Clay Studio

2132 Regent St.
Madison, WI
53726

608/233-3050

 
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Late Fall 2014 Adult Clay Classes

Updated 10/11/14

Also see our OPEN STUDIO options

CLASS FEES
Our class fees include more:  use of studio equipment, materials (clay & glazes), all kiln firings, and of course, expert instruction.


 

NEW!  HANDBUILDING 

In our wheel classes, the focus is on the one technique and developing skills with a lot of practice. In Handbuilding on the other hand, there are lots of different approaches for making functional and non-functional work. You'll play with construction methods like pinching, coiling and slab building, additive or subtractive sculpture, and hollow construction. Then we'll add form and detail by altering, stamping, molding, and carving. We will also talk about how to choose a method or combination of methods for specific projects. No special skills or experience needed.

Thursdays, October 16 - November 20  (6 sessions)
6:30 - 8:30pm 
Taught by Briony Jean Foy (with guest instructor Linda Leighton)
Fee: $194.00*  Maximum: 8 students

*Fee includes clay, glazes, and firings.  Also included is up to 2 hours of uninstructed studio time outside of class, per week.



THROWING ON THE POTTER'S WHEEL:  Beginning/Advanced Beginning

A fun and totally hands-on foundation course in making wheel-thrown pottery.  Designed for absolute beginners as well as folks who have thrown before but want to get restarted or refreshed.

Learn to center the clay, to create bowls, mugs, vases, covered dishes, and other forms, to wheel-trim your pieces, and to glaze for beautiful results.

Join us for a very satisfying experience!

Tuesdays, November 4 - December 9
(6 sessions)
6:15 - 8:30pm 
Taught by Chris Odt
Fee: $218*  Maximum: 5 students
 
*Fee includes clay, glazes, and firings.  Also included is up to 2 hours of uninstructed studio time outside of class, per week.

 

THROWING ON THE POTTER'S WHEEL:  Beginning to Intermediate

A technique-focused class that is appropriate for beginners and those with experience as well. Gloria works with you to advance your skills regardless of your level at the start. Each week you will review the prior week's techniques and add new skills from there. Gloria suggests you bring a notebook to class to aid your learning.

Sundays, November 9 - December 14 [skip Nov 30] (5 sessions)
1:00 - 3:15pm 
Taught by Gloria Van Dixhorn
Fee: $182*  Maximum: 5 students
 
*Fee includes clay, glazes, and firings.  Also included is up to 2 hours of uninstructed studio time outside of class, per week.

 

NEW--> TILES, TILES, AND MORE TILES: MAKING MULTIPLES
Unique handmade tiles make much-appreciated gifts. Learn to make tile originals from wet clay by texturing and carving rolled-out slabs. In the third meeting we'll mix and pour open-face plaster molds so that you'll be able to make multiple pressings of the same tile design. We'll discuss and use various glazing techniques to finish your tiles.

Detailing a plaster mold

Expect to make 4-6 files from your original design.

Dates and times TBA

Taught by Linda Leighton
All skill levels welcome

Fee: $218  Maximum: 6 students

 

 

SIGNING UP for CLASSES
Payment of 1/2 or more of the class fee reserves your spot. Please drop by the studio or call or mail in your registration.  We accept cash, checks, debit cards, and credit cards. 

Classes with fewer than 4 registrants may be cancelled. If so, you will be notified and your fee will be refunded in full.

IF YOU MUST CANCEL: Full fee refunded if you notify us 7 or more days prior to the start of the class. Half of fee refunded if 3 days prior. No refund if less than 3 days prior.   
 


We also offer
PRIVATE & SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS
Scheduled at your convenience
Wheel-throwing, handbuilding, tile-making

Adults & Children 14 & Over:
1 student: $35/hr   2 students: $22/hr ea.
3 students: $18/hr ea.   4 students: $16/hr ea.

Children 13 & Under:
1 student: $28/hr   2 students: $19/hr ea.
3 students: $17/hr ea.   4 students: $15/hr ea.