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CERAMICS

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. Pottery production is usually stopped two weeks before the end of each semester.

Beginning Ceramics (338)

Brian Hirt, Studio 7
Tuesdays, April 9 - May 14
6:30-9 pm/ 6weeks
$175/ Members: $155

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. Students will also learn glazing. Raku and Cone 10 firings are available.
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Mud in the Morning (340)

Julie Devers, Studio 5
Wednesdays, April 10 - May 15
9:30- Noon/ 6 weeks
$175/ Members: $155

Prerequisite: Beginning Ceramics
This class is for students who want a creative start to their day. Beginning through advanced wheel throwing techniques will be demonstrated. Students will also learn surface treatment and decoration . Students will participate in class discussions about their work. Cone 10 stoneware and raku firings are available.

Altered Forms (342)

Julie Devers, Studio 5
Tuesdays, April 9 - May 14
6:30-9 pm/ 6 weeks
$175/ Members: $155

Prerequisite: Intermediate Potter s wheel or equivalent
The symmetrically thrown pot is just the beginning. In this studio class we ll explore the ways to alter wheel thrown vessels to an out of round form. Discover new techniques to take your skills and your style to a new level.

Potters’s Wheel / Intermediate and Advanced

Prerequisite: Beginning Potter's Wheel
Through demonstration and discussion, this hands-on class for the intermediate to advanced potter will refine and further develop wheel-throwing skills. Trimming and wall development will be emphasized while creating cups, bottle and vase forms, and bowls. Cone 10 stoneware, porcelain and raku firings will be offered.

Wyatt Lane (344)

Studio 5
Tuesdays, April 9 - May 14
1:15-3:45pm/ 6 weeks
$175/ Members: $155

Tom Richards (345)

Studio 5
Thursdays , April 11- May 16
6:30-9 pm / 6 weeks
$175/ Members: $155

Beginning Ceramics Part 1 (339)

Lindsay Hayosh, Studio 7
Thursdays, April 11- May 16
1-3:30 pm/ 6 weeks
$175/ Members: $155

Students will experiment with the fundamental techniques of pinching, slab-building, coiling and other hand-forming methods. Learn the way of the clay and gain essential knowledge of this wonderful material! An introduction to basic throwing techniques, as well as high fire glazing methods will also be included in the class.

Beginning Potter's Wheel (341)

Amy Hudson, Studio 5
Thursdays, April 11- May 16
9:30- Noon/ 6 weeks
$175/ Members $155

Prerequisite: Beginning Ceramics
This class would be beneficial for students who are new to the Potter s Wheel and would like to develop their throwing skills. Students will be given instruction for centering clay on the wheel. Through demonstration and discussion, students will be taught basic forms such as cylinders, cups, bowls, and plates. There will be instruction using the studio glazes and slips to highlight your thrown pots.

Handbuilding with Red Earthenware (343)

Making and Using Bisque Molds

Susan McHenry, Studio 7
Wednesdays, April 10 - May 15
6:30-9 pm/ 6 weeks
$175/ Non-members: $155

Prerequisite: Explorations with Red Earthenware
Step away from the plaster and explore the popular bisque mold trend! Bisque molds are a great way to personalize your work, allowing you to fabricate your own tools for your hand-building practice. Students will have access to a range of hump and slump bisque molds and will learn to make their own custom molds. In addition to hand-building projects, demonstrations will include surface decoration techniques using low fire colored slips and terra sigillatas. Students can use their custom molds in the advanced summer session.

Raku (347)

Brian Hirt, Studio 5
Wednesdays, April 10 - May 15
1-3:30 pm/ 6 weeks
$175 /Members: $155

Prerequisite: Beginning Ceramics
We will experiment, explore and test new glazes, firing possibilities, and post firing possibilities Student will learn to master the Raku techniques!

Salt Studio (346)

Chad Bagge, Studio 5
Wednesdays, April 10 - May 15
6:30-9 pm/ 6 weeks
$175/ Non-members: $155

Prerequisite: Introduction to Pottery
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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