Queen City Clay is excited to offer eight and twelve 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. 

Starting in August 2017:
8 week session:  August 14th - October 8th
12 week session: September 11th - December 10th

INTRO to HANDBUILDING

Wednesdays / 8 weeks, August 16 - October 4/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Chrissy Trout/ $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, August 14 - October 2/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Julie Wagner / $245
Tuesdays / 8 weeks, August 15 - October 3/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Michael English / $245
Sundays / 8 weeks, August 20 - October 8/ 1:00 - 3:00 with Corey Shultz / $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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Glass:  Fused Layers

Tuesdays / 8 weeks, August 15 - October 3/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Phil Taylor / $255

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Use glass to create images with Fused Layers! Students will learn how to build layers of fused glass panels and how to integrate other elements into those panels for different effects. Incorporate enamels, oxides, copper inclusions, and trapped air bubbles into your glass work to add interest and create designs and imagery. This class is appropriate for all levels, whether you’ve never taken a glass class before or you’ve got experience fusing glass. Come see what you can create with a few weeks of great instruction.Glass included!

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Painting 2

Thursdays / 8 weeks, August 17 - October 5 / 6:30 - 8:30 with Laurie Wright / $255

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This course will focus on the individual development and education suitable for each student’s painting aspirations.  We will enhance painting style and technique on clay surfaces. Clay surfaces will not be included, so clay pieces from previous classes, or made in the first few weeks of class will be your canvases. Acces to the Pottery Painting Studio’s Stroke and Coats is included. Must have taken Painting with Glazes with Laurie or How to Glaze with Chrissy to qualify for this class. Let’s explore the wonderful world of surface on clay!

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HANDBUILDING 2

Mondays / 8 weeks, August 14 - October 2 / 1:00 - 3:00 with Didem Mert/ $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 developing forms and finishing techniques wile students work on self directed projects.

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HANDBUILDING 2: Using Molds

Tuesdays / 8 weeks, August 15 - October 3/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Beth Suellentrop / $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 using molds in new and exciting ways.  How can we use traditional molds as well as everyday household items to create unique functional and sculptural forms? 

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WHEEL 2:  TECHNIQUE

**Mondays / 8 weeks, August 14 - October 2/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Jamie Grauvogel $245
Saturdays / 8 weeks, August 19 - October 7/ 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.**No class Labor Day- Monday, September 4th.  Make up date will be decided during the first class. 

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Food & Pots:  Appetizers and Desserts

Tuesdays / 8 weeks, August 15 - October 3 / 6:30 - 8:30 with Bethany Kramer / $245

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During the last Food & Pots class of the year, we are going to focus on appetizers and desserts! Students will pick a recipe and create a piece to compliment that dish. The final class combines your food and pot and we’ll all feast together! We will blend handbuilding and wheel throwing with a focus on trays, platters, large and small serving dishes, pie plates, cake stands, and more. This class will combine with the two previous Food & Pots classes to create a complete 2017 cookbook. Wheel 2 experience required. Previous handbuilding experience is a great compliment for this class, but is not required.

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WHEEL 3: FIND YOUR STYLE

Tuesdays / 8 weeks, August 15 - October 3 / 2:00 - 4:00 with Jamie Grauvogel / $245

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This class will take your pottery to the next level as you work to find your own distinctive style in your pieces.  Start out by looking at work by artists who have a very distinct style and what elements they are using to make their work unique.  Students will be encouraged to gather their own inspiration from various sources.  Jamie will show a variety of forming, altering, and surfacing techniques throughout the class, adding her own style of course.  Students will be challenged to take the techniques and make them their own, drawing from their inspirational resources and ideas from the group. 

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ALTERNATIVE FIRING

Wednesdays / 8 weeks, August 16 - October 4/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Ben Clark/ $255    
Thursdays / 8 weeks, August 17 - October 5/ 10:00 - 12:00 with Ben Clark/ $255

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This class will focus on lots of experimentation and partying. Beginners and advanced students welcome. We will focus on raku for two weeks, barrel firing for two weeks, Obvara firing for two weeks and the last two weeks of the class will be student choice- whatever your favorite section was. Students must have a few pieces made and bisque fired with raku clay before the first week of class. 

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ADVANCED SCULPTURE

Saturdays / 12 weeks, September 16 - December 9 / 2:00 - 4:00 with Kirk Mayhew / $357

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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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