Workshops

TRY IT WORKSHOPS

This two hour session will give you a taste of working on the potter’s wheel with no strings attached. Workshops are offered the first Friday of every month.

 

More Info

Breaking the Circle: Exploring thrown and altered techniques to create more complex forms

In this intermediate/advanced workshop, students will learn how to view their wheel-thrown pots as building
blocks that can be transformed into a wide variety of non-circular forms.

Try it Workshops

DSC00770_rl8vq6

 Workshops are now offered two Fridays every month.

Date night, girls’ night or just not ready to commit to a series of classes. This two hour session will give you a taste of working on the potter’s wheel with no strings attached. This workshop is designed for those interested in a one night experience. 

$44 gets you just the workshop, and if you’d like to keep a piece you make can now buy it through the website or if you’re not sure you will also have the opportunity to buy it in the studio with cash or check for $15. The Clay School cannot accept credit cards in the studio.

Breaking the Circle: Exploring thrown and altered techniques to create more complex forms

Audry urn
Audry altered
Audry pitcher

Prerequisite knowledge required: The ability to throw a 5-inch cylinder on the wheel.

In this intermediate/advanced workshop, students will learn how to view their wheel-thrown pots as building
blocks that can be transformed into a wide variety of non-circular forms. Through adding darts, gussets, and
hand-built slab parts, we will alter symmetrical pots into a wide variety of new shapes. Demos will also teach
students new ways to combine multiple wheel-thrown parts together to create more complexity in functionality,
design, and scale.
Historic and contemporary ceramics slideshows will help provide students with a contextual understanding of the
way other artists have experimented with the proportions and visual balance of their forms, while also providing
opportunities for discussions around the elements of design (like negative/positive space, the use of pattern and
line in decoration, color/contrast, variation of scale and density of decoration, etc.) The artist talk will help
provide another example of how artists can pull inspiration from art history while also innovating their own
unique approaches and aesthetics.
 
Saturday Nov 19-Sunday 20
9am-4pm
$325