Beginners Hand-Building

Start Here!

This course offers the beginner a valuable introduction to the ceramic process. The emphasis is on pinch and coil construction and classes includes instruction on surface treatments and glaze application.

Thursday, 10:00am - 12:00noon LOURDES JIMENEZ Start Date:01/10/2019 Register

Advanced Beginners Hand-Building

Learn slab-building techniques in this follow-up to Beginners Hand-Building

This course offers the beginner a valuable introduction to hard and soft slab construction and includes instruction on glaze application. Experience with pinching and coiling is prerequisite.

Tuesday, 07:00pm - 09:00pm TITIA ESTES Start Date: 01/08/2019 Register

Beginners Wheel Throwing

Learn to use the potter's wheel

This course lays the foundation for personal development of basic skills in throwing, trimming and glaze application.

Wednesday, 10:00am - 12:00noon JANISSE GRACIA Start Date:01/09/2019 Register
Wednesday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm CHRISTINE SCHWANDT Start Date:01/09/2019 Register
Saturday, 10:00am - 12:00noon CAROL ARONOWSKY Start Date:01/12/2019 Register

Advanced Beginners Wheel Throwing

Develop your skills as you learn new forms

This course reviews fundamental principles of throwing and trimming and introduces the student to repetition throwing, bowls and bottle forms. Beginners Wheel Throwing or similar level of experience is a prerequisite.

Thursday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm BECKI CHERNOFF Start Date:01/08/2019 Register

Advanced Intermediate Hand-building

Refine and develop your hand building techniques

Use advanced hand-building techniques to explore personal ideas and self-expression. This course will focus on form and surface finishing options. Hand Building experience (pinch, coil and slab) is prerequisite.

Tuesday, 10:00am – 12:00noon TITIA ESTES Start Date: 01/08/2019 Register

Intermediate Wheel-Throwing

Throw with confidence

Once you are comfortable throwing, trimming and glazing your work independently, an intermediate class will allow you to explore creating your own designs. This class will introduce students to the special requirements for throwing, trimming and glazing of porcelain. The ability to throw, trim and glaze independently is a prerequisite for this class.

Saturday, 12:00pm- 2:00pm CAROL ARONOWSKY Start Date: 01/12/2019 Register

Learn to make your own glazes

Glaze Calculation is designed for students and professional potters who have mastered the basic concepts of technical ceramics and wish to develop their understanding of the ceramic materials, metallic oxides and stains used in glazes. Lab fee: $75.00

The class meets every second Saturday, over a 12 week period. Final class meeting: March 30.

Saturday, 10:00am – 12:00noon JOSE SALINAS Start Date: 01/12/2019 Register
Xiem Class Sessions in 2016

Xiem Class Sessions – 2018
Session 1/18: January 2nd – February 10th
Session 2/18: February 27th – April 7th
Session 3/18: April 24th – June 2nd
Session 4/18: June 19th – July 28th
Session 5/18: August 14th – September 22nd
Session 6/18: October 2nd – November 10th

Xiem Studio Sales – 2018
Xiem Spring Studio Sale: May 12th and 13th
Xiem Fall Studio Sale: November 16th & 17th