Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Ceramics

Fire Fire Fire!
Mondays, Mar 23 – May 18 (8 classes*)
*No class on Mar 30, May 25
Teaching Artist: Beyvan Schantz
Open To: All Experience Levels
In this class, we’re going to focus on just a few glazes. We’re going to do specialized firings to try to get colors that really pop. Imagine bright reds and shiny golds.. if that sounds good to you, then sign up for this class. We’re going to need to fill multiple kilns, so come ready to make lots of pots and experiment with glazes.

Soda Pop
Tuesdays, Mar 24 – May 26 (9 classes*)
*No class on Mar 31
Teaching Artist: Keith Hershberger
Open To: All Experience Levels
In this class we’re going to focus on using stencils to create printed images on our pots. Using our new stencil cutter, we can easily create intricate stencils, and use them to print layers of colored slip onto the clay. We will fire these pieces in our soda kiln, which creates a glaze on the surface, allowing your images to show. Printmaking and pottery, what could be better?

Beginning Ceramics Challenge
Wednesdays, Mar 25 – May 27 (8 classes*)
*No class on Apr 1, May 6
Teaching Artist: Beyvan Schantz
Open To: All Experience Levels
In this one, we’ll be doing different beginner challenges on the wheel every week. If you’ve never tried the wheel before, this class is for you. As you complete challenges, you’ll earn stickers for a board we’ll keep so you can keep track of your progress. There may even be a prize for the student with the most stickers at the end of this course!

Studio Pottery
Thursdays, Mar 26 – May 28 (9 classes*)
*No class on Apr 2
Teaching Artist: Jeff Guerrero
Open To: All Experience Levels
Whether you’re a total beginner or an experienced potter, you’ll have a great time in this course. Although we’ll tend to gravitate towards wheel throwing and functional pottery, you are welcome to create hand-built ornamental and sculptural work, as well. Works made in this class will be high-fired in our gas kiln so they’ll look great and also be microwave and dishwasher safe.

We Offer:

• An environment that is a safe, nurturing sanctuary for creative expression;
• A climate that instills pride, personal value and hope;
• Student strengths are used to determine direction and goals;
• Relationships are the heart of the process;
• Successes are celebrated.

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Our varied studio courses and workshops offer great opportunities for:
• skill development;
• critical thinking;
• experiential learning;
• preparation for careers and higher education;
• individualized mentoring;
• portfolio development;
• educational travel;
• service learning;
• scholarship help.

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