Classes and Workshops

15 Maker Questions | Ceramicist Bridget Dorr

Local Ceramicist Bridget Dorr will be leading a hands-on workshop at Madelife on November 15th. Madelife visited Bridget in her Boulder studio to ask her a few questions and to check out some of her beautiful work.   When & where did you first learn your craft? I first started pottery in college while getting my Art Therapy degree.  I took a ceramics class first semester and ended up declaring a ceramic minor that year. Who (or what) has been…

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Hand Built Ceramic Gifts w/ Bridget Dorr 

November 15th 6-9pm madelife Enjoy a relaxing evening of molding and sculpting clay into a personalized table piece with the guidance of local ceramicist Briget Dorr, who will take your hand crafted pieces to her studio, where she will fire, glaze, and finish them with the touch of a professional. Craft a personal piece for (more…)


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Studio Visit w/ Artist & Designer Alexa Allen

In anticipation of this week’s workshop with Alexa Allen, madelife visited Alexa in her studio for a quick chat and a look at her process and work.    When & where did you first learn your craft? I attended California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco and have a degree in furniture design. I worked in the Bay area for 8-9 years doing high-end custom cabinetry. When I moved to back to Boulder in 2009 (I am originally from here)…

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Building Brands | The foundations of brand building

Join Founder/designer of Angry+Bovine, Jay Ferracane, as he leads us through an immersive workshop designed to provide you with insights and approaches to building strong brands. Perfect for designers, creatives, creative entrepreneurs or anyone wanting to boost their foundational knowledge of brand building. This will be a working session with the intent of learning through application. (more…)


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Leatherwork Workshop w/ Alexa Allen

August 30th | 6pm – 9pm | @ madelife Join us for a hands-on DIY Luxury leatherwork workshop led by Artist & Designer Alexa Allen! In this 3 hr workshop, you will be introduced to the craft of making leather goods by hand. We will cover all the basics of how to construct your own hand-stitched (more…)


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This Holiday Give Creativity, Memories and Skills – No Shipping Required

This Holiday Give Creativity, Memories and Skills – No Shipping Required

The holidays are basically HERE. We’re never as prepared as we’d like and there’s always last minute giving to be done. Our motto is “Experiences Over Things” – this year give your loved ones (or yourself) the gift of future memories. If you still haven’t found the right something for your loved ones, there is nothing better than an experience that introduces a new (or loved) skill and supports the local community. And you’re just in time, because no shipping…

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