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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 Summer 2014

Jun 9 - Aug 15, 2014

Independent Study in Ceramics

N/A

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.

May Mini-Term

Sunday - Saturday

Instructor: Darrell Finnegan [email]

Independent use of the studio is available from 5/14 - 6/04.  A modest fee covers the cost of materials and utilities.  This is a wonderful opportunity to focus on a project that you may be working on...before the start of the new term.

Monday Beginning Ceramics

Monday 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 their own ceramic focus, while the instructor tailors to their needs.

 

 

 

 

 

*Basic community clay tools are available for use however you are encouraged to purchase your own.  Basic tool kits are available at art supply stores in Cambridge and Boston.

Monday Beginners Ceramics B

Monday 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 their own ceramic focus, while the instructor tailors to their needs.

 

 

 

 

 

*Basic community clay tools are available for use however you are encouraged to purchase your own.  Basic tool kits are available at art supply stores in Cambridge and Boston.

Tuesday Beginner Ceramics / SUTD

Tuesday 1-3:30pm

Instructor: Jason Pastorello [email]


Tuesday Intermediate Ceramics

Tuesday 4:00-6:30pm

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 Ceramics

Tuesday 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 / SUTD

Wednesday 4-5:30pm

Instructor: Jason Pastorello [email]

Wednesday Intermediate Ceramics

Wednesday 7:30-10pm

Instructor: Jason Pastorello [email]

Your quest continues as you dive deeper into the ceramic medium. Weekly demonstartions in wheel throwing, altering forms, and surface techniques will provide you with the skills to create your own body of work. 

 

 

 

 

*Basic community clay tools are available for use however you are encouraged to purchase your own.  Basic tool kits are available at art supply stores in Cambridge and Boston.

Thursday Intro to Ceramics - A

Thursday 4-6:30pm

Instructor: Eleonora Lecei [email]

This course is for beginning 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. There is something new to learn each week! We will create unique functional and decorative ceramic forms and explore expressive glazing techniques.

Thursday Intro to Ceramics-B

Thursday 7-9:30pm

Instructor: Eleonora Lecei [email]

This course is for beginning 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. There is something new to learn each week! We will create unique functional and decorative ceramic forms and explore expressive glazing techniques.

Friday Intro to Ceramics

Friday 4-6:30pm

Instructor: Eleonora Lecei [email]

This course is for beginning 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. There is something new to learn each week! We will create unique functional and decorative ceramic forms and explore expressive glazing techniques.