UPCOMING SESSION DATES
February Session - February 4 - March 2 - will be posted on 1/14 at 3pm
March Session - March 4 - March 30 - will be posted on 2/11 at 3pm
April Session - April 2 - April 27 - will be posted on 3/11 at 3pm
All classes are 4-week sessions that meet once a week at the scheduled time.
Please be sure to read our refund policy before registering!
Our Level 1 classes are designed for students with no clay experience and those getting back into clay after a long hiatus. In a Level 1 class, we will cover the fundamentals necessary to begin creating beautiful and unique ceramics.
We strongly suggest students to take at least two 4-week sessions of Level 1 classes to get a full grasp of the fundamentals before moving on to Level 2 classes.
Class price includes all supplies, firings up to 5 lbs of clay work through firings, and open studio time. All wet clay work must be completed during your 4-week session.
Level 2 classes build on the fundamentals developed in our beginner courses. Suitable for students comfortable with the basics, Level 2 classes will explore a vast array of techniques and processes aimed at expanding your knowledge base and strengthening the fundamentals.
Level 2 classes are set up on a three session rotation, and are designed so each class builds upon your intermediate skills. We recommend taking three sessions of Level 2 courses before leveling up to advanced courses.
Class price includes all supplies, firings up to 10 lbs of clay work through firings, and open studio time. All wet clay work must be completed during your 4-week session.
Level 3 consists of our advanced level classes. These classes go beyond the basics to cover techniques and processes designed to push artists in developing their own style within the ceramics medium. Level 3 classes are always changing and rotating to keep up with the needs of our students.
Class price includes all supplies, firings up to 20lbs of clay work through firing, and open studio time. All wet clay work must be completed during your 4-week session.
WHEEL THROWING FOR BEGINNERS
Mondays 1-3pm - Instructor: Esme
Mondays 7-9pm - Instructor: Laura
Tuesdays 1-3pm - Instructor: Levi
Tuesdays 7-9pm - Instructor: Ryanne
Saturdays 1-3pm - Instructor: Ryanne
For those with little to no experience or anyone looking to brush up on the basics, we offer a 4-week introductory course to throwing clay on the potter's wheel. We'll guide you through the wheel fundamentals of centering, opening, pulling, and shaping. You'll create several pieces from start to finish, learning the basics beyond the wheel including trimming and glazing.
HAND BUILDING 1
Tuesdays 7-9pm - Instructor: Laura
This 4-week class explores the many options of creating with clay off the wheel. All skill levels welcome - whether you're touching clay for the first time or looking to expand your work to include new techniques and shaping ideas, this is the class for you. Students will be introduced to both introductory and more advanced techniques.
WHEEL THROWING 2
Tuesdays 4-6pm - Instructor: Levi
Thursday 1-3pm - Instructor: Ryanne
Thursday 7-9pm - Instructor: Ryanne
Saturday 2-4pm - Instructor: Levi
For students with some experience looking to expand their practice. We will focus on scaling up to larger amounts of clay, throwing with intention, attaching to wheel-thrown forms, and more intricate glazing techniques, including use of the spray booth.
HAND BUILDING 2
Mondays 7-9pm - Instructor: Levi
This 4-week class explores the many options of creating with clay off the wheel. All skill levels welcome - whether you are touching clay for the first time or looking to expand your work to include new techniques and shaping ideas, this is the class for you. Students will be introduced to both introductory and more advanced techniques.
WHEEL THROWING 3 - FORM FOCUS
Fridays 4-6pm - Instructor: Ryanne
Our advanced form focus class is for students confident in wheel throwing fundamentals. Each session for this course will examine a specific form, exploring unique ways to refine the form to fit your own practice. Form focus may include drinking vessels, throwing on bats, and planters.
Hand building 3 - SURFACE DESIGN
Thursdays 7-9pm - Instructor: Laura
As a class we will explore new surface treatments and finishing techniques. We will look at the work of contemporary ceramic artists, problem solve and learn how to create cleaner and more developed work. Students are encouraged to come to this course with a goal in mind for each session (i.e. "I'd like to improve my handles, improve glazing, etc). We will spend the four weeks exploring new ways to decorate our pottery as well as troubleshooting form and construction.
WHEEL THROWING 3 - Advanced techniques
Wednesdays 7-9pm - Instructor: Levi
If you are already comfortable centering and pulling clay to create simple forms, this class is probably more your style. We will discuss throwing techniques such as multiples, handles, lids, combining forms and manipulating the form on and off the wheel.
WHEEL THROWING 3 - Developing style
Saturdays 3-5pm - Instructor: Levi
5 person wheel lab
Develop your voice in clay while learning advanced techniques needed to make complex forms. We will discuss the basic fundamentals of improving your cylinders and throwing bowls with great interior curves while also covering making lids, pitchers, casserole dishes, and other more advanced forms both on and off the wheel.
Wednesdays 6:30 - 9pm - Instructor: Chris
Session 1 (4 weeks): Students will be mixing slips and Terra Sigillata. We will be covering how to create these types of slips, how to color them and various applications for these materials. This will be an introduction to the materials we use in Session 2 and beginning to learn about progression blends, weighing materials, and safety in the glaze lab.
Session 2 (8 weeks): Students will examine the materials used to create glazes. We will be formulating base glazes in groups, exploring how materials impact our glazes, how they are colored and how to correct common glaze issues. Students will leave this course with a stronger understanding of the materials they use in their practice.
Session 1 - $150
Session 2 - $300