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.
Friday, April 25
Everyone is welcome! 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. Relax and enjoy Clay from the Classroom in the gallery or sign up for a lesson on the potter's wheel while you wait for your masterpiece. Guests can take their work home with them.
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.
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.
Next session starts April 28!
Schedule of evening classes
Monday...........handbuilding and potter's wheel 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.
Handbuilding & Potter's Wheel
April 28- June 16
This eight week class offers exciting project ideas for functional and decorative ceramic pieces using clay slabs and basic hand forming techniques, it also 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.
Introductory Potter's Wheel
April 29- June 17
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
April 30- June 18
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
May 1- June 19
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
April 30- June 18
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!
Saturday Wheel Class
May 10- June 14
This 6 week pottery wheel class is open to potters at all levels of experience. We will cover the basics as well as advanced techniques for more experienced potters. We’ll make cups, bowls, plates, lids, and handles. We will show you how to alter your work off the wheel, use texture & colored slips to decorate, and how to combine pieces. The class will cover glazing and it includes a student gallery show on Friday June 20. Registration is $220 per person, open to ages 13 & up.
Summer clay camp
June 23- 26
9am- noon students entering grades 1-3
1-3pm students entering grades 4-6
Once Upon a Time
a solo exhibition by Colombian ceramic artist
Maria Clara Villa
April 10- April 24
Opening reception Friday, April 18, 6-9pm
"Inspired by caves, caverns, villages..simple, almost primitive forms..the colors take us back to the earth, to the fire that transforms not destroys."
Please join us for the artist reception! Maria Clara will demonstrate her artistic techniques for making her unique ceramic forms.
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.