Spring 2018 Ceramic Schedule
Ceramic Studio Orientation
Tuesday 5-6 Apr. 3
Tuesday 6-6:30 Apr.10
Wednesday 6-6:30 Apr. 11
Thursday 6-6:30 Apr. 12
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 Apr. 16 to June 4 (No Class 5/28)
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 Apr. 17 to June 5
CER-22 Rachel Kirby Class Fee: $55
Its springtime…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.
Ceramic Fundamentals and More
Tuesdays 7-9:30 Apr. 17 to June 5
CER-23 Chip Hand Class Fee: $55
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 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
Wednesdays 3:30-6 Apr. 18 to June 6
CER-24 Rachel Kirby Class Fee: $55
Cross Learning to Throw on the Wheel off Your Bucket List! In this 8-week light-hearted and 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 options.
Pottery 101 – Short & Sweet
Thursdays 6:30-9 Apr. 19 to May 24
CER-25 Colin Martin 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.
Friday the 13th Date Night: On the Wheel
Friday 6-9 Apr. 13
CER-28 Matthias Brumbaugh Class Fee: $30 per person or $50/couple (No Day Pass or Membership required)
There’s no bad luck when you try out the pottery wheel 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 Apr. 18 to May 23
CER-29 Chip Hand Class Fee: $55 (includes gas, special glazes & other process materials)
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. Dress for the weather, firings done outdoors.
Beginning Screen Printing on Clay: Graphic Design Transfer NEW
Wed. 6:30-9 May 23 to June 4
CER-30 Matthias Brumbaugh Class Fee: $50 (includes 1 screen & emulsion)
In this 3 -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. Students purchase their own Low Fire clay from the Craft Center; your instructor will assist you in making the appropriate selection.