Ceramics

Winter and Spring Sessions:

Winter: January 3 - February 26 (8 weeks)
Spring: February 28 - April 23 (8 weeks)
Late Spring: April 25 - May 21 (4 weeks)

Mondays

Handbuilding

Days & Times:
Mondays - 1pm - 4pm
Level:
Beginning 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.

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.

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.

The Pottery Wheel-Throwing

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

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.

Tuesdays

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.

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.

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.

Exploring Alternative Firings- Raku, Saggar, Horsehair, Obvara

Days & Times:
Thursdays - 1pm - 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, glaze application, decorations, firing schedules and post-firing reduction will be emphasized.

Fridays

Wheel I

Days & Times:
Fridays - 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.

Handbuilding for Vessels

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

Learn basic clay construction techniques such as pinching, slab work, and coiling.  Create bowls, cups, mugs, plates and more using templates.  Decorate these forms with stamps, slips, and underglazes. No previous clay experience is required.