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ONSITE: Introduction to the Wheel (D)

February 07, 2023

Learn to throw clay on a potter’s wheel. We’ll cover the foundations of wheel work, including wedging and centering clay and forming cylinders, cups and bowls. Basic glazing information will help you finish your final forms.

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ONSITE Wheel-Thrown + Hand-Built Teapots

February 07, 2023

Explore different techniques for throwing and handbuilding functional teapots. Learn how to make each component of a functional teapot, including how to make and attach teapot spouts that do not drip or spatter during pouring. All demonstrations will focus on design considerations.

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ONSITE: Introduction to the Wheel (B)

February 07, 2023

Learn to throw clay on a potter’s wheel. We’ll cover the foundations of wheel work, including wedging and centering clay and forming cylinders, cups and bowls. Basic glazing information will help you finish your final forms.

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ONSITE: Slab-built Boxes

February 07, 2023

Create boxes using clay slab construction techniques. We’ll cover slab rolling, accurate measuring and cutting, texturing techniques, as well as construction methods to bring it all together. Learn to build both inset and hidden and self-contained lids.Time permitting we'll also include other projects like votives, planters, and boxes.

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ONSITE: Introduction to Hand Building (B)

February 07, 2023

Create functional ceramic pieces using slab, coil, pinch and slump techniques. Learn how to use tools, create a variety of forms and apply slips. By the end of the class you’ll have a good understanding of basic hand-building methods and clay studio practices.

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ONSITE: Introduction to the Wheel (E)

February 07, 2023

Learn to throw clay on a potter’s wheel. We’ll cover the foundations of wheel work, including wedging and centering clay and forming cylinders, cups and bowls. Basic glazing information will help you finish your final forms.

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ONSITE: Introduction to the Wheel (A)

February 07, 2023

Learn to throw clay on a potter’s wheel. We’ll cover the foundations of wheel work, including wedging and centering clay and forming cylinders, cups and bowls. Basic glazing information will help you finish your final forms.

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ONSITE: Sculpture in Clay: Mystics + Makers

February 07, 2023

Let your inner mystic explore and experiment with hand-building techniques to create your own clay sculptures. We'll utilize coil building, slab building, and surface decoration to create our own sculptures. We'll explore contemporary artists’ and mystics’ work as a tool for reflection and inspiration. Finally, we will develop our understanding of glaze and surface decoration […]

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ONSITE: Throwing with Intention

February 07, 2023

Do you have a vision of what you would like to create with clay, but aren't sure how to get there? This class will help you throw on the wheel with intention while receiving clear guidance on planning, problem-solving, and process. Walk away with pieces that show growth in your ceramics practice. We'll review and […]

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ONSITE: Intermediate Wheel Throwing (A)

February 07, 2023

Expand your skills by learning additional throwing techniques and working on complex projects. We'll explore larger-scale pieces, throw platters, make sets, and add hand-built elements to our pieces. This class caters to individual interests, so we'll address specific techniques for your projects. Discussion on reduction firing in the gas kiln and glaze firing to cone […]

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ONSITE: Hand Building with Clay (Ages 12-14)

February 07, 2023

Learn the basics of hand building with clay and to create both functional and non-functional wares. We will discuss generating creative ideas, cover a variety of techniques, and explore the world of clay! From learning how to make your first pot to creating a more intricate work of art, students will leave class with a […]

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ONSITE: Intermediate Wheel Throwing (B)

February 07, 2023

Expand your skills by learning additional throwing techniques and working on complex projects. We'll explore larger-scale pieces, throw platters, make sets, and add hand-built elements to our pieces. This class caters to individual interests, so we'll address specific techniques for your projects. Discussion on reduction firing in the gas kiln and glaze firing to cone […]

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ONSITE: Wheel Throwing Refresher (A)

February 07, 2023

Brush up on the basics! We'll review wheel throwing techniques and skills. Create and complete work during class with enough time to fire and glaze. This class is open to students who have previously taken wheel throwing classes. We will review and refresh our knowledge of wedging, centering, throwing, trimming and glazing. We will take […]

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ONSITE: Wheel Throwing Refresher (B)

February 07, 2023

Brush up on the basics! We'll review wheel throwing techniques and skills. Create and complete work during class with enough time to fire and glaze. This class is open to students who have previously taken wheel throwing classes. We will review and refresh our knowledge of wedging, centering, throwing, trimming and glazing. We will take […]

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ONSITE: Wheel Throwing (Ages 12-14)

February 07, 2023

Learn the basics of wheel throwing, trimming and glazing. Create handmade functional pottery, experiment with various glazes and learn about safety in the ceramics studio.

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ONSITE: Introduction to the Wheel (C)

February 07, 2023

Learn to throw clay on a potter’s wheel. We’ll cover the foundations of wheel work, including wedging and centering clay and forming cylinders, cups and bowls. Basic glazing information will help you finish your final forms.

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ONSITE: Exploring Ceramic Relief Sculpture

February 07, 2023

Learn handbuilding, sculpting and carving techniques to make bas-relief, or low-relief, ceramic sculptures and tiles. Get creative with miniature scenes, landscapes, carved animals and more! We'll create works for wall display discuss hanging options and methods for your final pieces.

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ONSITE: Raku Firing Workshop (D)

February 07, 2023

Head over to VisArts' courtyard and join us for some raku pottery firing—an exciting approach to pottery surface design! Participants will glaze their pieces, help load them into the kiln, grab a beer or snack across the street at Goatocado, then return to enjoy the campfire-like atmosphere with friends on our back patio.

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ONSITE: Hand-Built Ceramics

February 07, 2023

Work on functional or sculptural forms using slabs and hand-bulding techniques with guidance and demonstrations from the instructor. Demonstrations could include: making textural tools to personalize work, how to use the spray booth and how to use the sand blaster. Students will have ample time to practice their craft with the benefit of having a […]

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