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Stacey Pottery Studio

"A fun place to play and learn!"

Spring 2021 Classes ready for signups!

Spring classes are open for registration. Please choose your class and checkout with Paypal, or contact me to sign up with Cash, Check, or Credit card. 

 

We will be socially distancing in the studio and masks need to be worn over your mouth and nose AT ALL TIMES. If you are unable to wear a mask consistently and correctly, please join us when we can all be unmasked safely. The only alternative is if everyone present in class can provide proof of Covid19 vaccination, with the second dose of the shot dated at least 2 weeks before unmasking. 


New classes may be added to the calendar periodically, check back often :)

 

Please contact me if you have a specific day and time you'd like to attend a class, I am often able to accommodate 3 or more people who want a specific time, ideal for work/office groups or family.

 

*** Students who have not taken a class in this studio previously should arrive an hour early on the first day for a studio orientation. ***

 

Please note - there are no refunds given for any reason. 

 

Beginner Wheel Throwing Course Description

This course is six weeks long, 2 hours per week. You will experience the allure of wheel throwing, the silky feel of clay in your hands, the exhilaration of pulling up the walls and making your very own imagination come alive!

We will begin with the basics of preparing and centering the clay on the wheel and instruction will be given for making simple forms such as bowls and mugs. 

This course is suitable for beginners or students who want a refresher course on the basics, adults, and children over 10. The student will learn safe operation and use of the studio and pottery wheels. 

Each student must bring the following items to each class; a basic pottery tool set, apron, towel and notebook. 

Basic pottery tool kit.

It is strongly recommended that you put your name on everything you bring to the studio.

*** Students who have not taken a class in this studio previously should arrive an hour early on the first day for a studio orientation. ***

Class fees are not refundable.

Register For Beginner Wheel Throwing

Beginner Wheel Throwing

Hand Building Functional Forms Course Description

This course is six weeks in length, 2 hours per week. This is a fun class where we get to play with shapes, make functional vessels such as platters, plates,  mugs, bowls and vases. This is a great way to learn basic skills in order to begin sculpting with clay. Let your imagination be your guide!

We will use a variety of low tech construction methods that make clay accessible to anyone, no expensive equipment needed, and with a few safety precautions, most people can hand build beautiful pieces on their kitchen table.

Learn how to pinch, coil and slab build whatever your heart desires!

This course is suitable for beginners or experienced students, adults, and children over 10, who would like to have an overview of many hand-building techniques to make small functional forms. The student will learn safe operation and use of studio equipment such as a slab roller and extruder, and the basics of pinched, coiled, and slab built processes as well as the use of many hand tools. 

Each student must bring the following items to each class; a basic pottery tool set, apron, towel and notebook.

Basic pottery tool kit.


It is strongly recommended that you put your name on everything you bring to the studio.

*** Students who have not taken a class in this studio previously should arrive an hour early on the first day for a studio orientation. ***

Class fees are not refundable.

Register for Beginning Handbuilding

Beginner Handbuilding

8 Week Comprehensive Clay Class Course description

This course is eight weeks, 2 hours per week. This class will be fast paced and geared towards someone who wants to learn a lot of new techniques, we will cover wheel throwing, hand building and decorating techniques.

This course is suitable for beginners or experienced students, adults, and children over 10. 

Each student must bring the following items to each class; a basic pottery tool set, apron, towel and notebook.

Basic pottery tool kit.


It is strongly recommended that you put your name on everything you bring to the studio.

*** Students who have not taken a class in this studio previously should arrive an hour early on the first day for a studio orientation. ***

Class fees are not refundable.

Beginner Sculpture

Beginner Sculpture Course Description

Clay is an amazingly versatile sculpture medium, in this class we will have a lot of fun and learn how to design and build relief tile sculpture and hollow free-standing pieces. The class will consist of up to 3 projects, with demonstrations of technique and individual help with your own ideas. No previous clay experience is needed, please bring reference images on a device, paper printouts or books that help with what you want to make.

 

This course is six sessions, 2 hours per session. Students should plan on using some open studio hours ($5 per hour) or take projects home to get the most out of this class. 
 

The classes will consist of demonstrations followed by work time, so a notebook will be necessary in order to write down the steps and do sketches as the material is presented. 


Finished work will be small, limited to 12" tall and 6" X 6" wide unless approved otherwise by the instructor. 

