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Hand Building

Plaster Press Mold Workshop

Date: July 2 & 3, 2020 / July 20 & 21, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 AM (July 2 & 3)
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (July 20 & 21)
Duration: 2 sessions each
Instructor: Morgan McCarver

Price: $70 per student

Plaster press molds are the fast and easy way to make 3d clay details to add to any work. If you're familiar with Wedgwood's Jasperware, then you've seen press molds and sprig molds! While we won't be working on anything quite so elaborate, each student will make their own plaster mold of small found objects or creations. This quick and simple workshop is a great introduction to plaster and will add variety to your work!

Supplies Per Student (additional charge): 10lb white earthenware, 5lb plaster, studio tools

Pre-registration required. See studio policies regarding cancellation.

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Intro to Ceramics 1 & 2

Introduction to Ceramics I

Starting Date: TBD
Time: Mondays TBD
Duration: 4 weeks
Instructor: Morgan McCarver

Price: $100 per student

Brand new to ceramics? Want to freshen up your skill set? This introduction class provides a general survey of ceramics for students, but will cover different projects from our previous intro classes. Each week students will learn a new technique or process. Students will experience both hand-building and wheel throwing in a fun and judgement-free environment. Upon completion, students will have glazed, food-safe work ready to enjoy!

Includes studio tools, studio glazes and firing. Clay will be a small additional fee.

Pre-registration preferred. See studio policies regarding cancellation.

Kids & Teens

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Slip Casting

Beginning Slip Casting

Starting Date: August 4 - September 8, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Duration: 6 weeks
Skill Level: Advanced (17+)

Price: $125 per student
Materials Fee: $40

This class will cover the basics of slip casting, starting with making a prototype to use for mold making. Every student will make a one-part plaster mold from their own prototypes. The last few weeks of the class will involve making slip and pouring into the new molds. By the final week, every student will have one plaster mold to take home and at least one slip cast form ready to bisque fire.

Pre-registration preferred. See studio policies regarding cancellation.

Slip Casting Continued

Starting Date: September 22 - October 27, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Duration: 6 weeks
Skill Level: Advanced (17+) - Must have taken Beginning Slip Casting

Price: $125 per student
Materials Fee: $40

Supplies: No. 1 Pottery Plaster, scale, 2 sieves, buckets for plaster, 50 lbs clay per student, sculpting tools, sponges, buckets for slip, Darvan 811, drill with glaze mixing attachment, rasping/shredding tools, collars/coddle boards of some sort or cheap plastic tubs for mold making, well ventilated system, masks, gloves, hardboard slabs, tape, rubber bands, murphy’s oil soap or mold release.

This class will cover the basics of slip casting, starting with making a prototype to use for mold making. Every student will make a two-part plaster mold from their own prototypes. The two-part mold allows for more creative and intricate designs than the one-part mold from the previous class. The last few weeks of the class will involve making slip and pouring into the new molds. By the final week, every student will have one plaster mold to take home and at least one slip cast form ready to bisque fire.

Pre-registration preferred. See studio policies regarding cancellation.

Techniques

A Surface Design Sampler

Starting Date: July 27-31, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Duration: 2 hr classes (5 days in a row)
Skill Level: Advanced (17+)

Price: $100 per student
Materials Fee: $30

Supplies: Oxide decals, underglazes, stencils, stamps, metal ribs, carving tools, wax resist, 25 lbs clay per student

Learn how to "dress up" your pots with different surface design techniques. Students will learn techniques such as inlay, stenciling, wax resist methods, stamping, decals, and more! This course will cover a variety of design methods and is perfect for the ceramic artist who makes successful forms and would like to enhance the design aspects of their work. Every student will take home finished work with various surface techniques.

Pre-registration required. See studio policies regarding cancellation.

Lidded Forms

Starting Date: TBD
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Duration: 4 weeks of 2 hr classes
Skill Level: Intermediate (13+)

Price: $150 per student
Materials Fee: $35

Supplies: 20 lbs clay per student, extruder, wheels, fettling knives, sculpting tools, calipers

Let's learn about lids! Adding a lid can be trickier than it looks, and it is important that a lid fits well. In this class students will learn how to make lids by hand building and wheel throwing. We will also learn the difference between putting the flange on the lid or on the vessel. We will also discuss the techniques of making a successful knob. Every student will take home at least two glazed lidded vessels.

Pre-registration preferred. See studio policies regarding cancellation.

Surface, Color, & Texture using Speedball Underglazes

Starting Date: July 18 - July 19, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (each day)
Duration: 2 Days
Instructor: Nathan Goddard

Price: $145 per student

Participants will learn and practice techniques to add texture and color to their work using Speedball Underglazes. Pots will be manipulated directly on the wheel, using expressive techniques. The workshop is directed towards people with some wheel throwing knowledge.

Pre-registration preferred. See studio policies regarding cancellation.

The Art of Pouring

Starting Date: July 25 & July 26, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (each day)
Duration: 2 Days
Instructor: Nathan Goddard

Price: $145 per student
Clay fee additional

This two day workshop will investigate objects that pour. Teapots, Pitchers, Ewers, and bottles. We will be using the potters wheel and hand built construction to achieve these design.

