For several years Renata studied ceramics in Brazil. In 2000 she was invited for a two-year apprenticeship with Annie Schliffer at the Rochester folk Art Guild (NY). Renata currently works at her studio in Edgewater, MD and teaches at the Maryland Hall for The Creative Arts. Renata’s work has been displayed at galleries and stores in the US and Brazil. She has an MBA from Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 
 
 

My pieces combine simple forms with a passion for intricate decoration. I’m inspired by geometric patterns and nature forms. Carving, piercing and leaf application are some of the techniques I’ve been exploring in a search for harmony between detail and simpleness. I’m interested in the contrast between the earthy tones of the clay body and the bright glazes applied around the decorated areas. That process allows the bare clay body to become the focal point and the blank canvas where the decorative process takes place.

Renata Mastroti Kunkel

Renata Mastroti Kunkel's Classes This Season

  • Instructor Name
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    112
    Member Price
    $320
    Non-Member Price
    $345

    In this class students will advance their knowledge of wheel throwing to create more complex forms such as teapots, platters, pitchers, and lidded forms. We will also discuss aesthetic details regarding rims, feet, handles ,proportions, weight, etc. Bring an old small towel, a sketch book and lots of ideas. A materials fee of $30 is due to Maryland Hall Pottery at the first class. For more information, please contact the intstructor at renata@rmastrotipottery.com.

    *Class policies are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall.*

  • Instructor Name
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    112
    Member Price
    $320
    Non-Member Price
    $345

    Meets Tuesdays.This class provides an introduction to the potter’s wheel. Students will learn basic techniques of centering clay, throwing simple forms and transforming these into more developed forms, such as vases, bowls and mugs. Glazing and decorating techniques are also introduced. Class is suited for beginner students and those with a little experience. Bring an old towel, a sketch book and lots of ideas. A materials fee of $30 is due to the Maryland Hall Pottery at the first class. No class on 3/8. For more information, please contact the intstructor at renata@rmastrotipottery.com.

    *Class policies are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall.*

  • Instructor Name
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    112
    Member Price
    $320
    Non-Member Price
    $345

    Meets Wednesdays. In this class students will learn basic techniques of centering clay, throwing simple forms and transforming these into more developed forms, such as vases, bowls and mugs.We will also be experimenting with surface decoration techniques including carving, slip trailing, sgrafitto, inlay,etc. This class is suited for those with little or no experience on the wheel. Bring and old towel, a sketch book and lots of ideas. A materials fee of $30 is due to the Maryland Hall Pottery at the first class. No class on 3/9. For more information, please contact the intstructor at renata@rmastrotipottery.com.

    *Class policies are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall.*

  • Instructor Name
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    112
    Member Price
    $320
    Non-Member Price
    $345

    Meets Wednesdays. In this class students will advance their knowledge of wheel throwing to create more complex forms such as teapots, platters, pitchers, and lidded forms. We will also discuss aesthetic details regarding rims, feet, handle, proportions, weight, etc. Bring an old small towel, a sketch book and lots of ideas. A materials fee of $30 is due to Maryland Hall Pottery at the first class. No class on3/9. For more information, please contact the intstructor at renata@rmastrotipottery.com.

    *Class policies are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall.*

  • Instructor Name
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    112
    Member Price
    $110
    Non-Member Price
    $135

    Meets Thursdays. Always thought that it looked like fun to throw on the potter’s wheel? Here’s your chance to just try it, a two-time session giving the wheel a spin. You get a quick introduction to wheel throwing …then you try it. We supply materials and tools, basic instruction and hands-on assistance. At the end you choose two to three pieces to be fired . On the second class we will talk about different glazing and decoration techniques and you will have a chance to glaze your pieces. Your finished pots can be picked up a couple weeks later. This is a great class for the curious or those who just want to check pottery off the bucket list! No experience required. Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting messy and bring an old towel. Materials fee of $5 is due in class. For more information, please contact the intstructor at renata@rmastrotipottery.com.

    *Class policies are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall.*

  • Instructor Name
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    112
    Member Price
    $200
    Non-Member Price
    $225

    Meets Tuesdays. In this 4-week introductory course, you will learn the basic skills needed to throw cylinders, mugs, bowls, and more. Besides throwing on the wheel, we will also practice trimming and glazing. This class is designed for students with little or no experience. Bring an old towel. A materials fee of $30 is due to the Maryland Hall Pottery at the first class. For more information, please contact the intstructor at renata@rmastrotipottery.com.

    *Class policies are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall.*

  • Instructor Name
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    112
    Member Price
    $110
    Non-Member Price
    $135

    Meets Fridays. Always thought that it looked like fun to throw on the potter’s wheel? Here’s your chance to just try it, a two-time session giving the wheel a spin. You get a quick introduction to wheel throwing …then you try it. We supply materials and tools, basic instruction and hands-on assistance. At the end you choose two to three pieces to be fired . On the second class we will talk about different glazing and decoration techniques and you will have a chance to glaze your pieces. Your finished pots can be picked up a couple weeks later. This is a great class for the curious or those who just want to check pottery off the bucket list! No experience required. Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting messy and bring an old towel. Materials fee of $5 is due in class. For more information, please contact the intstructor at renata@rmastrotipottery.com.

