Spring Ceramics Classes

Ceramics offerings for spring and summer have been designed to provide an easy transition between semesters. Students who register for classes in both semesters may work until the end of the spring semester and then pick up where they left off at the beginning of the summer semester. Ceramic production is usually stopped two weeks before the end of each semester.

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Beginning Ceramics (338)

Brian Hirt, Studio 7
Tuesdays, April 10 -- May 15
6:30 - 9 pm 6weeks
$170/Members: $150

Beginning students will learn a variety of clay-forming techniques. Coiling, pinching, and slab-building will be demonstrated, along with an introduction to the wheel and glazing. Raku and Cone 10 firings are available.

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Pouring Vessels (340)

Julie Devers, Studio 5
Tuesdays, April 10 - May 15
6:30 - 9 pm/6 weeks
$170/Members: $150

Prerequisite: Intermediate pottery experience
Take a six week study of vessels that pour. Explore different techniques and alterations in making pitchers, gravy boats, cruets, just to name a few. We'll be fundamental, functional, funky and fun in our studio time.

Potter's Wheel (342)

Wyatt Lane, Studio 5
Tuesdays, April 10 - May 15
1 - 3:30 pm/6 weeks
$170/Members: $150

Prerequisite: Beginning Ceramics
Through demonstration and discussion this hands students will focus on the techniques of forming and finishing pottery on the potter's wheel. The beginning potter will learn and develop basic skills such as centering, opening, drawing up the walls and trimming. The advanced or intermediate potter will be able to refine those skills, working on making bowls, cups, handles. Glazing and glazes will also be discussed.

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Salt Studio (344)

Chad Bagge, Studio 5
Wednesdays, April 11 - May 16
6:30 - 9 pm/6 weeks
$170/Members: $150

Prerequisite: Beginning Ceramics
This is a course with an emphasis on salt firing. Students will be actively engaged in all aspects of the process, not only loading and salting the kiln, but in selecting the glazes for the kiln. The salt kiln is ready and waiting to perform it's magic on your pots.

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Horsehair Raku/ Saggar Firing (346)

Brian Hirt, Studio 5
Wednesdays, April 11 - May 16
1-3:30 pm/6 weeks
$170 /Members: $150

Prerequisite: Beginning Ceramics
We will be exploring both of these alternative firings. Learn the subtlties of these firing techniques. Prepare to be dazzled by the results!

Mud in the Morning (339)

Julie Devers, Studio 5
Wednesdays, April 11 - May 16
9:30 - Noon/6 weeks
$170/Members: $150

Prerequisite: Beginning Ceramics
For students who want a creative start to their day with beginning through advanced wheel throwing techniques, surface treatment and decoration. Students will participate in class discussions about their work. Cone 10 stoneware and raku firings are available.

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Handbuilding with Red Earthenware (341B)

Susan McHenry, Studio 7
Tuesdays, April 10 - May 15
1 - 3:30 pm/6 weeks
$170/members: $150

Prerequisite: Experienced in working with Red Earthenware
Develop your handbuilding skills while bringing bright color
to your work through low-fire surface decoration. Weekly
demonstrations will include techniques such as darting and
folding to create expressive and dynamic forms. A variety
of surface decoration techniques will be explored, such as
the use of colored slips, terra sigillata, inlay, texture, and resists.

Potter's Wheel (343)

Tom Richards, Studio 5 (343)
Thursdays, April 12 - May 17
6:30 - 9 pm/6 weeks
$170/Members: $150

Prerequisite: Beginning Ceramics
Through demonstration and discussion this hands students will focus on the techniques of forming and finishing pottery on the potter's wheel. The beginning potter will learn and develop basic skills such as centering, opening, drawing up the walls and trimming. The advanced or intermediate potter will be able to refine those skills, working on making bowls, cups, handles. Glazing and glazes will also be discussed.

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Flower Bricks (345)

Lindsay Hayosh, Studio 7
Thursdays, April 12 - May17
1 - 3:30 pm/6 weeks
$170/Members: $150

Prerequisite: Beginning Ceramics
This class will focus on a contemporary interpretation of the historical flower brick. We will explore different construction methods to create our own functional yet sculptural pieces, all in time to display the long awaited blooms of spring!