CLASSES: CERAMICS


German | Wed | 6/12 - 7/31 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PMGerman | Fri | 6/14 - 8/2 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM*Henson | Mon | 6/24 - 7/29 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PMPortnoy | Tue | 6/11 - 7/30 | 6:30 - 9:30 PMTrolli | Wed | 6/12 - 7/31 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PMGerman | Fri | 6/14 - 8/2 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PMPortnoy | Sat | 6/15 - 8/3 | 9:30 - 12:30 PMPortnoy | Sun | 6/16 - 8/4 | 4:30 - 7:30 PM
$450.00
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CLASS or WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Topics covered include basic wheel throwing techniques: centering, throwing and trimming, in addition to conceptual development, firing, glazing, and ceramic history past and present. Classes will consist of technical demonstrations, lectures, and work time.

* Monday evening class is a six week class


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Armstrong | Tue | 6/11 - 7/30 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PMTrolli | Fri | 6/14 - 8/2| 1:30 PM - 4:30 PMGerman | Wed | 6/12 - 7/31| 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
$450.00
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CLASS or WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Students will work on creative individual projects to master skills and design. This class explores textural surface techniques with mid-range reduction/high-fire oxidation glazing and offers opportunities for alternative Raku firings. 


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Henson | Thu | 7/11 & 8/1 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$225.00
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CLASS or WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

In this 4-week course you will learn how to combine functional pottery and sculptural forms. During each session, students will observe and respond to a demonstration by instructor Amy Henson for different techniques and decorative methods to create objects such as pinched face cups, coil-built figurative animal vessels, and slab-built animal busts. Students will construct and glaze their own projects. Bring your ideas to enact, whether functional or sculptural. This class is suitable for beginners and experienced makers alike.

This is a 4-week class.


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Portnoy | Thu | 6/13 - 8/1 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
$450.00
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CLASS or WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Students will learn essential hand building techniques, including pinch, coil and slab. Projects will draw on traditional methods and move toward current ceramic technologies. Classes will consist of technical demonstrations, lectures and work time.

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Trolli | Mon | 6/10 - 7/29 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
$450.00
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CLASS or WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

This course will go beyond the basics of pinch and coil, and focus on building techniques used to create large, yet lightweight sculptural forms, and vessels. Other topics include, multi-segmented pieces, assemblage after firing and alternative considerations of the ceramic surface.

 

Pre-requisite of Art of Ceramics required and/or student should have prior knowledge and experience in hand-building techniques such as coil, pinch, and slab construction.

 


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German | Tue | 6/11 - 7/30| 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
$450.00
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CLASS or WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

This class is for the students with previous ceramic building practices who wants to work with clay in a sculptural manner.  Large scale, figurative or abstracted forms are encouraged.  Many students combine wheel thrown works into non-traditional shapes.  


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Trolli | Thu | 6/13 - 8/1 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PMPortnoy | Sat | 6/15 - 8/3 | 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
$450.00
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CLASS or WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Get your hands dirty as you investigate sculptural and functional ceramic forms from the potter's wheel! This class will help the intermediate expand their established techniques of wheel throwing. This class emphasizes textural surface techniques with underglaze decoration and mid-range oxidation glazing for thrown forms. When you complete this class you will have several decorative and functional pieces to take home.

NOTE: This is an intermediate/advanced class. You must have knowledge of centering and show consistent ability to perform basic throwing techniques. Please contact the office if you're unsure if you qualify!


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Armstrong | Thu | 6/13 - 8/1 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$450.00
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CLASS or WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

This class is intended for the more advanced student who wants to take their basic skills to the next level with independent projects that will fine tune techniques and introduce best practices of design and production of functional ceramics. The teacher will work individually with each student setting goals and developing a unique voice in clay. Professional development and social media strategies will be introduced. 

Skills acquired in this class include:

  • An introduction to advanced functional ceramic production techniques chosen from hand building and/or wheel throwing.
  • Further confidence in the ability to design and produce functional ceramics from concept to finished product including multiple glazing methods.
  • Professional development including product photography, applying for shows and social media strategies (Instagram portfolios).

NOTE: New registrants must be pre-approved by instructor before entering this course. Please contact the Office at 214.320.1275 to learn more about enrolling.


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