CERAMICS 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

DO YOU NEED A KILN TO FIRE YOUR WORK? Please contact Emily Freelin about renting our kiln at emilyfreelin@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 Emily Freelin emilyfreelin@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.

Open Studio Schedule for March

Mondays 6 pm - 9 pm with Andrew/Brooke
Tuesdays 3 pm- 6 pm with Norma
Wednesdays (All Ages) 6 -9 pm with Emily
Thursdays 10 am - 1 pm with Meredith
Fridays 9 am - 12 pm with Yun
Saturdays 2 pm - 4 pm with Laurel
Sundays 2 pm - 5 pm with Mindy/Susan

Open Studio Schedule for April 

NO OPEN STUDIO ON EASTER WEEKEND: FRIDAY, SATURDAY OR SUNDAY 4/19, 4/20 and 4/21

Mondays 6 pm - 9 pm with Andrew/Brooke
Tuesdays 3 pm - 6 pm with Sandy/Emily

Thursdays 10 am - 1 pm with Meredith/Nicole
Fridays 9 am - 12 pm with Yun/Sandy
Saturdays 2 pm - 4 pm with Laurel
Sunday, April 14th & April 28th only,  6 pm- 9 pm with Sapna

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

TEEN OPEN STUDIO REGISTER HERE

PURCHASE CLAY (click below)

New 25lb Bag: $18

Reclaimed  20 - 25lbs: $5

ADULT CLASSES

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

April

Tuesday 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, April 2, 9, 23, 30th (NO CLASS ON APRIL 16), 6 pm - 8 pm.

Bowls for the Dinner Table with Lauren Ginn - $100

This class is all about large serving bowls! You will practice controlling large amounts of clay in order to create lovely fruit bowls! Mixing, serving, and decorative bowls will all be discussed. We will dedicate class time to learn about trimming for large bowls. Students enrolled in this class are encouraged to throw in open studio during the month of April. You will make 3 to 5 large bowls. (Intermediate/Advanced wheel experience required; you should center and pull 6” with ease).

3 Thursdays, April 4, 11, 25th (NO CLASS APRIL 18), 6 pm - 8 pm

Friday Wheel 101 with Robert Apholz - $100

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! (Beginners/Intermediate welcome).

3 Fridays, April 5, 12 and 26th (NO CLASS ON APRIL 19), 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/Advanceed - a solid wheel throwing foundations with small bowls and cups is required).

3 Saturdays, April  6,13 and 27th (NO CLASS APRIL 20), noon - 2 pm.

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.

Craft Night with Emily Freelin - Address Rock -  $30

Spend your Sunday night in the clay room, getting a little dose of creative R&R. We will be focusing on a faux rock marker for your door or mailbox! We will be carving your address or family name into your unique rock marker!   Bring a friend, and your favorite beverage! (All experience levels welcome). Registration required.

1 Sunday, May 5th, 5:30 - 7:30 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 - 8:30pm.

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.

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.