Classes

Classes

Classes in Pottery & Ceramics

Take a 6 week class.



  • Two Day Mold Making Workshop with Qwist Joseph

    $185.00

    Mold Making Workshop

    Mold Making and Slip Casting Intensive with Qwist Joseph.

     As an introduction to mold-making, this intensive will cover basic techniques of making a mold for slip casting and press molding. Students will learn how to make original forms for molding and experiment by creating two molds: a one part and a two-three part mold from those forms. Due to time constraints, we will be limited to a 3 part mold and an

     8 inch size limit in the largest direction. In addition to making, students will also learn the properties of plaster and casting slip.

    1. 25lbs #1 pottery plaster per student
    2. 25lbs of clay per student, WLO
    3. Dust mask
    4. Greensoap

     All of this will be supplied by New Mexico Clay

     

    Cost $185.00 for two days.

     

    Meeting One Saturday May 18:

    10am-4pm: Designing handbuilt and wheel thrown clay forms and

    casting/carving plaster forms. Each student will make a form for a one part mold and a form for a 2-3 part mold.

     

    Meeting Two Sunday May 19:

    10am-4pm : Mold making- Parting your form, setting up for a successful pour, proper plaster mixing, mold finishing techniques. Set up molds for drying. Learn about slip casting and press molding on shop molds.

      

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  • Class-Fiber-Clay-Sculpting Sat/Sun June 22-23 2019

    $180.00

    Fiber Clay Sculpting Sat/Sun June 22-23 2019 with Joanie Wolter 

    Instructor:  Joanie Wolter 
    When: 9-4, Sat. and Sun., June 22 & 23
    Cost:  $180
    Where:  New Mexico Clay
    Material List:  Sheepdog Clay and an idea of what you’d like to create.  All other materials will be provided by instructor
    In this class not only will you learn the skills listed below, you will learn in a simple, relaxed, creative atmosphere how to finish your figurative piece so you have a beautiful sculpture.   This class is appropriate for ALL levels of sculptor.  Beginners are welcome!!!!

    • Learn to use armatures in sculptures
    • Learn to work with fiber clay
    • Learn to repair cracks and breaks through use of repair material
    • Learn to create clothing
    • Learn to dry finish sculpted pieces to make them look like bronzes
    • At the conclusion of the class you will have a completed sculpture!
    • You don’t need to have sculpted before, or to have worked with clay to be successful.
    • Just come ready to create and enjoy!  Bring pictures of things you’d like to create!!!!
      Contact info:  Joanie Wolter:   joanie.wolter@gmail.com
  • Pottery Class Wednesday Evening

    $190.00

    Pottery Class Wednesday Evening

    Starts May 22nd Ends June 26th

    5:30 to 8:30 


        Class is for all levels. I will work with each student to help you better your skills and give you the information needed to do this on your own at home. Class includes a 25 lb bag of clay, tools and all the firings. Pottery class will be a fun way to spend a few hours on a Saturday and get your mind off everything else going on at that time. Come ready to make a mess and have a blast. 

  • Pottery Class Wednesday Morning

    $190.00

    Pottery Class Wednesday Morning 

    9:30 to 12:30 

    Starts May 22nd Ends June 26th

        Class is for all levels. I will work with each student to help you better your skills and give you the information needed to do this on your own at home. Class includes a 25 lb bag of clay, tools and all the firings. Pottery class will be a fun way to spend a few hours on a Saturday and get your mind off everything else going on at that time. Come ready to make a mess and have a blast. 

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  • Pottery Class Tuesday Afternoon

    $190.00

    Pottery Class Tuesday Afternoon

    11:00-2:00

    Starts May 21st Ends June 25th

        Class is for all levels. I will work with each student to help you better your skills and give you the information needed to do this on your own at home. Class includes a 25 lb bag of clay, tools and all the firings. Pottery class will be a fun way to spend a few hours on a Saturday and get your mind off everything else going on at that time. Come ready to make a mess and have a blast. 

