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Stacey Pottery Studio

"A fun place to play and learn!"

fall Classes ready for signups!

Nov - Dec 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. NOTE - tool purchases and locker rentals are cash only, please try to have exact change.

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 sessions, 2 hours per session. 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 sessions, 2 hours per session. 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 Handbuilding Functional Forms

Handbuilding Functional Forms

Intermediate Clay Works

Special Holiday Edition

This course is four sessions, 2 hours per session. Focusing on hand made gifts, we will go beyond the basics and begin to explore larger and taller forms, lids and other enhancements. We will combine hand built and wheel thrown elements, or you can choose to develop your skills in your preferred direction. We will get more deeply involved in the decorating of the pots from the very start.  There can be handbuilding and wheel throwing demonstrations in this class.The class structure will alternate between demo sessions which can be up to an hour of the 2 hour session where a workshop style presentation takes place, and work sessions where no demos are presented but hands on help is offered with ongoing projects. The course content is influenced by the class members' interests and ideas.

This course is suitable for students who can center and throw pots without assistance and who have a knowledge of attaching handles, the working properties of clay and basic glazing experience. This class is for adults, and children over 10 with instructor approval. Safe operation and use of the studio and pottery wheels will be reviewed.

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

Each student must bring the following items to each class; a basic pottery tool set, a 1 gallon sized or equivalent plastic bucket, and apron, towel and notebook. 

Basic pottery tool kit.


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

 

Class fees are not refundable.

Register for Intermediate Clay Works 

Intermediate Clay Works

Beginner Sculpture

Beginner Sculpture

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.

Register for Beginner Sculpture

Beginner Sculpture

Pottery tools for sale - Cash Only

A small number of basic pottery tool kits will be for sale to students enrolled in a class at the studio. The cost is $12 and are payable by cash only. Locker rentals are also payable by cash, for students enrolled in a 6 week class the cost is $5, open studio locker use is $5 per month, Locker use is free for monthly members, lockers still need to be signed for. All locker users must provide their own locks and sign a rental agreement. 

The studio is available for use any time there is not a class in session. Hours must be signed for and paid at time of use, round up to the nearest quarter hour.

Available open studio hours will fluctuate depending on class additions or cancellations, look at the calendar or call ahead to check the schedule.

Open studio participants are expected to work independently, clean up after themselves and be responsible with materials, supplies, tools and equipment.

Costs associated with hourly studio use;

Optional locker rental $5 per month per locker.

Studio clay $1.50 lb includes glazing and firing.

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 before you plan to use the studio.

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

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 contact Stacey about date/time before you check out.

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 the studio is open. 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.

Members can call ahead and gain access to the studio by showing their card to the building owner during his hours of operation (American Garage Art).

Basically I will do all I can to make sure you have use of the studio on your schedule.

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

Choose your month(s)

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

Open studio hours are available any time the studio is open and a class is not in session. Hours and clay use are signed for and paid at time of use using cash or check in the studio. Come in, relax and use any of the tools and equipment to make your work using our white studio clay.

Open studio participants are expected to work independently, clean up after themselves and be responsible with materials, supplies, tools and equipment. Everyone must bring a basic pottery tool kit and any specialized tools the studio may not have.


Open studio details:

Use of the the studio any time the studio is open and a class is not in session. Hours may fluctuate as classes are canceled or added, check the online calendar or call ahead to see what is available.

Locker rental is $5 per month.

Studio clay $1.50 lb includes glazing and firing.

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.

Please use this form to ask any questions about classes