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*Sold Out* 12 Week Mixed Level Wheel Throwing (Reduction Firing) Fridays 10:30am-1pm


Time: 10:30am – 1pm
Dates: Fridays, May 5th – July 28th (See Description for details) (No Class July 7th)
Location: Radius Art Studio, 2324 SE Belmont
Instructor: Lela Blyler

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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, May 5th-June 2nd: Workdays 10:30am-1pm

Friday, June 9th: No class in the morning, kiln loading starting at 6pm (attendance optional)

Saturday, June 10th: Firing day (come-and-go as you can, 8am-8pm)

Tuesday, June 13th: Unload kiln 6pm (attendance optional)

Fridays, June 16th – July 21st: Workdays, 10:30am-1pm

Friday July 28th: No class in the morning, kiln loading starting at 5:30pm (attendance optional)

Saturday, July 29th: Firing day (come-and-go as you can, 8am-8pm)

Tuesday, August 1st: Unload kiln at 5:30pm (attendance optional)

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.