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Adult Classes



General Pottery

15-SU00 The Clay Studio Sampler
Instructor: Michelle Miller
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 210.00 - $ 190.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 24, 2015 - Jul 22, 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-SU05 General Pottery I
Instructor: Deborah Williams
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 255.00 - $ 225.00 Members
Thursday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Jun 25, 2015 - Aug 13, 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.

Handbuilding

15-SU03 Handbuilding I
Instructor: Peter Morgan
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 255.00 - $ 225.00 Members
Tuesday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Jun 23, 2015 - Aug 11, 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-SU06 Handbuilding I + II
Instructor: Hope Rovelto
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 255.00 - $ 225.00 Members
Tuesday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Jun 23, 2015 - Aug 11, 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-SU15 Handbuilding IIFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Jason Lee. Starin
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 255.00 - $ 225.00 Members
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Jun 24, 2015 - Aug 12, 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-SU08 Handbuilding + Surface Decoration NEW!
Instructor: Jill Allen
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 235.00 - $ 205.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Jun 27, 2015 - Aug 15, 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 7/4)

SpecialTopics

15-SU13 Studio Passport
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 240.00 - $ 210.00 Members
Monday 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Jun 22, 2015 - Aug 10, 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-SU14 Handbuilding with Molds & Slip CastingFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Mimi McPartlan
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 295.00 - $ 265.00 Members
Monday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 22, 2015 - Aug 10, 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.

Wheelthrowing

15-SU02 Introduction to Wheel ThrowingFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Roberta Massuch
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 255.00 - $ 225.00 Members
Monday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 22, 2015 - Aug 10, 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. 

15-SU16 Wheel Throwing IIFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Daniel Ricardo Teran
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 255.00 - $ 225.00 Members
Monday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Jun 22, 2015 - Aug 10, 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-SU17 Wheel Throwing IIFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Daniel Ricardo Teran
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 255.00 - $ 225.00 Members
Tuesday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Jun 23, 2015 - Aug 11, 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-SU09 Wheel Throwing IFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Hiroe Hanazono
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 255.00 - $ 225.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 24, 2015 - Aug 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.

15-SU12 Wheel Throwing II: Altered Forms NEW!Full, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Olen Hsu
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 255.00 - $ 225.00 Members
Thursday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Jun 25, 2015 - Aug 13, 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-SU11 Wheel Throwing I
Instructor: Jordan McDonald
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 235.00 - $ 205.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Jun 27, 2015 - Aug 15, 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.