CERAMICS : Ceramics classes for all skill levels. Start with the basics of handbuilding and wheel throwing, or hone your skills in specialized techniques while you explore over 200 glaze combinations in our state-of-the-art studios.

Fall 2021 Registration:
July 19 - Member Registration
August 2 - Registration Open to the Public


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Intermediate

Advanced

All Levels

 

 

FALL 2021 CLASSES

Basic Wheel Throwing and More

 

Looking to get comfortable behind a potter’s wheel or continue to build your wheel throwing skills? This class will show you the ropes! Learn the basics of this classic pottery practice while designing your very own bowls, mugs, and vases. 

 

Monday • 15 Weeks • August 23, 2021—December 6, 2021 • 9:00 AM—12:00 PM • $598.00 • Beginning-Intermediate • Judy DeGan

 

 

Clay Arts Lab

 

Learn the science behind the art of ceramics! This class focuses on supporting your personal development as an artist or artisan as well as enhancing your scientific knowledge about clay and the techniques of pinch, coil, and slab construction. Perfect for those looking to advance their skills, students will finish the class apply these methods and building functional or sculptural objects of their choice!

 

Monday • 15 Weeks • August 23, 2021—December 6, 2021 • 9:00 AM—12:00 PM • $598.00 • All Levels • Brenna Carroll

 

 

Independent Study Ceramics

 

Design your own class! Whether you’re interested in the functional, sculptural, figurative, or abstract - we’ll provide the expertise to make your inspirations into aspirations. Perfect for the self-motivated, you’ll be able to walk away from this class with enhanced skills and a better grasp of your creative goals.  

 

Monday • 15 Weeks • August 23, 2021—December 6, 2021 • 6:30 PM—9:30 PM • $598.00 • Advanced • Mariah Niedbalski

 

 

Wheel Throwing & Ceramic Techniques

 

Get your hands dirty on the potter’s wheel and have fun learning at your own pace! In this class, students will develop their own style while crafting bowls, mugs, and vases. Already have some wheel-throwing experience? Try your hand at more complex pieces like teapots, pitchers, or even plates!

 

Monday • 15 Weeks • August 23, 2021—December 6, 2021 • 6:30 PM—9:30 PM • $598.00 • Beginning-Intermediate • Derryl Craddock

 

 

Wheel Throwing 1

 

Learn the basics of wheel throwing in a warm and welcoming classroom environment! While this class is geared toward those with little or no prior experience, all skill levels are welcome to explore the fundamentals with us. From creating bowls and mugs to decorating and glazing, this class is everything you need to get started on your wheel throwing journey!

 

Tuesday • 7 Weeks • August 24, 2021—October 5, 2021 • 9:00 AM—11:00 AM • $366.00 • Beginning • Kylee Williams

 

 

Clay Tuesdays

 

Take your wheel throwing and hand building skills to the next level! Students will build upon the basics while exploring and experimenting with a variety of glazing methods and finishing techniques. 

 

Tuesday • 15 Weeks • August 24, 2021—November 30, 2021 • 9:30 AM—12:30 PM • $598.00 • Intermediate-Advanced • Debbie Kirby

 

 

Wheel Throwing 3

 

Have you mastered the fundamentals of wheel throwing but don’t know where to go next? This class will help you push the envelope and take those basic skills to the next level! With some advanced techniques and some creative exploration, you’ll walk away with some fantastic pieces to furnish your kitchen cabinets.

 

Tuesday • 15 Weeks • August 24, 2021—November 30, 2021 • 12:30 PM—3:30 PM • $598.00 • Advanced • Soyong Kang-Partington

 

 

Independent Study: Ceramics

 

Design your own class! Whether you’re interested in the functional, sculptural, figurative, or abstract - we’ll provide the expertise to make your inspirations into aspirations. Perfect for the self-motivated, you’ll be able to walk away from this class with enhanced skills and a better grasp of your creative goals. 

 

Tuesday • 15 Weeks • August 24, 2021—November 30, 2021 • 6:30 PM—9:30 PM • $598.00 • Advanced • Debbie Kirby

 

 

Wheel Throwing 3

 

Have you mastered the fundamentals of wheel throwing but don’t know where to go next? This class will help you push the envelope and take those basic skills to the next level! With some advanced techniques and some creative exploration, you’ll walk away with some fantastic pieces to furnish your kitchen cabinets.

 

Tuesday • 15 Weeks • August 24, 2021—November 30, 2021 • 6:30 PM—9:30 PM • $598.00 • Advanced • Soyong Kang-Partington

 

 

Wheel Throwing 2

 

You know what they say - practice makes perfect! On top of exploring new decorating and glazing techniques, students will also have ample time to improve their cylinder, bowl, and mug-making skills. 

