Woodfire Exploration

CLASS ID: 3X40
Meeting: Sunday, August 12, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Slip & Glaze: Sunday, October 14, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Loading & Firing: Friday – Sunday, October 19-21
Unloading: Sunday, October 28, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Zac Spates
Woodfire your pottery with Zac Spates at his beautiful, newly built pottery studio 25 minutes east of White Bear Lake in Hudson, Wisconsin. Class participants will learn how to load and fire Zac’s small anagama wood kiln. Participants can continue with their normally scheduled classes (or take Tuesday Evening Clay with Zac) to create the work to be fired. The class will meet two months before the firing at Zac’s kiln/studio and to discuss clay and glaze surfaces, wadding techniques, etc., in preparation for the firing. The loading and firing will happen over a Friday-Sunday weekend, and the kiln will be unloaded the following weekend. While it is not required to be onsite for the entire firing and unloading, participants are encouraged to help as much as they are able. No wood fire experience necessary.

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Friday Morning Clay

CLASS ID: 3W32
Date/Time: 4 Fridays, August 3 – 24, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Alexander Chinn
Join Alex and enjoy your morning with 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 Open Studio

Date/Time: Wednesdays & Saturdays, June – August
Various Artists
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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Monday Morning Clay

CLASS ID: 3W08
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, August 6 – 27, 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: 3W35
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, August 6 – 27, 3:00 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 use 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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Beginning/Intermediate Clay

CLASS ID: 3W11
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, August 6 – 27, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Brittany Trushin
Explore basic hand-building and wheel-throwing skills with this beginner/ intermediate course. 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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Katie’s Morning Studio

CLASS ID: 3W14
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, August 7 – 28, 9:15 AM – 11:45 AM

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 Afternoon Clay

CLASS ID: 3W52
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, August 7 – 28, 3:30 PM – 6:00 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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Tuesday Evening Clay

CLASS ID: 3W17
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, August 7 – 28, 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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Introduction to Clay: Pottery Wheel

CLASS ID: 3X01
Date/Time: 4 Saturdays, September 8 – 29, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Johnne Law McMahan
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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