Queen City Clay is excited to offer classes in handbuilding, wheel throwing, and sculpture!  Find the class that’s right for you.  Running dates and times are listed below the class title.  Our class offerings are for adults, 18 and up.  If you’re looking for youth classes or summer camps, click here.  Classes listed as ‘out of stock’ once you click through to the registration page are already full.  Classes for the following session are usually posted during week 2 of the current session.  If you’d like to be put on the wait list for a full class, or notified when the next session is posted, please use the notification form to the right. 

Fall Session 2019:
8 week session:  October 14 - December 15  
**No classes 11/23 - 11/29 for our Holiday Bazaar and Thanksgiving break.**

All classes are now full.  Please use the contact form to the right if you’d like to be notified when classes are posted for the next session.

A CLASS for TOKERS (intermediate)

Tuesdays / 8 weeks, October 15 - December 10 / 6:30 - 8:30 with Katie Swartz & Jamie Grauvogel / $245

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Do you ever wish you could jump in a time machine and go back to an era where peace signs and flower crowns were in their prime?  We don’t have a time machine but we may be able to take you back to that “love not war” mentality for a moment with this class!  We will be making innovative “far out” versions of tobacco pipes and other items you weren’t allowed to make in your high school ceramics class.  Can you dig?  There will be a mix of wheel throwing and handbuilding in this class.  Intro level experience recommended.  $245

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ADVANCED SCULPTURE

Saturdays / 8 weeks, October 19 - December 14 / 2:00 - 4:00 with Kirk Mayhew /$245

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Kirk will assist students through self directed projects and seek to enhance their understanding of sculptural forms. Surface experiments will help round out students’ further experience. Kirk recommends taking at least two handbuilding or sculpture classes (or similar experience) before this class. 

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INTRO to HANDBUILDING

Wednesdays / 8 weeks, October 16 - December 11 with Chrissy Trout / 6:30 - 8:30 / $245

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This program is great for anyone from a true beginner to throwing students looking to get off the wheel and try something different.  Learn the basics of how clay behaves through rolling, stacking, and blending coils.  Discover what you can make the clay do at various stages of dryness through working with both soft and hard slabs.  You will also have the opportunity to work with molds, the extruder, and studio glazes.  Clay and tools included in your first Intro level class at QCC.

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SALT FIRING

Saturdays / 8 weeks, October 19 - December 14 / 10:00 - 12:00 with Lacie Turcott /$255

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In this process-intense Salt Firing class, we will explore the possibilities of the Salt Fired surface by creating new Salt Glazes, experimenting with texture and fuming, and learn the firing process from start to finish. Local experts will pop in as guest instructors to share thier knowledge on the process, as well.  This class will include up to 5 kiln firings, giving students plenty of time to experiment. Focus will be on surface treatments and learning to prep for and fire the salt kiln.  Students should be able to make pieces independently.  This class is very labor-intensive and extra time outside of class on firing weeks to prep, load and fire the kiln will be required for all students.  $255  Yearly class members must pay $10 lab fee for this class.

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INTERMEDIATE HANDBUILDING

Thursdays / 8 weeks, October 17 - December 12 / 6:30 - 8:30 with Chrissy Trout / $245

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The focus of this class will be to push your handbuilding skills to the next level.  Emphasis will be placed on technique and craft as students work on self-directed projects.  Students may use this class to dive deeper into projects introduced in previous sessions, come with their own projects in mind, or follow demonstrations.  Specific demos will be decided on the first week of class.   Group discussion will take place regularly to share progress and solve any problems with your peers in the class.  Handbuilding experience required.  

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INTRO to WHEEL

Mondays / 8 weeks, October 14 - December 9 / 6:30 - 8:30 with Jessie Fossenkemper / $245
Wednesdays / 8 weeks, October 16 - December 11 / 6:30 - 8:30 with Ben Clark / $245
Sundays/ 8 weeks, October 20 - December 15 / 1:00 - 3:00 with Rebecca Rohr / $245

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Begin your clay experience with a fun and exciting challenge on the potter’s wheel. It’s not as easy as it looks on T.V., but we know you can do it with the help of our skilled teaching staff. You will learn to create cups, bowls, and plates. Remember, the more you practice the better you get, so use your free studio time. Clay and tools included in your first Intro level class at QCC.  

