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 Marjorie Luke, Program Coordinator, at marjorieluke@explorearts.org

 

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

DECEMBER 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.

Mondays 6 - 9 pm,  Andrew Robb, Monitor                                                            Wednesdays 6 -9 pm,  Emily Freelin, Monitor

       Thursdays 10 am - 1 pm,  Meredith Walker, Monitor    

       Thursdays  3 - 6pm, Norma Newton, Monitor 

      Fridays Noon - 3 pm, Laurel Dicciuccio-Ross, Monitor 

Sundays 2 -5 pm:

December 2 and 16, Susan McCalister, Monitor

December 11  Mindy Spearman, Monitor

 

REGISTER HERE

 

DECEMBER PICK UP DATES

WET CLAY deadline is December 10 to get pots back in time for Christmas!

 

TEEN CLASS NOTICES

*December 5 - FINISH GLAZING (no fee); Pick Up anytime between December 13 and December 20

*December 21 - TAKE ANY  POTS YOU WANT home; otherwise they will be removed during winter break Studio Clean Up

THANKS to our TERRIFIC TEENS for an awesome season!  -Emily

 

 

ADULT CLASSES

November

Wheel 101 with Matt Brophy

(REGISTRATION IS CLOSED)

Thursdays, November 8, 15, 29 and December 6

1 pm – 3 pm

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! For ages 18+

$100

Student Night with Laurel Diciuccio-Ross

Two sessions offered - Friday, November 9 and Friday, November 30

9 pm – 11 pm

Laurel will guide you as you spend a night creating functional pots and vessels! Using stamps, texture pads and carving tools, you will be able to customize your own handmade pottery. No experience needed – it will be a night full of laughs and creativity! Bring a friend – the more the merrier! Registration required.

$20

December

Sip and Spin with Laurel Diciuccio-Ross

Two sessions offered - Friday, December 14 and Friday, December 21

6 pm – 9 pm

Spend a fun night with friends or a date! Get messy and spin a pot on the pottery wheel. Decorate it to make a one of a kind useful art piece to call your own. No experience necessary. Bring a snack and beverage to share. For ages 18+

$20

January

Wheel 103: Making Sets with Lauren Ginn

Thursdays,  January 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Follow Lauren’s guidance as you make your own custom dishes. You will learn about weights and measurements while creating multiple sets! Learn the skills behind sets of mugs, bowls, and jars. Lauren will teach you to make purposeful decisions about form and function- allowing you to really control what you make! Expect two sets of four pots.Intermediate/Advance wheel level required; you should be able to pull consistent shapes.

$210

Handbuilding: Large Vessels with Emily Freelin

Thursdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24

1 -3 pm

Join Emily as she talks about her first love: coil pots! Each student will make two large vessels through the ancient technique of coil building. Emily will show her favorite tricks for coil building; you can expect very meditative and relaxing afternoons in the clay studio!

$130

Friday Wheel 101 with Robert Apholz

Fridays, January 4, 11, 18 and 2

6 pm - 8 pm

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 - you should have a solid wheel throwing foundation and be comfortable throwing small bowls and cups.Come to meet new people and learn a new craft!

$130

Wheel 102 with Laurel Diciuccio 

Saturdays, January 5, 12, 19 and 26

12 pm - 2 pm

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. A solid wheel throwing foundations with small bowls and cups is required.

$130

Tuesday Wheel 101 with Laurel Diciuccio

Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29

6 pm - 8 pm

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.

$130

January Craft Night with Emily Freelin - Travel Mugs

Sunday, January 13

5:30 pm -7:30 pm

Spend your Sunday night in the clay room getting a little dose of creative R&R. We will be focusing on something cozy! You can expect to create a unique travel mug! All levels welcome. Bring a friend, and your favorite beverage! Registration required.

$30

February

Friday Wheel 101 with Robert Apholz

Fridays, February 1, 8, 15, 22

6 pm - 8 pm

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 - you should have a solid wheel throwing foundation and be comfortable throwing small bowls and cups.Come to meet new people and learn a new craft!

$130

Wheel 102 with Laurel Diciuccio

Saturdays,  February 2, 9, 16, 23

12 pm  - 2 pm

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. A solid wheel throwing foundations with small bowls and cups is required.

$130

Tuesday Wheel 101 with Laurel Diciuccio

Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26

6 pm - 8 pm

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.

$130

Handbuilding: Slab Boxes with Emily Freelin

Thursdays,  February 7, 14, 21, 28

1 pm - 3 pm

Together we will explore the possibilities of clay slabs! We will build multiple lidded boxes, perfect for storing everything from the precious to the mundane! Emily will take class time to demonstrate her favorite decorative carving for slab boxes: text! This class is beginner friendly. Expect to make three functional boxes.

