Home Programs Classes Ceramics Classes

Ceramics Classes

FALL 2013
Ceramics classes at Women's Studio Workshop

Ceramics classes at Women's Studio Workshop

Ten Ways to Clay
Mondays 7-9 pm
September 16-October 28
(October 14 there will not be class due to the Columbus Day holiday)

Tara Hagen

Are you curious about the ceramic process? Ten Ways to Clay will provide a sampling of various techniques and a chance to get a feel for many of the ways to be creative with clay.
All skill levels are welcome. This class will focus on expanding skills and technical knowledge of clay and glazes in order to enhance personal expression and gain mastery over creating forms. Through demos and projects students will explore several hand building techniques such as slab building, coiling, and tile making. Through experimenting with slips and glazes interesting surfaces will be developed. Come sink your hands into clay and get a feel for what it’s all about!

Tara Hagen was born in Calgary, Canada but grew up in Rochester, NY. In 2011 she graduated from Alfred University with a BFA in printmaking and ceramics. Since then Tara worked as a teaching assistant at the Memorial Art Galleries Creative Workshop. She most recently helped to make 800 bowls for Women’s Studio Workshop as the 2012 Chili Bowl intern.

$200 member/$225 non-members
Tuition includes one bag of clay and firing fees.
Non-refundable $100 deposit due upon registration.

Call the workshop (845.658.9133) or email us to register. Join WSW for a members discount on your workshop and many other great benefits!

 

Mixed Level Wheel Throwing
October 1-November 19
Tuesdays, 6-9 pm

Mary Beth Wehrung

Beginners and wheel throwing enthusiasts alike are welcome in this open studio-style class. Basic throwing and glazing will be covered, as well as more complicated forms. Demonstrations will be tailored to individual interests and needs. The possibilities are endless! Get the support and guidance you need to make your heart’s desire using that magical tool, the potter’s wheel!

Mary Beth Wehrung graduated with her BFA in ceramics from SUNY New Paltz in 2004. She was the Clay Program coordinator at WSW for 6 years during which she has taught many wonderful classes at the workshop. She currently resides in Rosendale and is grateful for the opportunity to walk with you on your journey into clay!

$335 member/$345 non-members
Tuition includes one bag of clay and firing fees.
Non-refundable $100 deposit due upon registration.

Call the workshop (845.658.9133) or email us to register. Join WSW for a members discount on your workshop and many other great benefits!

 

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS
One Part Mold Making
Saturday October 19, 1-5 pm

Meghan Hallock

Whether you are designing dinnerware, tiles, or figurines, mold making is a fun and satisfying way to produce multiples of an object.

This class will introduce you to the technique of making plaster molds by creating a one part slip casting mold. Casting is a technique in which liquid clay is poured into a hollow plaster form creating a copy of that shape that can be reproduced over and over again. The one part mold making workshop is an introduction to this exciting process. Participants should bring a glass or plastic bowl with them to make their first mold. The simplicity of the bowl form makes it ideal for practicing first time mold making techniques.

Meghan Hallock worked as an intern in the WSW ceramics studio this summer. She is a ceramist from Long Island, New York. Meghan started her fine arts career at the Fashion Institute of Technology and migrated to SUNY New Paltz. There, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts Education. Currently, she is a post BA at SUNY New Paltz, working hard on a new body of work that focuses on architecture.

Individual weekend workshop $90 members/$100 non-members
Both weekends $175 members/$185 non-members

Tuition includes materials and firing fees.
Non-refundable $50 deposit due upon registration.

Call the workshop (845.658.9133) or email us to register.
Join WSW for a members discount on your workshop and many other great benefits!

 

Two Part Mold Making
Prerequisite: One Part Mold Making
Saturday, October 26 1-5 pm

Meghan Hallock

Take a treasured heirloom and make a ceramic replica of it. Turn a plastic water bottle into a porcelain vase. Carve an intricate design into a tile that can be repeated over and over in a pattern.

Now that you have a feel for the mold making process you are ready to tackle more complex forms. This class will introduce you to the technique of making 2 part molds for slip casting. Participants are encouraged to bring several objects from which they would like to make a mold. Consult with your instructor during your One Part workshop to get an idea for which forms are most appropriate for this
process.

Meghan Hallock worked as an intern in the WSW ceramics studio this summer. She is a ceramist from Long Island, New York. Meghan started her fine arts career at the Fashion Institute of Technology and migrated to SUNY New Paltz. There, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts Education. Currently, she is a post BA at SUNY New Paltz, working hard on a new body of work that focuses on architecture.

Individual weekend workshop $90 members/$100 non-members
Both weekends $175 members/$185 non-members

Tuition includes materials and firing fees.
Non-refundable $50 deposit due upon registration.

Call the workshop (845.658.9133) or email us to register.
Join WSW for a members discount on your workshop and many other great benefits!

 

FROM THE BOOKSTORE