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07
Feb
2023

February Beginner Potter's Wheel

February 7, 2023 9:00 am - February 16, 2023 12:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$250 (Members); $325 (Non-Members)

February Beginner Potters Wheel

All the basics you will need to know to get started working on the potter’s wheel. We will make bowls (ex. berry bowls, soup bowls, colander, cereal bowls, etc) and cylinders (ex. Mugs, tumblers, sippers – based on the learning curve) and learn how to trim. Glazing will be covered the last class.

Class meets: February 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, and 16th 

Sorry, the event is now full and we could not accept more registration

07
Feb
2023

February Intermediate to Advanced Independent Project

February 7, 2023 1:00 pm - February 16, 2023 4:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$250 (Members); $325 (Non-Members)

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February Intermediate to Advanced Independent Project:  Use this class and Open Studio time as a way to work on a specific project you have always wanted to start.  Bring ideas, sketches, pictures, and whatever personal research you have completed and the role of the teacher is to guide you through the process and help you complete your idea.  *It should be noted that not all ideas can be completed in 2 weeks and the time frame should be discussed with the instructor before starting.  This class is self-directed and the studio is open to other classes and open studio members.

Dates: February 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, and 16th

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

07
Mar
2023

March Beginner Slab Work

March 7, 2023 9:00 am - March 16, 2023 12:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$250 (Members); $325 (Non-Members)

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All the basics you will need to know about using the slab machine to make functional serving pieces from slump and hump molds.

Dates: 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, and 16th

07
Mar
2023

March Intermediate to Advanced Independent Project

March 7, 2023 1:00 pm - March 16, 2023 4:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$250 (Members); $325 (Non-Members)

March Intermediate to Advanced Independent Project 1

Use this class and Open Studio time as a way to work on that specific project you have always wanted to start.  Bring ideas, sketches, pictures, and whatever personal research you have completed and the role of the teacher is to guide you through the process and help you complete your idea.  *It should be noted that not all ideas can be completed in 2 weeks and the time frame should be discussed with the instructor before starting.  This class is self-directed, the studio is open to other classes and open studio members. 

Dates: 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, and 16th 

13
Mar
2023

March Visiting Artist, Casey Engel "Surface Play"

March 13, 2023 9:00 am - March 22, 2023 12:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$185 (Members); $260 (Non-Members)

Casey Engle

Lines, color, pattern, and resist! This four day playful workshop will be loaded with instructional demos focusing on surface design – line, sgraffito, underglaze decals, wax resist techniques, sanding, and color mixing. In this course, students will work with a rich red clay body that provides a lot of potential with the use of drawing and layering colorful underglaze, slips, and decals. This class is designed for seasoned beginner, intermediate, and advanced students who have prior experience working with clay. Students will make forms independently however they feel the most comfortable either wheel throwing or handbuilding. 

Dates:  March 13, 15, 20, and 22nd.   Artist Talk, March 23 | 4:00-5:00 PM

04
Apr
2023

April Visiting Artist, Marga McBride "Creating a Lifelike Bust"

April 4, 2023 9:00 am - April 11, 2023 12:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$185 (Members); $260 (Non-Members)

Marga Hayes Creating a Lifelike Bust

Learn to form realistic features and facial expressions that add depth and soul to your work.  This ongoing class will teach you how to make a simple clay bust, model realistic faces, and demonstrate surface design and textures.  We will use a basic slab technique, cutting and assembling the pieces to form the bust, neck and head.  Additional clay is attached to form the features, clothing and hair. Underglazes may then be applied to begin the process of painting the work with patterns and stencils, to give your piece a unique surface of coloration and design.

Dates: April 4th, 5th, 6th, and 11th

18
Apr
2023

April Beginner Potter’s Wheel

April 18, 2023 9:00 am - April 27, 2023 12:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$250 (Members); $325 (Non-Members)

April Beginner Potter wheel

All the basics you will need to know to get started working on the potter’s wheel.  We will make bowls (ex. berry bowls, soup bowls, colander, cereal bowls, etc) and cylinders (ex. Mugs, tumblers, sippers – based on the learning curve) and learn how to trim.  Glazing will be covered the last class.

Dates: 18th, 19th, 20th, 25th, and 27th

22
Apr
2023

Beauty & the Sublime: A Photography Awe Walk on the Bartram Trail

April 22, 2023 4:00 pm -7:00 pm
Instructor(s): Susan Patrice
$25

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An Awe Walk is a walk within a place of meaning and beauty to encounter something that amazes and transcends, whether big or small. Drawing on inspiration from William Bartram’s reflections on beauty and the sublime, this leisurely 3-hour walk will use photography as a tool for cultivating humility and wonder.

05
May
2023

Process, Techniques, and Design at Jugtown Pottery with Travis Owens

May 5, 2023 9:00 am - May 7, 2023 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Travis Owens
$425 (Members); $500 (Non-Members)

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During this workshop, Travis will demonstrate making several Jugtown forms, as well as shapes made in NC for generations. Attendants can use these forms as inspiration, and Travis will give help and suggestions as everyone creates the shapes as they interpret them. Travis will demonstrate pitchers, a few Jugtown vase forms, and a larger jar. Over the course of three days, Travis will finish up each of the shapes, adding handles and embellishments, and in turn, everyone can see his techniques. His demonstrations and images that will be shown, along with hands on instruction, will help everyone find their approach to these forms.  

09
May
2023

May Intermediate Slab Construction GARDEN STOOLS

May 9, 2023 9:00 am - May 18, 2023 12:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$250 (Members); $325 (Non-Members)

Take the next step in slab work with slab construction.  Create a template, cut the shapes, and build your creation.  Basic hand building and construction techniques will be covered.  Students need to bring ideas, pictures, or other research materials to aid in the project.  Students need to know or understand basic clay working methods and how to use tools, such as the slab machine. 

Dates: May 9th, 10th, 11th, 16th, and 18th

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