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In this course students will learn the basics of hand building. We will create works using pinch, coil, and slab method. We will also create beaded jewelry works. We will make cups, mugs, vases, animal banks, and more. This class is intended for those without experience in clay or ceramics.
Think of our teachers as personal trainers. When you arrive your teacher will assess your skill level (don’t worry we love beginners), ascertain your goals and then personalize the lesson plan to meet your needs. In the beginning you can expect one-on-one attention from your instructor.
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This workshop will focus on Raku, Sagger, Foil Sagger and Horse Hair firings. Students should bring 4 to 5 pieces of bisqueware made with high fire clay that contains grog. Pieces should have a smooth surface and be 4” to 6” high.
Learn to use tarpaper forms to create slab built mugs, vases, planters and bowls. This popular workshop is an excellent introduction to working with slabs of clay. Many students complete 4 to 6 pots in this one-day workshop.
For wheel-throwers with 6 months experience... Have you ever wanted to try Crystalline Glazing? Higher Fire owner, Dan Dermer, will help you explore these beautiful and challenging glazes. Together, you'll learn how to make vessels (and glaze catch basins) that work well with crystalline glazes. Dan will discuss glaze application and the...
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Get ready to have a blast! Feel the clay through your fingers as it spins on the wheel. Students will first focus on wedging the clay, centering, pulling basic forms, trimming and glazing. Additional materials fee of $30 per bag of clay.
In this 2-day workshop, Ben Carter demonstrates techniques for integrating surface design with altered wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery. Participants learn methods of slip decorating, sgraffito, underglaze painting, stamping and other mark-making techniques. Through demonstrations & hands-on exercises, workshop attendees will explore...
Anthony Rollins hosts a mini-workshop on saggar firing! Participants learn to prepare & fire their own pieces in aluminum foil saggars. Explore colors achievable with ferric chloride, sugar, sawdust, copper, steel wool, and epsom salts. Bring 3-4 pieces of bisqueware (small to medium-ish), preferably made of white stoneware...
Explore slab and coil construction techniques to create visually stunning vessels that are both sculptural and functional. You will be encouraged to explore your personal aesthetic, while developing design and construction skills.
For beginners ready to experience the thrills and spills of working on the potter's wheel -- this course introduces the basics of throwing, trimming, attachments, and glazing. Students typically make 10-12 items -- all food-safe, non-toxic, microwave & dishwasher safe! Course includes: One 3-hour class per week Use of studio tools and...