Ceramics

Charmed by Clay
Mondays, Jan. 7–March 4 (8 classes*)
*No class Jan. 21, Jan. 28
Teaching Artist: Talon Smith
Open to: All Experience Levels
Let’s think about clay differently by using it to create one-of-a-kind jewelry.  You will have the opportunity to create functional fashion or wild wearables by using various types of clay bodies, glazes, and other materials. Because we will be working so small, we will produce a lot of work in this class.

Slapped up Slabs
Tuesdays, Jan. 8–March 5 (9 classes*)
*No class Jan. 29
Teaching Artist: Bryce Hemington
Open to: All Experience Levels
Want to get into clay but don’t want to be bogged down in the potter’s wheel? We are going to be getting into the finer points of hand-building using the slab roller to make closed form jars, platters, and more in this class.  Work with sheets of clay and custom templates to build objects that will surprise and delight.

Pots for Purpose
Wednesdays, Jan. 2–March 6 (10 classes)
Teaching Artist: Talon Smith
Open to: All Experience Levels
One in eight Allegheny County residents face hunger. Empty Bowls was created to help. Local artists—such as yourself—produce and donate bowls. At the annual Empty Bowls event, soup is served in these bowls, and the guests get to take one home. All proceeds from the event benefit Just Harvest and the Greater Community Food Bank. You can create bowls on the potter’s wheel or by hand building.

Studio Pottery
Thursdays, Jan. 3–March 7 (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.  Make a statement with your mugs, bowls, and plates. If it’s on the wheel we can make it!