Ceramics

Fall, Winter, and Spring Sessions:


Fall: October 17 to December 17, 2022 (8 weeks)
Winter: January 9 to March 4, 2023 (8 weeks)
Spring: March 6 to April 29, 2023 (8 weeks)
Late Spring: May 1 to May 27, 2023 (4 weeks)

Wheel

Days & Times:
Mondays - 6pm - 9pm
Level:
Beginning to Intermediate
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio D
Instructor:

This class will introduce you to the fundamental skills necessary to center clay and produce beginning to intermediate pottery forms such as cups, mugs, bowls, plates, cylinders, and vases.  Learn about the balance between aesthetic and utilitarian concerns with this in-depth and fun wheel throwing class.

The Pottery Wheel-Throwing

Days & Times:
Mondays - 9am - 12pm
Level:
Beginning to Intermediate
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio D
Instructor:

This class will cover the basic skills required for wheel throwing including; wedging, centering, opening, pulling, and design considerations. Beginning potters will be given significant individual attention and more experienced students will be given guidance to explore new techniques and build confidence in their skills.

Advanced Handbuilding

Days & Times:
Mondays - 9am - 12pm
Level:
Advanced
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio E
Instructor:

This course is a self-directed ceramics class. Provide your own unique project ideas ranging from vessels to sculptural forms. The instructor will give individual attention such as; help developing an idea, troubleshooting problems, and the final resolve of artwork.

Handbuilding I

Days & Times:
Mondays - 1pm - 4pm
Level:
Beginner to Intermediate
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio E
Instructor:

Learn a variety of handbuilding construction techniques; pinch pots, coil, and slab construction. Create decorative pieces, functional pieces, representations, or abstract sculptures. Students will finish projects using a variety of glazing methods.

Tuesdays

Wheel Night

Days & Times:
Tuesdays - 6pm - 9pm
Level:
Beginning to Intermediate
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio D
Instructor:

This class will introduce students to the fundamental skills necessary to center clay and produce beginning to intermediate pottery forms such as cups, mugs, bowls, plates, cylinders, and vases. Learn about the balance between aesthetic and utilitarian concerns with this in-depth and fun wheel-throwing class.

Wheel II

Days & Times:
Tuesdays - 9am - 12pm
Level:
Intermediate to Advanced
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio D
Instructor:

This class continues the journey into wheel-formed pottery. This hands-on class includes wheel and glaze demonstrations, critiques, and kiln loading. Types of vessel construction covered in this class include lidded forms, pouring vessels, handles, and large forms. Glaze application and firing techniques will also be taught.

Monumental Sculptures

Days & Times:
Tuesdays - 9am-12pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio E
Instructor:

This class will focus on Handbuilding with an emphasis on coil building and surface decoration. The students will explore building on a larger “monumental” scale, and develop their own visual narratives in clay. Each student will learn how to embellish the surface of their sculptures with colored slips, underglazes, sgraffito, and even painting. Some basic clay experience is preferred. The class provides 25lbs of clay.

Wednesdays

Advanced Wheel

Days & Times:
Wednesdays - 9am - 12pm
Level:
Advanced
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio D
Instructor:

This hands-on class includes pottery wheel and glaze demonstrations, critiques, slip application, kiln-loading, and firing. Types of vessel construction covered in this class include platters, jars, pouring vessels, and other large forms and beyond.

Thursdays

Beginning Wheel

Days & Times:
Thursdays - 9am - 12pm
Level:
Beginning to Intermediate
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio D
Instructor:

This course will introduce the fundamental skills necessary to center clay on the potter’s wheel and produce vessels such as bowls, cylinders, mugs, plates and vases. Each student will become familiar with the ceramic facility.  Learn about the balance between the form, surface and utilitarian concerns with slips and glazes.

Wheel I

Days & Times:
Thursdays - 1pm - 4pm
Level:
Beginning to Intermediate
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio D
Instructor:

This class will introduce you to the fundamental skills necessary to center clay and produce beginning to intermediate pottery forms such as cups, mugs, bowls, plates, cylinders, and vases.  Learn about the balance between aesthetic and utilitarian concerns with this in-depth and fun wheel throwing class.

Exploring Alternative Firings- Raku, Saggar, Horsehair, Obvara

Days & Times:
Thursdays - 1 - 4pm
Level:
Beginning to Intermediate
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio D
Instructor:

This class will include detailed instructions for a wide range of alternative firing processes. The focus will be on design elements that can be incorporated into either wheel-thrown or hand-built pieces. As the preparation of greenware is critical to these processes, sufficient time will be spent on how to trim, smooth, and/or texturize the clay surfaces (e.g., burnishing, Terra Sigillata, sodium silicate, etc.). Finally, glaze selection/application, decorations, firing schedules, and the post-firing reduction will be emphasized.