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Fall 2023 Class Registration Information


Registration Opens at 9:00 am on Monday, July 17

We implemented a new registration process in May 2023. Please take the time to visit this page and familiarize yourself with what to expect when registration goes live so that you are prepared. Our classes often fill within 2 minutes, so if you are delayed while trying to figure out where to click, the class may be filled. 

  • Fall 2023 classes will take place August 14 - October 7.
  • See Class Details below.
  • Classes are limited to 14 students. Students must be 18 years old or older.
  • Please review our cancellation and waitlist policy
  • All members must be Covid vaccinated to enter the Guild. Students are encouraged to be vaccinated. As of August 2023, masks are mandatory in all group spaces (teaching flex area, clay and glaze rooms) during classes and practice sessions. Anyone with cold or Covid symptoms should stay home following CDC guidelines for isolating and masking. Thank you for your understanding and care for all. 

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Fall 2023 Class Details

All Levels Wheel Throwing and Hand Building - Cone 10
Every Tuesday 6:30-9:30 pm - 8 weeks
Instructors: Karl Nazarro and Barbara Curtis
Level: All levels
Prerequisite: No Previous Experience Required
Cost: $265 per student

This is an all-levels class for wheel-throwing and hand-building in stoneware clay. Student goals for the 8-week session will be established at the first class meeting. Beginners will be guided through basic wheel-throwing skills and hand-building techniques. Intermediate to advanced students will continue developing their clay skills with suggested projects but are encouraged to participate in any class projects. Emphasis will be on functional pottery for home-use. All items produced in this session will be fired in Cone 10 gas atmosphere with instruction on glazing techniques and decoration.

Form and Function - Cone 6
Every Wednesday 1:00-4:00 pm - 8 weeks
Instructors: Heather Kegel and Lauren Sievers 
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Prerequisite: Proficiency in throwing basic forms and some experience glazing
Cost: $265 per student

This afternoon class caters to intermediate and advanced students who possess a solid foundation in clay work and aspire to push their skills to new heights. This class is an opportunity for participants to expand their clay knowledge and refine their artistic abilities. In this class, we will delve into the realm of advanced thrown forms, going beyond the basics and exploring techniques such as crafting lids and altering thrown forms. These advanced techniques challenge students to think outside the box, encouraging them to push their artistic boundaries and explore clay's endless possibilities.

The class will feature enriching discussions on the fundamental principles of functionality, intentionality, creativity, and craftsmanship. These discussions aim to deepen students' understanding of the artistic process, allowing them to infuse their work with meaning and purpose. Students will also have the opportunity to sculpt larger vessels, acquiring techniques to create impressive and impactful pieces. They will be encouraged to embrace the versatility of clay by creating a diverse array of forms, pushing their skills to achieve new levels of proficiency.

The class will cover a wide range of decoration techniques, equipping students with the tools and knowledge to embellish their creations. From surface treatments to texture applications, students will explore various decorative approaches, adding depth and visual interest to their finished pieces. All the artwork produced during the class will be fired to cone 6 in the electric kilns, ensuring the transformation of clay into durable, finished masterpieces. These sessions allow students to experiment with various techniques, explore their creativity, and hone their craft. Join us as we embark on a transformative journey of clay exploration, artistic growth, and technical mastery. With a supportive and inspiring learning environment, you'll unlock your creative potential and emerge as a more skilled and confident clay artist.

The Altered Form and the Teapot - Cone 10
Every Thursday 6:30-9:30 - 8 weeks
Instructors: Darryl Houghton & Deanne Ketterman
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Prerequisite: Proficiency in throwing basic forms and some experience glazing
Cost: $265 per student

Most objects in the natural world are not perfectly round and symmetrical. We will focus on the myriad ways that the potter can alter forms to create aesthetically pleasing pieces. This class is primarily for experienced wheel throwers who can center reasonably well and can already throw plates, bowls and mugs. We will begin with functional pottery, primarily exploring the vessel including the teapot. We may also explore more contemporary pottery as well if there is interest in that. There will be demos on alterations and teapots and demos specifically to encourage honing one’s skills in the various stages of ceramics from centering to glazing depending on the needs of the students. The class will have one high-fire gas firing at the end of the class.

Wheel Throwing, Hand Building and Decorating Techniques - Cone 10
Every Wednesday 6:30-9:30 - 8 weeks
Instructors: Marie Evenson & Sara Marie Miller
Level: All Levels
Prerequisite: No previous experience required
Cost: $265 per student

This all levels class is focused on developing the fundamental technical skills of wheel throwing, hand building, surface decoration and glazing. An opportunity to learn the basics if you’re new to pottery and dig deeper into your practice if you’re a returning potter or more advanced student. The class will have one high-fire gas firing at the end of the class.