 

Tuesday • 7 Weeks • October 19, 2021—November 30, 2021 • 9:00 AM—11:00 AM • $366.00 • Intermediate • Kylee Williams

 

 

Wheel Throwing - All Levels

 

Learn the basics of wheel throwing or expand your skills in a warm and welcoming classroom environment! All skill levels are welcome. From creating bowls and mugs to decorating and glazing, this class is everything you need for your wheel throwing journey!

 

Tuesday • 7 Weeks • October 19, 2021— November 30, 2021 • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm • $366.00 • All Levels • Kalie Holdren

 

 

Wheel Throwing 1

 

Learn the basics of wheel throwing in a warm and welcoming classroom environment! While this class is geared toward those with little or no prior experience, all skill levels are welcome to explore the fundamentals with us. From creating bowls and mugs to decorating and glazing, this class is everything you need to get started on your wheel throwing journey! 

 

Wednesday • 7 Weeks • September 1, 2021—October 13, 2021 • 1:30 PM—3:30 PM • $366.00 • Beginning • Jesse Jones

 

 

Potter on the Wheel & Glazing Techniques

 

Sharpen your skills behind the wheel and expand your ceramic repertoire! While primarily based on wheel-thrown, high-fire functional work, students have the opportunity to create purely decorative raku, hand-built, and slab work along the way. 

 

Wednesday • 15 Weeks • September 1, 2021—December 8, 2021 • 9:30 AM—12:30 PM • $598.00 • Advanced • Robert Reiberg

 

 

Pinch, Coil, Slab, Throw

 

There’s nothing wrong with starting from the beginning! Learn all there is to know about the foundational ceramic techniques as you pinch, coil, and slab your way to the wheel in this all-encompassing class.

 

Wednesday • 15 Weeks • September 1, 2021—December 8, 2021 • 10:00 AM—1:00 PM • $598.00 • Beginning • Debbie Kirby

 

 

Finding Your Way with Clay

 

Unplug from the wheel and use the finest tools ever designed - your hands! Discover the simple joy and beauty of hand building while creating your own vessels, art objects, and sculptures. On top of exploring the timeless techniques of pinching, coiling, and slab building, students will learn about primitive finishes like burnishing and terra sigillata, and alternative firing techniques like pit, naked raku, and obvara. This is the perfect course for those who want to try their hand at the humble beginnings of clay. 

 

Wednesday • 15 Weeks • September 1, 2021—December 8, 2021 • 6:30 PM—9:30 PM • $598.00 • All Levels • Peggy Breidenbach

 

 

Pottery on the Wheel & Glazing Techniques

 

Sharpen your skills behind the wheel and expand your ceramic repertoire! While primarily based on wheel-thrown, high-fire functional work, students have the opportunity to create purely decorative raku, hand-built, and slab work along the way.

 

Wednesday • 15 Weeks • September 1, 2021—December 8, 2021 • 6:30 PM—9:30 PM • $598.00 • Advanced • Robert Reiberg

 

 

Wheel Throwing 2

 

You know what they say - practice makes perfect! On top of exploring new decorating and glazing techniques, students will also have ample time to improve their cylinder, bowl, and mug-making skills. 

 

Wednesday • 7 Weeks • October 20, 2021—December 1, 2021 • 1:30 PM—3:30 PM • $366.00 • Intermediate • Jesse Jones

 

 

Intro to Clay + Ceramic Techniques

 

Step into the world of clay the right way! With the help of our teaching artists and a relaxed classroom environment, we'll help you tap into your creativity and learn the fundamentals of pinch, coil, and slab building and glazing. This class is a perfect opportunity to not only brush up on basics but develop your creative voice as well!

 

Thursday • 15 Weeks • August 26, 2021—December 9, 2021 • 9:00 AM—12:00 PM • $598.00 • Beginning • Kylee Williams

 

 

Print + Clay

 

Enhance and progress your ceramic work using prints! Teaching artists Brenna Carroll (ceramics) and Aren Straiger (printmaking) will help you explore different printing and image transfer techniques on ceramic surfaces each week. Learn how to use, modify, design and even create your own decals and prints and how you can use them in incredible ways to embellish clay forms. Discover how prints can add to your current work or how you can use them to develop and create new vessels and sculptures!

 

Thursday • 15 Weeks • August 26, 2021—December 9, 2021 • 9:00 AM—12:00 PM • $715.00 • Intermediate-Advanced • Aren Straiger + Brenna Carroll

 

 

Finding Your Way with Clay

 

Unplug from the wheel and use the finest tools ever designed - your hands! Discover the simple joy and beauty of hand building while creating your own vessels, art objects, and sculptures. On top of exploring the timeless techniques of pinching, coiling, and slab building, students will learn about primitive finishes like burnishing and terra sigillata, and alternative firing techniques like pit, naked raku, and obvara. This is the perfect course for those who want to try their hand at the humble beginnings of clay. 

