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ONSITE: Slab-Constructed Folded Forms: Bowls and Boxes

July 12, 2022

Starting with basic slabs, we’ll learn how to cut, bevel, dart and fold clay into soup bowls, planters, boxes, salt and pepper shakers, etc. We’ll explore texture as an integral part of the construction process. Plan to leave the course having created matching sugar and creamer bowls.

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ONSITE: Wheel Throwing Refresher (B)

July 12, 2022

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: Raku Firing Workshop (A)

July 12, 2022

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: Introduction to Hand-Building

July 12, 2022

New to clay? Learn to create functional pieces of pottery such as cups, bowls and platters using slab-building and coil-building processes. Learn to select and use the right tools, create a variety of forms and apply both glazes and slips. By the end of the class, you’ll have a good understanding of basic ceramic studio […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to the Wheel (E)

July 12, 2022

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 Clay (A)

July 12, 2022

Explore the basics of clay. We’ll cover the proper use of studio tools, equipment and materials. You’ll learn about slab construction, coil building and combined techniques. We’ll also demonstrate wheel throwing and discuss how various clays and glazes respond to each other.

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ONSITE: Guided Studio: Intermediate + Advanced Ceramics

July 12, 2022

Join this class to continue wheel and hand-building with plenty of feedback and guidance from the instructor as you explore independent projects. This class is best for intermediate and advanced students who are interested in furthering their ideas and have a solid foundation in the basics of ceramics.

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ONSITE: Intermediate Hand-Building

July 12, 2022

Learn new hand-building forms and construction methods, including slab-built forms and textured slabs. We’ll explore mold making and learn how to use personalized, slump molds to create a set of platters or dishes. We’ll also cover hollow wall construction, using tar paper supports and unique glazing techniques.

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ONSITE: Sculpting Figures

July 12, 2022

Are you ready to build some larger forms and create some creatures? Bring your ideas for an animal, figure, mask, garden gnome, or abstract sculpture to life! Learn coiling and carving techniques, how to build slab supports and constructing connected forms to make figures, 3D sculptures or relief work that's built to last. We'll have […]

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Clay Ornaments

July 12, 2022

Come and make art side by side as a family. Families will explore a new medium each week and create a beautiful project together. In this class you will make beautiful ornaments to hang on your tree, or anywhere really! Roll out slabs, cut out shapes, use a variety of materials to make impressions and […]

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ONSITE: Exploring Surface Decoration

July 12, 2022

Explore surface decoration for functional pottery. Each week, we’ll cover new surface techniques such as slip transfer, screen printing, underglaze processes, decals, lusters and more. We’ll also discuss visual concepts to facilitate a greater understanding of design and make thoughtful decisions when finishing a piece.

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ONSITE: Intermediate Wheel Throwing (A)

July 12, 2022

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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