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.

 

 

  • 4 week raku 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

4 week raku class

Mondays 6:30-9:00

October 20- November 10

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.

 

Monday class

 

 

Beginning Potter's Wheel

Tuesdays 6:30-9:00 pm

October 21- December 12

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.

 

beginning wheel

 

 

Intermediate Potters Wheelintermediate

Wednesdays 6:30-9:00

October 22- December 12

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.

 

 

Class Registration

For more information or to register, contact Tami Knight at: (614) 449-8144 • (614) 449-8188 • tamiknight@clayspace831.com

 

Slab Class!

Thursdays 6:30-9:00 pm

October 23- December 12

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.

 

slab class

 

 

 

Free Throw Fridays

Fridays 6:30-9 pm

free throw

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!

 

Raku Party!
Friday, October 17

6-10 pmraku
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 and enjoy the gallery show featuring Clay from the Classroom and work by Mark Beyer or sign up for a group lesson on the potter's wheel!

clay & coffee

Clay & Coffee at clayspace
Every Saturday
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.