Pottery/ Sculpture Classes

Sagger Firing

Ted Camp   B-A
Thursdays 9:30 – 12:30

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 wheel thrown or handbuilt and usually coated with a terra sigilatta slip that produces a shiny surface. When bisqued, students will partially bury their pieces in sawdust or sand while covering their pieces with a variety of colorants, steel wool, copper wire and organic matter. Pieces will be fired either in clay flower pots (student provided)
or within a wrapped shell of aluminum foil to produce a variety of colored affects. Class fee included 25 lbs of clay and all necessary firing.

S5: Mar 15, 22, (no Mar 29), Apr 5, 12, 19

S1: Apr 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24

$155 ACM Members
$180 Future Members

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Raku Excitement

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: Apr 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24

$155 ACM Members
$180 Future Members

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Beginning & Intermediate Wheel

Lisa Wojciechowski  B-I
Mondays 6:00-9:00

Extensive instruction and demonstrations are provided to give students the best chance of learning basic wheel techniques like centering, opening, pulling walls, and shaping. The class also covers trimming, finishing, and glaze application. There will be plenty of time to practice your new skills and make several pieces to take home. You may repeat this class as many times as you like and I will tailor your instruction to your specific project and experience. You must purchase your own tools. Class fee includes 25 lbs of clay, in-class glazes and firing.

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

$186 ACM Members
$211 Future Members

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Fun With Raku

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.

S1: Jun 7
S2: Jun 21

$40 ACM Members
$65 Future Members

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Art Of Throwing

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

You will learn the necessary techniques to progress at each level on the wheel. Each class will have 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 25 lbs of clay, firing and glazing. You will need basic tools that you may purchase from the Artist’s Market.

S8: Sat Feb 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

S1: 6 wk: Apr 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12
S2: 6 wk: May 26, Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
S3: 5 wk: Jul 14, 21, 28, Aug 4, 11

5 wk: $155 ACM Members
$180 Future Members

6 wk: $186 ACM Members
$211 Future Members

 

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Wheel Throwing

Ted Camp B-A
Wednesdays 9:30-12:30

Wheel throwing has attracted students who like symmetrically round objects and has challenged them to learn how to control the development of a particular form. The basic steps to throwing will be the focus for beginners while more advanced students will be challenged by more complex forms and techniques, which will lead to the students’ 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 beginner’s kit at our front desk. Class fee includes 25 lbs of clay, firing, and in-studio glazing.

S1: Mar 14, 21, (no Mar 28), Apr 4, 11, 18
S2: Apr 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23

$155 ACM Members
$180 Future Members

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Hand Building With Slabs

Ted Camp B-A
Wednesdays 1:00-4:00

Slab construction is the easiest and fastest form of hand building for beginners to learn while presenting the more advanced student with a variety of challenges involving aesthetics & scale. This class will cover a variety of building and design techniques that play well with the physical characteristics of clay. Students will be introduced to a variety of glazing techniques that allow them to fully explore the effects possible with mid-fire (cone 6 electric) and hi-fire (cone 10 gas fired reduction) glazes. Bring your own tools or purchase a beginners kit at the front desk. Class fee includes 25 lbs of clay, firing, and in studio glazing.

S1: Mar 14, 21, (no Mar 28), Apr 4, 11, 18
S2: Apr 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23

$155 ACM Members
$180 Future Members

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Intro To Ceramics

Lisa Wojciechowski B-I
Wednesdays 6:00-9:00

This class offers plenty of instruction and demonstrations 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 molds, slab construction, and the wheel. Once you have tried all of the methods, you may concentrate on either handbuilding or wheel. I have many projects prepared for students who want to follow along or bring in your own clear pictures of projects. You must purchase your own tools. 25#s of clay, glazes and firing included.

S5: Feb 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28

S1: Apr 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9
S2: May 16, 23, 30, Jun 6, 13, 20
S3: Jun 27, (no Jul 4), Jul 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 8

$186 ACM Members
$211 Future Members

S5: Feb 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28

$186 ACM Members
$211 Future Members

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Advanced Ceramic Design

Lisa Wojciechowski  A
Tuesdays 6:00-9:00

This class is designed to expand upon forming and shaping and decorative techniques in surface design, as well as refine existing techniques being used by independent, advanced students. Some of the techniques covered will be advanced glazing and surface design, problems in ceramics, and intentional alterations and attachments. You must be advanced to take the class and provide your own tools. Class fee includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firing.

