Scaling Up and Soda Firing with Nick Fletcher
Learn how to set yourself up for success when working big and elevate your work by combining several construction techniques on and off of the wheel. We will begin by learning coil construction, sectional throwing, and coil throwing. These techniques will serve as the foundation of the class and will continue to practice them throughout the duration of the class as you learn how to apply them depending on the form you are making.
Explore making hand-built and wheel thrown components to attach to your forms combining techniques learned to achieve results not possible on their own. Get creative. Play to your strengths and interests. Whether you're interested in functional or sculptural, geometric or organic, realism or abstract, this class will teach you techniques to make larger work and explore new possibilities.
We will finish the class by covering the basics of soda firing and exploring the one of a kind results only possible from atmospheric firing. Take your favorite pieces made in class and send them on a transformative journey resulting in surfaces that tell the story of the atmosphere, flame path, and position in the kiln.
$250 includes instruction and a reserved open studio day for all participants, 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing of up to 10 pieces. Class limited to 8 participants.
Throwing On The Wheel With Rob Sheldon
Thursday Afternoons 1pm-4pm
Thursday Evenings 6pm - 9pm
Open to all skill levels! Come and 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!
$215 includes instruction and a reserved open studio day for all participants, 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing of up to 10 pieces. Class limited to 8 participants.
Throw and Glow
With Rob Sheldon
Come enjoy a full circle clay experience. During this two hour experience 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. The Throw and Glow offers someone with no prior pottery experience an opportunity to take part in all facets of the ceramic process.
$50 each additional person