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Raku & Soda Firing

Raku Workshop: A Unique Firing Experience

Time: TBA
Duration: one day
Skill Level: All Levels (13+)

Price: $50 per person, limit 6 small/medium pieces per person

Raku pieces are put directly into a very hot kiln where they remain until the glazes have melted at a temperature of 1820 F. Each piece is them removed from the kiln using long Raku tongs and put into a container with combustible material. The atmosphere inside the covered container produces wonderful lustrous and crackle glazes, which makes each piece unique. Students can use our limited studio glazes or use their own raku glazes.
NO PIECES WIDER THAN 17" AND NO TALLER THAN 20"

Pre-registration required. Deadline to sign up is three days prior to the first class.

See Studio Policies regarding cancellation.

Register By Appointment - Email lori@clay-king.com

Soda Firing Workshop: the whole soda firing process packed into one weekend at CLAYKING.com

Day 1
Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Introduction to Soda Firing, glazing and wadding pieces. When everything is glazed and wadded we will load the kiln and begin the firing.

Day 2
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday is firing day. This timing is approximate- we will be mixing up the soda and putting it into the kiln around this time (Cone 9).

Day 3
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
We'll unload the kiln and examine our results from the soda kiln.

Price: $175 per person

This workshop is for anyone who wants to have an introduction to soda firing or to expand their soda firing knowledge. We will learn how to load the soda kiln: no kiln loading experience necessary.

Soda firing is an atmospheric firing that produces flashes of color, a textured orange peel surface, and reacts in a variety of ways with different slips, glazes and clay bodies. The soda mixture is introduced into the kiln near the end of the firing. The soda vaporizes and is carried on the flame throughout the kiln. Wherever the flame travels, the soda travels and reacts with the pieces in the kiln to create a glazed or flashed surface.

Come to the workshop with an assortment of bisqued pieces. Variety is best. Please come with 6 - 10 pieces. You're not guaranteed to get every piece into the kiln, but we'll try to get in at least 6 pieces, depending on size. The clay must be rated to Cone 10. We will contact you prior to the workshop with suggestions of commercially available clay bodies.

August Workshop: Friday 26th, Saturday 27th, and Monday 29th
September Workshop: Satutrday 24th, Sunday 25th, and Tuesday 27th

Pre-registration preferred. Deadline to sign up is three days prior to the first class.

See studio policies regarding cancellation.

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Wheel Throwing

Intro to Pottery with Tricia (Morning Class)

Date: Fridays September 23rd - October 28th, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Duration: 6 weeks
Skill Level: All levels (13+)
Instructor: Tricia Woodland
Includes: Instruction, clay, tool starter kit and firings

Price: $120 per person

Have you always want to learn pottery? Introductory pottery lets you fall in love with clay! Topics will include throwing on the wheel, using potter's tools, trimming, handling, glazing, and firing an electric kiln. Decorative techniques will be explored as well. Sign up and lets fall in love with clay!

Pre-registration preferred. Deadline to sign up is three days prior to first class.

See studio policies regarding cancellation.

 

Intro to Pottery with Tricia (Evening Class)

Date: October 12th - November16th, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Duration: 6 weeks
Skill Level: All levels (13+)
Instructor: Tricia Woodland
Includes: Instruction, clay, tool starter kit and firings

Price: $120 per person

Have you always want to learn pottery? Introductory pottery lets you fall in love with clay! Topics will include throwing on the wheel, using potter's tools, trimming, handling, glazing, and firing an electric kiln. Decorative techniques will be explored as well. Sign up to become a potter!

Pre-registration preferred. Deadline to sign up is three days prior to first class.

See studio policies regarding cancellation.

 

Intermediate/Advanced Classes

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Open Studios

Open Studio with Muddy Mike

Date: September 13th - October 18th
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Duration: 6 weeks
Skill Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Mike Mahon

Price: $120 (plus materials)

Drop in to work on your throwing and handbuilding. This is a chance to get a little extra help, or just work among other creative friends!

Ability to work independently required.

Materials: Some shop glazes available for student use. All clay and personal glazes must be rated to cone 6 if being fired with class.

Pre-registration preferred. Deadline to sign up is three days prior to the first class.
See studio policies regarding cancellation.

 

Open Studio with Lori

Date: Thursdays
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Duration: 6 weeks
Skill Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Lori Cook

Price: $115 (plus materials) - Class is currently full

Drop in Thursday nights to work on your throwing and handbuilding. This is a chance to get a little extra help, or just work among other creative friends!

Materials: Some shop glazes available for student use. All clay and personal glazes must be rated to cone 6 if being fired with class.

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 lori@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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