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Workshops for Artists

16-FA-WK11 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel ThrowingFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (12/10/16 - 12/10/16)
Enjoy a relaxing, creative afternoon playing on the potter's wheel. Explore the basics of centering clay and throwing bowls and cylinders on the wheel.  More experienced participants will be guided individually by the instructor depending on your interests and level. Lead by an experienced instructor, these fun and informative workshops are designed for those who are curious about clay or want to further their skills without the commitment of a class. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. Bring your friends and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Pre-registration is recommended. Please contact Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

17-WN-WK04 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (1/7/17 - 1/7/17)
Enjoy a relaxing, creative afternoon playing on the potter's wheel. Explore the basics of centering clay and throwing bowls and cylinders on the wheel.  More experienced participants will be guided individually by the instructor depending on your interests and level. Lead by an experienced instructor, these fun and informative workshops are designed for those who are curious about clay or want to further their skills without the commitment of a class. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. Bring your friends and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Pre-registration is recommended. Please contact Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

17-WN-WK05 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (1/14/17 - 1/14/17)
Enjoy a relaxing, creative afternoon playing on the potter's wheel. Explore the basics of centering clay and throwing bowls and cylinders on the wheel.  More experienced participants will be guided individually by the instructor depending on your interests and level. Lead by an experienced instructor, these fun and informative workshops are designed for those who are curious about clay or want to further their skills without the commitment of a class. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. Bring your friends and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Pre-registration is recommended. Please contact Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

17-WN-WK06 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (1/21/17 - 1/21/17)
Enjoy a relaxing, creative afternoon playing on the potter's wheel. Explore the basics of centering clay and throwing bowls and cylinders on the wheel.  More experienced participants will be guided individually by the instructor depending on your interests and level. Lead by an experienced instructor, these fun and informative workshops are designed for those who are curious about clay or want to further their skills without the commitment of a class. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. Bring your friends and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Pre-registration is recommended. Please contact Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

17-LAWS-01 After the Wheel Stops and Idea Sourcing
Instructor: Eric Rempe
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 60.00 - $ 50.00 Members
Sunday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (1/22/17 - 1/22/17)
The focus of this workshop  is the things that can be done to a pot after it has been thrown.  Using very simple tools that he made, Eric demonstrates distortions on his his pottery that were inspired by nature.  Time is spent discussing creativity and looking beyond clay for inspiration.
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Eric Rempe has been working in clay for more than 25 years.  He received a BFA in ceramics and a BS in Art Education from Penn State University and a MFA in ceramics from San Diego State University.

After finishing his MFA, Eric was hired to start a ceramics program at Coronado High School in Coronado, CA.  He designed and supervised the construction of a state-of-the-art ceramics facility, which became the home for 160 students to actively work in clay. Eric taught there for 14 years but recently moved back to the East Coast to be be closer to his family. He settled in the farm country of southern New Jersey, where he is an Adjunct Professor of Ceramics at Camden County College, a ceramics teacher at Perkins Center for the Arts, and a studio artist at his home in Hammonton, NJ.  His teaching and his work have received numerous awards. Eric’s work has been exhibited in Japan, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and in galleries and museums across the United States.


17-WN-WK07 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (1/28/17 - 1/28/17)
Enjoy a relaxing, creative afternoon playing on the potter's wheel. Explore the basics of centering clay and throwing bowls and cylinders on the wheel.  More experienced participants will be guided individually by the instructor depending on your interests and level. Lead by an experienced instructor, these fun and informative workshops are designed for those who are curious about clay or want to further their skills without the commitment of a class. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. Bring your friends and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Pre-registration is recommended. Please contact Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

