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What makes our clay classed different?

  • Excellent faculty
  • Smaller classes - a maximum of 11 students in wheel throwing and 12 in handbuilding
  • Open studio hours 7 days a week
  • 13 acres of inspiration right on the river
  • New clay facilities (built in 2008)
  • Various firings available, including soda and raku
  • Competitive pricing
  • 50 years of history and experience
  • Vising Artist program (including the wildly successful Akio Takamori workshop in 2010)

Please click on the course title to see the full course description.

 
Functional and fun! Learn to create great pouring pots (known as “cruets”): an oil and vinegar set, a soy sauce drizzler, or any spouted vessel for a favorite liquid condiment to add an interesting accent to the table. Using wheel-thrown parts that are then handbuilt together, students will discover versatile ways to approach the cruet form. Demonstrations will include throwing off the hump and creating a custom trimming chuck for rounded pots. Surface decoration and design will be discussed with examples of finished cruets. Basic wheel-throwing skills needed; students may leave their greenware to be bisque fired at the Art School.

Instructor : Jennifer Hill 

Start date: 11/04/17

1 session

Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (11/4/2017-11/4/2017)

Tuition: $74.00

Supply/Model Fee: $10.00

Location : Studio 4 Location : 
  Studio 4.



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Learn the basics of both hand building and wheelthrowing with projects adjusted to individual skill levels. Using stoneware clay, gain a working knowledge of techniques such as slab construction, classic coil, pinched vessels, and throwing elemental wheel forms. This class provides foundational clay skills that can be refined and strengthened in further classes.

Instructor : Jennifer Hill 

Start date: 09/14/17

7 sessions.

Weekly - Thu 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (9/14/2017-10/26/2017)

Tuition: $204.00

Supply/Model Fee: $35.00

Location : Studio 6 Location : 
  Studio 6.

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For beginners, this class will cover the basics of hand building and wheel throwing, while for students with some experience it will build on previous lessons and refine techniques to create pleasing vessels for use and artful arrangement. All students will gain a working knowledge of techniques such as slab construction, classic coil, pinched vessels, and throwing elemental wheel forms.

Instructor : Jennifer Hill 

Start date: 11/02/17

6 sessions.

Weekly - Thu 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (11/2/2017-12/14/2017)

Tuition: $184.00

Supply/Model Fee: $35.00

Location : Studio 6 Location : 
  Studio 6.



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All levels are welcome as you learn and create at your own pace. Beginners will be introduced to basic shapes such as cylinders, cups, and bowls. Experienced potters will expand skills and explore forms such as lidded jars and large objects. Make unusual shapes by cutting, stacking, and altering pieces to create oval dishes, tulip vases, and more. Surface finishes including underglaze decoration and soda firing are available.

Instructor : Andrea Christie  

Start date: 09/09/17

7 sessions.

Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (9/9/2017-10/21/2017)

Tuition: $204.00

Supply/Model Fee: $35.00

Location : Studio 6 Location : 
  Studio 6.

Closed


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All levels are welcome as you learn and create at your own pace. Beginners will be introduced to basic shapes such as cylinders, cups, and bowls. Experienced potters will expand skills and explore forms such as lidded jars and large objects. Make unusual shapes by cutting, stacking, and altering pieces to create oval dishes, tulip vases, and more. Surface finishes including underglaze decoration and soda firing are available.

Instructor : Myra Douglass 

Start date: 09/10/17

7 sessions.

Weekly - Sun 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (9/10/2017-10/22/2017)

Tuition: $204.00

Supply/Model Fee: $35.00

Location : Studio 4 Location : 
  Studio 4.

Closed


View Details »
All levels are welcome as you learn and create at your own pace. Beginners will be introduced to basic shapes such as cylinders, cups, and bowls. Experienced potters will expand skills and explore forms such as lidded jars and large objects. Make unusual shapes by cutting, stacking, and altering pieces to create oval dishes, tulip vases, and more. Surface finishes including underglaze decoration and soda firing are available.

Instructor : Jennifer Hill 

Start date: 09/14/17

7 sessions.

Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (9/14/2017-10/26/2017)

Tuition: $204.00

Supply/Model Fee: $35.00

Location : Studio 6 Location : 
  Studio 6.

Closed


View Details »
All levels are welcome as you learn and create at your own pace. Beginners will be introduced to basic shapes such as cylinders, cups, and bowls. Experienced potters will expand skills and explore forms such as lidded jars and large objects. Make unusual shapes by cutting, stacking, and altering pieces to create oval dishes, tulip vases, and more. Surface finishes including underglaze decoration and soda firing are available.

Instructor : Melissa Mencini 

Start date: 09/14/17

7 sessions.

Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (9/14/2017-10/26/2017)

Tuition: $204.00

Supply/Model Fee: $35.00

Location : Studio 6 Location : 
  Studio 6.

Closed


View Details »
All levels are welcome as you learn and create at your own pace. Beginners will be introduced to basic shapes such as cylinders, cups, and bowls. Experienced potters will expand skills and explore forms such as lidded jars and large objects. Make unusual shapes by cutting, stacking, and altering pieces to create oval dishes, tulip vases, and more. Surface finishes including underglaze decoration and soda firing are available.

Instructor : Michael Corney 

Start date: 10/28/17

6 sessions.

Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (10/28/2017-12/16/2017)

Tuition: $184.00

Supply/Model Fee: $35.00

Location : Studio 6 Location : 
  Studio 6.



View Details »
All levels are welcome as you learn and create at your own pace. Beginners will be introduced to basic shapes such as cylinders, cups, and bowls. Experienced potters will expand skills and explore forms such as lidded jars and large objects. Make unusual shapes by cutting, stacking, and altering pieces to create oval dishes, tulip vases, and more. Surface finishes including underglaze decoration and soda firing are available.

Instructor : Jennifer Hill 

Start date: 11/02/17

6 sessions.

Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (11/2/2017-12/14/2017)

Tuition: $184.00

Supply/Model Fee: $35.00

Location : Studio 6 Location : 
  Studio 6.



View Details »
All levels are welcome as you learn and create at your own pace. Beginners will be introduced to basic shapes such as cylinders, cups, and bowls. Experienced potters will expand skills and explore forms such as lidded jars and large objects. Make unusual shapes by cutting, stacking, and altering pieces to create oval dishes, tulip vases, and more. Surface finishes including underglaze decoration and soda firing are available.

Instructor : Melissa Mencini 

Start date: 11/02/17

6 sessions.

Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (11/2/2017-12/14/2017)

Tuition: $184.00

Supply/Model Fee: $35.00

Location : Studio 6 Location : 
  Studio 6.



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Beginners as well as those with experience will be at home in this welcoming class. Learn the basics of centering, opening, and pulling clay on the potter’s wheel to create cups, bowls, plates, or whatever you can dream up. Various firing techniques—including soda and raku—are available to finish your work.

Instructor : Eric Jackson 

Start date: 09/11/17

7 sessions.

Weekly - Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (9/11/2017-10/23/2017)

Tuition: $204.00

Supply/Model Fee: $35.00

Location : Studio 6 Location : 
  Studio 6.

Closed


View Details »
Beginners as well as those with experience will be at home in this welcoming class. Learn the basics of centering, opening, and pulling clay on the potter’s wheel to create cups, bowls, plates, or whatever you can dream up. Various firing techniques—including soda and raku—are available to finish your work.

Instructor : Eric Jackson 

Start date: 10/30/17

7 sessions.

Weekly - Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (10/30/2017-12/11/2017)

Tuition: $204.00

Supply/Model Fee: $35.00

Location : Studio 6 Location : 
  Studio 6.



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