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INTERMEDIATE WHEEL

Mondays / 8 weeks, October 14 - December 9 / 6:30 - 8:30 with Angela Belcher Clark/ $245 FULL
Tuesdays / 8 weeks, October 15 - December 10 / 6:30 - 8:30 with Tony Weiss / $245 FULL
Saturdays / 8 weeks, October 19 - December 14 / 2:00 - 4:00 with Andrew Osterburg / $245 

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So you can center some clay and make some basic forms; now let’s see how far you can push those skills! This class will strengthen your foundation techniques and get you comfortable with most wheel thrown forms. We will also cover new shaping techniques and surface decoration. Our goal is to make you a better potter while having as much fun as the law allows. Must have taken Wheel 1 or similar experience.

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INTRO to CLAY

Tuesdays / 8 weeks, October 15 - December 10 / 6:30 - 8:30 with Morgan Fraley / $245

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Interested in trying a clay class, but not sure whether wheel throwing or handbuilding is right for you?  This class will give you a taste of both worlds.  We’ll start out handbuilding, learning some basic pinch, coil, and slab forming techniques.  We’ll take a week to talk about different clay bodies, firing temperatures, and glazing.  Then we’ll finish off the class with three weeks on the wheel, creating mugs or bowls.  Clay and tools included in your first Intro level class at QCC.

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A CLASS for BAKERS (intermediate wheel)

Thursdays / 8 weeks, October 17 - December 12 / 10:00 - 12:00 with Amanda Hollinger / $245
Thursdays / 8 weeks, October 17 - December 12 / 6:30 - 8:30 with Amanda Hollinger / $245

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Join Amanda for this first in a series of classes focusing on cooking items and other fun pieces you can use in the kitchen or for serving.  In A Class for Bakers you will work on forms like batter bowls, berry bowls, pie dishes, casseroles, muffin and bread bakers.  There are several tricks of the trade Amanda will pass on to make these creations “must have” pots in the kitchen.   $245

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ADVANCED WHEEL

Tuesdays / 8 weeks, October 15 - December 10 / 2:00 - 4:00 with Jon Stein /$245

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So now you can throw.  It’s time to take your work to the next level.  This class will get you throwing larger than you ever thought you could and we’ll work on techniques for making extreme and complex forms.  Demos will be geared towards the interst of the students so feel free to come with ideas about what you’d like to learn! 

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A CLASS for DRINKERS (intermediate wheel)

Wednesdays / 8 weeks, October 16 - December 11 / 6:30 - 8:30 with Jon Stein/ $260

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For the past five years Jon’s been traveling the country studying ceramics, of couse, but mostly sampling rare and exotic beverages.  This class, like whiskey, is neat!  We will explore whiskey, beer, wine, and other cozy fireside beverages throughout the session and attempt to create the perfect drinking vessel for each.  Help will come from local experts, TBA. This is a class like no other and you might be changed forever. Proceed with caution.  $260 ***Yearly Class Members will be charged a $15 lab fee for this class.

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ALTERNATIVE FIRING

Thursdays / 8 weeks, October 17 - December 12 / 6:30 - 8:30 with John Fowler /$255

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This class will focus on lots of experimentation and partying. Beginners and advanced students welcome. We will gain experience with raku, barrel/ pit  firing, and new Mica raku firing during this eight week class. Students should have a few pieces made, but will also be able to make forms throughout the class. 

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PLATTERS (intermediate handbuilding)

Mondays / 8 weeks, October 14 - December 9 / 1:00 - 3:00 with Beth Suellentrop/ $245

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In this class we will explore different methods of constructing hand-built platters and serving trays. We will focus on serving trays for specific food items as well as learning decorative techniques to enhance rims, feet and handles. Learn tips on how to work with large slabs without the fear of cracking during drying and firing!  $245  

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Class Level Key

INTRO:  new to clay or limited experience

INTERMEDIATE:  understand basic steps used to form the clay and can make basic shapes.  looking to strengthen techniques, get comfortable making most forms, and improve your craft.

ADVANCED:  comfortable with basic techniques and can make intended forms easily.  ready to learn new techniques to advance your forms and develop a personal style.

 

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