Ceramics

Terra Cotta Prop Shop

Mondays, Jan. 8 – March 5 (6 classes*)

*No class Jan. 1, 15, 22 and Feb 19

Teaching Artist: Talon Smith

Open To: All Experience Levels

Always wanted to recreate a Harry Potter wand? Interested in making a Raktajino cups? Need a lightsaber handle for that kyber crystal you have lying around? This is the class for you! In this class, we will be using terra cotta clay to create props from your favorite sci–fi and fantasy movies. Come create anything from miniature Marvins to sonic screw drivers!

 

Mold Making and Slip Casting

Tuesdays, Jan. 2–March 6 (9 classes*)

*No class Jan. 23

Teaching Artist: Talon Smith

Open To: All Experience Levels

Get hands on with a new process that is designed to make multiples.  In this class, you will learn how to use plaster to create molds that will be used for slip casting!  We will be making three types of molds.  A press mold, a two-part mold, and a hump mold, which we will use during the course of this session to create unique versions of various pre-made items found in a thrift store!

 

NCECA

Wednesdays, Jan. 3 – March 7 (10 classes)

Teaching Artist: Bryce Hemington

Open To: All Experience Levels

Juniors and Seniors—or anyone who is looking to find the next step in pursuing art and wants to know what is out there for ceramics—the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts is coming to Pittsburgh and we are going! We will be constructing work, applications, and portfolios focused on how to apply with 3-D work, and then at the end of the session we will be going to the convention to see the programs that the universities have to offer.

 

Studio Pottery

Thursdays, Jan. 4 – March 8 (10 classes)

Teaching Artist: Bryce Hemington

Open To: All Experience Levels

Learn, or continue to learn how to use the potter’s wheel. In this class, we are going to focus on how to get centered and become one with the wheel to make some pottery that you can really use. Design your ideal dinner set, or make a statement with your mugs, bowls, and plates. If it’s on the wheel we can make it!