Pottery/ Sculpture Classes

Sagger Firing, Ted Camp

Ted Camp   I-A
Thursdays 9:30 – 12:30

Sagger firing is a special way of low-firing (1300-1600 degrees) unglazed clay pieces, which are fumed inside special containers leaving serendipitous colored surface patterns. This process will not involve glazing. Pieces may be either wheel thrown or handbuilt and usually coated with a terra sigilatta slip that produces a shiny surface. Once bisqued, students will partially bury their pieces in wood shavings or sand while covering the exposed surfaces with a variety of colorants, steel wool, copper wire, and organic matter. The pieces will then be fired in either ceramic flower pots (sagger) or within a wrapped shell of aluminum foil to produce a variety of colored affects. Class fee includes 25# of clay and firing.

S1: Sep 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4
S2: Mar 21, 28, Apr 4, 11, 18

$158 ACM Members
$183 Future Members

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Raku – Smoke & Fire, Ted Camp

Ted Camp   B-A
Thursdays 1:00-4:00

Raku has become a popular way of fast firing claywork. Students will produce either handbuilt or wheel thrown work and apply special glazes to their bisque-fired work PRIOR to each class. During class, pieces will be fired quickly and removed from the hot kiln while the glazes are still molten. Work will then be placed into smoking chambers where the glazes will develop a variety of surface and colored effects while rapidly cooling. Students may try naked raku, obvert, and horse-hair techniques as choices for their surface patterns. Class fee includes 25# of clay, glazes, and in-studio firing.

S1: Sep 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4
S2: Oct 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8
S3: Nov 15 (no Nov 22), 29, Dec 6, 13, 20
S4: Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
S5: Feb 7, (no 14), 21, 28, Mar 7, 14
S6: Mar 21, 28, Apr 4, 11, 18

$158 ACM Members
$183 Future Members

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Free Wheeling Clay Lovers, Lisa Phoenix

Lisa Wojciechowski  A
Tuesdays 6:00-9:00

Take time for yourself to unwind, find your center, and be with other creative people. Independent, advanced students can expand their techniques of functional wheel-thrown pottery. Learn advanced forming and shaping, decorative surface design and aesthetics. Propel yourself to a new level of creativity and achievement all while enjoying a relaxed fun-centric atmosphere. Individual instruction focusing on student-selected projects. Class includes 25# clay, firing and in-studio glazing.

S1: 5 wk: Sep 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct 2
S2: 5 wk: Oct 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6
S3: 6 wk: Nov 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11, 18
S4: 5 wk: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5
S5: 5 wk: Feb 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 12
S6: 7 wk: Mar 19, 26, Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

5 wk: $158 ACM Members
$183 Future Members

6 wk: $189 ACM Members $214
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7 wk: $220 ACM Members
$245 Future Members

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Independent Study, Seth Barendse

Seth Barendse B-A
Tuesday & Wednesday 9:00-1:00

Need time in the studio with some help on your projects? This independent study class is just for you! Bring your ideas, works in progress & creativity and I will guide you to completion or a higher skill level. Come join the fun! Please be sure to bring pottery tools or purchase them from the Artists’ Market. 25# clay, glazes & in-studio firing included.

S1: Feb 12 & 13

$86 ACM Members
$111 Future Members

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Intro To Ceramics, Seth Barendse

Seth Barendse  B-I
Wednesdays 6:00-9:00

This class offers plenty of instruction & demos for those just starting out in clay or who have had a few classes but want a refresher. You will learn how to make ceramic art using slab construction & the wheel. Once you have tried all the methods you may concentrate on either handbuilding or wheel. We will have projects for those who want to follow along or bring in your own projects. Please be sure to bring pottery tools or purchase them from the Artists’ Market. 25# clay, glazes & in-studio firing included.

S1: Sep 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10
S2: Oct 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21
S3: Dec 5, 12, 19, (no Dec 26), Jan 2, 9
S4: Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13
S5: Feb 20, 27, Mar 6, 13, 20
S6: Mar 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 24

$158 ACM Members
$183 Future Members

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Beginning & Intermediate Wheel Throwing, Seth Barendse

Seth Barendse  B-I
Mondays 6:00-9:00

Have you ever wanted to learn how to throw pots? Demos on centering, opening, pulling walls and giving shapes to your pots will be given each class. You will learn about trimming and glazing your pieces. There will be plenty of time to practice your new skills during each class. You may repeat this class a many times as you like & I will tailor your instruction to your specific project & experience. Be sure to bring pottery tools or purchase from the Artists’ Market. 25# clay, glazes & in-studio firing included.

