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Rise and Shine Wheel Throwing For Beginners +

Beginner+ Wheel Throwing

with Shari Zabriskie

This fun morning class will introduce you to the fundamentals of throwing pots on the wheel.  Over the course of eight weeks, learn and practice the techniques of clay preparation, centering, throwing,  trimming, glazing, and more!   This class is geared towards beginners, those continuing to work on their basic skills and those who are coming back to pottery after many years.  .  Demonstrations, discussions, coaching, and abundant practice time.  Ages 16 and up. 

 

Upcoming Sessions:

January 26-March 16, Thursdays 9am-Noon

February 7-March 28, Tuesdays 9am-Noon

March 30-May 18, Thursdays 9am-Noon

April 11-May 30,

Tuesdays 9am-Noon

$315 fee + $40 for each bag of clay used.

Daily practice time included.

email shabbazabba@yahoo.com  to register!

with Teta Hilsdon

Over eight weeks, practice the basics of making pots on the wheel: centering, throwing different forms, trimming, glazing, recycling clay and a few decorative techniques. 

For beginners, those continuing work on their basic skills, or those coming back to pottery after many years. 

Demonstrations, discussions, coaching, and abundant practice time.  Ages 16 and up. 

 

Upcoming Sessions:

January 3 through February 21, Tuesdays 6–9pm (wait list only)

February 6 through March 27, Mondays 6–9pm

March 7 through April 25, Tuesdays 6–9pm

April 10 through May 29, Mondays 6–9pm

$315 fee + $40 for each bag of clay used.

Daily practice time included.

email tetahilsdon@gmail.com  to register!

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Weekend Workshop:
Building with Slabs!

with Teta Hilsdon

Building with slabs is a fun, fast, and relatively easy way to make plates, trays, vases and platters with beautiful textured patterns.  Learn to roll clay out into a slab, cut, texture, form pieces and glaze.   Class includes daily practice time during the three week class session.  Once the class is over, you'll have the skills to work at Wheelhouse on your own using a day pass.

 

Saturdays 9AM to noon on January 7, 21 and 28

$200 fee + $20 for each 1/2 bag of clay used.

Ages 16 and up.  No experience necessary.

email: tetahilsdon@gmail.com to register!

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Weekend Workshop:
Clay Whistles!  Making Sculptures that Sing!

with Annie Lauterbach

There is something magical about taking a soft piece of clay/earth and making it whistle.  This workshop will introduce you to creating clay whistles using simple tools.  We will explore how to build whistles by pinching, joining, and carving the clay.  If time allows, our whistles can be decorated with colored slips/underglazes.  No expereince is required to participate.   Pieces will be ready for pick up two weeks after the workshop.    

 

Saturday, February 18 9 AM-Noon

$70 fee includes all materials.

Ages 16 and up.  No experience necessary.

email: annlauterbach6@gmail.com to register!

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Weekend Workshop:
Exploring Glaze!

with Meg Dougherty

What is glaze?  What makes a glaze durable?  Is this food safe?  What changes a glaze texture or color?  What are the best ways to apply glaze?

In this workshop you will learn the basics of what glaze is, how it works, how to apply it  and how to start making adjustments to ready mixed glazes.  We will run three glaze experiments: layering glazes, combining ready-mixed glazes, and adjusting color.  This class will offer you a few ways to play with your studio's glazes even if you don't have access to a glaze mixing lab.  If you are working in your own studio, this workshop will help you learn the foundational chemistry to give you the confidence to start making your own glazes.      

 

Saturdays, March 18, March 25, and April1: 9 AM - Noon

$220 some experience and  materials required.

Ages 16 and up.  

For more information (including a materials list) email: luckymugspottery@gmail.com

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Weekend Workshop:
The Art of Coils!

with Nina Salvatore

Building with slabs is a fun, fast, and relatively easy way to make plates, trays, vases and platters with beautiful textured patterns.  Learn to roll clay out into a slab, cut, texture, form pieces and glaze.   Class includes daily practice time during the three week class session.  Once the class is over, you'll have the skills to work at Wheelhouse on your own using a day pass.

 

Saturdays, January 7,21 and 28: 9 AM-Noon

$160 fee + $40 for each bag of clay used.

Ages 16 and up.  No experience necessary.

email: tetahilsdon@gmail.com to register!

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Weekend Workshop:
The Art of Coils!

with Nina Salvatore

Making coil pots is not just for elementary school students!  Coils can be used to build sophisticated functional pottery and sculpture.  Over the first weekend of this workshop, participants will learn the techniques for rolling and "gluing" strong coils while designing water-tight forms.  Participants will have access to the studio the following week to finalize their projects before they are fired.  Class will meet again for a glazing session.  Nina will discuss different techniques for highlighting the coil work with a focus on function.     Once the class is over, you'll have the skills to work at Wheelhouse on your own using a day pass.

 

Saturdays and Sunday April 15-16 and Saturday April 29: 9 AM-Noon

$220 fee + $20 for each 1/2 bag of clay used.

Ages 16 and up.  No experience necessary.

email: n.sara.salvatore@gmail.com to register!

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Weekend Workshop:
Outdoor Barrel Firing!

with Shari Zabriskie

Re-connect with the elemental aspects of pottery in this exciting three part workshop.   Celebrate the clay surface and learn how to make and use the finest of slips: terra sigillata.  Explore the wonders of buffing clay to a glowing sheen, wrapping work in saggars filled with seaweed, copper wire and other potential mark makers.   Experience a pottery firing where the firing is the event!    Potters should plan to come to the first session with pieces made and at the bone dry stage.   .

 

Saturday June 3: 9am-Noon, Terra Sigillata! 

Saturday June 10:  9am-4pm, Creating Saggars and Firing!

Sunday June 11: 9am-11am,

Out of the Ashes!

$300 

Ages 16 and up.  Participants may bring up to 5 medium sized pieces to fire, many littles...

email inquiries to: shabbazabba@yahoo.com

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