Pottery/ Sculpture Classes

Raku-Fire & Smoke, Ted Camp

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

Raku’s history goes back 600 years in Japan. Once revealed in the United States, it has become a popular way of fast-firing to a temperature around 1860 degrees. Using previously developed construction skills, 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 then remove 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 serendipitous variety of surface and colored effects unique only to raku while rapidly cooling. In addition, students will be encouraged to try naked raku, obvara, and horse-hair techniques as alternative choices to glazing for their surface patterns. Class fee includes 25 lbs. of clay, in house glazing and firing, MASK REQUIRED

Wednesdays, 9:00-12:00
S1: Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
S2: Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4
S3: Nov 11, 18, (no 25), Dec 2, 9, 16

Thursdays, 1:00-4:00
S4: Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4
S5: Feb 11, 18, 25, Mar 4, 11
S6: Mar 25, Apr 1, 8, 15, 22

$163 ACM Members  
$188 Future Members

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Working With Glaze Chemicals, Ted Camp

Ted Camp   I-A
Thursdays 9:00 – 12:00

This course explores the chemical constituents of glazes in non-technical ways and would interest any student who is interested in making their own glazes. Knowing what a chemical contributes to the glaze formula is critical in choosing chemicals that provide the surface or color a student is looking for. Another important area of concern for students making functional glazes is that the glaze needs to be food-safe and durable in its use. Students will receive a special computer glaze calculator, which will help them to see when a glaze is properly fluxed to produce a durable surface and will help them to know what it will look like before the glaze is made. Students will make their own glazes (for cone 6 electric or cone 10 reduction) and adjust them to produce desired results on test tiles. Time will be spent applying test glazes to test tiles, and not constructing work. No clay will therefore be provided to the student as part of the class fee. MASK REQUIRED

S1: 5 wk: Oct 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5
S2: 6 wk: Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11

5 wk: $163 ACM Members
$188 Future Members

6 wk: $195 ACM Members
$220 Future Members

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Wheel Fun For Everyone-Mon, Seth Barendse

Seth Barendse  B-A
Mondays 6:30-9:30

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 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 gift shop. Included in fee is 25lbs clay, glazes & in-studio firing. Class size is limited to 6 students for social distancing. MASK REQUIRED-NO EXCEPTIONS

S1: 5 wk: Aug 31, (no Sep 7), Sep 14, 21, 28, Oct 5
S2: 6 wk: Oct 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16
S3: 5 wk: Nov 23, 30, Dec 7, 14, 21
S4: 6 wk: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8
S5: 6 wk: Feb 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22

5 wk: $163 ACM Members
$188 Future Members

6 wk: $195 ACM Members
$220 Future Members

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Wednesday Night Raku, Seth Barendse

Seth Barendse I-A
Wednesdays 6:30-9:30

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. MASK REQUIRED-NO EXCEPTIONS

S1: 5 wk: Sep 2, (no Sep 9), 16, 23, 30, Oct 7
S2: 6 wk: Oct 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18
S3: 5 wk: Nov 25, Dec 2, 9, 16, 23
S4: 6 wk: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10
S5: 6 wk: Feb 17, 24 March 3, 10 17, 24

5wk: $163 ACM Members
$188 Future Members

6wk: $195 ACM Members
$220 Future Members

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Wheel Fun For Everyone-Tues, Seth Barendse

Seth Barendse  B-A
Tuesdays 6:30-9:30

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 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 gift shop. Included in the fee is 25lbs clay, glazes & in-studio firing. Class size is limited to 6 students for social distancing. MASK REQUIRED-NO EXCEPTIONS

S1: 5 wk: Sep 1, 15, 22, 29, Oct 6
S2: 6 wk: Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17
S3: 5 wk: Nov 24, Dec 1, 8, 15, 22
S4: 6 wk: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9
S5: 6 wk: Feb 16, 23, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23

