In this class students will explore the functional ceramics and their relationship to the dinner table. Students will create properly functioning forms of dinnerware such as: bowls, plates, tumblers, mugs, platters, large bowls, pitchers, and more. Instructors and students will focus on clay body choice and the proper treatment and finishing of pieces to ensure wares are food safe and can withstand heavy use.
Advanced methods of throwing, trimming, and a variety of finishing techniques will be discussed. Students will be able to create pieces with their own style and work with the instructor to create a cohesive design for their dinnerware. Success of this class is dependent on outside course work.
The class fee is $325 which includes 2 bags of clay, glazing and firing fees, and use of all tools and equipment at Clay By The Bay! Classes are online through Zoom during a set time each week with 2 hours of instruction. You are then able to come into the studio for Open Studio Hours to practice what you learned online! Each student will receive their own shelf and have access to Open Studio Hours. This access is unlimited during the 6-week course.
- A 25-lb bags of clay
- Firing/baking of your pottery
- Use of studio machinery, tools and equipment
- 18″x14″x15″ personal shelf storage space at CBTB
- Access to Open Studio Hours (Monday-Sunday 10 AM-6 PM). This access is unlimited during the 6-week course!
- Online class sessions- time to tune in, meet new people, and ask your instructor questions while being entertained! Watch your instructor create and discuss making more advanced pieces on the wheel.
Projects include: Sets, bowls, plates, pitchers, etc.
Suggested prerequisite: Intro to Pottery Wheel & Clay (1-3 times), Next Step (1-3 times).
- Q: Can I make up a class?
- A: Yes! All classes will be recorded to watch at a later date/time if you happen to miss the class.
- Q: When are Open Studio Hours?
- A: Monday-Sunday from 10 AM-6 PM. Hours are subject to change during workshop days, but 7 days notice will be given to students.
- Q: Can I ask questions during the Zoom class?
- A: Of course! Part of the reason why we’re using Zoom is so we can interact with one another and the instructor.
All fees are non-refundable.
Vouchers may be granted 2 weeks prior to class or workshop starting, under the following circumstances:
- Personal illness that prevents the student from working with clay or at the studio. A physician’s note may be required as proof.
- Instances of extreme, unexpected hardship. Examples include death or serious illness of someone close. These kind of exceptions are granted at the manager’s discretion, and do not include changes in priorities, job, or vacation plans.