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Adult Classes

 

General Pottery

17-FA00 The Clay Studio SamplerFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Maria Albornoz
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 210.00 - $ 190.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sep 27, 2017 - Oct 25, 2017
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.

17-FA05 General Pottery I
Instructor: Peter Morgan
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 330.00 - $ 290.00 Members
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sep 27, 2017 - Dec 6, 2017
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 11/22.)

17-FA06 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
Sep 28, 2017 - Dec 7, 2017
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 11/23.)

17-FA01 The Clay Studio Sampler
Instructor: Maria Albornoz
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 210.00 - $ 190.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Nov 1, 2017 - Dec 6, 2017
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 11/22.)

Handbuilding

17-FA18 Handbuilding IIFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Patrick Coughlin
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 330.00 - $ 290.00 Members
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sep 27, 2017 - Dec 6, 2017
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 11/22.)


17-FA07 Handbuilding + Surface Decoration
Instructor: Jason Lee. Starin
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 330.00 - $ 290.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sep 30, 2017 - Dec 9, 2017
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 11/25)

17-FA08 Handbuilding I + II
Instructor: Joshua Paul. Hebbert
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 330.00 - $ 290.00 Members
Tuesday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Oct 3, 2017 - Dec 5, 2017
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. 

17-FA09 Handbuilding Functional Ceramics
Instructor: Lindsay Feuer
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 330.00 - $ 290.00 Members
Tuesday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Oct 3, 2017 - Dec 5, 2017
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

17-FA17 Studio Passport
Instructor: N A
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 275.00 - $ 275.00 Members
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sep 27, 2017 - Dec 10, 2017
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 11/22-11/26)


17-FA22 Handbuilding with Molds & Slip CastingFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Hiroe Hanazono
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 370.00 - $ 330.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sep 27, 2017 - Dec 6, 2017
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 11/22.)

17-FA11 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
Sep 28, 2017 - Dec 7, 2017
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. (No class 11/23.)

17-FA24 Glaze Testing
Instructor: Kathryn E. Narrow
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 130.00 - $ 115.00 Members
Tuesday 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Oct 17, 2017 - Dec 5, 2017
Searching for that perfect glaze? This class will cover what a glaze is and its basic ingredients. In addition, students will mix glazes, test colorants and prepare flux variations for glazes at cone 6. These tests will be fired in both Gas and Electric kilns. Most mixing and testing will be done outside of class time in the glaze prep area of the studio. Please bring a notebook and pen to the first class. (Open Studio time for making artwork is not included in the cost of this class. For questions please contact Josie Bockelman, josie@theclaystudio.org.)
Wheelthrowing

17-FA14 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
Sep 27, 2017 - Dec 6, 2017
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 11/22.)

17-FA15 Wheel Throwing I & IIFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Joshua Paul. Hebbert
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 330.00 - $ 290.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sep 27, 2017 - Dec 6, 2017
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. (No class 11/22.) Open to all levels with some wheel throwing experience.

17-FA13 Wheel Throwing I
Instructor: Jen Wankoff
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 330.00 - $ 290.00 Members
Thursday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sep 28, 2017 - Dec 7, 2017
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 11/23.)


17-FA16 Fundamentals: Introduction to Working with Clay & Glazes
Instructor: Olen Hsu
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 330.00 - $ 290.00 Members
Thursday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sep 28, 2017 - Dec 7, 2017
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! (No class 11/23.)

17-FA12 Wheel Throwing IFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Jordan McDonald
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 330.00 - $ 290.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sep 30, 2017 - Dec 9, 2017
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.)


17-FA02 Introduction to Wheel ThrowingFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Duc Tang
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 210.00 - $ 190.00 Members
Sunday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017
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.)


17-FA04 Introduction to Wheel ThrowingFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Eric Rempe
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 330.00 - $ 290.00 Members
Monday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Oct 2, 2017 - Dec 4, 2017
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.

17-FA19 Wheel Throwing IIFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Daniel Ricardo Teran
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 330.00 - $ 290.00 Members
Monday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Oct 2, 2017 - Dec 4, 2017
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.


17-FA20 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
Oct 3, 2017 - Dec 5, 2017
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.


17-FA21 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
Oct 3, 2017 - Dec 5, 2017
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.


17-FA03 Introduction to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Duc Tang
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 210.00 - $ 190.00 Members
Sunday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Nov 5, 2017 - Dec 10, 2017
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. (No class 11/26. This class is appropriate to those with little to no previous experience working on the wheel.)