S1: Sep 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8
S2: Oct 22, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19
S3: Nov 26, Dec 3, 10, 17, (no Dec 24, 31), Jan 7
S4: Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11
S5: Feb 18, 25, Mar 4, 11, 18
S6: Mar 25, Apr 1, 8, 15, 22

$158 ACM Members
$183 Future Members

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Art Of Throwing, Judith White

Judith White    B-A
Saturdays 9:00-12:00

Learn the necessary techniques to progress at each level on the wheel. Each class will have new demos to allow you to enhance your learning. For those with some wheel experience, you will concentrate on structural design, shaping and expanding your skills. Fee includes 25lbs of clay, firing and glazing. You will need basic tools that you may purchase from the Artist’s Market

S1: Sep 15, 22, 29 (no Oct 6, 13) 20, 27, Nov 3
S2: Nov 17 (no Nov 24) Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
S3: Jan 12, 19, 26 Feb 2, 9, (no Feb 16), 23
S4: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Apr 6
S5: Apr 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18

$189 ACM Members
$214 Future Members

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Wheel Throwing, Ted Camp

Ted Camp B-A
Wednesdays 9:30-12:30 or 1:00-4:00

The basic steps for throwing will be the focus for beginners, while more advanced students will be challenged by more complex forms and techniques, which will lead to all students achieving success through practice. Students will also explore glazes and experience the difference between mid-fire (cone 6 electric) and hi-fire (cone 10 reduction) glazes. Bring your own tools or purchase a kit at the front desk. Class fee includes 25# of clay, firing, and in-studio glazing.

Wednesdays 1:00-4:00
S1: Sep 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct 3
S2: Nov 14, (no Nov 21), 28, Dec 5, 12, 19
S3: Feb 6, (no Feb 13), 20, 27, Mar 6, 13

Wednesdays 9:30-12:30
S4: Oct 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7
S5: Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
S6: Mar 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 17

$158 ACM Members
$183 Future Members

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Slab Construction Techniques, Ted Camp

Ted Camp B-A
Wednesdays 9:30-12:30 or 1:00-4:00

Slab construction is the easiest and fastest form of hand building to learn while presenting the advanced student with a variety of aesthetic & scale challenges. Covers a variety of building and design techniques that play well with the characteristics of clay and introduces numerous glazing techniques that fully explore color and effects with mid-fire (cone 6 electric) and hi-fire (cone 10 reduction) glazes. Bring your tools or purchase at the front desk. Class fee includes 25# of clay, firing, and in-studio glazing.

Wednesdays 9:30-12:30
S1: Sep 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct 3
S2: Nov 14, (no Nov 21), 28, Dec 5, 12, 19
S3: Feb 6, (no Feb 13), 20, 27, Mar 6, 13

Wednesdays 1:00-4:00
S4: Oct 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7
S5: Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
S6: Mar 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 17

$158 ACM Members
$183 Future Members

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Advanced Decorative Techniques, Ted Camp

Ted Camp I-A
Thursdays 9:30-12:30

This class, designed for the intermediate/advanced clay student, will focus on decorative techniques, which contribute to the improved complexity of the design of the student’s pieces. The use of colored slip in the process of mishima and sgraffitto, using colored clay in the process called millefiore (Itallian) or Neriage (Japanese), and techniques of applying glazes with spray guns will be employed on either wheel thrown or handbuilt clay objects, functional and/or sculptural. Discussion will focus on improving the aesthetics and refinement of the student’s end product. Class fee includes 25# of clay, glazes, and all firing.

S1: Nov 15, (no Nov 22), 29, Dec 6, 13, 20
S2: Feb 7, (no Feb 14), 21, 28, Mar 7, 14

$158 ACM Members
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Extruder Clay Construction, Ted Camp

Ted Camp  I-A
Thursdays 9:30-12:30

Clay is an ideal medium for creating and building with extrusions. Using small hand extruders and larger wall-mounted extruders, students will construct forms in a variety of scale. Extruders greatly speed up the construction time allowing the student more time to explore creatively using the extruded parts. Pieces may be built entirely from extrusions or combined with other traditional hand building techniques. Students may choose between sculptural and utilitarian forms. Firing and glazing choices include using either cone 6 electric or cone 10 reduction kilns. Class fee includes 25# of clay, glazes, and in-studio firing.

