Pottery I: September - November

Mon, September 09 2019, 6:00 PM - Mon, November 04 2019, 9:00 PM [EST]

102 South 10th Street, Lafayette, Indiana, 47905, United States

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Mon, September 09 2019, 6:00 PM - Mon, November 04 2019, 9:00 PM [EST]

Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, 102 South 10th Street, Lafayette, Indiana, 47905, United States.

POTTERY I: INTRO to CLAY for Adults (21+)

 Mondays, (10 weeks)

September 9 - November 4

6:00 - 9:00 PM

Class Fees: $220 (Museum members: $198)

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Enrollment Maximum: 10

Enrollment Minimum:6

Class Fee includes ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING: clay, glazes, firings, and use of all tools, and studio equipment for the class projects. 


About This Class: 

Pottery I is a 10-week intro to pottery - it’s a fun, basic, "get your hands dirty" clay class in which students create handbuilt and wheel thrown stoneware pottery.

Students learn:

  • basic handbuilding techniques using slabs, molds, templates, and extruded forms.
  • finish off the session by trying your hand at the potter's wheel!
  • to explore surface decoration on raw clay forms through: carving, appliqué, impressing & stamping.
  • to apply color to bisqued clay with oxides, stains and glazes.
  • to glaze pottery.
  • to discuss, analyze, and evaluate pottery through group discussion/critique, using an    understanding of craftsmanship and the elements and principles of design.

Note: Missed classes due to vacation or illness can be made up during open studio times by special arrangement with instructors.


Additional studio times for pottery students:

Wednesdays 6 – 9 pm

Fridays 12:30 – 3:30 pm

Saturdays, 9 am-12 pm

Other times by arrangement.

Instructors and/or Teaching Assistants are always in the studio to teach and help!


About the Studio:

The Museum Pottery Studio is a well-equipped workspace which includes: 

  • 12 wheels, 3 large electric kilns, 2 slab rollers, a pugmill for recycling clay, and 2 extruders.
  • All basic tools, materials, and supplies.
  • Each student has a designated spare shelf for his/her on-going work.
  • Additional clay is available for purchase. Current prices are posted in the studio.

About the Instructors:

Penny Kliner and Vicki Hibbert have a clay history spanning over 40 years. Penny Kliner attended the Herron School of Art with a focus on ceramics. She has taught and/or assisted with the AMGL pottery program for the past 5 years and currently coordinates the art museum pottery program. 


For More Information, Contact:

Penny Kliner, Pottery Coordinator



Vicki Hibbert, Pottery I Instructor



Art Museum of Greater Lafayette