Fine Silver Earrings

CLASS ID: 4R31
Date/Time: Sunday, November 19, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Kim Bakken-Parr
This is the perfect class if you are looking to get an early start on Christmas gifts, In this class we will make a variety of fine silver (99.9% pure silver) earrings. The design process begins by using polymer clay. Once the design have been finalized, work begins using Precious Metal clay (PMC). This material is composed of fine silver particles in an organic binder with water. After drying the piece in a dehydrator to remove the water, final filing and refinement is done. The next step is to fire the pieces in a kiln to burn up the organic binder. Once out ot the kiln the pieces are polished and a patina is applied, you will leave the class with your finished pieces. All tools and ear wires are provided. No previous experience necessary; it’s as easy as working with Play-Doh! Bring a lunch.

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Press Mold Workshop

CLASS ID: 3R11
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 10, 12:30PM – 3:30PM

Joshua Woof
Come learn how to make your own open-face press-molds/sprigs by mixing and pouring plaster. You will make one relief or shape for this workshop. Materials are included.

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Friday Morning Clay

CLASS ID: 3R19
Date/Time: 4 Fridays: September 8-29, 10:00AM – 12:30PM

CLASS ID: 3R20
Date/Time: 4 Fridays: October 6-27, 10:00AM – 12:30PM

CLASS ID: 3R21
Date/Time: 3 Fridays: November 3-17, 10:00AM – 12:30PM

Alexander Chinn
Enjoy a morning of clay! Each class begins with a short demonstration followed by working on clay projects: throwing on the wheel, hand-building, tiles, sculptures, etc. All levels are welcome. Materials are included.

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Clay Masks

CLASS ID: 7R02
Date/Time: Saturday, September 23, 1:00PM – 2:30PM

Margie Jones
Explore facial features while creating a unique mask using hand building techniques. Materials are included.

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All Ages Ceramics

CLASS ID: 7R07
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: September 7-28, 4:00PM – 6:00PM

CLASS ID: 7R08
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: October 5-26, 4:00PM – 6:00PM

CLASS ID: 7R09
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: November 2-30, 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Adama Sow
This all-ages class with teaching artist Adama Sow is the perfect class for kids, teens, and adults, or for parents to take with their children! Demonstrations will cover basic wheel throwing, hand-building, sculpture, and glazing techniques as well as more advanced concepts upon request. Work at your own pace with both individualized and group instruction. No clay experience necessary; all levels are welcome. Materials are included.

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Pottery Tour and Kiln Opening

CLASS ID: 3R27
Date/Time: Saturday, November 4, 3:00PM – 4:30PM

Zac Spates
Visit Zac Spates’ Pottery in Hudson, WI for a tour of his studio and kilns. Zac and his Woodfire Exploration class will open the kiln at 4 PM.

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Intergenerational Ceramics

CLASS ID: 7R01
Date/Time: 3 Mondays: September 11-25, 3:00PM – 5:30PM

CLASS ID: 7R02
Date/Time: 5 Mondays: October 2-30, 3:00PM – 5:30PM

CLASS ID: 7R03
Date/Time: 4 Mondays: November 6-27, 3:00PM – 5:30PM

Brittany Trushin
Explore basic hand building and wheel-throwing skills with this intergenerational beginner/intermediate course for adults, kids, and teens. Focus on learning to make different shapes using the wheel or hand-building skills like pinching, coiling, and slab building. Use your shapes to create utilitarian pottery or sculptural forms. Bring your ideas for specific forms you’d like to learn to make. Class will offer demonstrations and individualized instruction. No clay experience necessary. Materials are included.

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Clay Studio for All Skill Levels

CLASS ID: 3R16
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: September 7-28, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

CLASS ID: 3R17
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: October 5-26, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

CLASS ID: 3R18
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays: November 2-30, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

Adama Sow
Senegalese teaching artist Adama Sow will assist potters with wheel throwing, hand-building, and glazing techniques. Demonstrations will cover hand-building and basic wheel-throwing techniques as well as more advanced concepts upon request. Work at your own pace with both individualized and group instruction. No clay experience necessary; all levels are welcome. Materials are included.

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Clay: Pinch Pot Monster Spoon Rest

CLASS ID: 7R27
Date/Time: Sunday, November 19, 1:30PM – 3:30PM

Erika Arndt
Explore clay by smooshing, poking, and modeling it into a cute (or frightening!) monster dish. Then we’ll add colorful details with underglaze. Fired projects will be ready to pick up in two weeks. Materials are included.

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Raku Firing and Potluck

CLASS ID: 3R22
Date/Time: Saturday, October 14, 9:30AM – 1:00PM

Joshua Woof
All clay students are invited to the Tom Hartzell Clay Studio Raku and Potluck. This event is FREE for all currently enrolled clay students. Bring a bisque piece to be fired and an optional dish to share with the group! Kiln space is limited- arrive by 9:30 AM to participate in firing.

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