Queen City Clay is excited to offer eight week classes in handbuilding, wheel throwing, sculpture, and glass!  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, 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. 

Spring Session 2018:
8 week session:  March 19 - May 13

INTRO to HANDBUILDING

Mondays / 8 weeks, March 19 - May 7/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Katie Swartz $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.

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INTRO to WHEEL

Mondays / 8 weeks, March19 - May 7 / 6:30 - 8:30 with Jewels Wagner/ $245
Wednesdays / 8 weeks, March 21 - May 9/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Amanda Hollinger/ $245
Sundays / 8 weeks, March 25 - May 13 / 1:00 - 3:00 with Andrew Osterburg/ $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.**No class Labor Day- Monday, September 4th.  Make up date will be decided during the first class.

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INTRO to CLAY

Thursdays / 8 weeks, March 22- May 10/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Seana Higgins $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

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HANDBUILDING 2:  SLABS

Thursdays / 8 weeks, March 22 - May 10/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Chrissy Trout/ $245

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this class is geared to teach you everything you ever wanted to know about working with slabs.  We’ll use soft slabs, hard slabs, big slabs, small pieces of slabs…We’ll also stretch the boundaries of what a slab can do with darting and altering forms.  Emphasis will be placed on learning the proper dryness to work with your slabs for each technique, which will lead to success in all of your future slab-building projects.  Intro to Handbuilding or similar experience required.

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HANDBUILDING 2

Mondays / 8 weeks, March 19 - May 7/ 1:00 - 3:00 with Chrissy Trout/ $245

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This intermediate to advanced level handbuilding class will focus on taking your forms to the next level.  Emphasis will be placed on proportions of forms and finishing techniques wile students work on self directed projects.

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WHEEL 2:  TECHNIQUE

Mondays / 8 weeks, March 19 - May 7/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Jamie Grauvogel/ $245
Tuesdays / 8 weeks, March 20 - May 8/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Jamie Grauvogel/ $245
Thursdays / 8 weeks, March 22 - May 10 / 10:00 - 12:00 with Ben Clark/ $245
Saturdays / 8 weeks, March 24 - May 12 / 2:00 - 4:00 with Tony Weiss / $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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ALTERED POTS

Thursdays / 8 weeks, March 22 - May 10/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Angela Belcher Clark/ $245

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Altering your thrown pieces can add interest and put your personal signature into your work.  Angela will take you through altering common shapes like bowls, plates, and vases.  You’ll also learn less typical ways to alter, such as altering trapped air forms to make unique shapes.  Wheel 2 or similar experience required.

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GLAZING  with the STUDIO BUCKET GLAZES

Tuesdays / 8 weeks, March 20 - May 8/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Bethany Kramer/ $255

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This class is all about using the studio bucket glazes!  Come to class with already made work to be glazed and w will solely focus on getting that dusty work off of your shelf and into the kiln!  My expertise is using the glazes for the cone 10 gas reduction kiln, but we will certainly look at our cone 5 and cone 9 options.  We will cover how to choose the perfect glaze for your piece, prepping your work to be glazed, layering glazes, pouring glaze, dipping, using the spray booth, glazing large items, glazing sets, glazing lidded forms, using wax and brushes as tools for decoration, and much more! 

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WHEEL 3:  SETS

Tuesdays / 8 weeks, March 20 - May 8/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Michael English/ $245

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The class will explore decorative practices and surface techniques that can further advance the cohesive quality of their sets.  Each student can expect to create four piece dinnerware place settings, a small scale formal set for tea, coffee, whiskey etc…of his or her choice, and a canister/storage set.

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WHEEL 3:  CARVING AWAY

Tuesdays / 8 weeks, March 20 - May 8/ 2:00 - 4:00  with Ben Clark/ $245

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Most of the time you make pots by starting with a lump of clay and changing it into a larger form.  Through the reductive process, this class will do the opposite.  We will start with more clay than we need and carve away until we are left with an exciting and dynamic form.

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ADVANCED SCULPTURE

Saturdays / 8 weeks, March 24 - May 12 / 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 student’s further experience.  You must have taken at least two sculpture classes, or similar experience, to qualify for this class.

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SURFACE:  A RAW BEAUTY

Wednesdays / 8 weeks, March 21 - May 9/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Joshua Maier/ $255

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Whether you are a potter or a sculptor, a thrower, hand-builder, or slip caster, the surface of your work is often both the final step and the ‘make it or break it’ moment for your clay forms.  There is a huge world of possibilities on the surface of clay that don’t include any glaze at all, and can -and will- set your ceramic creations apart!  In this 8-week class, participants will see up-close demos, get basic (and advanced) informational handouts, and ample time to experiment with surface techniques on their own work.  We’ll explore creation of stamps and texturizing tools, making and using Terra Sigillata, and multiple techniques with slips and underglazes.  Learn about wet surface additions:  Egyptian Paste, Borax & Soda Washes, Paper & Saw Dust.  Experiment with wax, shellac, and latex resist methods.  Participants will need to have pieces in a variety of stages from wet, leather hard, and/or bone dry, and bisque-ware throughout the class.  You’ll be told each week what stages your pieces should be at for the following week, but have a few things ready for the first class. 

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