Workshop fee includes 12 instructed sessions, 20 firing slips, 25lbs of clay, and 24 free open studio hours.
This workshop is focused on making things to fire in our Cone 10 Gas Kiln, Shirley! Designed to fit the needs of both beginning and intermediate ceramics students, you will learn the basics of how to throw on the potter’s wheel, as well as glazing and firing in a reduction kiln. Explore how the atmosphere of our manual gas kiln affects glazes and creates an element of surprise in its range of effects.
Beginning students will explore the creation of basic forms such as cups and bowls as well as firing and glazing techniques, while intermediate/advanced students explore working in multiples to gain efficiency. No previous clay experience necessary.
The structure of this workshop is a bit different than our regular 12-week summer workshops. A large focus of the workshop is centered around loading and firing the gas kiln, so please note these dates:
Fridays, Sept. 15-Oct. 20th: Workdays 10:30am-1pm
Bisque Deadline: Work on Cone 10 shelf by Sunday, Oct. 15th.
Friday,Oct. 20th: Class in the morning, kiln loading starting at 6pm (attendance optional)
Saturday, Oct. 21st: Firing day (come-and-go as you can, 8am-8pm)
Tuesday, Oct. 24th: Unload kiln 6pm (attendance optional)
Fridays, Oct. 27th-Dec. 8th: Workdays, 10:30am-1pm
Bisque Deadline: Work on Cone 10 shelf by Sunday, Dec. 3rd.
Friday Dec. 8th: Class in the morning, kiln loading starting at 6pm (attendance optional)
Saturday, Dec. 9th: Firing day (come-and-go as you can, 8am-8pm)
Tuesday, December 12th: Unload kiln at 6:00pm (attendance optional, all are welcome to join)
This session includes 24 free “open studio” hours to come in and practice (without instruction) outside of class times. These open hours will be limited to Thursday 5pm- 9pm, Friday 4pm-8pm, Saturday 1pm-5pm, and Sunday 10am-2pm.