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Pottery Classes



C eramics from beginning to end!
From throwing a cylinder to bowls, mugs and plates, trimming, adding handles and decorative surfaces, and glazing. Everything you need to know to create stunning ceramic art!

TAKE A SPIN ON THE WHEEL!
Ages 14 and up
Always wanted to try your hand on the potters wheel? This one session class will allow you to get your hands dirty without any commitments! Come in and give it a whirl!
Instructor: Corrine Kula
Wednesday, June 21, 6-9pm - ONE SPOT LEFT!
July 13, 6-9pm and July 26 6-9pm - book early, these fill up FAST!
$36 includes one session of instruction, clay and firings.


SIP & SPIN
A little wine, a little clay and a whole lot of dirty fun! Come down to our studio EVERY LAST FRIDAY of the month for a night of wheel throwing, refreshments and fun! Create an awesome piece of art in a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying your favorite libation. It’s the ONLY time it’s okay to drink behind the wheel!
How it works: You bring your favorite beverage (BYOB) and some snacks (keep it simple, though – your hands WILL be dirty!) and we provide everything else you need to create a piece of art you’ll love forever and ever. All skill levels welcome.
Instructor: Jennifer Schilling-Horvath
We provide: cups, plates, napkins, forks, clay, tools, apron, glazing and firing
21 and over only. Must book and pay in advance. Only 6 seats available. Requires minimum of 3 people to run.
$39 per person


TEALIGHT HOLDER WORKSHOP
Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced potter, this one day workshop is fun for anyone. Learn how to transform your ideas into functional works of art. We explore different ways to make tea light holders using basic hand building and sculptural techniques.
Instructor: Jaime Meyers
Wednesday, July 12, 6-9pm
$36, includes clay, instruction, and firings


INTRO TO WHEEL THROWING
This mini-course is perfect for the summer! Learn how to center and shape the clay on the potters wheel in the first session class. Second session class is designed for students who have beginner wheel throwing knowledge. Intermediate shaping and pulling handles will be introduced. Third session is the most advanced of all three classes-lidded forms will be demonstrated as well as trimming. Take all three classes together or take them as separate classes.
Instructor: Jennifer Schilling-Horvath
Part 1: Cylinders & Basic Shaping on the potters wheel, Wednesday, July 19, 6-9pm, $36
Part 2: Mugs, Pitchers & Handles, TUESDAY, July 25th, 6-9pm, $36
Part 3: Lidded Jars & Trimming, Wednesday, August 2, 6-9pm, $36
Cost for entire series $100
Book the entire series: Book Part 1: Book Part 2: Book Part 3:

BASICS OF HAND BUILDING WORKSHOP
In this one day workshop we will review basic hand building techniques. You will learn how to transform your ideas into functional and aesthetic works of art using patterns and slabs to build your piece. We will explore patterns for bowls, pitchers, and mugs. We will also experiment texture and decorating techniques.
Instructor: Jaime Meyers
Thursday, July 27, 6-9pm
$36 includes clay, instruction and firings


ADDING SCULPTURAL ELEMENTS WORKSHOP
In this workshop, we will explore how to add sculptural elements to wheel thrown pieces. We will cover the basics of sculpting with clay and using the score and slip technique to successfully attach sculptural elements to your final piece. Bring wheel thrown greenware to workshop.
Instructor: Jaime Meyers
Thursday, August 17, 6-9pm
$36 includes clay, instruction and firings.


RAKU WORKSHOP
Friday, September 15th: 6-9pm- Session #1
Saturday, September 30th: 10-2pm- Session #2...or until all work is fired.
Create stunning one of a kind surface textures with gorgeous fiery metallics and a rainbow of color. Some characteristics of raku can also have a crackle and smokey appearance. These raku characteristics are achieved through a dramatic firing process where pieces are taken red hot from the kiln and put into sawdust, straw, and other organic material to reduce and smoke the wares. This course is suitable for adults that might not have had any previous pottery experience. You can build sculptural works or works can be made on the potters wheel.
This is a two part workshop where the instructor will be going over the entire raku process. Session #1 we will be making the wares and going over glazing tips. In between sessions students will be given a five hour studio pass to finish up any greenware (wet) work and then come back and glaze their bisque pieces for Session #2. Session #2 we will be pulling the red hot pieces from the kiln and placing them into the reducing buckets and trying out a variety of techniques. This is a very exciting ceramic process-come join us for the excitement!
All materials are included: 12 lbs. of clay, glazes, all firings, FIVE hour studio pass, & 7+ hours of instruction.
$175
MORE CLAY MAY BE PURCHASED IF NEEDED.
*CLASS IS LIMITED TO ONLY 6 STUDENTS- SO BOOK EARLY!


BIRDHOUSE WORKSHOP
Come make a functional birdhouse ready for the fall season. Bring to class pictures of birdhouses you would like to make. Items to stamp into clay for texture are also needed for this class. These can be found items or bought. Come ready to make a one of a kind home for a happy bird!
Instructor: Jennifer Schilling-Horvath
Friday, September 22, 6-9pm
$36


New fall class starting Thursday, Sept. 28!
INTRO TO WHEEL THROWING
Intro to wheel throwing is a great class for beginning potters and intermediates looking for a refresher. This 8 week class will offer a focus on basic throwing techniques and creating simple forms like cylinders, mugs and bowls. You will learn about trimming and adding handles to increase the functionality of your work, as well as decorative techniques to create fun unique surfaces. By the end of this class you will have the foundation you need to create your own exciting and functional pottery!
Week 1: How to throw a bowl
Week 2: How to throw a cylinder
Week 3: Making a cup and pulling handles
Week 4: How to throw a plate
Week 5: How to trim your pots
Week 6: Altering your pots' surfaces
Week 7: How to make a basic pitcher
Week 8: How to glaze your pots
Instructor – Corrine Kula
Runs Sept. 28-Nov. 16, 6-9pm
Cost: $265 for 8 weeks, includes instruction, 25 lbs. clay (additional clay may be purchased for $13), firings, glazes, plus 5 hours of studio time during course to practice.



SKILL BUILDING WORKSHOP:
Do you want to improve your skills and/or build on what you already know? Take this workshop to help you with things like handles, lids, making teapots, and more! More info to come!
Instructor: Corrine Kula
Coming in January, 2018!