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Adult Classes



General Pottery

15-SP00 The Clay Studio Sampler
Instructor: Peter Morgan
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 210.00 - $ 190.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Apr 1, 2015 - Apr 29, 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.*
15-SP06 General Pottery I
Instructor: Kathryn E. Narrow
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 320.00 - $ 280.00 Members
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Apr 1, 2015 - Jun 3, 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.

15-SP07 General Pottery IFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Deborah Williams
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 320.00 - $ 280.00 Members
Thursday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Apr 2, 2015 - Jun 4, 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.

15-SP16 Teen Makers: Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Deborah Williams
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 145.00 - $ 125.00 Members
Thursday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Apr 2, 2015 - Apr 30, 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-SP01 The Clay Studio Sampler
Instructor: Peter Morgan
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 210.00 - $ 190.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
May 6, 2015 - Jun 3, 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.*
15-SP17 Teen Makers: Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Deborah Williams
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 145.00 - $ 125.00 Members
Thursday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
May 7, 2015 - Jun 4, 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.
Handbuilding

15-SP14 Ceramic Sculpture NEW!
Instructor: Pauliina Pöllänen
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 320.00 - $ 280.00 Members
Monday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Mar 30, 2015 - Jun 8, 2015
Bring clay to life in the ways only you can imagine through sculptural objects. Explore form, scale, proportion, surface and narrative possibilities of the material by learning various handbuilding techniques while making ceramic sculpture. Share insights, inspirations and questions about ceramic art and investigate different surface treatments including both ceramic and cold-finish options. This class is a great opportunity to learn some basics of making ceramic sculpture and three dimensional art and finding ways how to incorporate that knowledge to your ceramic making. (No class 5/25)


15-SP05 Handbuilding I
Instructor: Julie Moon
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 320.00 - $ 280.00 Members
Tuesday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Mar 31, 2015 - Jun 2, 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-SP08 Handbuilding I + II
Instructor: Hope Rovelto
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 320.00 - $ 280.00 Members
Tuesday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Mar 31, 2015 - Jun 2, 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. 
15-SP19 Handbuilding II
Instructor: Jason Lee. Starin
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 320.00 - $ 280.00 Members
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Apr 1, 2015 - Jun 3, 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!

15-SP09 Handbuilding Functional Ceramics
Instructor: Janice Strawder
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 320.00 - $ 280.00 Members
Thursday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Apr 2, 2015 - Jun 4, 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!

15-SP10 Handbuilding + Surface Decoration NEW!
Instructor: Joanna Pike
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 320.00 - $ 280.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Apr 4, 2015 - Jun 6, 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. 
SpecialTopics

15-SP18 Studio Passport
Instructor: N A
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 305.00 - $ 265.00 Members
Monday 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Mar 30, 2015 - Jun 8, 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 FAQ 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 5/25.)

15-SP23 Handbuilding with Molds & Slip Casting
Instructor: Mimi McPartlan
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 370.00 - $ 330.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Apr 1, 2015 - Jun 3, 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.

15-SP15 Majolica Surface Decoration NEW!
Instructor: Janice Strawder
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 235.00 - $ 215.00 Members
Thursday 1:15 PM to 4:15 PM
May 7, 2015 - Jun 4, 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.
Wheelthrowing

15-SP04 Introduction to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Adam Ledford
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 320.00 - $ 280.00 Members
Monday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Mar 30, 2015 - Jun 8, 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. (No class 5/25)
15-SP21 Wheel Throwing II
Instructor: Daniel Ricardo Teran
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 320.00 - $ 280.00 Members
Monday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Mar 30, 2015 - Jun 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. (No class 5/25)

15-SP22 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
Mar 31, 2015 - Jun 2, 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-SP11 Wheel Throwing IFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Hiroe Hanazono
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 320.00 - $ 280.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Apr 1, 2015 - Jun 3, 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.

15-SP12 Wheel Throwing I
Instructor: Rebecca Chappell
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 320.00 - $ 280.00 Members
Thursday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Apr 2, 2015 - Jun 4, 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.

15-SP20 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
Apr 2, 2015 - Jun 4, 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!

15-SP13 Wheel Throwing IFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Jordan McDonald
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 320.00 - $ 280.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Apr 4, 2015 - Jun 6, 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.

15-SP02 Introduction to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Chase Folsom
Experience Level: Introductory Class
$ 210.00 - $ 190.00 Members
Sunday 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Apr 5, 2015 - May 3, 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; email Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org for more details.*

15-SP03 Introduction to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Chase Folsom
Experience Level: Introductory Class
$ 210.00 - $ 190.00 Members
Sunday 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
May 10, 2015 - Jun 7, 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.  (Please note: the first class on 5/10 will meet 1 hour later from 1-4pm.)  *Register for two 5-week classes and receive the 10-week price; email Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org for more details.*