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.