Adult Classes | Clay

634 - Clay Exploration

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $179.00

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: LaDrig, Jacqueline

A handbuilding clay class where the student will touch on extrusion, slab, coil and modular construction in clay. Students with prior knowledge in clay will have freedom to further their skills in making conceptual, decorative or functional art.

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604 - Clay FUN-damentals with Lee Anderson

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $179.00

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: Anderson, Lee

Explore clay at your own pace in a relaxed atmosphere. Learn basic pottery skills, practice skills you already have learned, or try something new. Handbuilding and wheel techniques will be demonstrated as well as various surface treatments and firing techniques. Learn the basic “do’s and don’ts” of working in clay and, from there, your imagination is the limit.

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601W - Crystalline Glazing - Stepping Aside of the Process with Robert Hessler

Member Tuition: $195.00

Skill Levels: Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $225.00

Instructor: Hessler, Robert

This is a 3 day workshop.

This workshop will be a complete overview of the crystalline glazing process- the technical process as well as the creative/experimental aspects of it. Robert will show how he personally approaches this process and walk through each step and stage of it, from throwing demos though the finishing of glazed forms. There will also be a slide presentation showing the progression of his work through the years and a discussion of personal creative vision and inspiration. This is a lecture/demo workshop that will focus on using this glazing technique as a form of creative expression.

Robert Hessler, a New York native, graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 1991 and has been making a living as a professional potter since 2000. Showing and selling his work primarily at fine art shows across the country, he has also received numerous awards for his work. “My primary focus and motivation is to create a synergy between form and surface. All of my vessels are thrown on the wheel using a porcelain clay body. I keep the line of the forms simple and fluid to accommodate the glazes I work with. These glazes are fired in a very controlled firing cycle to yield actual crystal formations within the surface of the glaze. The nature of these glazes is very unpredictable and lively. I am drawn to creating a contrast and balance between the very structured symmetrical forms and the free form organic nature of the glaze.”

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631 - Exploring Paper Clay

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $179.00

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: McDonough, Jacqueline

By adding a small amount of paper to stoneware we can make the clay thinner, more flexible and significantly lighter. We will prepare the clay the first class then explore what we can do with it from there. This is a hand-building class and some basic experience with clay is required. The class will discuss all aspects including textures, glazing and making our own patterns.

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609 - Handbuilding with Alison

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $179.00

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: Shepard, Alison

Handbuilding for anyone, beginner to experienced sculptor. Learn hand-building techniques, surface treatments and glazing. Create functional and decorative pieces, from miniatures to tall garden sculptures, creatures, containers and wall art. Individual attention and help.

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626 - Handbuilding with Alison

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $179.00

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: Shepard, Alison

Handbuilding for anyone, beginner to experienced sculptor. Learn hand-building techniques, surface treatments and glazing.Create functional and decorative pieces, from miniatures to tall garden sculptures, creatures, containers and wall art. Individual attention and help.

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627 - Handbuilding with Alison

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $179.00

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: Shepard, Alison

Handbuilding for anyone, beginner to experienced sculptor. Learn hand-building techniques, surface treatments and glazing.Create functional and decorative pieces, from miniatures to tall garden sculptures, creatures, containers and wall art. Individual attention and help.

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629 - Handbuilding with Jacqueline

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $179.00

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: McDonough, Jacqueline

Every week we will explore a different technique through classroom demonstration, which can then be personalized in your project. We will be working with the extruder (think giant cookie press) at least once during the session and will also explore the extensive glazes in our studio.

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630 - Handbuilding with Jacqueline

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $179.00

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: McDonough, Jacqueline

Every week we will explore a different technique through classroom demonstration, which can then be personalized in your project. We will be working with the extruder (think giant cookie press) at least once during the session and will also explore the extensive glazes in our studio.

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603 - Handbuilding with Jacqueline

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $179.00

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: McDonough, Jacqueline

Every week we will explore a different technique through classroom demonstration, which can then be personalized in your project. We will be working with the extruder (think giant cookie press) at least once during the session and will also explore the extensive glazes in our studio.

