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Independent Clay Study
Pete Prudhomme

Tuesdays April 2nd – May 21st  6:30-9pm
$195 ($245 non-members)

$195 ($245 non member)

Focus on your interests or experiment with new techniques and take your work to a new level under the guidance of ceramicist Pete Prudhomme. Class includes discussions, demonstrations and practical applications of wheel throwing and glazing techniques in a relaxed atmosphere. Class culminates with a cone 10 gas kiln firing. Previous clay experience preferred.

#TeaLife - Exploring Traditional and Contemporary Teaware with Tony Ferguson

$225 members/$275 non-members

Mondays  April 22nd - June 17th (no class on Memorial Day-May 27th)

In this class you will learn to create tea cups, tea bowls (aka ‘chawan’ in Japanese tea ceremony), and tea pots from the instructor’s study of Chinese, Japanese and Korean ceramics.  Wabi sabi forming and glazing aesthetics will be explored as students will be encouraged to develop their voice in clay. Wheel and hand building techniques will be demonstrated in a friendly and cooperative atmosphere. Class culminates with a cone 10 gas kiln firing.  

During class, you will smell, taste and learn about various types of herbal teas; class will end with a traditional tea ceremony on the night of the kiln opening.  When it comes to drinks, tea is second only to water in popularity and is the drink with the longest history. Ceremonies involving tea drinking are common in countries all around the world. Some of the most well-known tea ceremonies take place in China, Japan, and Korea.  These countries are recognized for turning tea drinking into an art form. 

Beginning through advanced students are welcome. 

www.tonyferguson.net


Flowerpot Frenzy with Adam Stevenson and Craig Bruce

$170 ($205 non-members)

Thursdays May 23rd to June 27th 6pm-9pm (6 sessions)

In this class, Ceramicists Craig Bruce and Adam Stevenson team up to deliver instruction on the various methods and techniques of flowerpot design, construction, decoration and firing.  This class will include discussions on form and function with many demonstrations.  The demonstrations will cover everything from wedging your clay to glazing techniques.  This class will focus on low-fire techniques utilizing low-fire clay, glaze and slip.  All firings will be electric, and participants will see finished flowerpots each week through the end of class.  The instructors will demonstrate several different types of flowerpots, surface designs, slip designs and more!

Please join in the frenzy of flowerpot fun!


Kids Clay Morning Camp with Liz Vandersteen

Ages 6-8  June 10th-14th  10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Ages 6-8  June 17th- 21st  10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Through the magical combination of ceramics and imagination, kids will transform lumps of clay into art. Fill your house and shelves with unique and colorful three dimensional masterpieces.

Kids Clay Afternoon Camp with Liz Vandersteen

Ages 9-11 June 10th-14th  1-3 p.m.

Through the magical combination of ceramics and imagination, kids will transform lumps of clay into art. Fill your house and shelves with unique and colorful three dimensional masterpieces.


Teen Wheel Throwing with Liz Vandersteen

Ages 12-17  June 17th-21st  1-3 p.m.

Get your hands dirty while making amazing ceramic art. The magic of wheel throwing will be covered in this introductory class. All levels of experience are welcome.










$10 non refundable registration fee included in tuition for all classes.





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