About the Course
4-DAY INTENSIVE SCHEDULE:
(total 8 hours of studio time - 6 hr class time, 2 hr open studio time)
June 13-16: COIL BUILDING 3:00pm-4:30pm
June 27-30: SCULPTURE 6:30pm-8:00pm
July 7-14: SLAB BUILDING 3:00pm-4:30pm
July 25-28: TEAPOTS & JARS 6:30pm-8:00pm
About all classes: Each class is 4 days (Monday - Thursday) and is for all skill levels. Anyone who can follow instructions and is eager to learn is welcome, regardless of age. Class sizes kept small at a maximum of 10 participants per class. See below for specific class information.
Classes are held at our home studio at 1231 Leo Andrews Rd., Whitesboro, TX 76273
TIMELINE OF YOUR WORK:
LEARN & CREATE: This happens during the week. You'll learn how to properly cover and store your work so you can continue working on it through the week.
DRYING & FIRST FIRING: After the week's classes are over, your work will dry and then go into the first (bisque) firing in the kiln. When it comes out of the kiln, you'll be notified and can come glaze (paint) your work during open studio times.
GLAZING: When you come to glaze, you'll learn proper glaze application techniques and get to glaze your own work.
SECOND FIRING & PICKUP: When you finish glazing your work, it will go in the kiln a second and final time. This firing allows the glaze to melt and adhere to the work. You'll be notified when it's ready to be picked up.
OPEN STUDIO TIME:
2 hours of open studio time are included in the price of the 4-day intensive. The primary purpose for this is to give you time to come and glaze (paint) your work; however, if you'd like to use part of your time to add finishing touches to a project, you're welcome to use the time however you choose.
COIL BUILDING June 13-16 (M-R) 3:00pm-4:30pm
Coil-building is extremely versatile. From learning to make various types of coils, to attaching them together, to smoothing them out, you'll learn the basics of constructing structurally sound functional ware using coils. Projects may include: cups, bowls, small vases, jars.
SCULPTURE June 27-30 (M-R) 6:30pm-8:00pm
During this week, you'll learn practical techniques to use when sculpting figures in clay. Projects may include human or humanoid forms, animal forms, faces.
SLAB BUILDING July 11-14 (M-R) 3:00pm-4:30pm
From a lump of clay, you'll learn various ways of creating slabs and then making projects from those slabs. You'll use textures, embellishments, and various types of construction methods to achieve the end result. Projects may include: decorative serving trays, plates, boxes
TEAPOTS & JARS July 25-28 (M-R) 6:30pm-8:00pm
Teapot-making is a staple in the clay community. During this week's course, you'll use various techniques to construct a functional teapot - including learning how to make a well-fitting lid and attaching the spout and handle. Teapots not really your style? That's okay. You can nix the spout and handle and make a lidded jar instead.