5 wk: $163 ACM Members
$188 Future Members

6 wk: $195 ACM Members
$220 Future Members

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Friday Night Raku, Seth Barendse

Seth Barendse B-A
Fridays 6:30-9:30

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. MASK REQUIRED-NO EXCEPTIONS

S1: Oct 9
S2: Nov 13
S3: Dec 11
S4: Jan 8
S5: Feb 12
S6: Mar 12

$51 ACM Members
$76 Future Members

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The Next Level, Seth Barendse

Seth Barendse  I-A
Mondays 1:00-4:00

You have learned the techniques required to make the forms you want. Now lets push them to the next level! During this class we will be looking closely at your work. We will figure out what changes can be made to better convey your concept, and aesthetics. We will also be talking about how to push your surfaces, construction, design, and finishes to be the best they can be. The instructor will be honest but very courteous, and promises there will be no tears in the clay room! MASK REQUIRED-NO EXCEPTIONS

S1: Nov 23, 30, Dec 7, 14, 21

$163 ACM Members
$188 Future Members

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Wheel Intensive, Judith White

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

Focusing on the wheel, we will explore size, form, refinement and surface. Students should arrive with an idea of what forms and/or techniques they would like to improve on during the class. Special attention will be given to creating multiples and executing more sophisticated forms. Class demos will be given based on student input and instructors challenges. 25lbs of clay, in studio glazes and firings included. MASK REQUIRED

S1: Sep 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10
S2: Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, (no 21, 28) Dec 5
S3: Dec 12, 19, (no Dec 26 or Jan 2) Jan 9, 16, 23, 30
S4: Feb 13, 20, 27, Mar 6, 13, 20

$195 ACM Members
$220 Future Members

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Creating On The Wheel, Ted Camp

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

Wheel throwing attracts students who particularly like symmetrically round objects and challenges them to learn how to control the development of a particular form. 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 the myriad ways to apply glazes to their pieces and experience the difference between mid-fire (cone 6 electric) and hi-fire (cone 10 reduction) glazes. Bring your own tools or purchase a beginner’s kit at the front desk. Class fee includes 25 lbs. of clay, firing, and in-studio glazing. MASK REQUIRED

Thursdays 1:00-4:00
S1: Sep 3, 10, 17, 24, Oct 1
S2: Nov 12, 19, (no Nov 26) Dec 3, 10, 17

Wednesdays 1:00-4:00
S3: Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4
S4: Jan 6, 13, 21, 27, Feb 2
S5: Mar 24, 31, Apr 7, 14, 23

Wednesdays 9:00-12:00
S6: Feb 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 10

$163 ACM Members
$188 Future Members

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Slab Construction Techniques, Ted Camp

Ted Camp B-A
Wednesdays 9:00-12:00 or 1:00-4:00
Thursdays 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. Demonstrations will focus on the making of quality utilitarian or sculptural objects. Students will be introduced to numerous glazing techniques that allow them to fully explore colors and effects possible with mid-fire (cone 6 electric) and hi-fire (cone 10 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. MASK REQUIRED

Wednesdays 1:00-4:00
S1: Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
S2: Nov 11, 18, (no Nov 25) Dec 2, 9, 16
S3: Feb 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, Mar 10

Thursdays 1:00-4:00
S4: Oct 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5

Wednesdays 9:00-12:00
S5: Jan 6, 13, 20, 29, Feb 3
S6: Mar 24, 31, Apr 7, 14, 21

$163 ACM Members
$188 Future Members

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Advanced Decoration, Ted Camp

Ted Camp I-A
Thursdays 9:00-12:00

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 students 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. Use of low-fire lusters will also be introduced. Discussion will focus on improving the aesthetics and refinement of the students end product. Class fee includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and all firing. MASK REQUIRED

S1: Nov 12, 19, (No 26), Dec 3, 10, 17
S2: Feb 18, 25, Mar 4, 11, (No 18), 25

$163 ACM Members
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Advanced Ceramics, Sandra Symens

