classes and workshops
Clayspace offers classes and workshops with ceramic artists in a relaxed and supportive learning environment. Our instructors offer expert technical assistance as well as creative inspiration. Evening classes meet weekly from 6:30-9:00 for eight weeks. Registration is $280 per person and includes open studio time during the session and a student gallery show at the end of each session with a pot luck party and raku firing. Clayspace workshops are always fun. You can make something wonderful in just one visit even if you have never worked with clay.
- Handbuilding and potter's wheel class
- Beginning potter's wheel
- Intermediate potter's wheel class
- Slab class
- Free Throw Fridays
- Raku Party!
- Clay & Coffee
- Private Group Workshop
- Private workshop for 2
- Hands & Feet in Clay
Handbuilding and potter's wheel
October 21- December 13
This eight week class offers exciting project ideas for functional and decorative ceramic pieces using clay slabs and basic handforming 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.
Beginning Potter's Wheel
Tuesdays 6:30-9:00 pm
October 22- December 13
This class covers all the basics including wedging, centering, throwing cylinders, trimming, altering, and glazing. Class time includes discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on instruction. Students will learn how to throw cups, bowls, and plates, make handles and lids, and use texture & colored slips.
Intermediate Potters Wheel
October 23- December 13
Learn to throw bigger & taller pieces and how to alter thrown work on & off the wheel. This eight week intermediate throwing class offers more experienced students an opportunity to improve and expand their skills. Clayspace artist Todd Hickerson presents a new project idea in each class and provides inspiration and excellent technical assistance. Class time includes informal discussions and demonstrations as well as hands on instruction. Students are encouraged to explore their interests and work at their own pace.
For more information or to register, contact Tami Knight at: (614) 449-8144 • (614) 449-8188 • email@example.com
Thursdays 6:30-9:00 pm
October 24- December 13
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. For all levels of experience.
Free Throw Fridays
Fridays 6:30-9 pm
No experience necessary!Call to reserve a wheel and come in and throw. $45 per person includes instruction, materials, 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. An excellent value!
Friday, December 13
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 by clayspace artist Todd Hickerson. 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. Guests can take their work home with them.
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. $40 per person, please call to reserve a spot.