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.

Sculpture 2

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.

$125 individuals

$175 couples

$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!

 

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