If you’re brand new to working with clay or would like to become more familiar with pottery techniques before enrolling in either our regular and ongoing 4-week or 12-week sessions, then we highly recommend taking this introductory class. You’ll learn the basics behind the buzzwords (i.e. coiling, handbuilding, throwing, glazing and firing) and will be guided step-by-step through all processes. Our teachers would love for you to create pieces that reflect your individuality, and are always happy to show you how to incorporate more intricate handbuilding techniques into your work.
Join us for an intro to the potter’s wheel! This is a great class for beginners, or anyone who just wants a refresher on the basics. In addition to step-by-step instruction to make your own wheel-thrown masterpieces, you will learn the basics behind all the ceramics buzzwords: trimming, coiling, handbuilding, throwing, glazing and firing and have a wonderful introduction to our studio. Learning to throw on the wheel is challenging, fun, and even relaxing! After the class, our studio staff will trim and glaze your artwork – it will be fired and ready for pick up within 3-4 weeks. Once you take your pieces home, they will be a permanent reminder of your evening with us and you new creative skills.
Date: Sun 3/4 – 4/8
Time: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
6 consecutive Sundays
Announcing our new 6-week pottery boot camp! Pottery Boot Camp is an in-depth, structured introduction to basic wheel and hand-building techniques. You will learn a great deal while having fun and connecting with others. The comprehensive Pottery Boot Camp curriculum includes throwing and trimming pots on the wheel, hand-building with slabs, coils, and pinching, adding surface decoration and handles, and glazing and finishing your work. All materials, tools, and firing are included in the price of this class. This class is exempt from the studio’s cancellation policy and no make up classes are offered at this time.
6 Week Class Series (Classes are 2.5 hours 30 minutes to clean up) $325
Date: 3/24 Sat
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Klai Brown will walk us through how to prepare your ceramic piece for luster, how to use lusters safely, and different application techniques. We will also learn how to avoid and fix common mistakes that may occur in the luster process and get the skinny on the best luster materials and where to find them!
Your $75 sign up fee includes safety gear for the class and the use of shared materials including the gold.
Please bring 2 to 3 pieces that you would like to decorate with Gold Luster.
Max. 10 ppl.
Slab work slumping and cracking? Delicate greenware crumbling the moment you pick it up? Coil pots drying unevenly? Come learn the secrets of paper clay! In this workshop, we’ll go through the process and benefits of adding cellulose fiber to your clay body for added lightness, strength, and elasticity. Students will be given a demonstration on how to make their own paper clay and its practical uses, then have the opportunity to make their own projects on the table. Plan to stretch the limits of handbuilding as you know it!
This class is suitable for all students, but may be more fun for those who have some experience handbuilding, even if it’s just a little.
Max. 8 ppl.
This class is exempt from the studio’s cancellation policy and no make up classes are offered at this time. This intro to pottery class is especially for our younger students, age 6 – 16, who are taking pottery as part of a home school curriculum through iLead. You are welcome to sign up and pre-pay online, or sign up online and submit payment through iLead. Students will learn the basics behind the buzzwords (i.e. coiling, handbuilding, throwing, glazing and firing) and will be guided step-by-step through all processes. Our teachers would love for you to create pieces that reflect your individuality, and are always happy to show you how to incorporate more intricate handbuilding techniques into your work.