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657W - House Tea Pots in Paper Clay

Member Tuition: $195.00

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $225.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: McCrory,Cory

This is a weekend workshop.

In this two-day hands on hand building workshop, visiting artist Cory McCrory will lead the way through exploration of fun and functional construction through one of her most popular pieces of work, small house "T" pots made with stoneware paper clay. Students will have the opportunity to push the boundaries of clay, through an introduction to the medium of stoneware paper clay.

Cory will teach how to make and store stoneware paper clay. She will guide artists through engineering more complicated multi part ideas. Learn to slab build curvy shapes and intricate pieces without the worry and complications when working with regular stoneware. Learn Cory's use of texture and simple pattern making which can be used for many projects. You will even play with high temperature wire. Cory is generous in sharing her techniques for texture and will also show how she decorates her pots with underglazes and glaze.

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623 - Learning to Throw with Lee Anderson

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 1,Level 2,Level 3

Non-Member: $179.00

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: Anderson, Lee

This work-at-your-own-pace class covers the basic mechanics of throwing on the wheel, including preparing the clay, centering, shaping, trimming, and glazing. We also discuss firing techniques, including raku. The focus of the class is on practicing techniques, and students include those who have never worked with clay to those who are more advanced.

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612 - Open Clay Studio

Member Tuition: $60.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $60.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: TBA

An excellent opportunity for CURRENTLY ENROLLED DFAC clay students who desire more time to work on their projects using studio equipment. All clay studio policies are strictly enforced and work may not be intended for production. To use the Open Clay Studio, students must purchase a Punch Card. Each punch card is good for 18 individual 1-hour sessions. Students will have the option of attending one or more of the five Open Clay Studio meetings each week. Punch Cards must be presented to the studio monitor at each session being attended.

PLEASE NOTE: ONLINE REGISTRATIONS FOR STUDIO TIME ARE NOT BEING ACCEPTED. YOU MUST PURCHASE THE PUNCH CARDS IN PERSON AT THE FRONT DESK PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE OPEN CLAY STUDIO.

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602 - Throwing and Crystalline Glazes

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $179.00

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: Woods, Glenn

We will be exploring forms appropriate for crystalline glazes. The first 4 weeks will focus on creating pieces, the 5th week will be dedicated to preparing your work for glazing and week 6 will be the session dedicated to glazing. This is not a glaze mixing class - glazes will be provided by the instructor. This class is for intermediate to advanced students who are comfortable with their throwing skills.

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610 - Throwing on the Wheel II

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $179.00

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: Burhans, Ira

This class is for the student who has some experience on the potter’s wheel. Students will work with the instructor to better understand different throwing techniques and work on their own ideas in class. Together we will explore the never-ending challenge and discovery of working in clay.

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610A - Throwing on the Wheel II (5 Weeks Only)

Member Tuition: $124.00

Skill Levels: Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $149.00

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: Burhans, Ira

This class is for the student who has some experience on the potter’s wheel. Students will work with the instructor to better understand different throwing techniques and work on their own ideas in class. Together we will explore the never-ending challenge and discovery of working in clay.

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628 - Wheel of Fortune With Jacqueline LaDrig

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 1,Level 2,Level 3

Non-Member: $179.00

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: LaDrig, Jacqueline

This is an introductory class to the pottery wheel. Instructor provides step-by-step instruction and demonstrations to help you create functional clay objects. This class will cover the basics of wheel throwing, trimming, and glazing of functional forms. We will create mugs, bowls, plates, and more.

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619 - Wheel of Fortune With Jacqueline LaDrig

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 1,Level 2,Level 3

Non-Member: $179.00

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: LaDrig, Jacqueline

This is an introductory class to the pottery wheel. Instructor provides step-by-step instruction and demonstrations to help you create functional clay objects. This class will cover the basics of wheel throwing, trimming, and glazing of functional forms. We will create mugs, bowls, plates, and more.

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