heartsJon Dean is a fighter. He fought and he fought and he fought. As of June 23, 2015, he is still fighting against cancer, but sadly, he is not doing very well. He is receiving hospice care at home. Tim McPherson has been Jon’s dutiful caretaker through thick and through thin. Hospice caregivers visit a couple of times a week, but Tim is the person who is with Jon 24 x 7. Due to Jon’s increased need for care, neither Tim nor Jon had been able to travel to teach for some time. Teaching is their only source of income. Tim will need our love, understanding and financial support to help him to get back on his feet. As soon as he can Tim will be on the road teaching again and he plans to host Paint Escape but the bills have been piling up. If you are moved to help Tim to his feet, you can click the “Donate” button below and send even the smallest contribution to the Helping Hand for Tim fund (not a non-profit organization). You will be helping a very special man who has been there through it all for another very special man – two people who have given us all so much inspiration, laughter and love.



Fall Paint Escape 2015: October 10, 11 & 12 2015

Chesteron Indiana, at  WaterBird  Spa, 556 Indian Boundary Rd., Chesterton, IN 46304

Celebrate Fall with TimnJon’s Fall Paint Escape with “Monster Mash!”

This very special gathering of ceramic enthusiests is a one of a kind opportunity.  This is the only event of it’s kind that welcomes all types of artists.  We gather studio owners, hobby painters, art educators, potters looking for surface decorationg ideas, as well as the pottery painting geeks that just want to get a leg up on what’s new!

Mayco Colors, has just released a cornucopia of beautiful new colors and products that will be spotlighted in many of the projects and extensive displays. Fall is all bout exciting breathtaking colors!

The projects presented are sure to inspire you and give you a starting point to fire up your creativity after learning so many new ways of using and applying color.

No other venue will offer the variety of techniques in ceramics, clay and glass.  Not only will you learn unique techniques, you will be exposed to a passion for the craft that is simply contagious.

Cost: $395.00 (Registration Fee)

Room Reservations: Reservations can be made at either WaterBird Lakeside Inn & Spa 888-957-3529 or219-928-1501 or Best Western of Chesterton, Indiana 219-926-2200

To register for this event click the payment button below