S1: Oct 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8
S2: Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

$158 ACM Members
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Glazing & Decoration, Sandra Symens

Sandra Symens    I-A
Tuesdays 9:00-12:00

Glazes should enhance your work. Make better decisions about which glaze to use and why. Learn many ways to apply your glazes including dipping, pouring, spraying. Try decorating with slips, oxides and wax resist. In addition we will cover some ways to decorate at the leather-hard stage. Bring some bisqueware to the first class. Fee includes 25# of clay, a bisque and a glaze firing in the studio.

S1: 6 wk: Nov 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11, 18
S2: 5 wk: Feb 19, 26, Mar 5, 12, 19

5 wk: $158 ACM Members
$183 Future Members

6wk: $189 ACM Members
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Advanced Wheel Throwing, Sandra Symens

Sandra Symens    I-A
Tuesdays 1:00-4:00

Build confidence in your throwing skills to create not just pots, but ART. Go from what you can throw to what you can create. There will be weekly demos and challenges to enhance your ceramics skills and expand your goals. Never stop at what you are able to throw, let’s reach further. We will combine techniques to include hand-building, sculpting, carving, piercing, altering and stacking with our thrown pieces. Fee includes 25# of clay, a bisque and a glaze firing.

S1: 5 wk: Sep 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct 2
S2: 5 wk: Oct 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6
S3: 6 wk: Nov 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11, 18
S4: 5 wk: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5
S5: 5 wk: Feb 19, 26, Mar 5, 12, 19
S6: 6 wk: Mar 26, Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

5 wk: $158 ACM Members
$183 Future Members

6 wk: $189 ACM Members
$214 Future Members

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Clay For The Absolute Beginner, Sandra Symens

Sandra Symens   B
Mondays 1:00-4:00

Come and get dirty playing with clay! We will work with pinch pots, and slabs using molds, stamps, templates and draping. Each week will be a different project designed to build essential skills. There will be lots of demos. You will be shown basic glazing with in-studio glazes. Fee includes 25# of clay with a bisque and glaze firing. Basic tool kits are available for purchase. Your own apron and a small towel are useful.

S1: Sep 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8
S2: Nov 19, 26, Dec 3, 10, 17
S3: Feb 18, 25, Mar 4, 11, 18

$158 ACM Members
$183 Future Members

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Wheel-Thrown Animals, Sandra Symens

Sandra Symens   I-A
Tuesdays 9:00-12:00

Start with thrown bodies and alter and sculpt to create your animal. Please bring images of your favorite animal to the first class. Make sculptures for your home and garden in sessions 2 and 6. Use functional techniques in sessions 1 and 4 to make animal cookie jars, pitchers, pillar candlesticks or even teapots if you’re brave. This class will have many demos and lots of running dialog. Fee includes 25# of clay, a bisque and glaze firing in the studio.

S1: 5 wk: Sep 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct 2
S2: 5 wk: Oct 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6
S3: 5 wk: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5
S4: 6 wk: Mar 26, Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

5 wk:
$158 ACM Members
$183 Future Members

6 wk:
$189 ACM Members
$214 Future Members

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Kitchen Ceramics, Sandra Symens

Sandra Symens   I-A
Mondays 1:00-4:00

Let’s make functional work on the wheel. Stop buying bakeware at that expensive kitchen shop. Create those pieces you want to use in your kitchen and customize them to your needs. Make plates, bowls, lidded pieces, pouring vessels and more. There will be a weekly demo and challenge. Fee includes 25 lbs. of clay with a bisque and glaze firing.

S1: 5 wk: Oct 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12
S2: 5 wk: Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4,
S3: 6 wk: Mar 25, Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

5 wk: $158 ACM Members
$183 Future Members

6 wk: $189 ACM Members
$214 Future Members

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Figure Sculpture, Linda Sheffield

Linda Sheffield B-I
Mondays 9:00-12:00

If you have ever wanted to learn fine art figure sculpture, this is the class for you. You will start on the torso to learn the basics of sculpture and then go on from there, sculpting anything you would like; animals, abstract, etc. Join us! We can help you make your sculpture speak! Please download supply list to learn how to build your armature, or contact the center to build one for you. Class fee includes 25# of clay and bisque firing.

S1: 5 wk: Sep 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8
S2: 6 wk: Oct 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19
S3: 6 wk: Dec 3, 10, 17, (no Dec 24 & 31), Jan 7, 14, 21
S4: 6 wk: Jan 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 4
S5: 6 wk: Mar 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 15

5 wk: $158 ACM Members
$183 Future Members

6 wk: $189 ACM Members
$214 Future Members

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