Pottery/ Sculpture Classes

Raku-Fire & Smoke, Ted Camp

Ted Camp   B-A
Thursdays 8:30-11:30 or 1:00-4:00

Raku has become a popular way of fast-firing to a temperature around 1860 degrees. Using previously developed skills, students will produce 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 while rapidly cooling. In addition to regular raku glazing, students may try naked raku, obvara, and horse-hair techniques as choices for their surface patterns. Class fee includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and all firing. Class size is limited to 6 students. We ask students to wear masks and respect social distancing.

S2: 4wk: Jun 4, 11, 18, 25, 1:00-4:00
S3: 5wk: Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 8:30-11:30

$127 ACM Members
$152 Future Members

$158 ACM Members
$183 Future Members

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Monday Night Wheel, 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. 25lbs clay, glazes & in-studio firing.

Class size is limited to 6 students. We ask students to wear masks and respect social distancing.

S2: 5 wk: Jun 8, 15, 22, 29, Jul 6
S3: 3 wk: Jul 27, Aug 3, 10

3 wk: $95 ACM Members
$120 Future Members

5 wk: $158 ACM Members
$183 Future Members

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Friday Night 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.

Class size is limited to 6 students. We ask students to wear masks and respect social distancing.

S1: Jun 12
S2: Aug 14

$46 ACM Members
$71 Future Members

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Wednesday Night Wheel, Seth Barendse

Seth Barendse  B-A
Wednesdays 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. 25lbs clay, glazes & in-studio firing.

Class size is limited to 6 students. We ask students to wear masks and respect social distancing.

S1: June 10, 17, 24, Jul 1, 8

5 wk: $158 ACM Members
$183 Future Members

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Wheel Intensive, Judith White

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

Primarily focusing in 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 this class. Special attention will be given to creating multiples and executing more sophisticated forms. Class demos will be given based on student input and instructor challenges. 25lbs of clay, in-studio glazes & firing included.

S2: Jun 13, 20, (no Jun 27 or Jul 4), Jul 11,
18, 25, Aug 1

$190 ACM Members
$215 Future Members

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Wheel Throwing, Ted Camp

Ted Camp B-A
Wednesdays 9:00-12:00

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. Class size is limited to 6 students. We ask you to wear masks and respect social distancing.

S1: 4wk: June 3, 10, 17, 24
S2: 5wk: Jul 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug 5

$127 ACM Members
$152 Future Members

$158 ACM Members
$183 Future Members

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Handbuilding with Slabs, Ted Camp

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 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 kit at the front desk. Class fee includes 25 lbs. of clay, firing and in-studio glazing. Class size is limited to 6 students. We ask you to wear masks and respect social distancing.

S1: Jun 3, 10, 17, 24

$127 ACM Members
$152 Future 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.

Class size is limited to 6 students. We ask students to wear masks and respect social distancing.

S2: Jun 9, 16 23, 30, Jul 7
S3: Jul 14, 21, 28, Aug 4, 11

5 wk: $158 ACM Members
$183 Future Members

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Intermediate/Advanced Wheel, Sandra Symens

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

Extend your throwing skills and your ability to create 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 work. Throw lighter and higher. Be centered to get centered. Each week will have a demo. Fee includes 25# of stoneware clay, but for a nominal fee you can upgrade to porcelain. Fee also includes a bisque firing and a glaze firing.

Class size is limited to 6 students. We ask students to wear masks and respect social distancing.

S2: 4 wk: Jun 9, (no Jun 16), 23, 30, Jul 7
S3: 5 wk: Jul 14, 21, 28, Aug 4, 11

4wk: $127 ACM Members
$152 Future Members

5wk: $158 ACM Members
$183 Future Members

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Clay For The Absolute Beginner, Sandra Symens

Sandra Symens   B
Mondays 1:00-4:00

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.

Class size is limited to 6 students. We ask students to wear masks and respect social distancing.

S2: 5 wk: Jun 15, 22, 29, Jul 6, 13
S3: 4 wk: Jul 20, 27, Aug 3, 10

4 wk: $127 ACM Members
$152 Future Members

5 wk: $158 ACM Members
$183 Future Members

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