Fall

Beginning Ceramics(302)

Brian Hirt / Studio 7
Tuesdays, September 14 – November 16
5:30 -9 pm / 10 weeks
$325 / Members: $305

Students will learn a variety of clay-forming techniques. Coiling, pinching and slab-building will be demonstrated along with an introduction to the wheel. Students will also learn glazing techniques. Cone 10 stoneware and raku firings will be available.
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Beginning Ceramics (303)

Courtney Nelson / Studio 7
Thursdays, September 9-November 11
1-4:30 pm / 10 weeks
$325 / Members: $305

Students will learn a variety of clay-forming techniques. Coiling, pinching and slab-building will be demonstrated along with an introduction to the wheel. Students will also learn glazing techniques. Cone 10 stoneware and raku firings will be available.
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Mud in the Morning (304)

Julie Devers / Studio 5
Wednesdays, September 8 - November 10
9am – 12:30 pm / 10 weeks
Prerequisite: Beginning Ceramics
$325 / Members: $305

This is a class for intermediate and advanced students to get a creative start on their day. A variety of clay forming techniques will be explored. Coiling, slab-building, and extruding will be demonstrated, along with the wheel. Advanced students will receive instruction and assignments appropriate to their skill levels. Cone 10 and raku firings available.
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Independent Study/ Open Studio (305)

Courtney Nelson / Studio 5
Mondays, September 13- November 15
5:30-9 pm / 10 weeks
Prerequisite: Beginning Potter’s Wheel or equivalent.
$325 / Members: $305

For the independent and somewhat skilled ceramist wishing to pursue ceramic goals. Group critiques and discussions will be required for this open study.
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Explorations in Red Earthenware (306)

Susan McHenry / Studio 7
Wednesdays, September 8- November 10
5:30-9 pm / 10 weeks
Prerequisite: Potter’s Wheel
$325 / Members: $305

Bring vibrant color and layered surfaces to your hand-built or wheel-thrown forms as you explore the studio’s low-fire red earthenware clay. Demonstrations will focus on surface treatments using slips and terra sigillata. Students will learn how to mix a custom color palette with Mason stains to decorate their work.
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Potter’s Wheel Intermediate /Advanced (307)

Wyatt Lane / Studio 5
Tuesdays, September 14 - November 16
1-4:30 pm / 10 weeks
Prerequisite: Beginning Potter’s Wheel
$325 / Members: $305

This class will provide the techniques of forming and finishing pottery on the wheel. Basic skills such as centering, opening, and drawing up the walls of the pots will be stressed, as well as the more advanced techniques of trimming, forming spouts, lids, and handles, and altering, and glazing your pieces. Demonstrations and discussion will encourage development. Cone 10 stoneware, porcelain, and raku firings will be offered.
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Potter’s Wheel Intermediate /Advanced (308)

Tom Richards / Studio 5
Tuesdays, September 14- November 16
5:30-9 pm / 10 weeks
Prerequisite: Beginning Potter’s Wheel
$325 / Members: $305

This class will provide the techniques of forming and finishing pottery on the wheel. Basic skills such as centering, opening, and drawing up the walls of the pots will be stressed, as well as the more advanced techniques of trimming, forming spouts, lids, and handles, and altering, and glazing your pieces. Demonstrations and discussion will encourage development. Cone 10 stoneware, porcelain, and raku firings will be offered.
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Fairytale Motifs in Ceramic Sculpture (309)

Anna Ill / Studio 7
Mondays, September 13- November 15
5:30-9 pm / 10 weeks
Prerequisite: Beginning ceramics
$325 / Members: $305

In making art, we tell stories. Fairytales are replete with archetypal characters, whimsical and fantastic settings that set the imagination on fire. The focus of this class will be building ceramic vessels and sculptures with fairytale motifs. Share and discuss ideas for potential projects and work of contemporary ceramic artists. Students will have the opportunity to work with traditional as well as non-traditional finishing techniques utilizing waxes, polishes, and acrylics. Demonstrations and discussion will encourage students to meet personal goals for reaching new skill levels.
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Exploring Raku (310)

Brian Hirt / Studio 5
Wednesdays, September 8- November 10
1-4:30 pm / 10 weeks
Prerequisite: Beginning Ceramics
$325 / Members: $305

Experiment with, explore and test new glazes, firing possibilities, and post-firing possibilities. Students will learn to master the raku techniques. Horsehair and “naked” raku, sagger, obvara and blackware firings will also be available.
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Beginning Potter’s Wheel (311)

Amy Hudson / Studio 5
Thursdays, September 9- November 11
9am-12:30 pm / 10 weeks
Prerequisite: Beginning Ceramics
$325 / Members: $305

This class would be beneficial for students who are new to the potter’s wheel and would like to develop their throwing skills. Students will be given instruction for centering clay on the wheel. Through demonstration and discussion students will be taught basic forms such as cylinders, cups, bowls, and plates. There will be instructed using the studio glazes and slips to highlight your thrown pots.
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Beginning Potter’s Wheel (312)

Julia Whitney- Brown / Studio 5
Thursdays, September 9- November 11
5:30-9 pm / 10 weeks
Prerequisite: Beginning Ceramics
$325 / Members: $30511

This class would be beneficial for students who are new to the potter’s wheel and would like to develop their throwing skills. Students will be given instruction for centering clay on the wheel. Through demonstration and discussion students will be taught basic forms such as cylinders, cups, bowls, and plates. There will be instructed using the studio glazes and slips to highlight your thrown pots.
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Containers in Clay (313)

Lindsay Hayosh / Studio 7
Wednesdays, September 8- November 10
1-4:30 pm / 10 weeks
Prerequisite: Beginning Ceramics
$325 / Members: $305

Students will be encouraged to explore both hand-built and thrown techniques to construct their one-of-a-kind ceramic container. Self-direction will be necessary to incorporate multiple approaches, but instructional support and demos will be provided as needed.
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Visiting Artist Workshop (315)

Amy Sanders / Studio 3&5
Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20, 2022
9am-5pm / Two days
$200 / Members: $180

A $50 non-refundable cancellation fee. No refunds after March 5 Working with low-fire earthenware, the focus will be on soft slab construction while considering how stamped patterns enhance the surface, with some thrown and altered pots demonstrated. There will be pinching, folding, and draping thin slabs over molds or employing simple paper templates to create some pieces. A variety of functional forms will be demonstrated including serving pieces, vases, sculptural bowls, and wall pieces. During the hands-on portion of the workshop participants will make several personal mark-making and texture tools to use in their own work as well as create a couple of forms, including a vase, an altered slab cup and a wall piece. The emphasis on instruction will also be placed on successfully resolving feet, rims, and handles. Amy will be more than happy to share her glaze recipes.
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