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Adult Classes



General Pottery

15-FA00 The Clay Studio Sampler
Instructor: Joshua Paul. Hebbert
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 210.00 - $ 190.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sep 30, 2015 - Oct 28, 2015
A perfect class for beginners!  Make a different project while learning a new technique each week.  Wheel throwing, a range of handbuilding techniques, and glazing are all covered during this fun, intensive class.  By the end of the term, complete four projects (or more) and gain a better understanding and appreciation of the ceramic medium.  *Register for two 5-week classes and receive the 10-week price; call 215-925-3453 x.19 or email Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org for more details.

15-FA05 General Pottery I
Instructor: Kathryn E. Narrow
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 320.00 - $ 280.00 Members
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sep 30, 2015 - Dec 9, 2015
Create pieces by handbuilding, throwing, or a combination of both techniques.  The instructor guides you through a variety of methods to build, decorate, and glaze your ceramic projects. A virtual smorgasbord of ceramic techniques! Designed for all skill levels, this class is a great introduction to ceramic fundamentals. (No class 11/25)


15-FA06 General Pottery I
Instructor: Deborah Williams
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 320.00 - $ 280.00 Members
Thursday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Oct 1, 2015 - Dec 10, 2015
Create pieces by handbuilding, throwing, or a combination of both techniques.  The instructor guides you through a variety of methods to build, decorate, and glaze your ceramic projects. A virtual smorgasbord of ceramic techniques! Designed for all skill levels, this class is a great introduction to ceramic fundamentals. (No class 11/26)


15-FA01 The Clay Studio Sampler
Instructor: Joshua Paul. Hebbert
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 210.00 - $ 190.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Nov 4, 2015 - Dec 9, 2015
A perfect class for beginners!  Make a different project while learning a new technique each week.  Wheel throwing, a range of handbuilding techniques, and glazing are all covered during this fun, intensive class.  By the end of the term, complete four projects (or more) and gain a better understanding and appreciation of the ceramic medium.  *Register for two 5-week classes and receive the 10-week price; email Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org for more details.* (No class 11/25)

Handbuilding

15-FA18 Handbuilding IIFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Patrick Coughlin
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 320.00 - $ 280.00 Members
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sep 30, 2015 - Dec 9, 2015
Apply your knowledge of basic handbuilding techniques to more complex functional and sculptural forms. Emphasis is placed on exploring surface treatments using both texture and color, and the unity of these elements is also stressed. The perfect class to take your handbuilding skills and ceramic experience to the next level! (No class 11/25)


15-FA10 Handbuilding Functional CeramicsFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Janice Strawder
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 320.00 - $ 280.00 Members
Thursday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Oct 1, 2015 - Dec 10, 2015
Experience the satisfaction of designing and creating your very own dinnerware, serving pieces, and objects for the garden. Handbuilding technique demonstrations include slab construction, coil building, pinching and extrusion.  Applied textures, colored slips, and glaze application surface decoration techniques are also demonstrated.  Explore these various handbuilding and surface techniques to crate your own unique functional work! (No class 11/26)


15-FA07 Handbuilding + Surface Decoration
Instructor: Joanna Pike
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 320.00 - $ 280.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Oct 3, 2015 - Dec 12, 2015
Learn the basics of handbuilding and surface decoration. You make functional dishes, decorative tiles and sculpture. Coil, slab and pinch construction is covered along with slip painting, sgraffito, image transfer and stenciling techniques. New demonstrations every week help guide the projects but students are free to develop their own projects too. (No class 11/28)

15-FA08 Handbuilding I
Instructor: Pauliina Pöllänen
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 320.00 - $ 280.00 Members
Tuesday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Oct 6, 2015 - Dec 8, 2015
Creative projects and demonstrations presented in each class show you the huge range of possibilities when making both functional and non-functional work using handbuilding techniques.  Multiple methods of construction and surface decoration are introduced or expanded upon, depending on your skill level.  Learn and explore the versatility of handbuilding in this exciting class for students of all skill levels.  

15-FA09 Handbuilding I + II
Instructor: Hope Rovelto
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 320.00 - $ 280.00 Members
Tuesday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Oct 6, 2015 - Dec 8, 2015
Students explore various handbuilding techniques while creating functional forms and more. Demonstrations include slab construction, coil building, pinching, and extrusion. Learn about surface decoration including: applied textures, colored slips, and glaze application. 

SpecialTopics

15-FA15 Studio Passport
Instructor: N A
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 305.00 - $ 265.00 Members
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sep 30, 2015 - Dec 9, 2015
Do you crave an opportunity to pursue your own direction, at your own pace? The Studio Passport allows you access to all open studio times, which are overseen by a monitor instead of an instructor.  No demonstrations are given.  This class is limited to returning intermediate and advanced students of The Clay Studio only. (Times vary daily. See weekly calendar on the School Facts page of the website for open studio times).  This “class” is a great opportunity to focus on the techniques you’ve acquired, and provides ample studio time for you to independently explore your ceramic projects! (No open studio 11/25-11/29.)


15-FA23 Handbuilding with Molds & Slip Casting
Instructor: Mimi McPartlan
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 370.00 - $ 330.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sep 30, 2015 - Dec 9, 2015
In this introductory class on mold making and slip casting, you will learn to make simple one or two part molds from found objects and clay forms of your own creation. Using these molds, you will generate a number of cast porcelain parts that can be altered and combined to create ceramic sculptures. Explore the endless possibilities of incorporating slip casting into your handbuilding process and develop new ideas along the way. (No class 11/25)

15-FA11 Majolica Surface Decoration NEW!
Instructor: Janice Strawder
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 350.00 - $ 310.00 Members
Thursday 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Oct 1, 2015 - Dec 10, 2015
Create colorful painterly pottery with this ancient low-temperature technique. Learn about the process and tools as well as explore the surface decoration possibilities available with majolica. (No class 11/26)

15-FA16 Teen/Tween Makers: Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Deborah Williams
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 130.00 - $ 110.00 Members
Thursday 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Oct 1, 2015 - Oct 29, 2015
Are you a high school-aged artist who would like more experience working in clay? Instructor will demonstrate wheel throwing and handbuilding techniques to help you expand your knowledge of the ceramic medium. Whether you want to try something new, improve on or build a portfolio, or just have fun while expressing yourself, this is the perfect class for you. Specifically structured for students 12 to 17 years old, you will gain valuable ceramic skills while working amongst your artistic peers. 

