Throwing On The Wheel
With Kym Owens
Tuesdays 10am - 1pm
January 14th - February 25th
Please join us for a 7 week wheel throwing class for all levels with ceramic artist, Kym Owens. With over 20 years as a functional thrower, Owens will teach you a step by step approach on how to throw and trim your pots. The class also focuses on how to decorate your pottery to give it your own personal touch. Whether you are a beginner or advanced Potter, you will learn the secrets to making functional pottery.
$185 includes instruction, 25 lbs. of clay and firing of up to 10 pieces.
Throwing On The Wheel
With Rob Sheldon
Thursdays 6pm - 9pm
January 16th - February 27th
Open to all skill levels! Come further your abilities or begin a new journey in wheel throwing. This 7 week class will provide you with enough information and hands on experience to create pots you'll love. We will cover wedging, centering, pulling even walls, multiple handle making methods and more!
$175 includes instruction, 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing of up to 10 pieces. Class limited to 10 participants.
With Jamie Lea Wade
Wednesdays 1pm - 4pm
February 19th - March 26th
Learn basic hand building techniques including coil, pinch, and slab building methods.
$185 includes instruction, 25 lbs. of clay and firing to be decided by the instructor.
With Eric Jackson and Bert-Jan Baas
February 15th 10am - 4pm
Surface iridescence. That is the goal of luster glazes. Learn about
these low fire techniques in a one day workshop.
The focus will be on achieving surface iridescence, also known as
luster, through glaze, but all luster techniques (pigment, resin, and
fuming lusters) will be discussed. Bert-Jan Baas and Eric
Jackson, a local potter, will guide you into this fascinating,
beautiful, and somewhat secretive grove in the ceramic forest. We will
jump straight in to putting glaze on pot, and go from there. We will
fire twice, and unload, all in one day. Glazes and brushes will be
ready for your use. Bring a notebook, and a couple of pots (though
there will be pots available to purchase, if needed) and expect to
learn a lot, and to have even more fun.
$150 includes materials, instruction and a great lunch.
With Myra Douglass and Lindsey Browning
March 19th - 22nd 10am -4pm each day except Sunday
Calling all pyromaniacs: please join us for a three day woodfiring intensive. This is a great opportunity for those who have wanted to dip their toes into woodfiring, without a huge time commitment. We'll explore the process from decoration to firing and more.
Day 1: In the morning, we will provide slips and glazes appropriate for woodfiring and demonstrate their application. In the afternoon, we will load them into the train kiln giving instruction on the method we use to stack pots on the shelves.
Day 2: We will fire the kiln all day with continuous instruction on our methods for firing a train kiln. We will discuss every step from preheat to body reduction to controlled cooling. Every participant will have a hands on experience stoking the kiln.
Day 3: While the kiln cools on Saturday, we will spend the day in the main studio. We'll delve into the history of woodfiring, discuss a collection of woodfired pots, learn how to clean wad marks and scars, and see demonstrations of both instructors approach to making work suited for woodfiring.
Sunday Morning: We'll unload the kiln bright and early.
$250 includes instruction, materials and lunch Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Art and Fun 101
With Tawni Bates
Wednesdays 6pm - 8pm
April 1st - May 20th
(excluding April 15th)
In this 7 week class we will use all forms of art to explore creative avenues and expand our skills. Each week we will delve into a different art form, learn basics about the medium, then create something uniquely you.
Week One- Drawing Still Life
Week Two- Painting with Watercolors
Week Three- Collage Card Making
Week Four- Oragami Animals
Week Five- Fabric Sculptures
Week Six- Paint Chip Mosaics
Week Seven- Decorating Sugar Cookies and Therapeutic Coloring
Take one or all of these courses! Find the art form that speaks to you. The only limitation is your imagination. Let's make some art and enjoy life a little!
$40 for one class
$135 for all seven classes
Tuition covers instruction, materials, a bit of fun and a snack each class!
With Lynne Hobaica
April 4th and 5th
10am - 4pm daily
This workshop focuses on the art of narration through the form and
surface of a functional object. We will begin with simple slab built
cups, that will be a quick way to play with the addition of sculptural
elements. We will then decorate those cups, building layers of slip
and underglaze. Using simple hand building techniques, we will then
make small, creature shaped lidded boxes, and play with drawing on
clay and building more layers of color.
Day 1: Would start with small, slab built cup forms and tiles (if it
is possible to have small leather-hard tiles prepped before the
workshop, that is helpful, but not necessary). Those will be able to
stiffen up enough to start adding slip toward the end of the day.
While painting slip on, I talk about building layers, thinking about
translucency after the final firing. The last thing before the day
ends is beginning small pinch pot boxes. They're a fun way to return
the the very basics of building with clay, but turning it into
something a little more sculptural and playful.
Day 2: Finish building little pinch boxes. Return the cups that have
been slipped and carve into them using various tools to talk about
line quality and depth. We’ll end with a little more slip decorating,
this time using wax and newsprint as resists to add another element to
Surface decoration is the thing that people are most excited learning,
so I try to keep building forms as simple as possible to allow more
time to experiment with layering and carving.
$325 includes materials, instruction and a great lunch each day.
With Billy Ray Mangham
June 19th - 21st 10am - 4pm daily
Dogs, cats, lions, tigers! All animals are possible. Students will
use simple techniques - soft slab and hollowing out - to create animal
forms. $400 Tuition includes instruction, clay, colorants, a great lunch
each day, and one firing. All skill levels are welcome.
Billy Ray Mangham is the Director of Eye of the Dog Art Center. He
has been working in clay for 45 years and has taught workshops
nationally and internationally. You can follow him on instagram
Self Portrait Workshop
With Jess and Jamie Wade
July 20th - 24th 10am - 4pm
In this workshop taught by Jess and Jamie Lea Wade, we will be making
life-sized self-portrait head/busts. Working solid, on metal pipe
armatures, we will be studying anatomy and proportion using the models
that we can always refer to: ourselves.
Tuition $550 includes all materials, instruction, and lunch each day.
Throw and Glow
With Rob Sheldon
By Appointment Only
Come enjoy a full circle clay experience. During this two hour class you will learn to throw on the potter's wheel and participate in a raku firing. After glazing bisque ware made by local artists, students will get their hands dirty on the potter's wheel. After the kiln is cooled you will take the finished pieces as a keepsake. This hands on class offers someone with no prior pottery experience an opportunity to take part in all facets of the ceramic process.
$45 each additional person