S5: 6 wk: Feb 20, 27, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27

S1: 6 wk: Apr 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8
S2: 6 wk: May 15, 22, 29, Jun 5, 12, 19
S3: 7 wk: Jun 26, Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7

6 wk: $186 ACM Members
$211 Future Members

7 wk: $217 ACM Members
$242 Future Members

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Glazing & Decoration

Sandra Symens    I-A
Tuesdays 12:30-4:30

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

S1: May 8, 15, 22

$124 ACM Members
$149 Future Members

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Advanced Wheel

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

Build confidence in your throwing skills to transform your work into Art. Go from what you can throw to what you can create. There will be a weekly demo and challenge to enhance your ceramics goals and expand your skills. Don’t stop at simply throwing a pot. We will combine techniques on thrown pieces including handbuilding, sculpting, carving, piercing and altering. Fee includes 25 lbs. of stoneware clay with a bisque and glaze firing. Porcelain is available for a small up-charge.

S1: 5 wk: Apr 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1
S2: 6 wk: Jun 19, 26, Jul 3, 10, 17, 24

5 wk: $155 ACM Members
$180 Future Members

6 wk: $186 ACM Members
$211 Future Members

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Clay For The Absolute Beginner

Sandra Symens   B
Mondays 1:00-4:00 or 12:30-4:30

Come get dirty and play with clay. Learn what clay can do. We will work with slabs using molds, templates, stamps, and draping. Each week will be a different project. There will be instructional demos of various skills including a wheel throwing demo. You will learn simple glazing using our in-studio glazes. Class fee includes 25 lbs. of clay with a bisque and a glaze firing. Basic tool kits are available for purchase. Your own apron and small towel are useful.

S1: 5 wk: 1:00-4:00: Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
S2: 3 wk: 12:30-4:30: May 7, 14, 21

3 hr/5 wk: $155 ACM Members
$180 Future Members

4 hr/3 wk: $124 ACM Members
$149 Future Members

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Wheel Thrown Animals

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

Start with thrown bodies then alter and sculptto create your animal. Please bring images of your favorite animals to the first class. Make sculptures for your home and garden. Combine with functional techniques to create cookie jars, pitchers, pillar candlesticks, bowls, or teapots if you’re brave. This class will have many demos and lots of running dialogue. Fee includes 25 lbs. of stoneware clay with a bisque and glaze firing.

S1: Jun 19, 26, Jul 3, 10, 17, 24

$186 ACM Members
$211 Future Members

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Kitchen Ceramics

Sandra Symens   I-A
Mondays 1:00-4:00 or Tuesdays 9:00-12:00

Let’s make functional work on the wheel. Create those pieces you want to use in your kitchen and customize them to your needs. Make plates, variations on flat work, bowls, lidded pieces, mugs, bakeware or pouring vessels. There will be a weekly challenge with at least one demo and many discussions. Fee includes 25 lbs. of stoneware clay with a bisque and a glaze firing. Porcelain available at a small upcharge.

Tuesdays 9:00-12:00
S1: 5 wk: Apr 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1

Mondays 1:00-4:00
S2: 3 wk: May 7, 14, 21
S3: 6 wk: Jun 18, 25, Jul 2, 9, 16, 23

3 wk: $93 ACM Members
$118 Future Members

5 wk: $155 ACM Members
$180 Future Members

6 wk: $186 ACM Members
$211 Future Members

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Sculpture Plus

Linda Sheffield B-I
Fridays 1:00 – 4:00

Figure is only part of what we do! Follow one of my casts or, in lieu of a live model, bring in pictures of your choice of a figure in the round from http://www.posespace.com. Or do an animal, an abstract; whatever you choose is welcome here. I will help you create your dream and teach you technique to make your sculpture speak! Please download supply list. Class fee includes 25 lbs. of clay with a bisque and glaze firing.

S1: Apr 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11
S2: May 18, 25, Jun 1, 8, 15, 22
S3: Jun 29, Jul 6, 13, 20, 27, Aug 3

$186 ACM Members
$211 Future Members

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