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This class is designed for student's that may feel apprehensive about trying a new art form. Adaptive ceramics is an integrated starting point for everyone that allows students to become comfortable and familiar with clay. The hope is to grow, learn and become confident in what you create. Additionally, the process of working with clay in both...
Students will design a low relief form to be molded and used for decoration on wheel-thrown and handbuilt clay forms, both functional and sculptural. An image presentation of repetition in nature will provide ideas to create interesting surface designs and embellishments. All students will create their own designs and mold them as...
For students with some experience in throwing and hand-building, add to your repertoire of form and technique. Throw “larger,” adding appendages to pots, and altering thrown forms. Explore form and function, as well as shape and design of ceramic pieces.
For those experienced in wheel thrown ceramics, hone your technique. Learn to use clay more efficiently, and make increasingly complex forms. Weekly demonstrations will include throwing, building, and glazing techniques. Supply List
Pinch, coil and slab techniques demonstrated to create a variety of projects ranging from functional vessels to sculptural forms, figures and tiles. Paint and carve while exploring with slips and glazes. Historical and contemporary artists will be introduced for inspiration. More advanced students will be encouraged to hone their skills and develop...
Terra cotta, also known as red earthenware, is familiar to you in flowerpots, cooking utensils and roofs tiles. Throw pieces on the wheel or hand-build with red clay to create a unique container(s) for your favorite flowers and herbs. Embellish with sgraffiti , stenciling and painting. Glaze with cone 04 glazes and slips. Folk traditions and...
Taught at your individual skill level. Learn and become comfortable with the basic techniques in throwing, such as centering, opening, and pulling cylinders, and glazing. Create mugs, bowls and plates using high-fire reduction.
Using nature as a source, you will create decorative vessels by combining various parts utilizing handbuilding and wheelthrowing. Focus on patterning and unifying layers of surface. Additional decorative techniques will be demonstrated; color and glaze will be discussed.
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For students with some experience in throwing and hand-building, add to your repertoire of form and techniques to explore how function relates to form working with high-fire reduction stoneware.
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Explore how to create and transfer images onto ceramics. Prepare and work with underglaze and slip to create images and patterns ready to transfer to your ceramic vessels. Techniques covered will include silk screening, photocopy/laser printed transfers, and slip transfers. Discussion will include how to create pottery, vessels, and surfaces that are...
Learn and advance your throwing skills and glazing technique. Projects will center around creating functional pottery forms--mugs, dinnerware, pitchers, vases, and covered forms. Students should have prior wheel throwing experience.
Pinch, slab, and coil your way to create fantastic containers for your favorite flowers and herbs. Folk traditions and techniques from Mexico to Italy will be your inspiration to design vases and vessels. Sgrafitto, stamping, carving animals and figures are just some of the techniques to put the finishing touch on your pieces. Group participation and...
In our ceramics studio we teach students how to handle clay in order to make functional and artistic ceramic pieces. We'll start with hand-building and then we'll introduce them to the potter's wheel where they'll make bowls, cups and more. All materials will be supplied.
Clay is a wonderful way to introduce art to your curious child, or help your budding artist expand their creativity. In our Ceramics Studio we teach kids how to make ceramic pieces from wet clay using their best tools - their hands! Hand-builders use multiple tools like molds, stamps, cookie cutters and underglazes to transform clay into fun and unique...
Create a unique stencil using the laser cutter in EAC’s Maker Lab! We will introduce the variety of technology EAC’s Maker Lab has to offer, and how it can be catered to meet your ceramics practice! Come with a basic image from which you would like to create a stencil.
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