Classes

Classes

Classes in Pottery & Ceramics

Take a 6 week class.



  • Building Form class Labor Day Weekend (Late August)

    $190.00

    Taught by Patrick Kingshill Santa Fe Artist

    Click to sign up!  $190.00 for Two Days

    August 31st -- September 1  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM  At New Mexico Clay

    Many ceramic artists consider the wheel to be the main and primary tool in the studio, where all other tools and techniques serve the act of throwing.  The challenges and limits to one’s throwing ability and the effects of gravity can cause this way of thinking to be stifling, and can limit an artist’s ability to create a broad visual vocabulary.

    In my class, Building Form, we will use the wheel as a starting block, and treat it as any other tool in the studio.  Using handbuilding techniques we will go over tips and tricks on how to build complex sculptural and functional forms out of wheel thrown components.  This class will expand your ability to create taller, bigger, gravity defying forms, and it will expand your skill set to allow for more ambitious projects.  

    • Building Form will cover these main topics:
    • Throwing off the hump
    • Throwing enclosed forms 
    • Tips on how to keep various parts at a perfect leather hard consistency
    • Making strong, structural connections
    • Attaching parts with complex shapes
    • Altering thrown parts
    • Fixing cracks
    • And more!

    In this two-day workshop there will be plenty of throwing demos and work time with individual attention from the instructor.  There will also be a voluntary group activity at the end.  This will primarily be a skill building class, and students can likely expect to have a few finished pieces of greenware by the end of the two days. 

    All Tools, Clay, aprons and Towels will be supplied by New Mexico Clay. You are also welcome to bring your own supplies.

  • Pottery Class Wednesday Morning

    $190.00

    Pottery Class Wednesday Morning 

    9:30 to 12:30 

    Starts September 4th Ends October 9th

        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 Tuesday Afternoon

    $190.00

    Pottery Class Tuesday Afternoon

    11:00-2:00

    Starts September 3rd Ends October 8th

        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 Saturday 1-4pm

    $190.00

    Pottery Class Saturday 1-4pm 

    Starts September 7th and Ends October 19th

    NO CLASS September 28th

      

        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, August 29th-October 3rd

    $190.00

    Throwing Thursday Evening

    Time - 5:30 to 8:30 

    When-August 29th-October 3rd




  • 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.