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
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.
- 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