17-WN-WK01 Kiln Firing Decoded
Instructor: Ken Beidler
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 50.00 - $ 45.00 Members
Sunday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (1/29/17 - 1/29/17)
So you have an electric kiln? Do you want to learn more about what it can do and how to trouble shoot minor problems? Find out about firing, programming, kiln setters, cones, holds, ramping up schedules, and firing down to get the results you want from your electric kiln. We will also look at how to adjust your kiln so that it fires properly, understanding error codes and the other menus. Come with your questions about electric kilns and firing methods and leave with answers!
17-WN-WK08 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (2/4/17 - 2/4/17)
Enjoy a relaxing, creative afternoon playing on the potter's wheel. Explore the basics of centering clay and throwing bowls and cylinders on the wheel.  More experienced participants will be guided individually by the instructor depending on your interests and level. Lead by an experienced instructor, these fun and informative workshops are designed for those who are curious about clay or want to further their skills without the commitment of a class. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. Bring your friends and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Pre-registration is recommended. Please contact Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

17-WN-WK09 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (2/18/17 - 2/18/17)
Enjoy a relaxing, creative afternoon playing on the potter's wheel. Explore the basics of centering clay and throwing bowls and cylinders on the wheel.  More experienced participants will be guided individually by the instructor depending on your interests and level. Lead by an experienced instructor, these fun and informative workshops are designed for those who are curious about clay or want to further their skills without the commitment of a class. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. Bring your friends and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Pre-registration is recommended. Please contact Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

17-WN-WK10 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (2/25/17 - 2/25/17)
Enjoy a relaxing, creative afternoon playing on the potter's wheel. Explore the basics of centering clay and throwing bowls and cylinders on the wheel.  More experienced participants will be guided individually by the instructor depending on your interests and level. Lead by an experienced instructor, these fun and informative workshops are designed for those who are curious about clay or want to further their skills without the commitment of a class. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. Bring your friends and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Pre-registration is recommended. Please contact Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

17-WN-WK03 Guest Arist Workshop with Magdelene Odundo
Instructor: Magdalene Odundo
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 225.00 - $ 195.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (3/4/17 - 3/5/17)
Internationally renowned artist, Magdalene Odundo, will share her philosophy and process for how she makes her stunning hand built vessels. Please note: This workshop is Saturday & Sunday from 10am-5pm with a one hour lunch. The workshop is in partnership with the Tyler School of Art located at their Ceramic Studios.

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Magdalene Odundo is a Kenyan born British artist whose work is both contemporary and connected to the forms of African ceramics.  Her career has been dedicated to making stunning hand built, unique art objects, as well as to teaching the next generation of ceramic artists in the UK.  In 2008 she was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire on the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s List for services to the Arts.

Magdalene Odundo will be The Clay Studio Guest Artist in Residence through March and April 2017.  Her work will be on display, and the Harrison Gallery will be transformed into her artist studio.  Public hours will allow community members to interact with her in the studio.

17-WN-WK11 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (3/4/17 - 3/4/17)
Enjoy a relaxing, creative afternoon playing on the potter's wheel. Explore the basics of centering clay and throwing bowls and cylinders on the wheel.  More experienced participants will be guided individually by the instructor depending on your interests and level. Lead by an experienced instructor, these fun and informative workshops are designed for those who are curious about clay or want to further their skills without the commitment of a class. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. Bring your friends and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Pre-registration is recommended. Please contact Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

17-WN-WK12 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (3/11/17 - 3/11/17)
Enjoy a relaxing, creative afternoon playing on the potter's wheel. Explore the basics of centering clay and throwing bowls and cylinders on the wheel.  More experienced participants will be guided individually by the instructor depending on your interests and level. Lead by an experienced instructor, these fun and informative workshops are designed for those who are curious about clay or want to further their skills without the commitment of a class. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. Bring your friends and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Pre-registration is recommended. Please contact Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

17-WN-WK02 Kiln Maintenance
Instructor: Ken Beidler
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 50.00 - $ 45.00 Members
Sunday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (3/12/17 - 3/12/17)
Does your kiln need a little attention- crumbling soft brick, a bad element or connection? Learn how to replace elements, soft brick, thermocouples, transistors, connector wires, and other basic repairs that you can do yourself. In this session we will take apart a small electric kiln; replace the soft brick, the elements and rewire all of the connections. Gain the knowledge and confidence you need to maintain your own kiln.