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Clay

Join us in the clay studios! We offer instructional and hands-on courses in hand-building and wheel throwing techniques, and much more! Catch a workshop for a day, or stay for a full 6-week class.

Surface Design in Ceramics Workshop

Surface Design in Ceramics Workshop

This course is designed to add a library of techniques to your already existing knowledge in Surface Design. Refine your surface treatments and learn more about sgrafito, mishima, water-etching, slip transfers, and digital stencil design. Also, learn different types of resist techniques that enhance ceramic surfaces like wax, latex, and paper templates on clay. *Please have 2 bisque pieces prepared.
Surface Design in Ceramics Workshop

Surface Design in Ceramics Workshop

This course is designed to add a library of techniques to your already existing knowledge in Surface Design. Refine your surface treatments and learn more about sgrafito, mishima, water-etching, slip transfers, and digital stencil design. Also, learn different types of resist techniques that enhance ceramic surfaces like wax, latex, and paper templates on clay. *Please have 2 bisque pieces prepared.
Glaze Construction + Application

Glaze Construction + Application

In this course learn the steps to understanding glaze composition! Construct glaze recipes by using the triple-beam gram scale, line-blend testing, and underglaze experimentation. Glaze applications such as dipping, pouring, brushing, and spraying will be explored. Students may bring bisque-ware for glaze creations and test tiles will be provided to experiment with decorative techniques.
Surfaces for Functional Forms

Surfaces for Functional Forms

In this course, the instructor will guide you through building functional forms on the wheel and presenting surface techniques that will enrich your ceramic artwork. Build surfaces from wet work through the glazing process. We will cover the fundamentals of making forms, stamps and spring molds, slip techniques, brushwork, glazes, and how to apply and layer these materials for a successful firing.
Throwing on the Wheel: Level 1

Throwing on the Wheel: Level 1

Learn how to throw pots on a wheel. This wheel-throwing course focuses on skill development and form. Explore fundamental techniques of throwing cylindrical shapes, bowls, and plates. Take this class as many times as you like to gain proficiency. Classes include individual and group instruction.
Throwing on the Wheel: Level 2

Throwing on the Wheel: Level 2

If you have experience on the wheel, this class focuses on refining your technique and developing a personal aesthetic. Demonstrations and discussions will focus on concepts, the relationship between form and function, and advanced wheel and glaze techniques. *Prerequisite: Previous wheel-throwing experience.
Introduction to Hand-Building

Introduction to Hand-Building

Work in clay using your hands as the tools! Learn basic hand-building techniques such as coil, slab, and pinching methods to explore tableware forms and sculptural ideas. You will learn basic surface design techniques using glazes, slips, sgraffito, resist, and carving to get your decorating skill set started!
Hand Building: Independent Projects

Hand Building: Independent Projects

Develop your hand-building skills while working on projects of your own choosing. Figurative, abstract, functional, or sculptural, you will learn the necessary techniques to successfully complete your artwork. Independent Projects allows students to work independently while receiving consultation, technical demonstrations, and critiques of their work. *Prior hand-building experience is helpful, but not required.
Slab Built Dinnerware

Slab Built Dinnerware

Learn to use soft slab, hard slab, and templates to create functional dinnerware! This class will also guide you through the basic finishing processes of surface techniques in glazing and decoration.