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Ceramics

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The ceramics studio is located in W20-431.

Please be aware of EHS guidelines. If you are in a class, the instructor will cover these, if you have signed up for Independent Use, the studio head will have covered this in the mandatory orientation.

Please be cognizant of “community” materials-use and as always, when finished, please store your supplies neatly and leave the studio in as good as or better condition than when you arrived.

 

 Beg Ceramics does not include 24 hr access during IAP.

Courses for Spring 2014

Feb 10 - May 05, 2014

Independent Study in Ceramics

anytime when classes are not in session

Instructor: Darrell Finnegan [email]

This is 24 hour access for independent ceramics work, no instruction provided.

Working independently in the clay studio requires previous SAA Advanced or Intermediate level classe experience.  No exception.

Your independent use of the studio will require some studio chores (like in a private studio)  This may be cleaning or recycling clay or mixing the occasional bucket of glaze, perhaps helping with the kilns.  Guidance will be available.  This will be an opportunity to perhaps schedule a kiln loading with a partner or learn glaze making skills.  Independent use of the clay studio is an excellent opportunity for individuals to focus on an idea and move it forward.

Monday Beginner Ceramics A

Mondays 4:30-7pm

Instructor: Jason Pastorello [email]

Discover the basics of clay! This course will focus on the basics of wheel throwing and hand building. Weekly demonstrations will inspire the creation of a variety of forms like bowls, mugs, and vases. Students are encouraged to pioneer the own ceramic focus, while the instructor tailors to their needs.

Monday Beginner Ceramics B

Mondays 7:30-10pm

Instructor: Jason Pastorello [email]

Discover the basics of clay! This course will focus on the basics of wheel throwing and hand building. Weekly demonstrations will inspire the creation of a variety of forms like bowls, mugs, and vases. Students are encouraged to pioneer the own ceramic focus, while the instructor tailors to their needs.

Tuesday Intermediate Ceramics

Tuesdays, 4-6:30 pm

Instructor: Darrell Finnegan [email]

Improve your throwing and hand-building skills in this intermediate level class. Develop additional confidence with your skills while  we focus on galleys and lids, rims and feet, handles and spouts and more.  A variety of glazing, slips and surface techniques will also be explored.

 

*Having your own tools, toolbox and apron is recommended.  We will discuss various tools that you may want to add to your toolbox in time.

Tuesday Advanced Explorations

Tuesdays, 7-10:00pm

Instructor: Darrell Finnegan [email]

Your clay skills will be taken to another level while we explore advanced techniques such as altering, stretching and cutting.  Think ovals with oval lids or rim treatments that command attention.  Feet and handle techniques, oozy slips and various decorative techniques for surfaces will round out this popular course.  

*It is advantageous to have personal clay tools...we will be showing, sharing and demonstrating items you may want to add to your toolbox.

Wednesday Beginner Ceramics

Wednesdays 4:30-7pm

Instructor: Jason Pastorello [email]

Discover the basics of clay! This course will focus on the basics of wheel throwing and hand building. Weekly demonstrations will inspire the creation of a variety of forms like bowls, mugs, and vases. Students are encouraged to pioneer the own ceramic focus, while the instructor tailors to their needs.

Wednesday Intermediate Ceramics

Wednesdays 7:30-10pm

Instructor: Jason Pastorello [email]

Discover the basics of clay! This course will focus on the basics of wheel throwing and hand building. Weekly demonstrations will inspire the creation of a variety of forms like bowls, mugs, and vases. Students are encouraged to pioneer the own ceramic focus, while the instructor tailors to their needs.

Thursday Intro to Ceramics

Thursday 7-9:30pm

Instructor: Eleonora Lecei [email]

This course is great for both beginning and intermediate level students. It is designed as an introduction to basic wheel throwing, slab-rolling and handbuilding techniques, as well as an opportunity for further skill development on an individual basis. We will create unique functional and decorative ceramic forms, explore expressive glazing techniques including experimentation with slips, underglazes and sgraffito design.

 

Friday Intro to Ceramics A

Friday 4-6:30pm

Instructor: Eleonora Lecei [email]

This course is great for both beginning and intermediate level students. It is designed as an introduction to basic wheel throwing, slab-rolling and handbuilding techniques, as well as an opportunity for further skill development on an individual basis. We will create unique functional and decorative ceramic forms, explore expressive glazing techniques including experimentation with slips, underglazes and sgraffito design.

Friday Intro to Ceramics B

Friday 7:00-9:30pm

Instructor: Eleonora Lecei [email]

This course is great for both beginning and intermediate level students. It is designed as an introduction to basic wheel throwing, slab-rolling and handbuilding techniques, as well as an opportunity for further skill development on an individual basis. We will create unique functional and decorative ceramic forms, explore expressive glazing techniques including experimentation with slips, underglazes and sgraffito design.