Ceramics

You Gotta Terra Cotta
Mondays, Sept. 18 – Nov. 13 (8 classes*)
*No class Oct. 16
Teaching Artist: Talon Smith
Open to: All Experience Levels
In this class we will work with terra cotta! Terra cotta has historically been used for sculptures dating back to 1500 B.C. as well as utilitarian vessels including flower pots, water vessels, and roofing tiles. It is a type of earthenware clay that is fired to a lower temperature, which means if you want to produce a lot this fall with a quick turnaround, then this class is for you!

Build it Bigger
Tuesdays, Sept. 19 – Nov. 14 (8 classes*)
*No class Nov. 7
Teaching Artist: Bryce Hemington
Open to: All Experience Levels
This class is for all you wheel throwers and hand builders out there who are tired of making paltry trinkets. We’re going big! You’ll use the potter’s wheel, coil building, slabs, or any technique you like so long as you’re not afraid of scale. Works in this class can be either functional or sculptural, but we will be looking at several ceramic sculptors for inspiration.

Stop, Collaborate, and Listen
Wednesdays, Sept. 20 – Nov. 15 (9 classes)
Teaching Artist: Talon Smith
Open to: All Experience Levels
Participate in a collaboration between our ceramics and design studios! Students in ceramics will create forms that are either wheel thrown or hand built that will be passed on to our design students to be decorated. This is an opportunity for students to learn to communicate and collaborate with one another to create unique and beautiful works of art. Students participating in this class will also be featured in a live stream for National Clay Week on Wednesday, October 11!

Throwing Down
Thursdays, Sept. 28 – Nov. 16 (8 classes*)
*No class Sept. 21
Teaching Artist: Bryce Hemington
Open to: All Experience Levels
Calling everyone who wants to be on the potter’s wheel! We will use the wheel to create functional pottery for atmospheric firings. We will fire our work in a kiln and then spray soda into the kiln, which will create some sweet effects. We will also look at different types of slips and glazes to bring out the very best in your pottery.