Queen City Clay is excited to offer 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 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. 

July Session 2018:
6 week session:  July 9 - August 19

ADVANCED SCULPTURE

Saturdays / 6 weeks, July 14 - August 18 / 2:00 - 4:00 with Kirk Mayhew / $187

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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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INTRO to HANDBUILDING

Wednesdays / 6 weeks, July 11 - August 14/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Xan Conner/$187

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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 / 6 weeks, July 9 - August 13/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Jessie Fossenkemper/ $187
Tuesdays / 6 weeks, July 10 - August 14/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Rebecca Rohr/ $187
Wednesdays / 6 weeks, July 11 - August 15/ 10:00 - 12:00 with Amanda Hollinger/ $187
Sundays / 6 weeks, July 15 - August 19/ 1:00 - 3:00 with Andrew Osterburg/ $187

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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.

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KILN GLASS 2

Tuesdays / 8 weeks, July 10 - August 14/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Phil Taylor/ $195

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Glass 2 is for students who’ve taken a glass class or workshop with us before, or have a little fusing experience.  Students can choose their own projects to work on throughout the six weeks with help and guidance from Phil.  Phil will also be demonstrating some different advanced techniques not covered in the Intro class and students may choose to design pieces based on these techniques if they don’t have a specific project in mind. Some stock Spectrum 96 COE glass included.  Students may choose to bring their own glass or purchase additional glass as needed.

 

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HANDBUILDING 2: Surface then Form

Thursdays / 6 weeks, July 12 - August 16/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Chrissy Trout/ $195

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Surface before form?  We will play with multiple surface techniques, creating layered or even textured surfaces on flat slabs of clay.  Then we’ll use those slabs to make forms, either with molds or using slab-building techniques.  Slips, underglazes, and printmaking techniques will all be explored.  Come to class ready to experiment!

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WHEEL 2:  TECHNIQUE

Mondays / 6 weeks, July 9 - August 13/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Jamie Grauvogel/ $187
Thursdays / 6 weeks, July 12 - August 16/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Angela Belcher Clark/ $187
Saturdays / 6 weeks, July 14 - August 18 / 2:00 - 4:00 with Tony Weiss / $187

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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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WHEEL 3:  ADVANCED TECHNIQUES

Wednesdays / 6 weeks, July 11 - August 15/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Ben Clark $187

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So now you can throw.  It’s time to take your work to the next level.  Faceting, stacking forms, merging functional and sculptural, throwing 10 pounds or more, and form altering techniques may all be explored in this class.  At any point in the class, students can choose to stick with a specific technique and continue working with it for the remaining weeks.  Try something new and spark a whole new style of work for yourself!  

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WHEEL 3:  TOTEMS

Tuesdays / 6 weeks, July 10 - August 14/ 2:00 - 4:00 with Ben Clark $187

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Our students try different clays, kilns, firing techniques, and glazes. Why not record these events with a totem! These stacks of clay objects can tell a story, record your family history, or just help you remember what your favorite glaze combinations are. In this class each student will chart their own course after learning the basics of totem construction and project possibilities. Any kiln will be open for use with this class

 

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FORM & SURFACE

Mondays / 6 weeks, July 9 - August 13 / 1:00 - 3:00 with Beth Suellentrop/ $195

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Many of us tend to put a lot of energy into the process of making work, leaving surfacing and glazing as an afterthought.  Start thinking about surface and decorating from the beginning of the making process.  Using wheel thrown and handbuilt elements, we will explore forms that lend themselves to particular surface techniques.  We will spend one week focusing on building a form/object and then the following week we will explore various surface treatments to compliment that form.  This class is geared towards intermediate to advanced students.  

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PAINTING 2

Thursdays / 6 weeks, July 12 - August 16 / 6:30 - 8:30 with Laurie Wright/ $195

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This course will focus on individual development 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.  Access to the Pottery Painting Studio’s Stroke and Coats is included.  Student prerequisites include Painting with Glazes with Laurie or similar experience.  Let’s explore the wonderful world of surface on clay! 

  

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ALTERNATIVE FIRING

Tuesdays / 6 weeks, July 10 - August 14/ 6:30 - 8:30 with John Fowler/ $195
Thursdays / 6 weeks, July 12 - August 16/ 10:00 - 12:00 with John Fowler/ $195

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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 firing, and Obvara firing during this six week class. Students must have a few pieces made, but will also be able to make forms throughout the class.

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Beginning Slip Casting

Mondays / 6 weeks, July 9 - August 13 / 6:30 -8:30 with Josh Maier/ $195

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In this class we will explore the basics of making multiples of both objects and vessels by using liquid clay bodies and hand made plaster molds in the technique of slip casting.  We will explore basic techniques of making a “prototype”, and making a mold that will capture this form for repetition.  We will look into efficient plaster formulation and slip recipes to productivity, freeing you up to make MORE of what you make.  You will be making molds of YOUR work, making you able to repeat that work identically, infinitely.

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