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Introduction to the Wheel

January 14, 2019

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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Introduction to the Wheel

January 14, 2019

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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Introduction to the Wheel

January 14, 2019

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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Japanese Pottery and Glazes

January 14, 2019

Learn to make traditional Japanese forms including yunomi and chawan tea vessels, sake sets, ikebana, single-flower vases and more. Glaze them using Japanese glazes, such as shino, ash, tenmoku, celadon, chun and nuka white. We’ll focus on ceramic subtleties that the greatest potters in the world have borrowed from Asian aesthetics. Students will design their […]

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Introduction to the Wheel

January 14, 2019

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.

read more

Introduction to the Wheel

January 14, 2019

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.

read more

Introduction to the Wheel

January 14, 2019

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.

read more

Kitchen Canisters + Cookie Jars

January 14, 2019

Start with the basics of creating a good slab using various tools and techniques. We’ll use those slabs to create a set of graduated, covered canisters. Next, you’ll learn how to slump mold the lids and make hand-built handles. We’ll cover the basic of construction of the gallery that the lid sits on. Students will […]

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Wheel Throwing (Ages 13-14)

January 14, 2019

Create an array of vessels using an electric potter’s wheel. Practice techniques for creating ceramic forms and use glazes to decorate functional plates, bowls, vases and cups with handles.

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Wheel Throwing Large Vessels

January 14, 2019

Making large ceramic forms is a special skill. We’ll cover how to throw large vessels on the wheel and how to throw in multiple sections on separate wheels. You’ll also learn to create large hand-built forms using slab construction. Finally we’ll discuss special concerns when firing large pieces and additional glazing techniques.

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Advanced Wheel + Hand Building Techniques

January 14, 2019

Learn new techniques to improve your functional and non-functional ceramic forms. Try raku, cone 10 reduction glazes and soda firing. Learn new surface design processes using slips, underglazes, terra sigillata and the spray booth application of both underglazes and overglazes.

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Creating Ceramic Jars

January 14, 2019

In this wheel-based class, you’ll learn how to create ceramic containers and vessels with lids. For inspiration, we’ll study historic Chinese ginger jars, Central American spirit urns and contemporary raku vessels. Expect an emphasis on the construction and design of lids that are not common to most American ceramics and a special focus on the […]

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Crystalline Glazes – New!

January 14, 2019

Learn about crystalline glazes, a beautiful glaze that can be very tricky to use.We’ll talk about forms that can accentuate the crystals in the glazes, create pieces and learn methods for firing crystalline glazes. Then, we’ll learn how to finish the pieces post-firing. This class will concentrate on firing crystalline glazes at a mid-range temperature […]

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Exploring Surface Decoration

January 14, 2019

Explore surface decoration for functional pottery. Each week, we’ll cover new surface techniques such as slip transfer, screenprinting, 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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Exploring Surface Decoration

January 14, 2019

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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Exploring Clay Workshop – New!

January 14, 2019

Learn to make wheel-thrown vessels and handbuilt ornaments for the holidays. We’ll cover basic techniques including wedging, centering, throwing, trimming, slab construction and glazing. We’ll start with throwing, then continue to slab construction for ornaments, including surface decoration using underglazes. We’ll also cover trimming and complete the works with glaze. You do not need any […]

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Exploring Alternative Surfaces Through Firing – New!

January 14, 2019

Explore a host of alternative firing methods including traditional raku, naked and horsehair raku, obvara, pit firing, flash firing and saggar firing. We’ll create vessels primarily on the wheel with an emphasis on form and surfaces which work well with these processes. Each class will include group critiques and an examination of images from contemporary […]

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Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

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Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

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Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

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Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

read more

Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

read more

Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

read more

Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

read more

Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

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