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Ceramics

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The ceramics studio is located in W20-431.

The SAA studios are open 24 hours a day, every day, during the Fall 2014 term. Registered students are welcome to use the space as long as a class is not in session. Studio schedules will be posted on the doors at the beginning of each term. It can take up to 2 weeks to activate your ID for studio access.

Please be aware of EHS guidelines. If you are registered for a class, the instructor will cover these at your first meeting. If you are registered for Independent Use, the studio manager will discuss with you at your mandatory orientation.

Before leaving the studios, please store your supplies neatly and leave the space in as good as or better condition than when you arrived.

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Courses for Fall 2014

Sep 15 - Dec 05, 2014

Registration closes on Tuesday, September 30th.

Independent Study in Ceramics

Sun-Sat. 24 hrs.

Instructor: Darrell Finnegan [email]

This is access for independent ceramics work, no instruction provided, when a class is not in session.  Please check with instructor before using the studio during class time.  

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.

Fees: students $140.00 | staff and affiliates $240.00 | others $340.00

12 of 12 spots available [register]

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

 

Fees: students $140.00 | staff and affiliates $240.00 | others $340.00

9 of 12 spots available [register]

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

 

Fees: students $140.00 | staff and affiliates $240.00 | others $340.00

7 of 12 spots available [register]

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, teapots, 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.

Fees: students $140.00 | staff and affiliates $240.00 | others $340.00

4 of 12 spots available [register]

Tuesday Advanced Explorations

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.

 

Fees: students $140.00 | staff and affiliates $240.00 | others $340.00

10 of 12 spots available [register]

Wednesday Beginner Ceramics

Wednesday 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.

 

Fees: students $140.00 | staff and affiliates $240.00 | others $340.00

12 of 12 spots available [register]

Wednesday Intermediate Ceramics

Wednesdays 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. 

 

 

 

 

Fees: students $140.00 | staff and affiliates $240.00 | others $340.00

3 of 12 spots available [register]

Friday Intro to Ceramics

Fridays, 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.

Fees: students $140.00 | staff and affiliates $240.00 | others $340.00

12 of 12 spots available [register]

Saturday Intro to Ceramics

Saturdays, 9 -11:30am

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.

Fees: students $140.00 | staff and affiliates $240.00 | others $340.00

12 of 12 spots available [register]

Saturday Intermediate Ceramics

Saturdays, 12 - 2:30pm

Instructor: Eleonora Lecei [email]

Take your passion for ceramics to the next level!  This course is designed for students who have already had basic wheel throwing experience and now want to make a teapot, a lidded jar, a set of mugs, a large serving bowl, etc..  If you prefer to continue to develop hand-building skills utilizing the slab, coil or pinch form techniques you will have the opportunity to create more elaborate forms.  The potential for expressive and intriquing surfaces will be further explored through a variety of glazing techniques. 

Fees: students $140.00 | staff and affiliates $240.00 | others $340.00

12 of 12 spots available [register]