Clayspace is a fully equipped ceramic studio offering classes and workshops instructed by experienced ceramic artists in a comfortable and supportive environment. Students are encouraged to explore their creative potential, share ideas, and create personal works of art with clay.
Schedule of evening classes
Monday...........handbuilding and potter's wheel Tuesday..........beginning potter's wheel
Wednesday....intermediate potter's wheel
NEW 4 WEEK CLASSES BEGIN JULY 28!!
4 WEEK CLASSES
Registration for a 4 week class is only $150 per person! It includes 12 lbs of clay, glazes, firing, open studio time during the session and a student gallery show and raku firing at the end of the session. Evening classes meet from 6:30- 9:00 pm once a week for 8 weeks. Classes are small, ensuring students a high level of individual attention.
Hand built table settings
Mondays 6:30- 8:30
July 28- August 22
Students will design and construct a unique set of cups, plates & bowls using clay slabs, hump molds, slump molds and coils in this 4 week handbuilding class. We will use texture, colored slips and glazes to decorate your handmade tableware. $150 per person, open to ages 13 & up.
4 week beginning potter’s wheel
July 29- August 19
This 4 week class covers basic wheel throwing techniques as well as trimming & finishing work, adding handles, decorating with colored slips, and glazing. Students will learn how to throw cups, bowls, and plates. $150 per person includes 12 lbs of clay, open studio time, glaze, and firing. Open to ages 13 & up.
4 week intermediate wheel
Wednesdays 6:30- 8:30
July 30- August 22
Clayspace artist Todd Hickerson will demonstrate how to make cut bowls, casseroles, and bottle neck flasks in this 4 week intermediate wheel class. $150 per person includes 12 lbs of clay, open studio time, glaze, and firing.
4 week slab class
July 31- August 22
This 4 week handbuilding class will focus on designing and creating ceramic art for the yard and garden. Projects may include bird houses, garden planters, and toad houses. Texture, colored slips and glaze will be used to finish work. $150 per person, open to ages 13 & up.
Registration for an 8 week class is only $280 per person! It includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes, firing, open studio time during the session and a student gallery show and raku firing at the end of the session. Evening classes meet from 6:30- 9:00 pm once a week for 8 weeks. Classes are small, ensuring students a high level of individual attention.
Introductory Potter's Wheel
July 1- August 19
This eight week introductory class covers basic throwing and glazing techniques. Students learn how to make cups, bowls, and plates, how to alter thrown pieces, and make and attach handles and much more!. Class time includes informal discussions, demonstrations and hands on instruction.
Intermediate potter’s wheel
July 2- August 20
For students with basic skills, this 8 week class will focus on throwing bigger & taller, adding handles & lids, altering thrown work and the use of colored slips and glazes to finish work. Clayspace artist Todd Hickerson will demonstrate how to make cut bowls, casseroles, bottle neck flasks and more!
Thursdays 6:30- 9:00
July 3- August 21
This exciting eight week handbuilding class instructed by clayspace artist Todd Hickerson offers students an opportunity to design and construct boxes, platters, and large vessels with clay slabs. There is a strong emphasis on surface decoration using texture and colored slips as well as glazing and firing. Students are encouraged to explore their own interests with support for individual projects.
Daytime potter’s wheel
Wednesdays 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
July 2- August 20
This 8 week class covers basic wheel throwing techniques as well as more advanced techniques. Students work at their own pace with individual support. $280 per person. Schedule some time for art & relaxation!
Coming to Gallery 831 July 24
A clay inspired exhibit by
Jeni Hansen Gard, Lindsay Scypta,
and Gunyoung Kim
July 24- August 14
Opening reception Friday, August 1, 6-9 pm
Through exploration of the ceramic surface, form, and experience the artists unite in friendship… creating a range of functional, sculptural, and experiential works. Hansen Gard focuses on the vessel as a mediator between the human body and the food we consume. Scypta dissects components of the home; the table is a place of social intimacy and the dinnerware objects define the choreography of the meal. Kim captures the emotional quality of her community through exploration of gesture and facial expression.
Go ahead and get your hands dirty...
Open wheel Friday!
Fridays from 6:30-9 pm
No experience necessary! Call to reserve a wheel and come in and throw. $45 per person includes materials, instruction and firing. You will keep your best 2 or 3 pieces. You can decorate your work with colored slips when you are done throwing. When the work is dry we will fire it, put clear glaze on everything and fire again to a higher temperature.
Clay & Coffee at clayspace
1:30- 3:30 pm
Create an original work of art with clay in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Make a one of a kind coffee mug, tiles, or something decorative or just for fun. Clayspace artists provide instruction, materials, and firing, bring your coffee & creativity. Please call to reserve a spot. $40 per person.
Saturday Open Wheel
Learn to throw in a relaxed and comfortable environment with friendly, helpful instruction! No experience necessary. We will teach you the basics and you will make a few small pieces even if you have never thrown before. You can decorate your best 3 pieces with colored slips and we will fire it, apply clear glaze and fire it again. $45 per person, please call ahead to reserve a wheel.
Private lessons or workshops for 2
Call to schedule a private lesson for two on or off the potter's wheel. You can make and decorate your pieces in one visit. We will fire, clear glaze and fire again, work can be picked up in about two weeks. $120 per couple includes excellent instruction, materials, up to 3 hours of studio time, and memories that will last a lifetime.
Schedule a private group workshop
Call to schedule a private workshop at clayspace with your friends or family for a unique creative experience you won't forget. Bring refreshments to enjoy while you relax in our comfortable studio. Clayspace artists will demonstrate a project that's perfect for your group. $50 per person includes private instruction for the project of your choice, materials, firing, and up to 3 hours of studio time. Participants will create a one of a kind ceramic masterpiece. Group rates available for groups of 10 or more paid in advance. Perfect team building activity!
Hands & Feet in Clay
Call to schedule a time to bring your kids to clayspace & put their hands in clay. $40 for 4 tiles, suitable for framing. Handprints can also be made into a plate or platter.