Sandra Symens    A
Tuesdays 1:00-4:00

Expand your throwing skills to create not just pots, but ART. Go from what you can throw to what you can create. Through the presentation of a different ceramic artist’s work each week, we will not stop at throwing. Let’s add hand-building, sculpting, carving, piercing, altering, and other additions to each piece. Put your unique energy into your work. Fee includes 25# of stoneware, or you can opt for 35# of pugged stoneware, or for a small upcharge either of our 2 porcelain choices. This includes a bisque firing and a glaze firing. MASK REQUIRED

S1: 5 wk: Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
S2: 5 wk: Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3
S3: 6 wk: Nov 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15
S4: 6 wk: Dec 29, Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2

5 wk: $163 ACM Members
$188 Future Members

6 wk: $195 ACM Members
$220 Future Members

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Glazing, Sandra Symens

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

Glazes should improve your work. Learn to make better decisions about which glazes to use for your pieces and why. Apply glazes by many methods; dipping, pouring, spraying, and using brushes. Try decorating with slips, oxides and wax resist. Bring some bisqueware to the first class. In addition we will do some decorating with our work at the leather hard stage. Fee includes 25# of stoneware, bisque and glaze firing. MASK REQUIRED

S1: Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3

$163 ACM members
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Intermediate/Advanced Wheel, Sandra Symens

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

Okay you can center. Now take your work to the next level. Sharpen your throwing skills so you can make exactly the pieces you have in mind. This class is about technique. Pay attention to details to get harmonious lips, feet, knobs, and handles for each individual pot. Throw lighter and higher. Be centered to get centered. Each week will have a demo. Fee includes 25# of stoneware or 35# of recycled pugged clay which includes bisque firing and a glaze firing. Porcelain available for a small upcharge. MASK REQUIRED

S1: 5 wk: 1:00-4:00: Sep 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12
S2: 5 wk: 1:00-4:00: Oct 19, 26,Nov 2, 9, 16
S3: 5 wk: 9:00-12:00: Nov 23, 30, Dec 7, 14, 21
S4: 6 wk: 1:00-4:00: Dec 28, Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb 1

5 wk: $163 ACM Members
$188 Future Members

6 wk: $195 ACM Members
$220 Future Members

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Clay For The Absolute Beginner, Sandra Symens

Sandra Symens   B
Tuesdays 9:00-12:00

Come have fun getting dirty playing with clay. We will start with pinch pots, hand forming, then slab work with molds and press forms. One week we will use the potters wheels. To decorate our pots, we will stamp, texture, and use basic glazing. Each week a different project will be presented to build your skills. Fee includes 25# of stoneware with a bisque firing and one glaze firing. Please leave hand and wrist jewelry at home and bring an apron and hand towel. Basic tool kits are available for purchase. Let your creativity run wild. MASK REQUIRED

S1: 5 wk: Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
S3: 6 wk: Nov 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15
S3: 6 wk: Dec 29, Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2

5 wk: $163 ACM Members
$188 Future Members

6 wk: $195 ACM Members
$220 Future Members

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Extruder Construction, Ted Camp

Ted Camp
Thursdays 9:00-12:00

The use of clay extrusions greatly speeds up the process of creating clay pieces. Using small hand extruders and/or larger wall-mounted extruders, students will construct forms in a variety of scale. Time saved from the construction process allows the student more time to consider aesthetic concerns and explore the clay medium creatively. Pieces may be built entirely from extrusions or combined with other traditional hand building (and even wheel throwing) techniques. Students may work alternatively between sculptural and utilitarian forms. Firing and glazing choices include using either cone 6 electric or cone 10 reduction kilns. Class fee includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. MASK REQUIRED

5 wk: S1: Sep 3, 10, 17, 24, Oct 1
4 wk: S2 Apr 1, 8, 15, 22

4 wk: $132 ACM Members
$157 Future Members

5 wk: $163 ACM Members
$188 Future Members

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