Clayspace is a fully equipped ceramic studio offering classes and workshops instructed by experienced ceramic artists in a comfortable and supportive environment. It's a community of people who share an interest in art and a love of clay. Students are encouraged to explore their creative potential, share ideas, and create personal works of art with clay.
Then and Now
August 4- August 30
Friday, August 28
Featuring the work of various local artists, this exhibition explores the change in the artist as well as their art.
Curated by Joss Parker and
Friday, August 28
Guests may purchase and glaze a handmade piece of pottery for $40 and watch as it’s fired in our raku kiln. The kiln is heated to 1900 degrees and 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 work. 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 you can relax in the gallery and enjoy the exhibition Clay from the Classroom featuring work by artists at clayspace or sign up for a group lesson on the potter's wheel!
Opening September 4
September 4- September 26, 2015
Friday, September 4
A solo exhibition by local artist Tahsin Ali
Her colorful art is inspired by nature, travel, her Indian culture, and higher spiritual self.
4 week raku class
August 31-September 17
Play with Fire! Spend 3 weeks making work to raku and spend the last class firing the raku kiln. Learn handbuilding and wheel techniques and texture your work for the kiln. The final class focuses on the firing process. Raku is an exciting and rewarding way to fire your work. The fire and smoke from the reduction chambers add drama to the process and create stunning surfaces on the work. $150 per person.
NEW CLASSES BEGIN AUGUST 31!
Schedule of evening classes
Monday...........4 week raku class
Tuesday..........beginning potter's wheel
Wednesday....intermediate potter's wheel
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
September 1- October 23
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
September 2- October 23
For students who have mastered the basics, 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
September 3- October 23
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
September 2- October 23
This 8 week class covers basic wheel throwing techniques as well as more advanced techniques. Students work at their own pace with individual support. Schedule some time for art & relaxation!
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 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
Schedule a private workshop at clayspace with your friends or family for a unique creative experience. 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 5 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.