Throwing On The Wheel
With Kym Owens
Tuesdays 10am - 1pm
Session One: September 3rd - October 15th
Session Two: October 29th - December 10th
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.
With Jamie Lea Wade
Wednesdays 1pm - 4pm
Session One: September 4th - October 9th
Session Two: November 6th - December 18th (No Class November 27th)
Building on the shapes, textures and construction methods learned in Intro to Ceramic Sculpture, in Sculpture 2 we will focus more on living things. Expand your ceramic vocabulary as we consider approaches to hand-building human, animal, &/or vegetable forms and surfaces with clay.
$185 includes instruction, 25 lbs. of clay and firing to be decided by the instructor.
Throwing On The Wheel
With Rob Sheldon
Thursdays 7pm - 9pm
Session One: September 5th - October 17th
Session Two: October 24th - December 12th (Excluding Thanksgiving, November 28th)
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.
Throw and Glow
With Rob Sheldon
Beginning in November
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
Art and Fun 101
With Tawni Bates
Wednesdays 6pm - 9pm
November 6th - December 18th
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 Cartoons
Week Two- Painting Personal/Found Objects with Acrylics
Week Three- 2-D and 3-D Collage using mixed media
Week Four- Building Miniature Clay Figures
Week Five- Sewing Stuffed Creatures
Week Six- T-Shirt Design and Apparel coloring
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!
The Layered Surface
With Renee LoPresti
November 16th & 17th
10am - 4pm daily
In this two day workshop, we will focus on developing surface composition by layering underglazes and glaze directly onto leatherhard clay. Custom paper and reusable die-cut vinyl stencils will be used to create layered patterns, shapes, and detailed imagery. Students will be able to explore these techniques directly onto their own wheel-thrown or hand-built surfaces. The techniques and materials used during this workshop have the flexibility to be fired to any temperature/atmosphere.
$250 includes instruction, materials and a great lunch each day!
Laminated Colored Clay
With Lebeth Lammers
December 7th & 8th
10am - 4pm Daily
A TWO DAY HANDS ON WORKSHOP EXPLORING THE USES OF LAYERED COLORED SLIPS TO APPLY TO HAND-BUILT AND/OR THROWN OBJECTS. DAY ONE WILL BE THE TECHNICAL PART OF PREPARING THE SLIPS AND SLABS, THROWING AND REVIEWING PROCESS. DAY TWO WILL BE THE MAGIC….. USING THE PRE PREPARED SLABS TO CREATE YOUR OWN DESIGNS FOR LAMINATING ON THROWN OR HANDBUILD PIECES. THE SLABS FROM DAY ONE WILL BE FOR PARTICIPANTS TO TAKE HOME FOR PRACTICE.
$300 includes instruction, materials, 25 lbs. of clay and a great lunch each day.
Studio Holiday Show
December 14th, 10am - 6pm
Join us in our big studio for an indoor, cozy holiday sale. Our studio residents and friends of the studio will be selling their ware as we enjoy the day with free refreshments and merriment. We hope to see you here!
Clay Continuum 2020
January 9th - 12th, 2020
10am - 4pm daily
Kris Cummings- Sculpture
Class Title: Create Your Universe in Clay
The goal for each student is to finish a small scale figural sculpture (human, animal or other) that tells a story. The references can be historic, personal or pure fantasy. We will discuss anatomy, and the use of exaggeration and repetition. I incorporate found objects into my figures. Each student should bring a small personal item that can become an element of their figure (i.e., key, coins, old watch face, locket, pet collar, rope—small enough to embellish, but not take attention away from the figure.) We will use coils and/or slabs and some molds that I provide to get started.
Ryan McKerley- Wheel Throwing
Class Title: Details and Connections for Ultra Smooth Clays
This class will focus on additions of handles, knobs and spouts to wheel thrown pots. Connections, seams and attachments will be demonstrated and discussed at length. Learn how to emphasize or hide joints and how to get varied surfaces from porcelains and
earthenwares. Basic throwing skills required.
Randy Brodnax- Alternative Firing
Bridget Hauser- Sculpture
Class Title: What Floats Your Boat?
Hand Building, using both stiff and soft slab construction the class will put together a sculptural and
biographical object that represents what makes you, you, or alternately what brings you joy. Boats and water carry a tremendous amount of symbolism, and can evoke emotional responses. After construction of your boat, what you put in it, or what environment you float it in is up to you. There will also be an option to create a functional serving dish with a combination of the stiff and soft slabs
together, if that is what floats your boat!!
$550 includes great instruction, materials and wonderful food!
Registration opens online October 26th or find us at the Texas Clay Festival in Gruene and sign up at our booth!