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. 

January Session 2019:
8 week session: January 7th - March 3rd

INTRO to KILN GLASS

Tuesdays / 8 weeks, January 8 - February 26 / 6:30 - 8:30 with Phil Taylor /$255

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This class will teach you the basics of fusing, casting, and slumping glass so you can make your own works of art out of glass.  We will teach you about glass selection, mold making, kilns, firing schedules, and annealing.  While working with the materials in class you will learn how to cut glass, design projects, and how to incorporate your glass creations into your other artwork. Glass included!

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INTRO to HANDBUILDING

Mondays / 8 weeks, January 7 - February 25/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Joshua Maier /$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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EXPLORING CONE 6: QCC glazes & Kenucky Mudworks clay bodies

Tuesdays / 8 weeks, January 8 - February 26 / 6:30 - 8:30 with Jewels Wagner /$270*

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Queen City Clay is offering brand new clay bodies as a result of partnering with Kentucky Mudworks.  This is your chance to try out these new clays in combination with our cone six glazes!  Each student will select 2 contrasting clay bodies (25 LBS. each) to experiment with over the course of 8 weeks.  We will learn how to create vertical test tiles that include texture for testing.  After that, the possibilities are limited only to your imagination.  Dip, paint, or spray the glazes.  Try marbling contrasting clays, create slips or employ any of your favorite techniques.  We will make observations as a class and learn from each other, making final forms with our clay bodies and surfaces in mind.  Finally, your favorite combinations will be presented in a gallery exhibit in the studio.  *50lbs of Kentucky Mudworks mid-range clay included in class fee.  Yearly class members must pay a lab fee of $25 for this class.  Total for Class + Clay: $270

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DEVELOP YOUR STYLE (advanced wheel)

Thursdays / 8 weeks, January 10 - February 28/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Angela Belcher Clark /$245

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This class will take your pottery to the next level as you work to find your own distinctive style. 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. Angela will show a variety of forming, altering, and surface techniques throughout the class, & additionally she will teach how design fundamentals can inform or describe your work. 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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ADVANCED WHEEL

Tuesdays / 8 weeks, January 8 - February 26/ 2:00 - 4:00 with Jamie Grauvogel/ $245

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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, and throwing with 10 pounds or more will all be covered in this exploration of form altering techniques. At any point in the class, students can 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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BOOT CAMP (intermediate/advanced wheel)

Tuesdays / 8 weeks, January 8 - February 26/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Tony Weiss/ $245

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Get your pottery skills whipped into shape!  This class will correct all of your technical problems (by force if necessary).  Think about it like Wheel 2 on steroids.  Are you tough enough?

 

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ADVANCED SCULPTURE

Saturdays / 8 weeks, January 12 - March 2 / 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 sculpture classes (or similar experience) before this class.

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INTRO to CLAY

Wednesdays / 8 weeks, January 9 - February 27 / 6:30 - 8:30/$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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INTRO to WHEEL

Mondays / 8 weeks, January 7 - February 25 6:30 - 8:30 with Jessie Fossenkemper/ $245
Wednesdays/ 8 weeks, January 9 - February 27/ 10:00 - 12:00 with Amanda Hollinger/ $245
Wednesdays/ 8 weeks, January 9 - February 27/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Rebecca Rohr/ $245
Sundays / 8 weeks, January 13 - March 3 / 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.

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INTERMEDIATE WHEEL

Mondays / 8 weeks, January 7 - February 25/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Angela Belcher Clark/ $245
Thursdays / 8 weeks, January 10 - February 28/ 10:00 - 12:00 with Ben Clark/ $245

Thursdays / 8 weeks, January 10 - February 28/ 6:30 - 8:30 with Tony Weiss/ $245
Saturdays / 8 weeks, January 12 - March 2/ 2:00 - 4:00 with Jamie Grauvogel / $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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INTERMEDIATE HANDBUILDING

Thursdays / 8 weeks, January 10 - February 28/ 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 you learn to construct more complex forms than you may have tackled in the past.  Specific projects will be decided on the first week of class, but we’ll definietly discuss proper clay dryness for each technique and how to properly finish handbuilt pieces so they don’t feel sloppy.

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PLATTERS (advanced wheel)

Wednesdays / 8 weeks, January 9 - February 27 / 6:30 - 8:30 with Ben Clark /$245

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Platters can be used for anything from serving to wall art.  They come in all shapes and sizes and allow you to use glazes that are unsafe on a vertical surface.  In this class we will attempt several platter forms and explore the use of different clays, slips, and glazes to create amazing surfaces.

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SURFACE

Mondays / 8 weeks, January 7 - February 25 / 1:00 - 3:00 with Joshua Maier /$255

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Slip, terra sig, underglazes, maybe a little printmaking…this class is all about the surface.  If you’ve seen Josh’s work, you know he’s a master of finish.  (If not you should really walk by his space and take a look!)  Stop letting your surfaces be an afterthought and learn how to take your work to the next level with some of these unique finishing techniques.

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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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