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.
New classes start June 24!
Schedule of evening classes
Monday...........handbuilding and potter's wheel class
Tuesday..........beginning potter's wheel
Wednesday....intermediate potter's wheel
Registration for an 8 week class is only $240 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. There is room in every class, ask about joining for a pro-rated fee.
Introductory Potter's Wheel
June 24- August 16
This eight week introductory class covers basic throwing and glazing techniques. Students learn how to wedge clay, center, make cylinders, bowls, and plates, how to alter thrown pieces, and make and attach handles. Class time includes informal discussions, demonstrations and hands on instruction. $240 per person includes 8 weeks of instruction, 25 pounds of clay, firing, glazing, open studio time during the session and a student gallery show and raku firing on August 16.
Tiki Tuesdays! Handbuilding & Potter's Wheel
June 24- August 16
This eight week class offers exciting project ideas for functional and decorative ceramic pieces using clay slabs and basic hand forming techniques for the first four weeks of class. The last four weeks covers the potter's wheel and basic throwing techniques including centering, making cups and bowls on the wheel, trimming and altering thrown pieces, and surface decoration using texture colored slips and glazes. Make your own Mai Tai cups and decorations for the luau!
Intermediate potter’s wheel
June 24- August 16
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, and bottle neck flasks. $240 per person includes 25 lbs of clay, open studio time, glazes, firing, and a raku workshop and student gallery show.
Thursdays 6:30- 9:00
June 24- August 16
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. $240 per person includes 8 weeks of instruction, 25 lbs of clay, open studio time during the session and a student gallery show with a raku firing on April 26.
4 week potter’s wheel classTuesdays 6:30-8:30
June 24- July 19
July 22- August 16
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. $135 per person includes 12 lbs of clay, open studio time, glaze, and firing. Open to ages 13 & up.
4 week slab classes
June 24- July 19
This 4 week handbuilding class will focus on designing and creating ceramic art for the yard and garden. Clayspace artist Todd Hickerson will demonstrate a new project every week. Projects include bird houses, garden planters, bird baths, and toad houses. Texture & colored slips will be used to finish work. $135 per person includes 12 lbs of clay, open studio time, glaze, and firing.
Robot Art Show
June 7- July 10, 2013
Opening reception Friday, June 7, 6-9 pm
Presented by W. Ralph Walters and Art Party Columbus
with a performance by Evolution Control Committee and Krista Kitty
Artists from all over pay homage to our future robot overlords with fantastic robot-themed artwork!
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. $35 per person, please call to reserve a spot.
Teen Time Fridays at clayspace
Every Friday from 4-6 pm
Bring your ideas and your friends to clayspace and be creative with clay. Clayspace artists are on hand to provide inspiration and instruction. We will have new ideas for you to try or we can help you with your original creations. A great way to start the weekend, call to reserve a spot! $35 per person or $95 for 3 classes.
Friday, June 21
Everyone is welcome! Guests may purchase and glaze a handmade piece of pottery for $40 and enjoy the gallery show while their work is fired in our raku kiln by clayspace artist Todd Hickerson. The kiln is heated to 1900 degrees then opened to expose the red hot pottery inside. The work is removed with tongs and placed in metal cans filled with combustible material which is ignited by the hot pottery. The cans are covered and the fire reacts with the glaze to create iridescent and metallic effects on the pottery. Wiping off the ashes from the fire reveals flashes of brilliance and metallic shine. While you wait for your masterpiece to come out of the kiln you can relax and enjoy the gallery show Clay from the Classroom featuring ceramic work made at clayspace or sign up for Free Throw Friday and take a lesson on the potter’s wheel.
Go ahead and get your hands dirty...
Free Throw Friday!
Fridays from 6-9 pm
No experience necessary! Call to reserve a wheel and come in and throw. $40 per person includes 3 hours of studio time, 6 lbs of clay, basic instruction and firing. 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.
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. $95 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. $45 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.
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.