Adult Classes | Clay

Monday

9/12/22 - TBD - TBD
Monitor

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.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $60.00

Non-Member: $90.00


Monday

9/12/22 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00


Monday

10/31/22 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Aable-Woods, Glenn

Tabletop Totems - Everyone can make smaller pieces with great ease - with these tabletop totems, you can assemble many smaller pieces to create an interesting totem for a tabletop or garden.
Throwing several smaller pieces is also a great way to practice, practice, practice - making multiple forms for a single project.
Classes 1, 2, and 3, are focused on creating the totem segments. The 4th class session will be dedicated to preparing for glaze night, the 5th session will be dedicated to glazing and firing. On the 6th night, we will remove the pieces from the risers, finish the bottoms and then assemble the totems.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Clay Fee:   $20.00

Member Tuition: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00


Monday

1/9/23 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Aable-Woods, Glenn

In this class we will spend the first 4 weeks exploring 3 different lid solutions with a focus on more interesting knobs and finials with more of a sculptural quality.

The 5th week is dedicated to glazing using crystalline glazes which will be provided to you by the instructor and the 6th week is dedicated to removing the pieces from their risers, grinding, and finishing the bottoms.

The last night, after the pieces have been finished we will end the evening with a critique of lid solutions and glaze results.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced,Professional

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $20.00

Member Tuition: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00


Monday

2/27/23 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Aable-Woods, Glenn

In this class we will spend the first 4 weeks exploring 3 different bottle solutions with a focus on getting more out of your clay and basic forms appropriate for crystalline glazes. The focus will be on getting more interesting bottle forms, working on making necks, and finally expanding the form beyond your comfort level.

The 5th week is dedicated to glazing using crystalline glazes which will be provided to you by the instructor and the 6th week is dedicated to removing the pieces from their risers, grinding, and finishing the bottoms.

The last night, after the pieces have been finished we will end the evening with a critique of lid solutions and glaze results.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced,Professional

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $20.00

Member Tuition: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00


Monday

4/10/23 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Aable-Woods, Glenn

In this class we will spend the first 4 weeks exploring various forms, made with the intention of altering them. Some carving will be explored when it works with the alteration but the focus will be on adding interest and movement to the basic forms such as: Bowls; Vases; Bottles; and Jars.

We will also discuss how the glaze can be used to enhance or soften the altered surface.

The 5th week is dedicated to glazing using crystalline glazes which will be provided to you by the instructor and the 6th week is dedicated to removing the pieces from their risers, grinding, and finishing the bottoms.

The last night, after the pieces have been finished we will end the evening with a critique of lid solutions and glaze results.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced,Professional

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $20.00

Member Tuition: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00


Tuesday

11/1/22 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Burhans, Ira

This class is for the student who has 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.

Levels: Advanced,Professional

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00


Tuesday

2/28/23 - TBD - TBD
Monitor

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.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $60.00

Non-Member: $90.00


Tuesday

9/13/22 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00


Tuesday

1/10/23 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Burhans, Ira

The Winter I session will be 5 weeks. 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. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Advanced,Professional

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $150.00

Non-Member: $175.00


Tuesday

9/13/22 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Abernathy, Diane

In this introductory class we will be exploring all the possibilities for clay handbuilding. Each week will be a new technique, including slab, coil, and extruder. With these techniques we can explore tile making, containers, dinnerware and non-functional decorative pieces. Lastly you will be learning how to decorate you pieces with glaze and underglaze. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00


Tuesday

9/13/22 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Elder, Sondra

Have you ever wanted to learn to throw bigger (even HUGE) pieces? Well, here is your chance. Learn techniques that go beyond just using "more clay." You will learn to make large platters, bowls, and vases. Students will also have the option to work on their own independent projects if they prefer. Students should be comfortable centering about 3 pounds of clay. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced,Professional

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $20.00

Member Tuition: $150.00

Non-Member: $175.00


Wednesday

9/14/22 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LaDrig, 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. This is also an independent study for those with previous clay experience. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00


Wednesday

9/14/22 - 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00


Wednesday

11/2/22 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Elder, Sondra

Students will learn to bring the clay to life using techniques appropriate for their form and style. We will also cover preparation of the pieces for glaze firing - including CRYSTALLINE GLAZING. While demonstrations will be done on the wheel, hand-builders are welcome and will benefit tremendously from the demonstrations. Students may also work on their own independent projects.

Intermediate and advanced students will learn refining techniques to help give their work a more professional look and feel.

Students will also learn techniques for spraying colors, that are not normally achieved in high-fire oxidation, onto their work. If there is time, we will also experiment with reduction gas firing.

Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Professional

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $20.00

Member Tuition: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00


Wednesday

1/11/23 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Elder, Sondra

Get ready to create planters, bird feeders, bird houses, patio candles, and wall pockets. This class will teach you to create your own outdoor happy place. You will only be limited by your imagination. Both Hand-Builders and Wheel Throwers will create decorative and functional pieces. All are welcome. Let's get ready for Spring! Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00


Wednesday

3/1/23 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Elder, Sondra

Come make your own set of kitchen wares - or maybe you want to make gifts for friends. You'll have the opportunity to create cups/tumblers, mugs, bowls, coffee/tea brewers, and so much more. Class is open to both wheel throwers and hand builders. Come see just how creative you can be and see which new techniques you'll pick up. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00


Wednesday

4/12/23 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Elder, Sondra

Let's make our own set of kitchen wares. You'll have the opportunity to create plates, platters, bowls, serving dishes, and so much more. Class is open for both wheel throwers and hand builders. Come see how creative you can be and see which new techniques you'll pick up. All are welcome. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00


Thursday

9/15/22 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00


Thursday

9/15/22 - 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00


Thursday

9/15/22 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alison Shepard

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. Students are given individual attention and help. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00


Thursday

9/15/22 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alison Shepard

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. Students will receive individual attention and help. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00


Friday

9/16/22 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alison Shepard

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. Students will receive individual attention and help. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $20.00

Clay Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00


Saturday

3/11/23 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mariscal, Jose Maria

This is a two-day workshop on Saturday and Sunday, March 11 & 12, 2023.

With many recipes for some of my most popular Galaxy glazes, this workshop will provide extra information to ceramicists who want to master this complex aspect of crystalline glazes. I have personally tested many of the recipes and carefully reviewed each one. We will discuss more about some of the glazes where the application is very different than what I usually do and how it plays a very important role in the end result. Halos, waves, special effects… sometimes it is all about the application of the glaze!
We will be talking about some specific glazes including recipes, application, firing schedule and more. The recipes use bismuth and other Galaxy glaze combinations. We will be talking extensively about these glazes and firings including modifying the galaxy glazes, and how bismuth, molybdenum and other oxides work in post reduction firings. Images will be shown to illustrate the post reduction firing process.

This is a demonstration workshop and does not include individual hands-on instruction. Thank you to our sponsors whose contributions help to lower the cost of the workshop!

José Maria Mariscal is a Master Potter from Catalonia, Spain. He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics and teaches throwing and crystalline glaze techniques. Jose is highly respected for his crystalline works that have been featured in exhibitions around the world. He has presented at various international crystalline conferences sharing his educated techniques and discoveries with the global artistic community. His quality works meld classical forms with a modern vision.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $225.00

Non-Member: $255.00