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2023 NMPCA Workshop: James Watkins

  • 18 Aug 2023
  • 3:00 PM
  • 20 Aug 2023
  • 3:00 PM
  • Ghost Ranch - Abiquiu, New Mexico
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(depends on selected options)

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  • This registration type includes a $25 discount.
  • Non-NMPCA members registrations. To get a $25 discount, join NMPCA for $25/year or $10 as a student and get the discounted registration. Click "join" above, complete the member form, and pay for your membership. Then, return here and register as a member. If already an NMPCA member, log in at the upper right to activate member registration.

James WatkinsNMPCA Ghost Ranch Workshop 2023:

James Watkins

Dates:   Friday, August 18, 2023, 3pm to Sunday, August 20, 2023, 3pm 

Registration is closed:  Waitlist is full.

    Description:  Three days of discussion, technique demonstrations and hands-on work with James Watkins.  Evening social times communing with colleagues in clay.  All in the magnificent natural and historical setting that is Ghost Ranch.

    Learn more about this workshop and presenter James Watkins

    Workshop registration cost for NMPCA members: $250

    Workshop registration cost for Non-members: $275  

    *Payment is through our secure online payment system.

    (Workshop registration does not include cost of accommodations and meals.    Accommodation and meals are selected at additional cost at registration.) 

    There are several choices for accommodations at the Ranch, which we recommend, as this gives you full immersion in the Ghost Ranch experience and maximizes time for workshops and socializing.

    Below are the accommodation and meal choices, with related costs for the 2023 workshop. NMPCA collects all fees, then pays the fees for accommodations and meals to Ghost Ranch.


    1. Private Room - with private bath and 2 double beds, single occupancy or shared -  $175/night x 2 = $350.  
    2. Dorm Style Room - 2 single beds and community bath, single occupancy or shared -  $95/night x 2 = $190. Don't let the name fool you, it's private too.  
    3. Tent Camping Site with electrical - $35/night x 2 = $70
    4. RV Site with electrical - $45/night x 2 = $90
    5. You can also choose to stay off-site at one of the many Inns/ AirBNB choices in the area. If you stay off-site, please make your own accommodation arrangements. 


    Ghost Ranch charges for the room, regardless of how many occupants, so if you plan to share the accommodation costs with a roommate you must indicate this on the registration


    Workshop participants are welcome to be accompanied by a spouse or guest  A spouse or guest not participating in the workshop will not pay the workshop fee. They will nevertheless need to be listed on the registration as a roommate and provided with a meal plan via the registration as well.

      Ghost Ranch Meals    

      Ghost Ranch Dining Hall serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, cafeteria style.  The whole workshop Meal Package = $84 and must be purchased at registration if you choose a private or dorm-style room.

      If camping or staying off-ranch, you may pay cash for meals at the dining hall if desired:  Breakfast - $12;  Lunch - $14;  Dinner - $16. 

      Ghost Ranch Info:

      For additional information about Ghost Ranch accommodations and meal service, what to expect at the ranch, as well as information about alternatives to staying on the Ranch, please visit our Ghost Ranch information page.

      Because of the COVID Pandemic, arrangements and procedures at Ghost Ranch may depend on the health regulations and travel restrictions in effect in August 2023.  New Mexico Department of Health protocols for COVID-19 safety will be observed. These may include travel restrictions for visitors from out of state.  At the time of open registration, there are no current travel restrictions in NM.  Read current NM health alerts here.

      Additional Workshop Info:

      We will contact registrants in the event that arrangements must be changed.  The registration deadline is July 18, 2023.  

      The workshop starts at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18, and ends at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 20. Please plan to arrive at Ghost Ranch by early afternoon before the workshop to check in at Welcome Center and also at Pinion Pottery Studio.

      If your plans change and force you to withdraw from the workshop, let us know as soon as possible. Refund Policy

      We call ourselves the NMPCA!