  • Raku Pottery Class Saturday Morning

    $190.00

    Raku Pottery Class Saturday Morning 

                                                 9:30-12:30

    Raku Starts May 25th and Ends June 29th

    Objective:

                           The primary objective of this class is to get a sense of what a raku kiln is, how it works and how to control the results of our pots. You will get as much out of this class as you want. If your goal at the end of the class is to buy or build a Raku kiln and be firing on your own that is possible. If your goal is just to have fun I will make sure you do.

    We will discuss and do different alternative firings including- Raku, Horse Hair, Sagger and Smoke Firing. We will Come up with a schedule as a class on the first day and stick to that Schedule. 

     Materials/Dress Code:

                 Clay- Any clay will work but a cone 6 white stoneware is recommended(WH8 is Best) You will be supplied with one 25 LB bag of clay on the first day

                Glaze- We will supply a number of different Raku glazes in brush form. You are also welcome to purchase your own glazes.

                Tools- We will supply all the tools needed for this class but you are also welcome to bring your own.

                Dress Code- Closed toe shoes, try not to wear polyester, Pants, Bandana(recommended), Gloves Supplied but are welcome to bring your own(have to be welding gloves or some type of high temp. material), long Sleeve Shirt(recommended)

                We will all be taking turns pulling hot pots from the kiln so this dress code will not be mandatory every class period, only on the day that you are going to be helping pull pots. It will be very hot and we will be outside. Bring stuff to keep you cool and sunscreen is a good idea.

     Class Criteria:

                 First Class- Come prepared with a few pieces(no larger then 8” tall and 6”wide) fired to Bisque Cone 04 and already glazed. You are welcome to come in before the 1st class to get your piece glazed. Pieces need to be totally dried before firing so we need to have them glazed at least a day in advanced. Ask to talk to me(Dan Lauer) and I will help you get set up to glaze

    Remaining 5 classes-We will set a schedule on the first class period, stating what kind of firing we will be doing each class. You will be expected to come prepared each class. Because of a time restraint the kiln will be closed and be firing by 9:45 AM No Exceptions!!!! so don’t be late.

                 Students will take turns each class period helping me fire and pull pots. During the firing time the other students will have studio time to make stuff and get prepared for the next class. Firings take about an hour and a Half. Leaving time for everyone to get in the studio and work. 

    If there are any questions as to talk to me( Daniel Lauer)

  • Pottery Class Saturday 1-4pm

    $190.00

    Pottery Class Saturday 1-4pm 

     Starts May 25th and Ends June 29th

     1:00 pm- 4:00

     

        Class is for all levels. I will work with each student to help you better your skills and give you the information needed to do this on your own at home. Class includes a 25 lb bag of clay, tools and all the firings. Pottery class will be a fun way to spend a few hours on a Saturday and get your mind off everything else going on at that time. Come ready to make a mess and have a blast. 

  • Throwing Thursday Evening, June 27 - August 8th

    $190.00

    Throwing Thursday Evening

    Time - 5:30 to 8:30 

    When-June 27 - August 8th

    No Class July 4th




  • Tour with pinch pot and throwing demo.

    $3.00

    Tour of New Mexico Clay

    Make a pinch pot and enjoy a throwing demo.

  • Open Studio Throw, slab, extrude

    $10.00 As low as: $8.33

    Open Studio Throw, slab, extrude
    Pay for three hours stay all day!

    Please no open studio during classes 

    All Day Monday and Friday are great!

  • Intro to Potter's Wheel

    $42.00

    Intro to Potter's Wheel 

  • Birthday party for kids 6 to 12

    $18.00

    Birthday party for kids 6 to 12

    You Must Schedule the time in advance with the teacher.

    • 2 hours long
    • You furnish cake and drinks. 
    • This can be Painting on bisque or hand building.