Fall 2017 Ceramic Schedule
NOTE: All clay must be purchased from the Craft Center
Ceramic Studio Orientation
Tuesday 6-6:30 Sept. 26
Wednesday 6-6:30 Sept 27
Thurs 6-6:30 Sept. 28
Tuesday 6-6:30 Oct. 3
CER-1-4 Staff Class Fee: FREE
This half-hour orientation is REQUIRED for all new and returning members who are NOT REGISTERED in a pottery class. Learn how the ceramic studio works, which may include changes or updates in the studio area. Pre-registration is RECOMMENDED.
Pottery 101 & Beyond
Thursdays 6:30-9 Oct. 5 to Nov. 30 (No Class 11/23)
CER-22 Dennis Staats Class Fee: $50
This course will get you started or help you brush up on the basics of wheel throwing, trimming and glazing. Learn how to throw a variety of functional vessels or enhance the skills you know. Fun small group sessions with lots of personalized attention. Intermediate level student can progress further with guidance and demos by a skilled potter. The Craft Center provides all tools and equipment. Students purchase clay from the Craft Center, your instructor will advise you of your options.
Textures and Impressions in Clay
Tuesdays 3:30-6 Oct. 3 to Nov. 21
CER-25 Rachel Kirby Class Fee: $50
We will investigate how to embellish ceramic surfaces with an assortment of textures and impression techniques. Make your work unique and individual by carving rubber blocks and clay coils, making personal "button" stamps, using ordinary objects to impress clay and by using underglazes to create patterns on wet clay. We will use these patterns on pencil holders, boxes, bowls, planters, and plates. Experienced instructor will help beginners as well as those with clay experience to make beautiful and useful ceramic pieces. Especially nice for one-of-a-kind holiday presents! Students buy clay from the Craft Center. Tools are supplied.
Wheel Throwing Basics
Wednesdays 3:30-6 Oct. 4 to Nov. 29 (No class 11/22)
CER-26 Rachel Kirby Class Fee: $50
Cross Learning to Throw on the Wheel off Your Bucket List! In this 8-week light-hearted & supportive environment, you will learn the basics of making pottery on the potter’s wheel. There will be lots of project ideas that will have you creating several beautiful and functional pieces of tableware. The Craft Center provides all tools and equipment. Students purchase clay from the Craft Center; your instructor will advise you of your option
Ceramic Fundamentals and More
Tuesdays 7-9:30 Oct. 3 to Nov. 21
CER-23 Chip Hand Class Fee: $50
Explore creative ways to work with clay…. Learn the basic techniques of both wheel throwing and hand building. These different yet complimentary methods can be separate or incorporated to create many pieces. Class & projects will be catered to beginner or intermediate level. Students purchase clay from the Craft Center; your instructor will advise you of your options.
Pottery on the Wheel
Mondays 6:30-9 Oct. 2 to Nov. 20
CER-21 Meghan Bury Class Fee: $50
This 8-week course will get you started or help you brush up on the basics of wheel throwing, trimming and glazing. Learn how to throw a variety of functional vessels or enhance the skills you know. Fun, small-group sessions with lots of personalized attention. The Craft Center provides all tools and equipment. Students purchase clay from the Craft Center; your instructor will advise you of your options.
Date Night: On the Wheel
Friday 6-9 Nov. 3
CER-28 Matthias Brumbaugh Class Fee: $30 per person or $50/couple (No Day Pass or Membership required)
Try out the pottery wheel with someone you care about. This is also a chance to see how you like it, and perhaps consider a full length class in the future. We’ll provide tools, clay and an instructor for the one time session. We’ll start with a demonstration, great instruction and then turn you loose. You may keep up to three pieces per person from the session. We will glaze and fire them for you. Turnaround time = two weeks! You will have to come back, say hello, and pick them up. All levels welcome.
The Art of Alternative Firing Techniques
Wednesdays 6:30-9 Oct. 11 to Nov.15
CER-31 Chip Hand Class Fee: $50 (includes gas & special glazes)
A 6-week class focusing on a few ancient and beautiful firing techniques such as raku and pit firing. During the first class students will learn about these unique processes, with discussion and preparation to begin making pieces for 1st firing. Following this, each week students will come prepared with bisque ware they have Glazed in Advance for the special firing. Participants must be present at the group event firings. Beginner & intermediate levels welcome! Students purchase clay from the Craft Center. Early Registration strongly recommended. Limited to 6 people. Prerequisite: Students should have some prior clay & glazing experience.