The OSU Craft Center Ceramics Studio is designed as a welcoming, functional community space. There are 13 electric wheels, including a wheel chair accessible wheel. The studio also has a kickwheel, handbuilding space and a range of handbuilding supplies, wedging tables, a slab roller, a pug mill, and an assortment of high fire glazes. The Craft Center Manager and two student clay techs keep the studio running and the kilns firing. 
 

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Winter 2019 Ceramic Schedule

 
Ceramics Orientations
Tuesday 5-5:30                       January 8
Wednesday 5-5:30                 January 9
Saturday 12-12:30                  January 12
Tuesday 5:30-6                      January 15
Wednesday 5-5:30                 January 16
Thursday 5:30-6                     January 17
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. Orientations are good for one academic year with continuous membership. If you had an orientation in the Fall Term, you DO NOT need to attend an orientation for Winter Term.
 

Classes

 
Pottery on the Wheel
Mondays  6:30-9                                        January 28 – March 11
CER-21   Meghan Bury                              Class Fee: $55
Learn  the basics of wheel throwing, trimming and glazing in this 7 week course.  The Craft Center provides all tools and equipment. Students purchase clay from the Craft Center.
 
Slab Building Mania
Tuesdays  3:30-6                                      January 22 – March 12
CER-22   Rachel  Kirby                            Class Fee: $60
Looking for a fun, easy way to make lots of cool pottery pieces for your dorm or apartment?  Try Slab building! We’ll make mugs, bowls, plates, pencil holders, wooden spoon holders and more!  You can even carve your own unique design into a rubber stamp to personalize your pieces. Much easier than wheel throwing and you’ll end up with LOTS of pottery
 
Wheel Throwing Fundamentals                
Tuesdays  7-9:30                                      January 22 – March 12
CER-23   Chip Hand                                 Class Fee: $60
Learn  the basics of wheel throwing, hand-building, trimming, and glazing in this 8 week course.  The Craft Center provides all tools and equipment. Students purchase clay from the Craft Center.
 
Wheel Throwing Basics
Wednesdays  3:30-6                                  January 23 – March 13
CER-24   Rachel  Kirby                              Class Fee: $60
Learn the basics of wheel throwing, trimming and glazing in this 8 week course.  The Craft Center provides all tools and equipment. Students purchase clay from the Craft Center.
 
Pottery 101 – Short & Sweet
Thursdays  6:30-9                                       January 31 – March 7
CER-25   Matthias Brumbaugh                   Class Fee: $50
Learn the basics of wheel throwing, trimming and glazing in this 6 week course.  The Craft Center provides all tools and equipment. Students purchase clay from the Craft Center.
 
The Art of Alternative Firing Techniques
Wednesdays  6:00-8:30                              January 30 – March 6
CER-29   Chip Hand                                   Class Fee: $60
Learn raku and pit firing. After the first class, students will come prepared each week with bisque ware they have glazed in advance for the special firing. Students purchase clay from the Craft Center. Prior clay & glazing experience required. Dress for the weather, firings done outdoors.
 
Beginning Screen Printing on Clay
Tuesdays  6:30-9                                         January 22 – March 5
CER-30   Matthias Brumbaugh                    Class Fee: $68
                                                                            (includes 1 screen & emulsion)
In this 6 - week class, learn silk-screening to enable you to print your designs on Low Fire clay projects. Students purchase clay from the Craft Center.
 
Intermediate Skills Building
Wednesdays 6:30-9                                    January 23 – March 6
CER-31   Colin Martin                                 Class Fee: $60
In this 8 - week class, go beyond the basics. You know how to center clay and throw a basic cylinder, now you can build your skills. Or do you already have some ceramic tricks up your sleeve but want to learn new methods? As anyone who sees his work in the studio can tell you, Colin Martin is an accomplished ceramicist.  We are delighted that he’s offering this class.
 

Workshops

 
3-Day Intensive Ceramic Workshop
Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm                      February 2 – 3
Saturday 1-3                                               February 9
CER-32  TBD                                              Class Fee: $40
Learn the basics of throwing one day, trimming the next, and come back a week later to learn how to glaze. This three day crash course will get you started on ceramics.
 
Date Night: On the Wheel Session 1                            
Friday  6-9                                                 February 15
CER-26    Matthias Brumbaugh                Class Fee: $30 per person or $50/ couple
                                                                  Membership not required
Learn to throw with someone you care about. All materials for up to three pieces included. All levels welcome.
 
Date Night: On the Wheel Session 2                            
Friday  6-9                                                March 8
CER-27   Colin Martin                              Class Fee: $30 per person or $50/couple
                                                                 Membership not required
Learn to throw with someone you care about. All materials for up to three pieces included. All levels welcome.