CLAY STUDIO

Hand building and wheel throwing classes offer a variety of techniques to learn. Project classes let you complete fun, useful items in a short amount of time. Even if you have no experience you can build birdhouses, baking dishes, garden totems and more. Advanced classes guide you through Extreme Pots, lidded vessels, and Pots that Pour to improve skills and creativity.

 

Pre-registration is required three days before the start of class or workshop.
You are not fully registered unless paid in full.

 Material fees are included in the tuition pricing.

Questions about our programming?
Please contact jackieroux@explorearts.org

Open Studio

Open Studio with a monitor is offered to those with previous ceramic experience and recommended for those who don't need hands-on instruction and feel confident working independently. If you have not been to our Open Studio before or attended one of our classes you must be pre-approved prior to registering by contacting Jackie Roux at jackieroux@explorearts.org.

Open studio is available on a month to month basis, beginning on the first day of the month and ending on the last day of the month. Payments are not pro-rated and registration is required. Cost $35/month.

Open studio participants must be 18 or older to attend the adult open studio.  Pre-approved teens (ages 13-17) may attend open studio days marked for "all ages", after registering for the month.  Cost $15/month.

Open Studio Schedule for May

NO OPEN STUDIO ON MAY 7th, 25th or 27th!

Mondays 6pm - 9pm with Andrew/Brooke (ALL AGES)

Tuesdays 3pm - 6pm with Sandy

Thursdays 10am - 1pm with Meredith/Nicole

Fridays 9am - 12pm with Yun/Sandy

Saturdays 2pm - 4pm with Laurel

Sundays 2pm - 5pm with Mindy/Susan

Open Studio will be CLOSED for the entire months of June and July.  The final day of OS for spring will be Friday, May 31st.  The last week of firing for OS will be the week of June 3rd.  We will re-open OS for the end of summer starting on Monday, August 5th.

ADULT OPEN STUDIO REGISTER HERE $35/month

TEEN OPEN STUDIO REGISTER HERE $15/month

PURCHASE CLAY (click below)

New 25lb Bag: $18

Reclaimed  20 - 25lbs: $10

ADULT CLASSES

(Teen and child clay classes are located under the Youth heading)

May

Clay for the Garden with Lauren Ginn - $150

Using hand building techniques we will create pots and planters as the weather warms! Those who are comfortable on the potter’s wheel can throw their pots as well! Come join Lauren as you make a variety of vessels to spice up your gardens this season. You will make 3 to 5 planters. (Beginner/Intermediate and advanced welcome).

5 Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30th, 6 pm – 8 pm.

Friday Wheel 101 with Robert Apholz - $130

We will explore the potters wheel including all the basic steps to get you started. After the fundamentals, we will make cylinders, a drinking mug, a bowl, and if time permits, a vase. This class will also cover trimming, texturing, and glazing. Come to meet new people and learn a new craft! (Intermediate level class - you should have  wheel throwing experience and be comfortable throwing small bowls and cups).

4 Fridays, May 3, 10, 17 and 31st (NO CLASS ON MAY 24), 6 pm - 8 pm.

Wheel 102 with Laurel Diciuccio - $100

A great next step after Wheel 101! Spend time refining and practicing with Laurel! You will take your pots to a new level while exploring surface decoration. Spend time with slips as you learn inlay and carving techniques. Expect to make 5 - 10 various pieces. (Intermediate level class - a solid wheel throwing foundations with small bowls and cups is required).

3 Saturdays, May 4, 11 and 18th, noon - 2 pm.

Wheel 101 with Laurel Diciuccio - $130

Learn the basics of using a pottery wheel or brush up on the skills you already know! In this class you will learn all you need to know to make a pot on the pottery wheel: throwing, trimming, decorating and glazing. You can expect to bring home 5-10 unique and functional pots! (Beginners welcome).

4 Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28th. 6 pm - 8 pm.

June

Ceramic Drinking Vessels with Lauren - $100

Ceramic drinking vessels from mugs to goblets to steins.  In this class we will be making a variety of beverage vessels.  (Beginner/intermediate or advanced welcome).

3 Thursdays, June 6, 20, 27th.  6 pm - 8:30 pm.

July

Ceramic Cookware with Lauren - $100

Cookware hand building and wheel throwing class.  You will learn to make a variety of cookware.  You choose hand building or the wheel.  This class is great for beginners in hand building.  On the wheel you will learn to control what you make and make purposeful decisions about form and function.  (Intermediate or Advanced on wheel)

3 Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25th.  5 pm - 7:30 pm.

Intro to Hand Building with Carolyn Kerecman - $130

In this class, we will explore basic hand-building techniques as you create a vessel or sculpture of your choice! No experience with clay necessary, this class is perfect for beginners!  Will you make a vase, a bowl, or a creation entirely your own?

4 Mondays, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12.  10-12pm.

August

Ceramic Decorative but Functional Pottery with Lauren - $125

Decorative but functional pottery.  In this class the focus will be on taking your ceramic skills to the next level by adding a decorative edge to your work.

Projects will be students choice but more time will be spent on each individual piece for a more finished and design centered piece.  Includes, but not limited to glaze and underglaze techniques, carving, stamping, additives and more.  (Beginner/Intermediate or Advanced welcome).

4 Thursdays, August 8, 15, 22, 29th.  5 pm - 7:30 pm.