Beginners Hand-Building

Always wanted to play with clay?

This class introduces you to clay as a medium and the hand building techniques of pinch and coil. It includes instruction on basic finishing and glazing techniques. No experience necessary.

Tuesday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm TITIA ESTES Start Date: 02/28/2017 Register
Wednesday, 10:00am - 12noon LOURDES JIMENEZ Start Date: 03/01/2017 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, 7:00pm - 9:00pm MICHAEL SBICCA Start Date: 03/01/2017 Register
Saturday, 12:00noon - 2:00pm CAROL ARONOWSKY Start Date: 03/04/2017 Register

Advanced Intermediate Hand-building

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

Tuesday,10:00am – 12noon TITIA ESTES Start Date: 02/28/2017 Register
Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm TITIA ESTES Start Date: 03/01/2017 Register

Intermediate Wheel-Throwing
Throw with confidence! Once you are comfortable with throwing at least 3 pounds of clay, an intermediate class will build your throwing, trimming and glazing skills. Topics include: using bats and chucks, throwing off the hump, making larger forms and lids. Wheel Throwing I or equivalent experience is a pre-requisite.

Tuesday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm SHARON GARRETT Start Date: 02/28/2017 Register
Saturday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm CAROL ARONOWSKY Start Date: 03/04/2017 Register

Surface Design on Greenware
Complement your forms with surface decoration techniques. Explore a variety of applications of Texture, Colored Clay, Oxides and Underglazes to enhance your hand built or wheel thrown pieces before bisque firing. Experience in hand building or wheel throwing is prerequisite.

Thursday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm HEATHER ROSENMAN Start Date: 03/03/2017 Register

Glaze Calculation with Jose Salinas
Learn how to make and alter your own glazes to suit your work.
This Intermediate-level Glazing class with Jose Salinas is an introduction to the materials and basic principles of glaze making. Students will develop new glazes through hands-on investigation of the ingredients used in Xiem studio glazes.
This class runs over 11 weeks. The class meets every second week, to enable firing of test tiles between classes.
This is an advanced class. Intermediate level Wheel Throwing, Hand Building or Glaze Application experience is pre-requisite.
Lab fee: $75.

Saturday, 10:00am - 12noon JOSE SALINAS Start Date: 03/04/2017 Register
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