Introduction to Clay: Pottery Wheel

CLASS ID: 3T31
Date/Time: 4 Saturdays, April 21 – May 12, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM  *date change from catalog

Katie Bosley
Curious about the potter’s wheel? This class will introduce beginners to throwing. Learn the steps and skills that transform a lump of clay into incredible functional forms. No clay experience necessary.

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Katie’s Morning Studio

CLASS ID: 3T11
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, April 3 – 24, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

CLASS ID: 3T12
Date/Time: 5 Tuesdays, May 1 – 29, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Katie Bosley
Learn something new every week with clay. This class is for those just starting out, or looking to expand their skill set. Learn traditional pottery and hand-building/sculpting techniques. Learn about glazing and surface design choices. This class is centered on individual development, and demonstrations based on group interest. Beginners are encouraged to join, and so are advanced members looking for additional feedback. Materials are included.

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Tuesday Evening Clay

CLASS ID: 3T14
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, April 3 – 24, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 3T15
Date/Time: 5 Tuesdays, May 1 – 29, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Zac Spates
Come explore the endless possibilities in clay! Although this course is self-guided, each class will start with a short demonstration or show – and – tell followed by time to work on individual projects: throwing techniques, hand-building, surface decoration and form resolution, etc. Zac will work with students one-on-one to discuss projects and troubleshoot conceptual and construction issues. Over the course of the quarter, you will build your ceramics vocabulary and develop work that is unique to you. All levels are welcome. Materials are included.

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Clay Open Studio

Various Artists
Date/Time: Wednesdays & Saturdays from March 3 – May 30

Need more studio time? This class is open to anyone who is enrolled in other clay classes and wants more work time. It is also open to those with clay experience who want to work independently. Alex or Katie will be available to answer your questions and to help with specific needs. Bring your tools for another fun clay day! Materials are included.

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Friday Morning Clay

CLASS ID: 3T29
Date/Time: 4 Fridays, April 6 – 27, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

CLASS ID: 3T30
Date/Time: 4 Fridays, May 4 – 18, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

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 Studio for All Skill Levels

CLASS ID: 3T23
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, April 5 – 26, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 3T24
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, May 17 – 31, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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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All Ages Ceramics

CLASS ID: 3T34
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, April 5 – 26, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

CLASS ID: 3T35
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, May 17 – 31, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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 Wheel for All Skill Levels

CLASS ID: 3T26
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, April 5-26, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 3T27
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, May 17-31, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM *This is the correct time. Catalog error

Adama Sow
Senegalese teaching artist Adama Sow will teach beginning potters how to control the wheel, and show advanced students how to make a better pot. Demonstrations will cover basic wheel throwing techniques. No clay experience is necessary. Advanced students are welcome. Materials are included.

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Monday Morning Clay

CLASS ID: 3T05
Date/Time: 5 Mondays, April 2 – 30, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

CLASS ID: 3T06
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, May 7 – 21, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Adam Gruetzmacher
Join potter Adam Gruetzmacher on Monday mornings in an open instruction studio setting. Students will help determine the trajectory of the class through their ideas and desire to explore new techniques in clay on and off the wheel. Work at your own pace and learn through both individual and group demonstration. Open to all skill levels, we will enjoy a relaxed studio environment designed to nurture and explore our ideas. Materials are included.

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Intergenerational Ceramics

CLASS ID: 7T13
Date/Time: 5 Mondays, April 2 – 30, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

CLASS ID: 7T14
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, May 7 – 21, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

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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