Pottery/ Sculpture Classes

Sagger Firing, Ted Camp

Ted Camp   I-A
Thursdays 9:30 – 12:30

Sagger firing is a specialized way of low-firing (1600 degrees) ceramic pieces which fume inside (usually) ceramic containers leaving a serendipitous surface pattern. This process will not involve glazing. Pieces may either be wheel thrown or hand built and coated with a terra sigilatta slip. When bisqued, students will partially bury their pieces in containers in sawdust and/or sand while covering their pieces in a variety of colorants, steel wool, copper wire, and organic matter. Pieces will either be fired in commercial clay flower pots (student provided) or within a wrapped shell of aluminum foil. The material provided in the covering will produce a variety of colored patterns, after which the surfaces may be waxed. Includes 25 lbs. of clay.

S1: Apr 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23

$158 ACM Members
$183 Future Members

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Raku, Ted Camp

Ted Camp   B-A
Thursdays 1:00-4:00

Raku has become a popular way of fast-firing clay work to about 1860 degrees. Students will produce either handbuilt or wheel thrown work and apply special glazes to their bisque-fired work PRIOR to each class. During class, those pieces will be fired quickly and students will participate in removing their work from the hot kiln while the glazes are still molten. They will then place their work into smoking chambers where the glazes will develop a variety of surface and colored effects while cooling. Students will be exposed to regular and “naked” raku, obvara, and horse-hair techniques as choices for their surface patterns. Class fee includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes, and all firing.

S1: 5 wk: Apr 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23
S2: 4 wk: May 30, Jun 6, 13, 20

4 wk: $127 ACM Members
$152 Future Members

5 wk: $158 ACM Members
$183 Future Members

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Free Wheeling Clay Lovers, Seth Barendse

Seth Barendse 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 atmosphere. Individual instruction focusing on student-selected projects. Class includes 25# clay, firing and in-studio glazing.

S6: Mar 26, Apr 2, 9, 16, 23

5 wk: $158 ACM Members
$183 Future Members

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Intro To Ceramics, Seth Barendse

Seth Barendse  B-A
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 hand building or wheel. We will have projects for those who want to follow along or bring in your own projects. Instruction for advanced students will be specifically tailored to your individual needs. Please be sure to bring pottery tools or purchase them from the front desk. 25# clay, in-studio glazes & firing included.

S1: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
S2: Jun 5, 12, 19, 26, Jul 3

$158 ACM Members
$183 Future Members

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Beginning to Advanced Wheel Throwing, Seth Barendse

Seth Barendse  B-I
Tuesdays 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 as many times as you like. If you’re a more advanced student I will tailor your instruction to your specific projects & experience. Be sure to bring pottery tools or purchase from the Artists’ Market. 25lbs clay, glazes & in-studio firing included.

S1: Apr 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28
S2: Jun 4, 11, 18, 25, Jul 2

$158 ACM Members
$183 Future Members

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Raku, Seth Barendse

Seth Barendse B-A
Fridays 6:00-9:00

The Japanese word Raku literally translated=Enjoyment! So come and enjoy raku with me! Glazing Raku pieces can be different from most other firing types, so I’ll start with a quick overview of glazes and how to use negative space as a design element. Once we have enough pieces glazed, we’ll start the first firing, continue until 9pm or all of the pieces are fired! There are attire restrictions that will be strictly enforced for safety: long pants made of a material that will not melt (no polyester or nylon), and closed toed shoes. I reserve the right to refuse to fire any pieces that I deem unsafe to tong. Must bring bisque-ware & at least 1 glazed piece is preferred.

SA: Apr 12
S1: May 10
S2: Jun 14
S3: Jul 12
S4: Aug 9

$40 ACM Members
$65 Future Members

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Art Of Throwing, Judith White

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

Students will explore ceramic wheelwork techniques in this class. Instruction will be tailored to the individual skill level of each student. Using the wheel as a tool, forms will be thrown, altered and assembled to create various functional vessels of various shapes and forms. Glazing techniques will also be addressed. You will have to have basic tools that you may purchase from the Artists’ Market.

S5: 6 wk: Apr 13, 20 (no Apr 27), May 4, 11, 18, 25
S1: 6 wk: Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jul 6
S2: 4 wk: Jul 20, 27, Aug 3, 10

4 wk: $127 ACM Members
$152 Future Members

6 wk: $189 ACM Members
$214 Future Members

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Wheel Throwing, Ted Camp

Ted Camp B-A
Wednesdays S1: 9:30-12:30 S2: 1:00-4:00

The basic steps to throwing will be the focus for beginners while more advanced students will be challenged by more complex forms and techniques for achieving greater scale. Demonstrations will repeatedly show the techniques, which will lead to student success, through practice. Students will also explore the myriad ways to apply glazes to their pieces and experience the differences between mid-fire (cone 6 electric) and hi-fire (gas fired cone 10 reduction) glazes. Bring your own tools or purchase a beginners kit at our front desk. Fee includes 25lbs of clay, in-studio glaze & firing.

