The Morean Center for Clay at Western Michigan University (MCC-WMU) is a year-round workshop series that brings the best in contemporary ceramics to the campus of Western Michigan University.
The MCC-WMU hosts hands-on studio intensive workshops with local and visiting ceramic artists and designers from around the country and around the world. Through demonstration and in-depth discussion, participants experiment and produce artwork under the mentorship of our talented instructors, creating an inspiring and unforgettable experience.

Upcoming Workshops

2 Week Intensive with Chandra DeBuse and Kyle Johns
9am - 4pm, Monday - Friday, July 12 - 23, 2021
Live demonstrations, lectures, a field trip and more!
Full Hands-on Workshop: $495 *
(Materials and Firings included)
* Must be 18+
Demonstration Day Pass:
1-Day Pass (July 12th or 13th): $40
2-Day Pass (July 12-13th): $70
University Credit: 3 hours of undergraduate or graduate credit is available for MI residents and non-residents through Western Michigan University. (please check with your current institution for credit transfer options) 


Chandra DeBuse is a studio potter in Kansas City and a founding member of Kansas City Urban Potters. She received her MFA from the University of Florida in 2010 and was a resident artist at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Chandra has presented her work as a 2012 NCECA Emerging Artist, the 2016 Utilitarian Clay Symposium and the 2021 Functional Ceramics Workshop.  
Kyle Johns is currently a resident and Adjunct Professor at Kansas State University. Kyle has also taught at Harvard University and Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt). Kyle completed his MFA at Ohio University 2015 and has participated in residencies at Red Lodge Clay Center, the Archie Bray Foundation, and International Ceramics Center in Kecskemet, Hungary.
For more information, please contact Kyle Triplett, Director of the Morean Center for Clay at WMU,