All Ages Ceramics

Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, November 7-21, 4:00-6:00 PM
Tuition: $87 Member/$105 Non-Member
Age/Level: All ages 6+, must be 9+ to use wheel,
under 10 must be accompanied by an adult

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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Clay Textured Dish

Date/Time: Sunday, October 13, 1:00-3:30 PM
Tuition: $34 Member/$42 Non-Member
Age/Level: 6-13

Transform ordinary slabs of clay onto gorgeous dishes or platters using a variety of hand building tools to create your textures. Finished projects may be picked up in approximately 2 weeks.

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October Woodfire Exploration

Date/Time: TBA
Tuition: $250 Member/$310 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginner and Beyond
Location: Zac Spates Pottery Studio

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 regularly 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 to see Zac’s kiln/studio and to discuss clay and glaze surfaces, wadding techniques, etc. in preparation for the firing. The loading and firing occurs 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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