days I ever spent. Try this
class, you'll be so glad you did. Their class room so nice, with lots of
natural light and views of their acreage that are beautiful (as shown on
their website). Their professionally made instruction cd's that show
in detail, the steps of restoration, are easy to use and are invaluable
you want to review the steps after you get back home. Joanna and Raymond
were my instructors, but they remain my good friends. They provided a
pot of coffee each morning and delicious lunches, too. If you're dream
been to learn the art of restoration, this is the answer to your dreams.
Thanks for making my dream come true,
Vicky J. Beier
Joanna & Raymond are the best;
If you are concerned about taking Joanna & Raymond antique pottery
restoration class, don't be! The one on one instruction is frankly the
type of training a novice needs. Raymond and Joanna go through each of
the restoration process and then ask you to complete these tasks to
ensure your understanding. The CDs provided along with the course are a
very helpful tool and mirror much of the training. I would highly
recommend this class to anyone interested in learning the art of antique
One week this last March I spent taking the most concentrated,
educational, one on one, training course; learning the art, skill &
discipline of pottery repair & restoration.
My host-teachers were patient & congenial. Their step by step
knowledge is from experience & tenacity - and there probably isn't a
more evolved & complete method of bringing pottery from the "toss it
out" condition to the pristine, collectable condition.
I have no doubt that following their procedures and with the help of
their highly detailed 10000+page book on CD & their "get started" kit
you can become expert antique pottery restorers & repairers.
I had a great time with Joanna and Raymond.
I really just want to let everyone know out there that I have taken
the class offered by Raymond and Joanna. I absolutely loved every minute
of it and learned a lot. They are so much fun to be with and make you
feel at home. I stayed at the Best Western, which is a great place to
stay and there is a super Wal-Mart directly across the street. Also,
many eating places are nearby. Each night when I was back in my room I
missed Raymond and Joanna so much I was going through withdraws. I would
go to bed early so the next day would come faster. Take this class you
will love it.
St. Charles, IL.