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Ceramic Cabochons SOLD OUT

with Laura VanCamp

March 17th, 2024

$60 More Info

Learn how to bezel wrap your uniquely handcrafted ceramic stone to fabricate a piece of wearable art:  a pendent, earrings or ring. In the 1st session of this class we will create our stones using clay and colored slips. In the 2nd session we will, using our fired stones, create our unique jewelry piece. All tools and materials to be provided by the studio.

March 17th, 2024 from 2 pm to 4 pm and the second class is March 31st. 2024 from 2 pm to 5 pm. 

This is a two-part class. The first class 

Waiting list available
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Throw it & Glaze it-SOLD OUT

with Pi Benio

March 10th, 2024

$40 More Info

Throw it AND Glaze it

In two, two hour sessions learn both the basics of wheel throwing by forming at least one bowl and then glazing it. The second class you will learn about the mysteries of glaze and firing, where art, chemistry and physics intersect. You will chose the glazes of your choice for your fully functional, food, dishwasher and microwave safe bowls. Through out experienced instructors will provide the support and advice you need to be successful. Clay, tools, and glaze firing all provided. will ready for pickup at a later date to show off your new artistic skills to all.

This class will be 2 sessions. The first session is March 10, 2024 in the Clay studio. The second session is April 7, 2024 in the Glaze Studio. 

Waiting list available
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Throwing for Young Potters – Spring

with Christine Filipek

March 19th to April 23rd, 2024

$250 More Info

Join ACA Ceramicists Christine Filipek & Erin Hoekzema with our weekly pottery sessions. Students will learn to hand-build & throw clay on the potter's wheel! Command your wheel & handbuild with instruction for our experienced clay artists. The session begins by learning to center clay on the wheel, throw bowls, vases, or anything you can imagine, and then finish by glazing your finished piece. This class is offered throughout the year and can be repeated, growing your skills each time. Be prepared to get a little messy; wear clothes & shows you don't mind getting dirty. This class is best suited for students 8+ years old.

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Raku Intensive

with Laura VanCamp

April 13th to May 4th, 2024

$130 More Info

Dive deeper into the world of Raku in this 4 week intensive. In this class we will spend 3 weeks making pieces specifically for the raku kiln. On the last day we will fire the kiln and you will take home finished work that day. Experience making work in clay is required for this class.

 

A little bit about Raku:

Raku firing is a very hands on firing processes that creates a very unique finish. Pieces are glazed then placed into the raku kiln where they are fired up to approximately 1800 degrees. Once the kiln reaches temperature the pieces are removed with tongs then placed into barrels filled with a combustible material such as saw dust or straw the closed. This creates a reduction rich environment, meaning in order to burn, the fire has to get the oxygen molecules out of the Clay body and glazes. This is how the rich coppers are developed and the clay body turns black.

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Painterly Experiments and Traditions with Maiolica

with Edward Steffanni

February 28th, 2024

$60 More Info

Explore the centuries old Italian techniques of maiolica painting and find new ways to add depth and color to your ceramic surfaces. Maiolica affords the artist with the ability to add a distinctive painterly touch to their glazed surfaces. A wide range of painting styles can be achieved through maiolica from delicate watercolor effects to vivid layers of colors. Students will explore the onglaze decorating technique using a range of different colorants and brushes. The course will cover slab construction techniques, low-fire glaze recipes, mixing and applications of decoration colors/stains, and making reusable image templates.

 

2 sessions-February 28 and March 4, 2024