S1: 5 wk: Apr 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22
S2: 4 wk: May 29, Jun 5, 12, 19

4 wk: $127 ACM Members
$152 Future Members

5 wk: $158 ACM Members
$183 Future Members

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Slab Construction Techniques, Ted Camp

Ted Camp B-A
Wednesdays S1: 1:00-4:00 or S2: 9:30-12:30

Slab construction is the easiest kind of hand building for a beginner to learn while presenting the more advanced student with a variety of challenges in aesthetics and scale. Demonstrations will provide solid building techniques and opportunities for decoration. Students will explore the differences between mid-fire (cone 6 electric) and hi-fire (cone 10 gas fired reduction) glazing. Bring your own tools or purchase a beginner kit at our front desk. Fee includes 25 lbs. of clay, in-studio glazes & firing.

S1: 5 wk: Apr 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22
S2: 4 wk: May 29, Jun 5, 12, 19

4 wk: $127 ACM Members
$152 Future Members

5 wk: $158 ACM Members
$183 Future Members

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Advanced Glaze Decoration, 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 Neriage (Japanese) or Millefiori (Italian), and techniques of applying glazes with spray guns on either wheel thrown or hand built 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 slips, and all firing.

S1: May 30, Jun 6, 13, 20

$127 ACM Members
$152 Future Members

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Wheel Throwing, Seth Barendse

Seth Barendse B-A
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 as many times as you like. If you’re a more advanced student I will tailor your instruction to your specific projects & experience. Be sure to bring pottery tools or purchase from the Artists’ Market. 25lbs clay, glazes & in-studio firing included.

S1: 5 wk: Apr 29, May 6, 13, 20, (no May 27), Jun 3
S2: 5 wk: Jun 10, 17, 24, Jul 1, 8
S3: 6 wk: Jul 29, 30, Aug 5, 6, 12, 13   Note: meets 2x a wk

5 wk: $158 ACM Members
$183 Future Members

6 wk: $189 ACM Members
$214 Future Members

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Functional Pottery, Sandra Symens

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

Create functional work on the wheel. Learn to make your own custom plates, bowls, storage jars (oh yeah, cookies), lidded pieces, pouring vessels, drinking vessels, garden pots, or candle holders. Each week there will be a challenge with a demo and lots of discussions. Fee includes 25lbs of stoneware clay, bisque, and glaze firing. Porcelain is available at a small upcharge.

S1: 5 wk: May 7, 14, 21, 28, Jun 4
S2: 5 wk: Jun 11, 18, (no Jun 25), Jul 2, 9, 16
S3: 3 wk: Jul 23, 30, Aug 6

3 wk: $95 ACM Members
$120 Future Members

5 wk: $158 ACM Members
$183 Future 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. Porcelain is available at a small upcharge.

S6: 6 wk: Mar 26, Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
S1: 6 wk: May 7, 14, 21, 28, Jun 4, 11
S2: 5 wk: Jun 18, 25, Jul 2, 9, 16
S3: 3 wk: Jul 23, 30, Aug 6

3 wk: $95 ACM Members
$120 Future Members

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, hand forming and slabs using stamps, templates, draping and molding. Emphasis is on hand-building, but one week will be an introduction to the pottery wheel. Each week will be a different demo to help you build basic skills. You will be shown glazing with in-studio glazes. Fee includes 25lbs of clay, bisque, and glaze firing. Basic tool kits are available for purchase. Bring a work apron and a small towel

S1: 5 wk: May 6, 13, 20, (no May 27), Jun 3, 10
S2: 5 wk: Jun 17, 24, Jul 1, 8, 15
S3: 3 wk: Jul 22, 29, Aug 5

3 wk: $95 ACM Members
$120 Future Members

5 wk: $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.

S4: 6 wk: Mar 26, Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

$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.

S3: 6 wk: Mar 25, Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

6 wk: $189 ACM Members
$214 Future Members

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Clay Figure, Portraiture, Linda Sheffield

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

This is a fun class that will teach you simple, tried and true methodology to sculpt the figure and portraiture. After the basics, you can expand in to your own choices and ideas. I will help you to make your sculptures sing! I can teach you how to make it look like bronze! Download the supply list to build an armature or I can build one for you. 25lbs of clay and bisque firing.

S1: 5 wk: Apr 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20
S2: 5 wk: Jun 3, 10, 17, (no Jun 24), Jul 1, 8
S3: 4 wk: Jul 15, 22, 29, Aug 5

4 wk: $127 ACM Members
$152 Future Members

5 wk: $158 ACM Members
$183 Future Members

 

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Introduction To Stone Sculpture, Victorine Hinger

Victorine Hinger B-I
Tuesdays 9:00-1:00

Award-winning sculptor, Victorine Hinger, offers an introduction to sculpting in stone. Learn the basic principles of carving stone with hand tools. The basic techniques of direct stone carving that you will learn include: initial roughing out, developing a form, final finishing and polishing. This course is designed for the beginner, as well as the experienced sculptor who would like to learn these techniques and practice their craft.

S1: Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7
$200 ACM Members
$225 Future Members

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