About the Course
FRIDAY WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:
(total 3.5 hours of studio time - 2.5 hr class time, 1 hr open studio time)
JUNE 17 Planter's Paradise 6:30PM - 9:00PM
JUNE 24 Empty Bowls 6:30PM - 9:00PM
JULY 1 Cups, Cups, Cups 6:30PM - 9:00PM
JULY 15 Mirror, Mirror 6:30PM - 9:00PM
JULY 22 Dinner for Two 6:30PM - 9:00PM
About all classes: Friday night workshops are designed for participants of any skill level to enjoy a relaxing evening learning a new skill and creating your own project. You get to keep whatever you make (see timeline for more info). Each week has a different theme with a specific skill set to focus on. Workshops will have a maximum of 10 participants each week. This keeps the class size small so Chris can work with each person. See below for a description of each workshop.
Pricing: Each class is $65 and includes all material and tools necessary to create your project. See individual workshop pages for details on pricing, including any specials or discounts.
Classes are held at our home studio at 1231 Leo Andrews Rd., Whitesboro, TX 76273
TIMELINE OF YOUR WORK:
LEARN & CREATE: This happens during Friday evening. You'll create and finish your project during workshop.
DRYING & FIRST FIRING: After the workshop is 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:
1 hour of open studio time is included in the price of the workshop. 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.
PLANTER'S PARADISE JUNE 17 6:30PM-9:00PM
Calling all plant lovers! In this workshop, you'll use coil-building techniques to make a clay planter roughly 6-8" tall.
EMPTY BOWLS JUNE 24 6:30PM-9:00PM
Each participant will make a bowl and learn how to use decorative embellishments and textures.
**For each participant in the class, I will be making and donating a bowl to Empty Bowls McKinney for the 2023 Empty Bowls event to feed the hungry. You can read more about Empty Bowls here: https://www.emptybowlsmckinney.com/
CUPS, CUPS, CUPS JULY 1 6:30PM-9:00PM
Cups are a staple for every day use. Learn how to use handbuilding techniques to make your own cup - the style is up to you: coffee cup, wine cup, tumbler, etc.
MIRROR, MIRROR JULY 15 6:30PM-9:00PM
Get the girls together and come make a decorative mirror. We'll supply the 6" mirror and you'll learn how to make a decorative frame to make a stunning wall hanger piece. *Chris will attach the mirror after the second firing.*
DINNER FOR TWO JULY 22 6:30PM-9:00PM
Looking for a unique date night idea? Come and learn how to make a plate from a slab of clay. Each participant will make his/her own plate - you can choose to make them matching or let your individuality shine!
BUILD A BOX JULY 29 6:30PM-9:00PM
Boxes can be used for so many things: holding anything from cookies to jewelry. During this workshop, you'll use slab-building technique to make your own box from clay.