|Valentine's Day Pottery For Couples
We have a special treat in store for this Valentine's Day edition of Ready, Set, Throw. Come sip a glass of wine and nibble on chocolates while you and your partner explore the sensual aspects of clay. You can dig your hands in the clay, or work on a piece together. We'll even help you re-enact the scene from Ghost! We will glaze and fire the work for you, so you can have a permanent reminder of your passion for each other. A great date for couples who don't mind getting a little...dirty.
Tuition: $95 Per Couple
#1 Friday, February 10, 7-9pm, Cayce Kolstad & Kelsey Sickmeyer
#2 Saturday, February 11, 7-9pm, Cayce Kolstad & Kelsey Sickmeyer
#3 Sunday, February 12, 4-6pm, Cayce Kolstad & Mac McCusker
#4 Tuesday, February 14, 7-9pm, Cayce Kolstad & Julia Claire Weber
Winter 2017 Session
8 Weeks, January 9- March 2
|Scratching The Surface: Texture, Color and Pattern in Clay
There are infinite ways to bring life to the clay surface. This class offers the opportunity to expand your color pallet while experimenting with the tools and materials used to create interesting textures and colorful effects. Students will experiment with found objects, carving, and adding texture slips to make raised patterns. We will also layer glazes and under glazes to discover new color combinations. Discussions of contrast, proportion and function will help sort through the new techniques to push your work in a more personal direction.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Put A Lid On It
A good handmade casserole cooks and presents your food beautifully and certainly impresses at potlucks. But casseroles are complex forms to create and get right. Join Cayce as he breaks down the making process step-by-step. With demos on throwing hollow, making a tight fitting lid, and plenty of options for knobs and handles, you will soon be creating beautiful, functional casseroles to use and enjoy for years to come.
Julia Claire Weber
Learn how to use the potter's wheel to create your own unique ceramic ware. We will explore the fundamental forms for functional pottery and work towards altering them to make cups, mugs, bowls and more. All are given creative freedom and challenged to develop their own personal aesthetic. Classes will include demos, group exercises, and plenty of one-on-one guidance. Students also have access to the studio outside of class time during open studio hours to practice new skills.
Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner
Garden Planters & Ornaments
Prepare for the arrival of spring by creating garden planters, markers, and whimsical garden poles. We will refine the fundamental skills of handbuilding for students of all levels using slabs and coils as well as small-scale sculpture. Surface consideration will be an integral part of the class.
Level: All Levels, Beginners Welcome
Tableware With Style- This Class is FULL
Every Other Wednesday 1-6pm
This 16-week class will focus on all aspects of making ceramic tableware both thrown and handbuilt. We will consider diverse approaches to designing forms that are accentuated in a salt/soda atmospheric firing. At the end of the session, we will enjoy a lovely meal together with our new handmade tableware.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Online Marketing for Makers
Raina Lee Scott
Interested in selling your work online? This 4-week class will explore the best solutions for online marketing of handmade goods. We will discuss the pros and cons of some of the most popular handmade selling platforms such as Etsy, Artfire, Dawanda, Supermarket, and Amazon. Learn how to amp up your search engine results via search engine optimization. We will also cover the importance of across the board branding, and take an in-depth look into the most popular social media platforms to determine which is the best fit for you and your brand.
Level: All Levels
Ever wanted to make art that tells a story? Are you interested in creating sculptural work that expresses a strong opinion or political view? This class will guide you through the process to allow your ideas to take form. Mac will share the know-how for building with coils, slabs and solid forms that are hollowed out to help shape your vision. Demonstrations will include adding details and surface decoration, specialty tools, firing processes and post-firing finishing options. Tell your personal narrative using clay to create works of art that engage the viewer.
Level: All Levels
Bottles and Plates: Exploring Divergent Forms
In this intermediate level class, we will jump right in with the beautiful and challenging bottle form, followed by balanced and untrimmed cylinders, all the while employing immediate techniques for successful "right on the wheel" clay manipulation. Halfway through the session, we will completely switch gears and begin throwing plates, exploring the continuous curve and finishing the forms with strong proportionate trimming. Both bottles and plates will be decorated and finished with a variety of textural techniques, including stamping, carving, and glaze layering.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced, Throwing experience required
*The Lab Fee covers the cost of:
Your first bag of clay (25 pounds)