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?
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ADULT CLAY CLASSES

Wheel 101 with Matt Brophy

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. A beginner-friendly class. Come to meet new people and learn a new craft!

4 Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26. From 1:30-3:30pm. $125

4 Fridays, March 6, 13, 20, 27. From 5:30-7:30pm. $125

4 Fridays, April 3, 17, 24, 30. From 5:30-7:30pm. $125

4 Thursdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28. From 1:30-3:30pm. $125

Wheel Throwing and Altered Pots with Robert Apholz

Wheel-throwing pots that will be altered on and off the wheel.
We will explore throwing various shapes on the pottery wheel and then take the symmetrical pieces and alter them to show artist expression. We will use several tools, techniques, and slips to enhance your wheel-thrown pieces.

This class is appropriate for BEGINNERS and more INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED potters.  Either learn how to throw a pot, or work on your altering skills and self-expression.

5 Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. From 6-8pm $145

4 Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28. From 6-8pm $125

4 Tuesdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26. From 6-8pm $125

Intermediate-Advanced Wheel Throwing with Matt Brophy

This class is for those that have advanced beyond the beginner stage, and are intermediate to advanced potters.  Course will cover combination pots, large bowls and vases, plates and whatever else your imagination can come up with!

5 Thursdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.  From 1:30-4pm.  $180

5 Fridays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.  From 5:30-8pm.  $180

 

Hand-building with Ali Kocher

This class will go over the three basic techniques of hand-building: pinch, coil, and slab work.  Students may work at their own pace and use any of thes techniques they wish.  Students are also welcome to combine hand-building techniques with thrown pieces as well.  The first three classes will have a short demo for students who want to learn the technique.  (One class for coil, one for slab, one for pinch).  Students of all levels are welcome to take the class, and may work independently if they already know the basics.

4 Tuesdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26. From 11am-1pm. $125

 

Decorative but Functional with Lauren Ginn

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 student choice but more time will be spent on each individual piece for a more finished look.  Includes but not limited to glazing, under glazing, carving stamping, additives and more.  (Intermediate – Advanced)

4 Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26.  From 5:30-8pm. $145

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Large Bowls with Lauren Ginn

In this class we will learn to control LARGE amounts of clay to create large mixing, serving and decorative bowls.  We will also explore trimming as it is an important part of large bowl making.  (Intermediate – Advanced)

4 Thursdays, April 2, 9, 23, 30.  From 5:30-8pm. $145

large bowls

Whistle Making with Ali Kocher

This class will cover the traditional art of using clay to create a whistle noise.  Students will allowed and encouraged to create any form or shape they choose, but the main emphasis will be on the creation of sound.  Students will be encouraged to create at least three whistles, but they may work at their own pace.  The technique may take more time to master for some students than others.  Beginner - Intermediate.

4 Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28.  From 11am- 1pm. $125

Planters with Lauren Ginn

In this class we will make a variety of planters using mostly hand-building skills.  The wheel will be optional in this course.  So come joine this class to spice up your gardens just in time for planting season.  (Intermediate – Advanced)

4 Thursdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28.  From 5:30-8pm. $145