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Adult Classes

 

General Pottery

18-WN00 The Clay Studio Sampler
Instructor: Maria Albornoz
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 210.00 - $ 190.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jan 3, 2018 - Jan 31, 2018
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 Shannon Jones at shannon@theclaystudio.org for more details.

18-WN05 General Pottery I
Instructor: Peter Morgan
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 330.00 - $ 290.00 Members
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Jan 3, 2018 - Mar 7, 2018
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.

18-WN06 General Pottery IFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Deborah Williams
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 330.00 - $ 290.00 Members
Thursday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Jan 4, 2018 - Mar 8, 2018
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.

18-WN01 The Clay Studio Sampler
Instructor: Maria Albornoz
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 210.00 - $ 190.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Feb 7, 2018 - Mar 14, 2018
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 Shannon Jones at shannon@theclaystudio.org for more details. (No class 2/14)

Handbuilding

18-WN08 Handbuilding I + II
Instructor: Joshua Paul. Hebbert
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 330.00 - $ 290.00 Members
Tuesday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Jan 2, 2018 - Mar 6, 2018
Students learn handbuilding techniques for creating functional and sculptural forms in this fun class designed for all levels. Demonstrations include slab construction, coil building, pinching, and extrusion. Dive into the wide variety of decorating techniques including: applied textures, colored slips, and glaze application to create dynamic surfaces.
18-WN18 Handbuilding IIFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Patrick Coughlin
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 330.00 - $ 290.00 Members
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Jan 3, 2018 - Mar 7, 2018
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!

18-WN23 Ceramic Sculpture
Instructor: Joshua Paul. Hebbert
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 330.00 - $ 290.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jan 3, 2018 - Mar 7, 2018
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.


18-WN10 Handbuilding Functional CeramicsFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Janice Strawder
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 330.00 - $ 290.00 Members
Thursday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Jan 4, 2018 - Mar 8, 2018
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!


18-WN07 Handbuilding + Surface Decoration
Instructor: Jason Lee. Starin
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 330.00 - $ 290.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Jan 6, 2018 - Mar 10, 2018
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.

18-WN09 Handbuilding Functional Ceramics
Instructor: Lindsay Feuer
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 330.00 - $ 290.00 Members
Tuesday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Jan 9, 2018 - Mar 13, 2018
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! 
SpecialTopics

18-WN17 Studio Passport
Instructor: N A
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 275.00 - $ 275.00 Members
Tuesday 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Jan 2, 2018 - Mar 12, 2018
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! You must be a member to register. The Studio Passport shelves and main studio will be located on the 2nd floor beginning in the fall. For questions please contact Josie Bockelman at josie@theclaystudio.org. (No open studio 1/15.)


18-WN11 Low-Fire Handbuilding & Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Janice Strawder
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 330.00 - $ 290.00 Members
Thursday 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Jan 4, 2018 - Mar 8, 2018
Explore the wide variety of surface techniques possible for the low-fire range. Both handbuilding and wheel throwing processes are demonstrated while you learn to work with low-fire terracotta clay, glazes, underglazes, slips, and how to apply them to your own work.

18-WN22 Handbuilding with Molds & Slip Casting
Instructor: Hiroe Hanazono
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 370.00 - $ 330.00 Members
Monday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jan 8, 2018 - Mar 12, 2018
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

18-WN16 Fundamentals: Introduction to Working with Clay & Glazes
Instructor: Olen Hsu
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 330.00 - $ 290.00 Members
Tuesday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Jan 2, 2018 - Mar 6, 2018
In this new course designed for beginners with little or no prior experience, and also for those looking to re-visit their relationship with clay from the ground up regardless of skill level, we will work on guided projects to explore the fundamentals of working with clay. Together, we’ll dive into some of the most fundamental questions: which techniques most suit your individual temperament, and how can you let that be your guide? How can you learn to “read” what your work reveals on your path of creative expression? Hand-building and wheel-throwing basics, along with slip and glaze techniques, will be introduced through step-by-step instruction as you are encouraged to let loose and explore!

18-WN20 Wheel Throwing IIFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Rebecca Chappell
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 330.00 - $ 290.00 Members
Tuesday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Jan 2, 2018 - Mar 6, 2018
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.


18-WN21 Wheel Throwing IIFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Daniel Ricardo Teran
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 330.00 - $ 290.00 Members
Tuesday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Jan 2, 2018 - Mar 6, 2018
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.


18-WN14 Wheel Throwing IFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Nathan Willever
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 330.00 - $ 290.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jan 3, 2018 - Mar 7, 2018
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.

18-WN15 Wheel Throwing I & IIFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Ken Beidler
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 330.00 - $ 290.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jan 3, 2018 - Mar 7, 2018
Go beyond the round in this class geared towards students looking to find their own voice in clay. 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. Open to all levels with some wheel throwing experience.

18-WN13 Wheel Throwing I
Instructor: Nathan Willever
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 330.00 - $ 290.00 Members
Thursday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Jan 4, 2018 - Mar 8, 2018
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.


18-WN12 Wheel Throwing I
Instructor: Jordan McDonald
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 330.00 - $ 290.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Jan 6, 2018 - Mar 10, 2018
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.


18-WN02 Introduction to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Duc Tang
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 210.00 - $ 190.00 Members
Sunday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Jan 7, 2018 - Feb 4, 2018
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 Shannon Jones at shannon@theclaystudio.org for more details. (This class is appropriate to those with little to no previous experience working on the wheel.)


18-WN04 Introduction to Wheel ThrowingFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Eric Rempe
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 300.00 - $ 260.00 Members
Monday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jan 8, 2018 - Mar 12, 2018
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 1/15.)

18-WN19 Wheel Throwing IIFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Daniel Ricardo Teran
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 300.00 - $ 260.00 Members
Monday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Jan 8, 2018 - Mar 12, 2018
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 1/15.)


18-WN03 Introduction to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Duc Tang
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 210.00 - $ 190.00 Members
Sunday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Feb 11, 2018 - Mar 11, 2018
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 Shannon Jones at shannon@theclaystudio.org for more details. (This class is appropriate to those with little to no previous experience working on the wheel.)