Pre-registration preferred. See studio policies regarding cancellation.

Wheel Throwing

Introduction to the Wheel Mornings

Date: August 17 - September 28, 2020 (skipping Labor Day)
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Duration: 6 weeks

Price: $150 per student

Want to learn how to throw pottery on the wheel? This is the class for you! Perfect for brand-newbies and beginners, this class will cover all the basics of wheel throwing. By the end of the class, each student will have glazed, food-safe bowls and cups.

Pre-registration required, clay purchased separately. Class size is limited so register soon!

Beginning Wheel Throwing

Starting Date: TBD
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Duration: 6 weeks of 2 hr classes
Skill Level: Beginner (13+)

Price: $125 per student
Clay Fee: $18

Supplies: 25 lbs clay per student, wheels, ribs and trimming tools, bats

Brand new to wheel throwing? This is the class for you! Learn how to turn a ball of clay into a masterpiece. You will learn all of the basic techniques from centering trimming. By the end of the class students will have glazed, food safe pieces to take home!

Pre-registration preferred. See studio policies regarding cancellation.

1st Thursday's

Date: 1st Thursday of each month
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Registration by the Wednesday before

Price: $30 per person / Members: $25

Bring your beverage of choice and learn to throw your own masterpiece on the pottery wheel! Clay & tools are included and each participant will create at least 2 usable pieces. We will fire each piece and contact you to come back at your convenience to glaze and leave for the 2nd firing.

If you are interested in booking a Private Happy Hour event, email april@clay-king.com to schedule.

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Intermediate/Advanced Classes

Open Studios

Open Studios Morning Workshops

Date: Most Thursdays
Time: 10:00 AM (workshops range from 1 to 2 hours)
Instructor: Morgan McCarver
Registration by the Wednesday before

Price: $30 per student

Tell us what you would like to learn, from hand building projects, wheel throwing, trimming or painting on bisque. These weekly workshops provide opportunities to potters of all levels in a fun creative atmosphere.

Pre-registration preferred, price of each workshop includes clay, use of studio tools, studio glazes and firing.

Open Studios

Date: Coming Soon Spring 2020
Time: TBD
Registration by the Wednesday before

Price: $20 per person / Members: Free

This is an opportunity to work alongside one of Clay-King’s knowledgeable staff members. The studio will be open for hand building, wheel throwing, glazing or bring in a project you need extra guidance on, it is a chance to get a little extra help or just work among other creative friends!

Pop-In Pottery Project

Date: Coming in Summer
Time: TBD

Price: $20 per person

This is a non instructional hand building drop in that allows your creative genius to go to work! Special projects available on scheduled Saturdays listed below. These are still non instructional, but will have video tutorial or guided instruction print out. Registration not required as this is a drop in, but appreciated!

Includes bag of clay, firing and use of studio glazes.

Pottery Painting at Clay-King Studio

We sell a wide variety of bisque ware that is just waiting for your artistic touch! …Stop in during business hours Monday – Friday, 9am - 5pm and Saturday 10am - 4pm.

No registration required, but not open during scheduled classes (check schedule above)

How does it work?

- Select a bisque piece
- Step into our studio where we have a large selection of glazes to decorate your piece
- Let the paint brush go crazy
- We will fire and have your piece ready to pick up in about a week!

Cost:

Price of the piece, we have pieces starting at $2 plus studio fee.

Studio Fees:

$6 small piece
$8 medium piece
$10 large piece

Bringing multiple people? Studio fees are discounted for 2 or more pieces. We aim to keep this creative outing affordable!

Drop-In Hand Building Project

Date: Monday - Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Price: $20

Want to get those creative juices flowing without the mess at home! Stop in to the studio @Clay-King and make your masterpiece, between 10am - 4pm Monday-Saturday. Our staff will be here to guide you in basic processes and offer creative ideas, but the creation is all yours! Please call at least 1 day in advance for space availability - 864-308-8027.

How it Works

You receive a bag of clay that will allow you to make one or two (maybe more depending on your creativity!) pieces. You build the clay piece! Leave the piece(s) with us. We will let it dry thoroughly and fire it into a ceramic bisque piece.

In 2-3 weeks, we will call you to come in and paint your fired piece. After it is glazed, we will fire it again. If you have made something that will hold food, it will be food safe and washable after the second firing. After firing we will call you for pick up and you have a wonderful piece or two to take home and enjoy!!!

*Please note this is a handbuilding project not using the pottery wheels.

Summer Art Camps

Level UP Ceramics

Starting Date: TBD
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Duration: 5 Days
Skill Level: Teens 13-19

Price: $150 per student

Supplies: clay, wheels, extruder, studio glazes and tools

Let's take clay to the next level! This is for the teen who loves art and wants to perfect his/her craft! Perfect for AP 3D art prep or for just getting down to business this class will help students hone their skills while also teaching some new techniques.

**Feel free to bring a snack for break time!

Pre-registration required. See studio policies regarding cancellation.

