January - March Clay Classes - Session New Year

*These classes come with FREE three-hour Open Labs, one for each week of class. Open Labs are only given for eight week classes. Please consult your instructor for dates and times.

Online registration closes three days prior to event start time. Afterward those interested may call ClaySpace at 630 393 2529 to inquire about availability. No refunds are given after the start of any given class session.

Online Student Handbook

 
Throwing on the Wheel*
You will be challenged to not only develop a personal style, but also an awareness of the entire process of creating functional pottery. Included will be demonstrations of the creation of simple forms (mugs, small bowls, and plates) along with more complex forms (covered bakers, large platters and bowls) as well as slip trailing, sgraffito, and glaze formulation.
Experience Level: All

Session A: Mondays,January 15 - March 5, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Registration Closed
Session B: Wednesdays, January 17 - March 7, 9:00 am - Noon Register
Instructor: Kate Keilty
$275 plus $30 Materials Fee



Goal Driven Ceramics*
Wheel Throwing - Hand Building - Sculpture - Glaze, all options are open and all ability levels welcomed. This class is built around student's goals.
Experience Level: All
Session A: Tuesdays, January 16 - March 6, 9:00 am - Noon Register
Session B: Thursdays, January 18 - March 8, 9:00 am - Noon Register
$275 plus $30 Materials Fee
 


 

Ceramics - Anything Can Happen*
This intermediate independent study focuses on students improving skills in areas of their choice. In addition to advising on how best to improve focus areas, Jean will demonstrate some of her personal favorites. This session is suited to those already proficient in the basics (centering, pulling, trimming, etc) of wheel thrown ceramics. Questions before registering can be directed to jeanburnett@clayspace.net.
Experience Level: Intermediate
Session A: Thursdays, January 18 - March 8, Noon - 3:00 pm Register
Session B: Thursdays, January 18 - March 8, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Register
Instructor: Jean Burnett
$275 plus $30 Materials Fee

 


 
Ceramics - Hand Built and Sculptural*
Designed to expand your knowledge of the sculptural ceramic world, you will explore various techniques and artists to inspire you to create your own pieces of art. After learning the basics of hand building functional ware, the student may transition to sculptural hand building.
Experience Level: All

Session A: Wednesdays, January 17 - March 7, 1:00 - 4:00 pm Register
Session B: Wednesdays, January 17 - March 7, 6:00 - 9:00 pm Register
Instructor: Jon Pacheco
$275 plus $30 Materials Fee

Beginning/Intermediate Ceramics*
Learn and explore the basics - from technique to design- with an eye towards raising your skills to the next level. Whether it is learning centering and throwing simple forms on the wheel or learning combined formed and advanced glazing techniques, this class is for you.
Experience Level: All

Session A: Mondays, January 15 - March 5, 1:00 - 4:00 pm Register
Session B: Saturdays, January 20 - March 10, 1:00 - 4:00 pm Register
Instructor: Marie Gnesda
$275 plus $30 Materials Fee



Back to Basics Throwing*
In this beginning to intermediate class, you will learn the steps to throwing on the potter's wheel. We will prep the clay, center, raise the walls, and shape the pot. After basic skill are honed, move on to more complex forms, design and glazing techniques.

Experience Level: All
Wednesdays, January 17 - March 7, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Registration closed
Instructor: Marie Gnesda/Kate Kielty
$275 plus $30 Materials Fee




Hand Built Ceramics*
This class highlights the many exciting clay methods that do not incorporate the use of the potter's wheel, such as slab, coil, and pinch construction.Classes are structured around the experience level and goals of each student. New techniques will be presented each week as the student is guided in creating limitless variations in functional, and/or decorative art. The student will be exposed to a vast array of surface decoration options, as well as receive glazing instruction.
Experience Level: All
Tuesdays, January 16 - March 6, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Register
Instructor: Pauline Ares
$275 plus $30 Materials Fee

 

  Get Muddy
Want to experience clay without a big commitment then this four-week class is for you. You will work on a different project each week during the first three weeks that will involve the use of the slab-roller while learning various hand building techniques. In the fourth week, you will glaze your work. Projects will be available for pick-up two weeks after class ends.
No open labs are offered with this class.
Experience Level: All
Session A: Thursdays, January 18 - February 8, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Register
Session B: Thursdays, February 15 - March 8, 7:00 - 8:30 pm Register

Instructor: Pauline Ares
$100 plus $15 Materials Fee
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 Make It Use It *
Sunday Fun Day! Throwing class for beginning and intermediate potters. The focus of this class will be on making usable, functional, well-crafted utilitarian pottery. Create your favorite coffee mug, your child's special cereal bowl, a Thanksgiving platter, or Fido's dog dish. Plus, there will be occasional cookies from my talented wife.
Experience Level: All
Sundays, January 21 - March 11, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Register
Instructor: Ken Maloney
$275 plus $30 Materials Fee
 
     
 Workshops    
 
Try It Ceramics
Never tried clay before? Create something wonderful! Hand build using simple techniques. Some examples of a project are: mugs, small dishes with texture, trays with handles, or soup bowls. Wheel demo included. Your work will be ready for pickup in two weeks.
Experience Level: All

Session A: Friday, January 19, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Register
Session B: Friday, February 16, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Register
Session C: Friday, March 16, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Register
Instructor: Marie Gnesda
$50 includes materials

 
  Try the Wheel - FREE
Come and try your hand at the potter's wheel. This will be a quick demonstration of the process and then you will get a chance to try your hand at throwing a pot yourself.

Session A: Saturday, March 10, 10:00 am - 10:30 am Register
Session B: Saturday, March 10, 10:30 am - 11:00 am Register
Session C: Saturday, March 10, 11:00 am - 11:30 am Register
Instructor: Marie Gnesda
FREE - Registration Required
 
 

 
 

 




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