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Raku & Soda Firing

New! Soda / Woodfire Kiln Workshop
May 4th

Beginning Saturday May 4th at 10 AM
Introduction to Soda Firing, glazing and wadding pieces. When everything is glazed and wadded we will load the kiln and begin the firing.

Participants are welcome to stay as long as you want and help with the firing process. Firing continues into Sunday, feel free to stop by!

Price: $275 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.

Participants are encouraged to bring 10-15 pieces of cone 10 bisque-ware.

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

See studio policies regarding cancellation.

New! Raku Night
Instructed by Tricia Woodland and Lori Cook

Available Dates
Friday Nights 6pm-10pm:
June 21st, July 12th, August 9th, or September 20th
Saturdays 2-6pm: May 18th.

Duration: 1 Session
Skill Level: All levels (Minimum age for students is 16 years or older.)
Instructor: Tricia Woodland
Includes: Instruction, glazing, and firing

Price: $75 per person

Bring your bisqued pieces and experience the excitement of playing with fire on this one night raku event. This evening class includes use of Clay-King's raku glazes, assisted firing in the raku kiln, and introduction to different combustibles for a variety of results. Participants are encouraged to bring 6-8 small to medium bisqued pieces. (Raku clay has best results). Dress to be outside and get fired up!

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

See studio policies regarding cancellation.

Class takes place at 310 Gossett Rd, Spartanburg SC 29307

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Wheel Throwing

New Dates! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructed by Tricia Woodland

Dates: June 19th, 26th and July 10, 17th, 24th, & 31st
(No class on July 3rd)
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Duration: 6 weeks
Skill Level: All levels (Minimum age for students is 16 years or older.)
Instructor: Tricia Woodland
Includes: Instruction, clay, glazing, and firing

Price: $175 per person

Learn the basics of throwing clay on the wheel. Class covers centering, forming, trimming, glazing, handles, and more. Price includes instruction, use of equipment, tools, and firing. Come ready to learn and get muddy!

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

See studio policies regarding cancellation.

 

Intermediate/Advanced Classes

Open Studios

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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