|Valentine's Day Pottery For Couples
Cayce Kolstad & Kelsey Sickmeyer
Cayce and Kelsey 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.
Level: All Levels, No Experience Necessary
WINTER 2015 CLASSES ARE NOW ENROLLING
January 12- March 5
|Throwing Hollow Forms
This intermediate wheel-based class will explore closed forms and the compelling, volumetric pots you can make from them. We will create boxes, vases, candelabras, and serving dishes, with the understanding that all of these functional forms will have hollow elements, including handles and feet. Becca will also share decorating and glazing tips. Friendly critiques will begin each class.
Level: Intermediate & Advanced Wheel Class
This is a beginner class focused on learning the basics of throwing, trimming and glazing ceramic tableware. We will begin by exploring the basic functional pottery forms and work towards altering them to make cups, mugs, bowls and more. With demonstrations and plenty of one on one time with the instructor, you will be making pots in no time. You will be able to use and enjoy the work you make in this class for years to come.
Levels: Beginner & Seasoned Beginner
Etsy For Beginners
Tuesdays 6:30- 8:30pm
Do you have a body of artwork piling up? Would you like to start selling it online? Etsy is a great place to start! This 5-week business class is for all makers who want help opening an Etsy Shop. We will start from the very beginning and go through the process step by step. We will explore photography, branding and banners. You will learn powerful ways to get your items found by the right customers through the use of key words and dynamic titles. Class time will be a fun and supportive space where we will work together to get selling!
Level: Beginner, All Makers Welcome
Pinch Me, I'm Dreaming: An Exploration Of The Fingertips
Wednesdays 10am- 12:30pm
In this class students will focus on their fingertips as the primary tools for working with the clay. A great class for beginners who prefer handbuilding to wheel throwing. The immediate and empathetic response of the clay is its allure. As a jumping off point, students will learn to shape objects of desired precision and complexity. The best way to learn about clay is to respond to it as it transforms from wet slop to hard ceramic. We will talk to clay.
Level: All Levels, Beginner to Advanced Handbuilding Class
Forms & Surfaces For Salt & Soda- THIS CLASS IS FULL
January 14- April 22
This 16-week class will focus on wheel-thrown, functional dinnerware. Students will explore a variety of forms to produce lively pots that reflect their unique touch and sensibilities. We will explore faceting, fluting, darting and many other techniques to facilitate the search for pots that lie within each individual. This class will also feature multiple opportunities to fire work in the salt kiln at Odyssey.
Level: Intermediate & Advanced
Thursdays 11am- 1:30pm
Is there an idea you have in your head, but don't quite know how to pull it off? In a new special format class at Odyssey, Andrew Avakian will facilitate a weekly independent study where students bring their own ideas for projects. Demonstrations will be custom tailored to reflect each student's individual needs and goals. Students will learn how to problem solve and research techniques and concepts. Combined with personalized feedback from the instructor, this class will help you to make remarkable strides in your abilities to express yourself through clay.
Level: Seasoned Beginner to Advanced, Some Clay Experience Required
Thursdays 2- 4:30pm
Enjoy a relaxing session of handbuilding after the holidays. Concentrating on small objects and groupings, we'll make shadow boxes, tiles, planters and plates for the wall by adding simple secure hangers. Demonstrations will include folded slabs, press molds, slump molds, and soft slab construction. Surface textures & patterns will be explored in many ways, enhanced with slips, colorful terra sigillata, glazes, and wire. Class will also consider finishing touches with other mixed media throughout the session.
Level: All Levels
Tell Me A Story
A narrative approach to clay. Taking book illustrations and sequential art as inspiration, students will develop stories and bring them to life on pots or sculptures. This class emphasizes autobiographical storytelling, beginning with diary comics. Learn to choose essential elements to tell a story with just a few images. A variety of handbuilding techniques will be demonstrated including soft slab construction and large scale coiling.
Levels: Intermediate & Advanced
How To Glaze Anything
Fridays 10am- 12:30pm
Do you hate glazing? I mean, really HATE glazing? Have you experienced the frustration of making a beautiful piece, then ruining it with a flawed, or perhaps worse, boring glaze? Would you rather spend your time doing just about ANYTHING else, even cleaning your studio? Then this is the class for you! Gabriel will demystify glazing techniques and help you learn to love the glazing process, achieve more dynamic results, and get your work noticed. Topics will include under and overglaze decoration, glazing large and delicate work, spraying glazes, and once and multiple firing. We will also examine the basics of formulating and mixing a glaze.
Level: Seasoned Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced