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This class covers the fundamentals of throwing on the wheel. It will introduce new students to the process and help intermediate students refine their skills. Please click here for Clay Purchase and Firing Policy.
Learn techniques for making your own ceramic planters! Both thrown and handbuilt forms will be demonstrated, and there will be time to construct several of your own vessels. Techniques for decorating planters will also be covered. Some ceramic experience recommended but not required.
In this three-part class we will dive deep into one of the most quintessential and complex ceramic forms -- the teapot. We will go through the construction process from start to finish, sharing images and discussing ideas about how to successfully connect form and function. Demonstrations will focus mainly on thrown components for teapots, but options...
This virtual wheel throwing class is ideal for students who have access to a wheel but still want to watch live demos and get feedback on their throwing. This is an opportunity to troubleshoot any difficulties you're facing on the wheel, and to ask for specific demos. If students want to, they can throw with the teacher watching and get help...
Learn to approach ceramic hand-building techniques through the lens of art history. Each week we'll learn about a different 20th or 21st Century ceramicist who made innovative, celebrated work in her time. We'll then sketch a favorite piece made by the artist and learn a technique to recreate or re-imagine the artist's original piece. Materials will...
In this workshop, we will discuss in-depth ways to use resist methods in ceramics to create decorative surfaces. By using resist, you can “resist” glaze or underglaze being in particular areas of your piece and add interest and design perspectives to your ceramic creations. We will focus in particular on repeating designs such as those found...
Dive into the beauty of ceramic form and function. This class will provide opportunities for continuing students to explore new forms and refine throwing skills. Some discussions and demos will be incorporated into class time. Fee includes glaze and firing fee. Prior wheel throwing experience recommended. Clay available for purchase at Art...
Learn the basics of using underglaze to add color, pattern and detail to your ceramic pieces! Underglaze is an accessible and easy to use material that is safe for home-use and applicable to various firing temperatures. Learn about the many possibilities of underglaze in this info session/demo. Feel free to come with questions. Some ceramic experience...
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Use the wheel and other tools to create a variety of ceramic forms. Learn new techniques, pursue individual projects and watch hands-on demos. Required supplies for this program: Basic ceramic tools Respirator mask Clay available for purchase at Art Center. Fee includes glaze and firing fee.
Learn all aspects of wheel-throwing from start to finish. Clay work also includes slab construction and altered forms. Required supplies for this program: Basic ceramic tools Respirator mask Clay available for purchase at Art Center. Note: Fee includes glazes and firing costs.
Use gold and silver luster on your ceramic pieces! In this intro workshop you will learn over-glazing techniques using commercially available lusters. Come to class with several small-medium sized pieces that are already glazed and fired. $10 material fee payable to instructor at start of workshop includes all materials.
Tiny pots! In this workshop we will make miniature forms in clay. Work on the wheel or hand build your own mini pots. Demos will include throwing and surface treatments for these miniature beauties. Required supplies for this program: Basic ceramic tools Respirator mask Clay available for purchase at Art Center.
This class will focus on individual projects, incorporating demos of various techniques including handbuilding and throwing on the wheel. All levels, ages 18 and up welcome. Fee includes glaze and firing fee. Students may attend open studio for up to 3 hours per week during the weeks that their class is held. Required supplies for this program:...
This class focuses on individual projects, incorporating various techniques including hand-building and throwing on the wheel. Ages 16+ welcome. Fee includes glaze and firing fee. Students may attend open studio for up to 3 hours per week during the weeks that their class is held Required supplies for this program: Basic ceramic tools...
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