 

Thursday • 15 Weeks • August 26, 2021—December 9, 2021 • 12:30 PM—3:30 PM • $598.00 • All Levels • Peggy Breidenbach

 

 

Intro to Clay + Ceramic Techniques

 

Step into the world of clay the right way! With the help of our teaching artists and a relaxed classroom environment, we'll help you tap into your creativity and learn the fundamentals of pinch, coil, and slab building and glazing. This class is a perfect opportunity to not only brush up on basics but develop your creative voice as well!

 

Thursday • 15 Weeks • August 26, 2021—December 9, 2021 • 6:30 PM—9:30 PM • $598.00 • Beginning • Brenna Carroll

 

 

Wheel Throwing & Ceramic Techniques

 

Get your hands dirty on the potter’s wheel and have fun learning at your own pace! In this class, students will develop their own style while crafting bowls, mugs, and vases. Already have some wheel-throwing experience? Try your hand at more complex pieces like teapots, pitchers, or even plates! 

 

Thursday • 15 Weeks • August 26, 2021—December 9, 2021 • 6:30 PM—9:30 PM • $598.00 • Beginning-Intermediate • Derryl Craddock

 

 

Mugs + Tumblers

 

Have you ever dreamed of making the perfect mug? Well it’s time to wake up and start creating! This class is your opportunity to design and craft your own mug exactly as you wish.

 

Friday • 4 Weeks • August 27, 2021—September 17, 2021 • 1:00 PM—3:00 PM • $293.00 • All Levels • Kylee Williams

 

 

Handbuilding Techniques

 

Want to try something new? This class focuses on hand building with coils and slabs! Challenge yourself to build boxes, vases, and containers while using traditional hand building techniques.

 

Friday • 7 Weeks • August 27, 2021—October 8, 2021 • 10:00 AM—12:00 PM • $366.00 • All Levels • Derryl Craddock

 

 

Trays and More

 

Spend your afternoons creating beautiful trays, serving dishes and more! learn the basics of hand building in this 4 week class.

 

Friday • 4 Weeks • October 1, 2021—October 22, 2021 • 1:00 PM—3:00 PM • $293.00 • All Levels • Kylee Williams

 

 

Handbuilding Techniques

 

Want to try something new? This class focuses on hand building with coils and slabs! Challenge yourself to build boxes, vases, and containers while using traditional hand building techniques.

 

Friday • 7 Weeks • October 22, 2021—December 10, 2021 • 10:00 AM—12:00 PM • $366.00 • All Levels • Derryl Craddock

 

 

Rapid Fire Raku

 

Create your own one-of-a-kind vessels in this 4-week class and have the unique experience of firing them in our raku kiln.

 

Friday • 4 Weeks • November 5, 2021—December 3, 2021 • 1:00 PM—3:00 PM • $293.00 • All Levels • Kylee Williams

 

 

Intro to Wheel Throwing

 

Get comfortable working on a potter’s wheel and learn the basics needed to create bowls, mugs, and cylinders! After that, students will continue building their skills as they take on decorating, glazing, and finishing. 

 

Sunday • 7 Weeks • August 29, 2021—October 17, 2021 • 3:00 PM—5:00 PM • $366.00 • Beginning • Kylee Williams

 

 

Intro to Wheel Throwing

 

Get comfortable working on a potter’s wheel and learn the basics needed to create bowls, mugs, and cylinders! After that, students will continue building their skills as they take on decorating, glazing, and finishing. 

 

Sunday • 7 Weeks • August 29, 2021—October 17, 2021 • 3:00 PM—5:00 PM • $366.00 • Beginning • Kalie Holdren

 

 

Wheel Throwing 1

 

Learn the basics of wheel throwing in a warm and welcoming classroom environment! While this class is geared toward those with little or no prior experience, all skill levels are welcome to explore the fundamentals with us. From creating bowls and mugs to decorating and glazing, this class is everything you need to get started on your wheel throwing journey! 

 

Sunday • 7 Weeks • October 31, 2021—December 19, 2021 • 3:00 PM—5:00 PM • $366.00 • Beginning • Kalie Holdren

 

Wheel Throwing 2

 

You know what they say - practice makes perfect! On top of exploring new decorating and glazing techniques, students will also have ample time to improve their cylinder, bowl, and mug-making skills. 

 

Sunday • 7 Weeks • October 31, 2021—December 19, 2021 • 3:00 PM—5:00 PM • $366.00 • Intermediate • Kylee Williams

 

 

 

 

 


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