 

*** Students who have not taken a class in this studio previously should arrive an hour early on the first day for a studio orientation. ***

Class fees are not refundable.

Beginner Glaze making Workshop

This workshop will be for the absolute beginner to ceramic glaze mixing. I will cover the basics/theory and then each student gets to mix a 500g test batch of glaze to take home.

I need to approve your glaze recipe ahead of the class date to make sure I have all of the materials, please contact me with the recipe. If you want to browse recipes online I highly recommend Glazy.org

No lead glazes will be mixed in the studio. Some materials are not suitable for the beginner, or are prohibitively expensive so material limits may be put in place.

You need to mix the right glaze for your firing temperature. If you will be firing in my studio, the temperatures are cone 04 for low firing and cone 6 for mid range. No firing is included in the workshop fee but arrangements can be made for you to test fire your glaze at a reasonable cost.

You must bring:

Disposable N95 Particulate Respirator Mask with Breathing Valve OR
Particle Respirator

Here is a link to an example - https://www.menards.com/main/tools/workwear-safety-gear/respirators-dust-masks/cordova-trade-n95-disposable-respirator-mask-2-pack/spnx95/p-552765097812909-c-13847.htm

Apron

Notebook and pen/pencil

Clean plastic peanut butter jar or equivalent 1 quart plastic jar.

Snack and drink for break time, instant coffee and tea available in the studio.

Optional - digital or triple beam scale

Class limit is 4 people

Purchase ticket online or contact me to arrange payment by cash or check in person.
 

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Beginner Glaze Making Workshop

Clay Smoking Pipes Class Description

This class is for adults only, over the age of 21. We will explore a number of different forms used for smoking, both traditional and non traditional. The focus will be on good engineering and durability, since these are functional items. Each student can expect to make several small pieces and one large piece. 

This class is 4 weeks long, 2 hours per week. It is suitable for beginner level students or experienced clay workers who have not made smoking pipes before.

Register for Clay Smoking Pipes

Clay Smoking Ware Class

Gift Certificate

 

This certificate is good for one 6 week clay class, 2 hours per week. Choose from many dates and times offered on the studio calendar. The recipient must call in to register, and bring the certificate to the first class.

All students are required to bring a basic pottery tool kit to each class,  it is also recommended to bring a towel, apron and notebook.

A Gift certificate will be emailed to you for printing at home or a paper copy can be picked up in the studio.

Gift certificates are not refundable.

 

Gift Certificate

Gift Certificate for 6 Week Class

Book your date night in the studio

Book your date night introduction to wheel throwing with your partner for just $75 for 2 hours. That includes 2 hours instruction and practice on the wheel for you both where you get the silky sensuous tactile experience of wet clay in your hands. It is a practice session only, no glazing or firing is included but if you make something you wish to keep, options are available at an additional fee.

 

Not just for couples, this is a great activity for any two people who wish to have an introductory experience with wheel throwing.

Please contact me to discuss scheduling before you purchase your session

A special note to couples; others may be using the studio at the same time, so please, no "Ghost" reenactments!

 

Class fees are not refundable

Please Email/Call to Reserve your Date/Time Before Checkout

date night

Studio Membership

As a member you will experience the greatest freedom of access to the studio, free locker rental, and a discount on our studio clay and classes.

Monthly membership is only $75 per month.

Members are expected to work independently, clean up after themselves and be responsible with materials, supplies, tools and equipment. Members must bring a basic pottery tool kit and any specialized tools the studio may not have. There may be limitations placed on the number of ware boards and bats members can use if this becomes an issue in the studio.


Membership includes:

Unlimited access to the studio any time. Members are welcome in during class hours and are expected to work quietly while class is in progress. Depending on class sizes, some equipment may not be available at certain times.

Free locker rental, (locker has to be signed for).

Studio clay $1.00lb (regular price $1.50 lb) includes glazing and firing.

20% off classes, you must register while your membership is still active. 

Once you register as a member, if you have not taken a class or had an orientation in this studio, please contact Stacey to arrange a time where you can come in and spend about an hour becoming familiar with studio policies and practices.

 

Membership fees are not refundable.

Monthly Membership

Valid from Date of Purchase

Open studio - work at your own pace on your own schedule

*** For the comfort and safety of our students and members, open studio hours are not available to the general public at this time. Current students can use the studio outside class dates by appointment only, and monthly memberships are available.***

 

Please use this form to ask any questions about classes