    *Class policies are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall.*

  • Instructor Name
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    112
    Member Price
    $280
    Non-Member Price
    $305

    In this class students will advance their knowledge of wheel throwing to create more complex forms such as teapots, platters, pitchers, and lidded forms. We will also discuss aesthetic details regarding rims, feet, handles ,proportions, weight, etc. Bring an old small towel, a sketch book and lots of ideas. A materials fee of $30 is due to Maryland Hall Pottery at the first class. No class on 4/16/22 ( Spring Break) and independent study on 5/7/22. For more information, please contact the intstructor at renata@rmastrotipottery.com.

    *Class policies are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall.*

  • Instructor Name
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    112
    Member Price
    $320
    Non-Member Price
    $345

    Meets Tuesdays. This class provides an introduction to the potter’s wheel. Students will learn basic techniques of centering clay, throwing simple forms and transforming these into more developed forms, such as vases, bowls and mugs. Glazing and decorating techniques are also introduced. Class is suited for beginner students and those with a little experience. Bring an old towel, a sketch book and lots of ideas. A materials fee of $30 is due to the Maryland Hall Pottery at the first class. No class on 4/12 ( Spring Break). For more information, please contact the intstructor at renata@rmastrotipottery.com.

    *Class policies are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall.*

  • Instructor Name
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    112
    Member Price
    $320
    Non-Member Price
    $345

    Meets Wednesdays. In this class students will learn basic techniques of centering clay, throwing simple forms and transforming these into more developed forms, such as vases, bowls and mugs.We will also be experimenting with surface decoration techniques including carving, slip trailing, sgrafitto, inlay,etc. This class is suited for those with little or no experience on the wheel. Bring and old towel, a sketch book and lots of ideas. A materials fee of $30 is due to the Maryland Hall Pottery at the first class. No class on 4/13 ( Spring Break) .For more information, please contact the intstructor at renata@rmastrotipottery.com.

    *Class policies are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall.*

  • Instructor Name
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    112
    Member Price
    $320
    Non-Member Price
    $345

    In this class students will advance their knowledge of wheel throwing to create more complex forms such as teapots, platters, pitchers, and lidded forms. We will also discuss aesthetic details regarding rims, feet, handle, proportions, weight, etc. Bring an old small towel, a sketch book and lots of ideas. A materials fee of $30 is due to Maryland Hall Pottery at the first class. No class on 4/13 ( Spring Break). For more information, please contact the intstructor at renata@rmastrotipottery.com.

    *Class policies are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall.*

  • Instructor Name
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    112
    Member Price
    $250
    Non-Member Price
    $275

    Meets Tuesdays. In this multicultural adventure, we will explore surface decoration techniques and patterns from around the world. From Islamic geometric design to Japanese textile decoration, to Australian Aboriginal Patterns, and more. Every class will start with a brief presentation of a style of design from a part of the world. We will look through images and discuss techniques used for that kind of decoration. From there, students will be guided on translating those ideas to clay. We will use underglazes, stamps, stencils, resists, transfers, slip trailing, etc. Students should have a leather hard piece to decorate for every class. Pieces can be thrown or handbuilt. This class is suited to anyone able to make ceramic objects independently. A materials fee of $30 is due to Maryland Hall Pottery at the first class. No class on 4/14 ( Spring Break). For more informationncontact the instructor at renata@rmastrotipottery.com.

    *Class policies are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall.*

  • Instructor Name
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    112
    Member Price
    $110
    Non-Member Price
    $135

    Meets Thursdays. Always thought that it looked like fun to throw on the potter’s wheel? Here’s your chance to just try it, a two-time session giving the wheel a spin. You get a quick introduction to wheel throwing …then you try it. We supply materials and tools, basic instruction and hands-on assistance. At the end you choose two to three pieces to be fired . On the second class we will talk about different glazing and decoration techniques and you will have a chance to glaze your pieces. Your finished pots can be picked up a couple weeks later. This is a great class for the curious or those who just want to check pottery off the bucket list! No experience required. Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting messy and bring an old towel. Materials fee of $5 is due in class. For more information, please contact the intstructor at renata@rmastrotipottery.com.

    *Class policies are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall.*

  • Instructor Name
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    112
    Member Price
    $60
    Non-Member Price
    $85

    Meets Tuesdays. Do you go blank when you receive that bisqued pot back? This workshop will help you get over your glazing fears and encourage you to try new materials and techniques in a safer, more controlled way, preventing "off the pot" drips . First we will review the basics of glaze composition, application, and common issues. You will learn to apply glazes and washes in many different ways to add color and depth to your work. We will also experiment with different resists such as tape, latex, wax . Bring at least 4 bisqued pieces.A materials fee of $5 is due in class. For more information contact the instructor at renata@rmastrotipottery.com

    *Class policies are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall.*

Renata Mastroti Kunkel

Teaching Artist