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Congratulations Ann Price on winning the wreath raffle at the Pottery & Craft Sale!

Ceramic Rental Space available

One rental space is currently available in the clay studio for a minimum of 3 months. For more information, please email avarsek@duluthartinstitute.org. 

To register, please visit the Class Registration page.

Beginning Clay
Sheila Staubus
Mondays, January 22 - March 5 (no class April 19)
6:30 - 9 p.m.
$145 ($175 non-members)

Learn and practice the basics of throwing on the potter's wheel from centering to trimming. Clay, glazes and firing fees included. Open to all levels; instruction directed to the beginning potter. 


Beyond the Basics: Firing Kilns

Pete Prudhomme and Sheila Staubus
Thursdays, February 1 - March 15 (no class Feb 22)
6:30 - 9 p.m.

$145 ($175 non-members)

Take your skills to the next level and gain experience in reduction and oxidation firing. Gas and electric kiln firings will include your own work as well as pieces for Empty Bowl. Kiln maintenance will be demonstrated with possible opportunities for practice. 


Clay Tiles 
Liz Vandersteen and Sheila Staubus
Tuesdays, March 13 - April 17 
6:30 - 9 p.m.
$145 ($175 non-members)

Learn how to make and carve a variety of clay relief tiles prior to fabricating plaster press molds. Then, use the molds to create multiple reproductions of the original tiles and experiment with glazing. Take home your molds and completed tiles, leaving one mold at the DAI for future students to admire and replicate.



Empty Bowl Events at the Duluth Art Institute

Empty Bowl Fundraiser 2018 for Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank

Empty Bowl Throw-a-Thon
Saturday, January 20, 10am-4pm

Calling all potters! Come for an hour…come for the day, either way please join us at The Duluth Art Institute’s ceramics studio as we prepare for the annual Empty Bowl fundraiser. Free, no registration required.

Empty Bowl Open Studio
Thursdays, starting January 4, 10am-5pm

For experienced potters who wish to contribute bowls to the event

Empty Bowl Glaze-a-Thon
Saturday March 17, 10am-4pm

For experienced glazers interested in contributing to the event

Lessons in Bowl Making
Tuesdays 6-8pm       
click here to register

Session 1: Feb 6; Session 2: Feb 13; Session 3: Feb 27; Session 4: March 6

Lack experience with clay but still want to contribute to the cause?  Schedule a one-night lesson with our instructors. All bowls will be contributed to Empty Bowl.  $35 fee includes one ticket to Empty Bowl plus instruction and supplies. 

Empty Bowl Events at the Duluth Depot

Sea of Bowls    Monday, April 16, 5-7pm  A preview includes a wine and cheese reception and bowls starting at $25.   
Silent Auction  Monday, April 16, 5-7pm  & Tuesday, April 17, 10am-6pm

Empty Bowl  Tuesday, April 17, 10am-6:30pm      Enjoy this community tradition while sampling locally made soups and breads and selecting your forever bowl. Hosted by the Duluth Depot, benefiting Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank. $20, tickets available at the door.     


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