Beginning Wheel Throwing

Starting Date: TBD
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Duration: 5 Days
Skill Level: Beginner (10+)

Price: $150 per student

Supplies: 25 lbs clay per student, wheels, ribs and trimming tools, bats

Brand new to wheel throwing? This is the class for you! Learn how to turn a ball of clay into a masterpiece. You will learn all of the basic techniques from centering trimming. By the end of the class students will have glazed, food safe pieces to take home! This class is geared toward teens, but adults are welcome as well!

**Feel free to bring a snack for break time!

Pre-registration required. See studio policies regarding cancellation.

"Clay"cation Vacation

Starting Date: TBD
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Duration: 5 Days
Skill Level: Kids 8-15

Price: $150 per student

Supplies: bisque, clay, extruder, wheels, studio tools and glazes

It's Summer Vacation! Come kick off the summer with some creativity. This clay sampler will give students the chance to try many new things from hand building to wheel throwing. Each day we will try a new ceramic technique and finish the week off with glazing! Monday: Pinch Pots, Tuesday: Wheel, Wednesday: Extruder Sculptures, Thursday: Paint Your Own Pottery , Friday: Glazing!

**Please send a snack with your child every day for break time!

Pre-registration required. See studio policies regarding cancellation.

Level UP Ceramics

Starting Date: TBD
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Duration: 5 Days
Skill Level: Teens 13-19

Price: $150 per student

Supplies: clay, wheels, extruder, studio glazes and tools

Let's take clay to the next level! This is for the teen who loves art and wants to perfect his/her craft! Perfect for AP 3D art prep or for just getting down to business this class will help students hone their skills while also teaching some new techniques.

**Feel free to bring a snack for break time!

Pre-registration required. See studio policies regarding cancellation.

Beginning Wheel Throwing

Starting Date: TBD
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Duration: 5 Days
Skill Level: Beginner (10+)

Price: $150 per student

Supplies: 25 lbs clay per student, wheels, ribs and trimming tools, bats

Brand new to wheel throwing? This is the class for you! Learn how to turn a ball of clay into a masterpiece. You will learn all of the basic techniques from centering trimming. By the end of the class students will have glazed, food safe pieces to take home! This class is geared toward teens, but adults are welcome as well!

**Feel free to bring a snack for break time!

Pre-registration required. See studio policies regarding cancellation.

Teen Handbuilding

Starting Date: July 13 - 16, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Duration: 4 Days
Skill Level: Teens 13-19

Price: $150 per student

Supplies: clay, extruder, studio glazes and tools

Let's take clay to the next level! This is for the teen or tween who loves art and wants to perfect his/her craft! Our focus will be sculptural, but students can bring in project ideas as well.

**Feel free to bring a snack for break time!

Pre-registration required. See studio policies regarding cancellation.

Beginning Wheel Throwing

Starting Date: August 3 - 7, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Duration: 5 Days
Skill Level: Beginner (10+)

Price: $150 per student

Supplies: 25 lbs clay per student, wheels, ribs and trimming tools, bats

Brand new to wheel throwing? This is the class for you! Learn how to turn a ball of clay into a masterpiece. You will learn all of the basic techniques from centering trimming. By the end of the class students will have glazed, food safe pieces to take home! This class is geared toward teens, but adults are welcome as well!

**Feel free to bring a snack for break time!

Pre-registration required. See studio policies regarding cancellation.

Teen Handbuilding

Starting Date: August 10 - 14, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Duration: 5 Days
Skill Level: Teens 13-19

Price: $150 per student

Supplies: clay, extruder, studio glazes and tools

Let's take clay to the next level! This is for the teen or tween who loves art and wants to perfect his/her craft! Our focus will be sculptural, but students can bring in project ideas as well.

**Feel free to bring a snack for break time!

Pre-registration required. See studio policies regarding cancellation.

Private Events, Home School Classes, Pottery Painting and more!

Private Lessons - Wheel Throwing or Hand Building

Private lessons provide a great opportunity for a beginner to get hands kick off lesson or the seasoned clay artist to work with one of our professionals on perfecting a skill or technique. Private lessons will be tailored to fit your needs, email us with some information about what you are looking for as well as some dates and times and we will get back to you with more information and pricing.

Click here to Contact Us to Schedule or email directly to april@clay-king.com

 

2 Hour Private Lesson Gift Certificate $75

Give your friends and family an experience they'll never forget, with a private pottery lesson gift certificate!

When you purchase this item, you will be e-mailed a PDF file with a uniquely-numbered gift certificate good for one 2-hour private pottery lesson. Suitable for all ages and experience levels. All materials are included in the lesson fee.

All pieces at the lesson will be fired. When they are finished, we will contact you to come back to the studio to glaze them. After the second firing, the pieces may be picked up at the studio location.

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Home School Clay Class

Date: TBD
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

*contact April@clay-king.com if your homeschool group
would like to book

Exploration for the beginner and an opportunity to learn more for the more advanced student! Students will try their hands at hand building and wheel throwing techniques while creating pieces they can use at home!

Includes clay, tools, studio glazes and firing.

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