15-FA17 Teen/Tween Makers: Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Deborah Williams
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 130.00 - $ 110.00 Members
Thursday 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Nov 5, 2015 - Dec 10, 2015
Are you a high school-aged artist who would like more experience working in clay? Instructor will demonstrate wheel throwing and handbuilding techniques to help you expand your knowledge of the ceramic medium. Whether you want to try something new, improve on or build a portfolio, or just have fun while expressing yourself, this is the perfect class for you. Specifically structured for students 12 to 17 years old, you will gain valuable ceramic skills while working amongst your artistic peers. (No class 11/26)

Wheelthrowing

15-FA14 Wheel Throwing I
Instructor: Hiroe Hanazono
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 320.00 - $ 280.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sep 30, 2015 - Dec 9, 2015
Already have some basic knowledge of the wheel and looking to improve your throwing skills? This class is for you! Practice and refine simple forms and explore more complex shapes.  Basic techniques to throw cylinders, cups, bowls, and more are demonstrated. Various methods of surface decoration and glazing are also explored or expanded upon depending on your skill level. (No class 11/25)


15-FA13 Wheel Throwing I
Instructor: Jen Wankoff
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 320.00 - $ 280.00 Members
Thursday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Oct 1, 2015 - Dec 10, 2015
Already have some basic knowledge of the wheel and looking to improve your throwing skills? This class is for you! Practice and refine simple forms and explore more complex shapes.  Basic techniques to throw cylinders, cups, bowls, and more are demonstrated. Various methods of surface decoration and glazing are also explored or expanded upon depending on your skill level. (No class 11/26)


15-FA23 Wheel Throwing II: Altered Forms NEW!
Instructor: Olen Hsu
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 320.00 - $ 280.00 Members
Thursday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Oct 1, 2015 - Dec 10, 2015
Go beyond the round in this new class geared towards intermediate and advanced students. Explore different strategies for combining wheel throwing and handbuilding techniques to produce expressive forms. With projects focused on altering and assembling a wide range of forms, this class encourages you to experiment, play, and discover! (No class 11/26)

15-FA12 Wheel Throwing I
Instructor: Jordan McDonald
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 320.00 - $ 280.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Oct 3, 2015 - Dec 12, 2015
Already have some basic knowledge of the wheel and looking to improve your throwing skills? This class is for you! Practice and refine simple forms and explore more complex shapes.  Basic techniques to throw cylinders, cups, bowls, and more are demonstrated. Various methods of surface decoration and glazing are also explored or expanded upon depending on your skill level. (No class 11/28)


15-FA02 Introduction to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Duc Tang
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 210.00 - $ 190.00 Members
Sunday 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Oct 4, 2015 - Nov 1, 2015
You've seen it in the movies, now learn how to do it yourself!  In this intensive introductory class, learn the skills necessary to throw cylinders, cups, bowls and more.  Wedging, centering, pulling, lifting and trimming are demonstrated, and basic surface decoration techniques are also explored. This class is designed for students with little or no experience on the potter’s wheel.  *Register for two 5-week classes and receive the 10-week price; call 215-925-3453 x.19 or email Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org for more details.


15-FA04 Introduction to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Theo Uliano
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 320.00 - $ 280.00 Members
Monday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Oct 5, 2015 - Dec 7, 2015
Satisfy your curiosity, and experience a fun and thorough introduction to throwing on the potter’s wheel.  Learn the skills necessary to throw cylinders, cups, bowls and more in this exciting introduction to throwing fundamentals.  Your instructor guides you through the process of throwing, shaping and trimming pots on the wheel.  Basic surface decoration and glazing techniques are also demonstrated.  This class is designed for students with little or no experience on the potter’s wheel. 

15-FA19 Wheel Throwing IIFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Daniel Ricardo Teran
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 320.00 - $ 280.00 Members
Monday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Oct 5, 2015 - Dec 7, 2015
Refine your throwing skills and expand your range of forms through individual projects.  Instructors demonstrate more advanced techniques in surface decoration and glazing.  This class is a great opportunity for you to move beyond the basic techniques of throwing on the wheel.


15-FA20 Wheel Throwing IIFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Daniel Ricardo Teran
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 320.00 - $ 280.00 Members
Tuesday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Oct 6, 2015 - Dec 8, 2015
Refine your throwing skills and expand your range of forms through individual projects.  Instructors demonstrate more advanced techniques in surface decoration and glazing.  This class is a great opportunity for you to move beyond the basic techniques of throwing on the wheel.

15-FA03 Introduction to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Duc Tang
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 210.00 - $ 190.00 Members
Sunday 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Nov 8, 2015 - Dec 13, 2015
You've seen it in the movies, now learn how to do it yourself!  In this intensive introductory class, learn the skills necessary to throw cylinders, cups, bowls and more.  Wedging, centering, pulling, lifting and trimming are demonstrated, and basic surface decoration techniques are also explored. This class is designed for students with little or no experience on the potter’s wheel.  *Register for two 5-week classes and receive the 10-week price; call 215-925-3453 x.19 or email Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org for more details. (no class 11/29)