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Hand Building

Intro to Hand Building

Date: April 15 - May 20, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Duration: 6 weeks
Skill Level: Beginner
Instructor: Lori Cook

Price: $150 per student (materials included)

In this six week hand building class we will explore pinch, coil and slab building along with fun textures and glazing. We will create functional and decorative pieces including trinket dishes, trays, mugs, cups, vases, and wall pockets.

Pre-registration required. See studio policies regarding cancellation.

Plaster Press Mold Workshop

Date: Mondays April 12 or 26, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Duration: 2 hour workshop offered twice
Skill Level: All Levels
Instructor: Morgan McCarver

Price: $70 per student (materials included)

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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Make Plates! with GR Pottery Forms

Date: Tuesdays April 6 & 13, 2021 / May 4 & 11, 2021
          Thursdays April 22 & 29, 2021 / May 21 & 28, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Duration: 2 day workshops
Skill Level: All Levels
Instructor: Katie Ellenburg

Price: $50 per student (materials included)

Learn how to take advantage of the slab! Demonstrations on texture will add some imagery, while the GR Pottery Forms will allow you to create the perfect plate every time!

Pre-registration required. See studio policies regarding cancellation.

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Raku Workshop

Raku Workshop: A Unique Firing Experience

Date: April 10, 2021 or  April 24, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Duration: This is a one day workshop offered twice
Skill Level: All Levels
Instructor: Erin Cramer, Austin Burns, Carsyn Osiecki

Price: $75 per student (plus materials)

Raku pieces are put directly into a very hot kiln where they remain about 20 minutes 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.

All pots must be glazed no later than the day before the firing and Raku glazes will be available in the Clay-King Studio during the week prior to the firing. Erin will also give a demonstration on slab-built vases during the workshop.

If you do not have pottery made from Raku Clay prior to the workshop, pieces will be available for you to purchase for $15 each.

Pre-registration required. See studio policies regarding cancellation.

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Virtual Classes

Starting Date: Virtual Classes begin September 1st, 2020
Duration: 4 weeks
Instructor: Morgan McCarver

Week 1

Video 1: Video 1: Making Ornaments: rolling slabs and cutting out shapes, students encouraged to use "found objects" as stamps
Video 2: Painting Ornaments: lessons on mixing colors, overlaying colors, and wipe away texture techniques

Week 2

Video 3: Making Pinch Pots: focus on smooth edges, closed bowl forms, hand-eye coordination
Video 4: Making Nesting Bowls: teaching size control, working on several units to create a cohesive product, perfecting skills learned in video 3

Week 3

Video 5: Making Slab-Built Vases or Cups: using rolling pin and wooden tools to make and cut slabs to assemble into a cup
Video 6: Adding Handles to Cups: different handle making methods (slab, coil, etc.) will give students options for adding handles to the cups they made earlier, increasing attention span with continuation of project *for "no kiln required students" vases for fake flowers or pencils are recommended

Week 4

Video 7: Making Boxes: Students will continue to use the skills learned in video 3 to make slab-built boxes
Video 8: Making Lids: techniques will be given on how to make lids for the boxes created in the last video

Students will be encouraged to glaze/paint all of the work they made in this class and to use the remaining clay to experiment or to go back and try some of the videos again!

Materials Include (choice of kiln access or no kiln required):

Choice 1: Kiln Access Students: 25lbs white earthenware, 5 assorted 2oz Stroke and Coats, 1 STSK05 8 inch Wood Modeling Tool Set, 1 SLAB 04 Small Wood Rolling Pin, 3 Goat Hair Mop Brushes

Choice 2: No Kiln Required Students: 25lbs air dry clay, 5 assorted 2oz Duncan acrylics, 1 STS05 8 inch Wood Modeling Tool Set, 1 SLAB 04 Small Wood Rolling Pin, 3 Goat Hair Mop Brushes.***No items made will be food safe

Price: $125 for a 4 week session and materials

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Slip Casting

Beginning Slip Casting

Starting Date: April 6 - 27, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Duration: 4 weeks
Skill Level: Advanced (17+)
Instructor: Morgan McCarver

Price: $150 per student (materials included)

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.

Techniques

Lidded Forms

Starting Date: May 4 - 25, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Duration: 4 weeks
Skill Level: Intermediate (13+)

Price: $125 per student (materials included)

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.

Wheel Throwing

Beginning Wheel Throwing

Starting Date: Fridays April 9 - May 28, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Duration: 8 weeks
Skill Level: Beginner (13+)
Instructor: Erin Cramer

Price: $120 per student (plus materials)

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

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. Students will learn the basics of throwing pots on the potter's wheel. Students will also have the opportunity to glaze their pieces.

Materials: PK08 tool kit and Clay (additional fee)

Pre-registration preferred. See studio policies regarding cancellation.

The French Confit Jar

Starting Date: Saturdays May 1 - May 29, 2021
Time: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM or 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Duration: 5 weeks, offered twice each Saturday (register for individual sessions - not twice per day)
Skill Level: All Levels
Minimum # of Students for class to make: 6
Instructor: Erin Cramer

Price: $120 per student (plus materials)

Materials: 25 lbs clay to start, PK08 tool set, Serrated Rib, Sketch Paper, Brushes, Plastic for wrapping the piece between sessions

Most will recognize it as the vase in Vincent Van Gogh's sunflower painting. Many folks collect these lovely pots that are distinctive in their history and appearance. Students will learn the history of the French Confit Jar while they make their own. We will either handbuild or throw the pots depending on the skill level of each student.

Pre-registration preferred. See studio policies regarding cancellation.

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Intermediate/Advanced Classes

Directed Open Studio

Date: Wednesdays June 9 - July 14, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Duration: 6 weeks
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Austin Burns

Price: $150 (plus materials)

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!

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.
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Open Studios

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!

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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