Ceramics

Early Fall, Fall, and Winter Sessions:

Early Fall: September 7th - October 16th (6 Weeks)
Fall: October 18th - December 18th (8 Weeks)
Winter: January 3rd - February 26th (8 Weeks)

Mondays

Handbuilding

Days & Times:
Mondays - 1pm-4pm
Level:
Beginning to Intermediate
Location:
Studio E
Instructor:

Learn a variety of handbuilding construction techniques: pinch pots, coil, and slab construction. Create decorative or 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:
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.

Advanced Handbuilding

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

This course is a self-directed ceramics class. Students will provide their own unique project ideas ranging from vessels to sculptural forms. The instructor will give individual attention such as help develop an idea, troubleshoot problems, and the final resolve of artwork.

The Pottery Wheel-throwing

Days & Times:
Mondays - 9am-12pm
Level:
Beginning to Intermediate
Location:
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:
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, as well as glaze application and firing techniques.

Wheel

Days & Times:
Tuesdays - 6pm-9pm
Level:
Beginning to Intermediate
Location:
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:
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, other large forms, and beyond.

Wheel I

Days & Times:
Wednesdays - 6pm-9pm
Level:
Beginning to Intermediate
Location:
Studio D
Instructor:

This course is an introductory to the potter’s wheel. The class will explore the studio, tools of the trade, surface decoration, glazing, and firing techniques; however, the majority of the time will be spent at the potter’s wheel, learning how to make cylinders into tumblers, bowls, and other functional ware. Students will also be introduced to handles, trimming, learning how to manage their work, glazing, and finishing techniques.

Thursdays

Beginning Wheel

Days & Times:
Thursdays - 9am-12pm
Level:
Beginning to Intermediate
Location:
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 and will learn about the balance between 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:
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 post-firing reduction will be emphasized.

Fridays

Handbuilding for Vessels

Days & Times:
Fridays - 1pm-4pm
Level:
Beginning to Intermediate
Location:
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.

Wheel

Days & Times:
Fridays - 1pm-4pm
Level:
Beginning to Intermediate
Location:
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.

Saturdays

No classes are currently scheduled for this day.