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Clay for two is an experience that can bring people closer through shared creative art-making. Couples will experience this class taught by professional and patient instructors. Participants will use the basic principles of hand-building - pinch, soft slab, coil and stamp—while having fun in our relaxed classroom environment.Instructor: Mary Cloonan
This course offers new students a 6-week introduction to the potter's wheel. This class is designed for those students who are unable to commit to a full length class but still wish to have an extended studio clay experience. Participants will experience basic methods of centering clay, forming cylinder and bowl forms, trimming and adding handles. Instructors: various
WHEN: Sunday, 6-9 PM, SEPT 21 - OCT 26, PF1, Sunday, 6-9 PM, NOV 9 - DEC 14, PF2
In these 6-weeks, participants will gain a basic understanding of ceramic hand-building techniques as well as surface treatment using slips and glazes. Students will explore a variety of forms utilizing pinch, coil and slab construction methods to create functional vessel forms, decorative ceramic wall hanging pieces or low-level relief.
Students with moderate experience working with the figure will sculpt from a live model in a 12-week studio course. Class will consist of demonstrations of advanced building techniques coupled with introductory anatomical study.
This 12-week course will focus on the utility of lidded forms and a range of methods for crafting a variety of lids. Students will learn to craft lids that fit well and compliment the form and function of a particular piece. Demonstrations that will focus on the use of 3 primary lid styles - recessed inset, flanged and rose covered - to create a range of functional containers including but not limited to; sugar & spice jars, oval lids, canister sets, casseroles, bubble boxes and more! Instructor: Jim Dugan
In this 12-week class we will give cups and bowls the attention they deserve. The cup is the most intimate of all functional ceramic forms while the bowl is the most versatile. These forms may serve as either utilitarian or metaphorical vessel, symbolic of achievement or simply quenching one's thirst and hunger. Crafting these vessels demand consideration to the shape, volume, lip, foot, handle, surface and ultimately the user. Instructor: Matt Hyleck
In this 4-week session students will create unique and whimsical ornaments to be used as holiday decorations and gifts. Combining porcelain and colorful underglaze students will create one-of-a-kind ornaments or they may choose to design and produce multiples or their original designs. Instructor: Peggy Fowler
WHEN: FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 7-8 PM
Join us for a slideshow presented by Bryan Hopkins. Bryan, who will be conducting a workshop Porcelain Vessels from Function to Dysfunction at Clayworks on August 16-17, will share his process and love affair with porcelain. Click here to RSVP.
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 7-9 PM WHERE: The Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD 21209
Do you think ceramics is an "art form" or a "craft"? Get the perspectives from master makers...
Join Baltimore Clayworks and The Ivy Bookshop for the first Ceramic Masters Speaking Series. Deb Bedwell, co-founder and Baltimore Clayworks former Executive Director and Patty Bilbro, resident artist will discuss form, function and the creative process. Hear their thoughts on what makes a good cup/bowl/teapot, why hand-made is important and how they nurture their own and others' creative process. Click here to purchase tickets for this exciting event!