Summer 2018 Ceramic Schedule
Ceramic Studio Orientation
Monday 6-6:30 July 2
Tuesday 5-5:30 July 3
Tuesday 6-6:30 July 3
Thursday 6-6:30 July 5
CER-0 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 on the Wheel
Mondays 6:30-9 July 9 – August 20
CER-21 Meghan Bury Class Fee: $50
This 7-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.
Creative Hand-Building: Relaxing Afternoon Engagement
Tuesdays 3:30-6 July 10 – August 21
CER-22 Rachel Kirby Class Fee: $50
It’s summertime…time to think about outside projects or ways to bring the outside in! Learn to build planters with flare, make unique garden sculptures, wall pockets for potpourri and lots of beautifully designed functional ware. Hand-building is a relaxing way to work with clay and provides endless options for fabricating and manipulating unique pieces. You can create mugs, bowls, plates and sculptures, all personalized with your own unique patterns and textures. A great class for a beginner as well as those with more experience. The instructor will adapt projects for those who are repeating the class or already have clay experience. Students buy clay from the Craft Center. Tools are supplied.
Wheel Throwing Fundamentals and More
Tuesdays 7-9:30 July 10 – August 21
CER-23 Chip Hand Class Fee: $50
Explore creative ways to work with clay…. Learn the basic techniques of wheel throwing and spice it up with some hand-building basics! These different yet complimentary methods can be incorporated for creative pieces. Class and projects will be catered to beginner or intermediate level. Intermediate level students can progress further with guidance and demos by your instructor. Students purchase clay from the Craft Center; your instructor will advise you of your options.
Wheel Throwing Basics
Thursdays 3:30-6 July 12 – August 23
CER-24 Rachel Kirby Class Fee: $50
Try something new this summer, learn basic techniques for wheel throwing! Join us for a fun, supportive class. You’ll make mugs, bowls, small covered jars and plates. If you already know how to throw, you can move on to larger and more challenging forms, such as the teapots or enclosed pieces. The Craft Center provides all tools and equipment. Students purchase clay from the Craft Center, your instructor will advise you of your options.
Pottery 101 – Short & Sweet
Thursdays 6:30-9 July 12 – August 16
CER-25 Matthias Brumbaugh Class Fee: $45
This 6- 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.
July 27 Date Night: On the Wheel
Friday 6-9 July 27
CER-28 Matthias Brumbaugh
Class Fee: $30 per person or $50/couple (No Day Pass or Membership required)
Come in out of the summer heat and throw with someone you care about. This is 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 lose. 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 July 11 – August 15
CER-29 Chip Hand
Class Fee: $55 (includes gas, special glazes & other process materials)
A 6-week class focusing on 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. Dress for the weather, firings done outdoors.
Beginning Screen Printing on Clay: Graphic Design Transfer
Wed. 6:30-9 July 11 – August 15
CER-30 Matthias Brumbaugh Class Fee: $60 (includes 1 screen & emulsion)
In this 6 -week class, learn the various stages of silk-screening to enable you to print your personalized designs on Low Fire clay; with focus on flat tile work or simple paper transfer onto pots. A great way to create matching sets with a clean and consistent design! Topics will include design layout, screen preparation, image exposure and printing on ceramics. Bring notepad or sketchbook for notes. Special underglazes provided for first projects. Outside printing subject to fees for underglazes. Student purchase their own Low Fire clay from the Craft Center; your instructor will assist you in making the appropriate selection.