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Clay: Earthworks

Create decorative and functional pottery in this six-week class designed for the beginner as well as those who have taken intermediate pottery classes in the past.  Students will learn how to work with clay in both hand building, and wheel-throwing techniques. Finishing methods such as decorating, stamping, painting, and staining will be introduced as well as the discussion and practice of firing and glazing of clay works. Stoneware clay will be used and cone 6 and cone 06 glazes will be available.  All firings will be done by the museum in an electric kiln. All materials are provided.

Tuesdays, February 21 – March 28
5:30 – 8:30 pm

Instructor: Karen Vetter
Ages: (15+) | All Levels

Clay: Earthworks

Create decorative and functional pottery in this six-week class designed for the beginner as well as those who have taken intermediate pottery classes in the past.  Students will learn how to work with clay in both hand building, and wheel-throwing techniques. Finishing methods such as decorating, stamping, painting, and staining will be introduced as well as the discussion and practice of firing and glazing of clay works. Stoneware clay will be used and cone 6 and cone 06 glazes will be available.  All firings will be done by the museum in an electric kiln. All materials are provided.

Tuesdays, January 10 – February 14
5:30 – 8:30 pm

Instructor: Karen Vetter
Ages: (15+) | All Levels

Clay for Beginners

Learn about the basics of working with clay for producing decorative and functional pottery. Students will learn the process and various techniques for going from an idea to a 3 dimensional completed glazed piece. The class will cover slab and coil construction as well as an introduction to throwing pieces on the wheel. An overview of decorating and glazing techniques for completing the piece will be presented.  All firings will be done by the museum in an electric kiln and all materials will be provided.

Mondays, February 27 – April 3
5:30 – 8:30 pm

Instructor: Jeff Hardcastle
Ages: 15+ | Beginners 

Ceramics: Open Studio

Intermediate and advanced level students will enjoy developing their hand building and/or wheel throwing techniques in this open studio ceramics class. Instructor will introduce students to new techniques, will encourage experimentation and will assist students as needed. 

Sundays, February 26 – April 2
10 am – 1 pm

Instructor: Jeff Hardcastle
Ages: Adult (15+) | Intermediate levels – Some experience and familiarity with hand building and wheel throwing techniques.

Clay for Beginners

Learn about the basics of working with clay for producing decorative and functional pottery. Students will learn the process and various techniques for going from an idea to a 3 dimensional completed glazed piece. The class will cover slab and coil construction as well as an introduction to throwing pieces on the wheel. An overview of decorating and glazing techniques for completing the piece will be presented.  All firings will be done by the museum in an electric kiln and all materials will be provided.

Wednesdays, January 18 – February 22
5:30 – 8:30 pm

Instructor: Jeff Hardcastle
Ages: 15+ | Beginners 

Ceramics: Open Studio

Intermediate and advanced level students will enjoy developing their hand building and/or wheel throwing techniques in this open studio ceramics class. Instructor will introduce students to new techniques, will encourage experimentation and will assist students as needed. 

Sundays, January 15 – February 19
10 am – 1 pm

Instructor: Jeff Hardcastle
Ages: Adult (15+) | Intermediate levels – Some experience and familiarity with hand building and wheel throwing techniques.

Winter Break Art Camp: Fun with Clay

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring the tactile nature of clay. Instruction will encompass basic hand building, throwing on the wheel, and sculpture. In this 4 day camp, students will learn about the basics of pottery, glazing and the transformation of their pieces from the heat of kiln. This will be a fun and educational class. All works will be fired in the Museums’ kiln. Snack and materials are included.

Monday – Friday, January 2 – 6
8:30 am – noon

Instructor: Karen Vetter
Ages: 7 – 12 | All levels

Clay for Beginners

Learn about the basics of working with clay for producing decorative and functional pottery. Students will learn the process and various techniques for going from an idea to a 3 dimensional completed glazed piece. The class will cover slab and coil construction as well as an introduction to throwing pieces on the wheel. An overview of decorating and glazing techniques for completing the piece will be presented.  All firings will be done by the museum in an electric kiln and all materials will be provided.

Mondays, September 19 – October 24
5:30 – 8:30 pm

Instructor: Jeff Hardcastle
Ages: 15+ | Beginners 

Ceramics: Open Studio

Intermediate and advanced level students will enjoy developing their hand building and/or wheel throwing techniques in this open studio ceramics class. Instructor will introduce students to new techniques, will encourage experimentation and will assist students as needed. 

Sundays, November 6 – December 11
10 am – 1 pm

Instructor: Jeff Hardcastle
Ages: Adult (15+) | Intermediate levels – Some experience and familiarity with hand building and wheel throwing techniques.

Ceramics: Open Studio

Intermediate and advanced level students will enjoy developing their hand building and/or wheel throwing techniques in this open studio ceramics class. Instructor will introduce students to new techniques, will encourage experimentation and will assist students as needed. 

Sundays, September 25 – October 30
10 am – 1 pm

Instructor: Jeff Hardcastle
Ages: Adult (15+) | Intermediate levels – Some experience and familiarity with hand building and wheel throwing techniques.