$130

Wheel 103: Drinking Vessels with Lauren Ginn

Thursdays,  February 7, 14, 21, 28

6 pm - 8 pm

All about our favorite functional vessel! This class time will be devoted to the drinking vessel: in all shapes and sizes! You can expect mugs, goblets, steins, teacups, and more! If you want to create custom drink ware and barware- this is the class for you! Expect to make 4 to 8 drinking vessels. Intermediate/Advanced wheel level required; you should be able to pull consistent shapes.

$130

February Craft Night with Emily Freelin - Wine Goblets

Sunday, February 10

5:30 pm  - 7:30 pm

Spend your Sunday night in the clay room, getting a little dose of creative R&R. We will be focusing on wine goblets or whiskey sippers! You can expect to create a unique pair of vessels! All levels welcome. Bring a friend, and your favorite beverage! Registration required.

$30

March

Friday Wheel 101 with Robert Apholz

Fridays,  March 1, 8, 15 and 22

6 pm - 8 pm

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 - you should have a solid wheel throwing foundation and be comfortable throwing small bowls and cups.Come to meet new people and learn a new craft!

$130

Wheel 102 with Laurel Diciuccio

Saturdays,  March 2, 9, 16 and 23

12 pm - 2 pm

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. A solid wheel throwing foundations with small bowls and cups is required.

$130

Tuesday Wheel 101 with Laurel Diciuccio

Tuesdays,  March 5, 12, 19, 26

6 pm - 8 pm

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.

$130

Wheel 103: Coil Throwing with Emily Freelin

Thursdays,  March 7, 14, 21 ,28

1 pm - 3 pm

Throw bigger vessels but save your wrists! In this class we will learn and practice coil throwing. With this skill, you can throw very large vessels a little at a time! When you’ve completed this course you will have 3 large pots. Intermediate or advanced experience required; you must be able to center with confidence.

$130

Wheel 102: Surface Decoration with Lauren Ginn

Thursdays,  March 7, 14, 21, 28

5:30 p m – 8 pm

In this class we will be focusing on surface decoration. Students will be able to explore with underglazes, slips, texture, and additions. Projects will be students choice but more time will be spent on each individual piece. This class is focused on quality over quantity. You will make between 1 and 3 functional pots. Intermediate wheel level experience required; you should center and pull with confidence.

$150

March Craft Night with Emily Freelin - Garden Markers

Sunday, March 10

5:30 -7:30 pm

Spend your Sunday night in the clay room, getting a little dose of creative R&R. We will be focusing on the garden! You can expect to create unique garden and herb pot markers! All levels welcome. Bring a friend, and your favorite beverage! Registration required.

$30

April

Tuesday Wheel 101 with Laurel Diciuccio

Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 23, 30 (NO CLASS ON APRIL 16)

6 pm - 8 pm

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.

$130

Bowls for the Dinner Table with Lauren Ginn

Thursdays, April 4, 11, 25  (NO CLASS APRIL 18)

6 pm - 8 pm

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.

$100

Friday Wheel 101 with Robert Apholz

Fridays, April 5, 12 and 26 (NO CLASS ON APRIL 19)

6 pm - 8 pm April 5, 12 and 26

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 - you should have a solid wheel throwing foundation and be comfortable throwing small bowls and cups.Come to meet new people and learn a new craft!

$100

Wheel 102 with Laurel Diciuccio

Saturdays, April 6,13 and 27  (NO CLASS APRIL 20)

12 pm - 2 pm

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. A solid wheel throwing foundations with small bowls and cups is required.

$100

April Craft Night with Emily Freelin - Leaf Serving Bowl

Sunday, April 7

5:30 -7:30 pm

Spend your Sunday night in the clay room, getting a little dose of creative R&R. We will be focusing on a serving bowl for your summer parties! We will be making a serving bowl using multiple leaf imprints! All levels welcome. Bring a friend, and your favorite beverage! Registration required.

$30

May

Clay for the Garden with Lauren Ginn

Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 , 30

6 pm - 8 pm

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. All experience levels welcome!

$150

Friday Wheel 101 with Robert Apholz

Fridays, May 3, 10, 17 and 31 (NO CLASS ON MAY 24)

6 pm - 8 pm

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. TA beginner friendly class - you should have a solid wheel throwing foundation and be comfortable throwing small bowls and cups.Come to meet new people and learn a new craft!

$130

Wheel 102 with Laurel Diciuccio

Saturdays,  May 4, 11 and 18

12 pm - 2 pm

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. A solid wheel throwing foundations with small bowls and cups is required.

$100

May Craft Night with Emily Freelin - Address Rock

Sunday, May 5

5:30 - 7:30 pm

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! All levels welcome. Bring a friend, and your favorite beverage! Registration required.

$30

Wheel 101 with Laurel Diciuccio

Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28

6 pm - 8 pm

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.

$130