Adult Ceramic Classes: Spring 2017

ADULT CERAMICS CLASSES

Chester Springs Studio offers ceramic classes using both wheel throwing and handbuilding techniques. Tuition includes a materials fee covering use of studio tools, glazes, electric kiln firings and your first bag of clay. Additional clay may be purchased at $20 for a 25 lb. bag of stoneware or terra cotta, and $25 for porcelain. Tool kits are available for $25, along with a selection of individual clay tools at various prices. Adult classes are for students of 16 years of age and older. Please bring a towel with you to the first ceramic class for all wheel throwing classes.


 

Pottery for Beginners

ONE-DAY POTTERY: Throwing

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Learn to thrown pottery in the One-Day Pottery class.

Ages: 16+ years
Level: Beginner, Limit 8 Students
Sun., April 9, 1-4pm, inst. Susan Bankert
Sun., April 23, 1-4pm, inst. Susan Bankert
Sun., April 30, 1-4pm, inst. Dina Schmidt
Location: Clay Studio
Tuition: $35 Member, $40 Non-member

Interested in pottery but feeling shy about signing up for a class? Come on down to the pottery studio and just try it! This three hour session, Pottery for Beginners (16 years and older), will cover the basics of throwing on the potters’ wheel. Please bring a towel with you to class, all other tools and materials provided.

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ONE-DAY POTTERY: Throwing for the Family

Pottery: Learn to thrown pottery in the One-Day Pottery class.

One-Day Pottery for the Family!

Ages: 9+ years and adults
Sun., May 7, 1-4pm
Instructor: Susan Bankert
Location: Clay Studio
Tuition: $35 Member, $40 Non-member

Enjoy our popular One-Day Pottery class for adults and kids 9 years of age and older! Interested in pottery but feeling shy about signing up for a class? Come on down to the pottery studio and just try it! This three hour session, Pottery for Beginners (9 years and older), will cover the basics of throwing on the potters’ wheel. Please bring a towel with you to class, all other tools and materials provided.

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One-Day Pottery Class: Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, Chester County.

One-Day Handbuilding Pottery: create handbuilt clay forms.

Pottery for Beginners

ONE-DAY POTTERY: Handbuilding

Ages: 16+ years
Level: Beginner, Limit 8 Students
Sun., June 4, 1-4pm, inst. Jeanie Silver
Location: Clay Studio
Tuition: $40 Member, $45 Non-member

You only need your hands, and imagination when you come to this three hour class. You will have a functional or fun clay piece after it is fired. As you learn how clay behaves, you can use your  hands and imagination to make something useful and beautiful, odd and funny, or strange and exciting. Or a little of it all…What are your hands telling you to do? For students 16 years and older.

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Monday AM Pottery Classes

Pottery with Jessica Greet. Ceramic Class at Chester Springs Studio, Chester County.

Pottery with Jessica Greet.

Pottery with Jessica Greet

Level: All levels, Limit 10 students
Pottery Class Instructor: Jessica Greet
Length: 10 Weeks
Mondays, April 3–June 12 (no class May 29)
Time: 12:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Clay Studio
Tuition: $290 Member, $315 Non-member
(Includes $50 Materials/Firing Fee)

Pottery with Jessica Greet is a handbuilding/wheel throwing class with weekly demos. We will explore how surface texture alters the resulting aesthetic of a glazed piece. Special techniques will include applying surface texture and faceting. Emphasis will be on the growth of each individual student. Beginners will focus on basic technique while more advanced students will have the opportunity to explore individual projects in their own style.

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Monday PM Pottery Classes

Platter by Jeanie Silver

Platter by Jeanie Silver

NEW! Clay Half and Half

Level: Some experience required, Limit 8 students
Pottery Class Instructor: Jeanie Silver
Length: 10 Weeks
Mondays, April 3–June 12 (no class May 29)
Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Location: Clay Studio
Tuition: $290 Member, $315 Non-member
(Includes $50 Materials/Firing Fee)
ACT 48 CREDITS

If you have had some throwing experience and you want to know what handbuilding offers, why not try both? Weekly demos will highlight altered wheel techniques, new handbuilding projects, and combined wheel and hand construction. We can call this ‘hand throwing’.  Emphasis is on shared exploration and individual progress. The goal is to give you the tools to feed your imagination, and the knowledge that clay really is endless.

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Tuesday AM Pottery Classes

All About the Wheel

Pottery class by Susan Bankert at Chester Springs Studio in Chester County.

Vase by Susan Bankert.

Level: All levels, Limit 10 students
Pottery Class Instructor: Susan Bankert
Length: 10 Weeks
Tuesdays, April 4-June 6
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Clay Studio
Tuition: $290 Member, $315 Non-member
(Includes $50 Materials/Firing Fee)
ACT 48 CREDITS

This 10-week class, All About the Wheel, will introduce basic to advanced wheel-throwing techniques. Beginners will start with centering the clay, and throwing cylinders and bowls. Returning students will continue to refine their personal style, learn advanced techniques and focus on individual projects. Glaze application and decoration will be explored as a group. Come on out and enjoy a wonderful environment and explore your creative side. This semester we will be focusing on making functional pots for specific foods and events.

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Tuesday PM Pottery Classes

Throwing Concentration

Best pottery classes in Chester County, Chester Springs, Chester Springs Studio.

Vase by Suzanne Kent.

Level: All levels, Limit 10 students
Instructors: Suzanne Kent
Length: 10 Weeks
Tuesdays, April 4–June 6
Time: 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Location: Clay Studio
Tuition: $290 Member, $315 Non-member
(Includes $50 Materials/Firing Fee)
ACT 48 CREDITS

The underlying premise of the Throwing Concentration Ceramic Class is to afford students, whose principle interest is the wheel, the opportunity to develop and strengthen their skills, to understand the complete throwing process and to work towards having a personal voice in their clay work. Individual instruction will be emphasized with attention given to form, function, surface decoration, and glazing. The class will include weekly demonstrations and projects.

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Wednesday PM Pottery Classes

Ceramic pitcher by Susan Bankert, faculty, ceramic classes, Chester Springs Studio

Ceramic pitcher by Susan Bankert

The Potter’s Wheel

Level: All levels, Limit 10 students
Pottery Class Instructor: Susan Bankert
Length: 10 Weeks
Wednesdays, April 5-June 7
Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Location: Clay Studio
Tuition: $290 Member, $315 Non-member
(Includes $50 Materials/Firing Fee)
ACT 48 CREDITS

The Potter’s Wheel, will introduce basic to advanced wheel-throwing techniques. Beginners will start with centering the clay, and throwing cylinders and bowls. Returning students will continue to refine their personal style, learn advanced techniques and focus on individual projects. Glaze application and decoration will be explored as a group. Come on out and enjoy a wonderful environment and explore your creative side.

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Thursday AM Pottery Classes

NEW!  Clay Your Way

Pottery by Jeanie Silver. Pottery classes in Chester Springs, Chester Springs Studio, Chester County.

Pottery by Jeanie Silver.

Level: All Levels, Limit 8
Pottery Class Instructor: Jeanie Silver
Length: 10 Weeks
Thursdays, April 6–June 8
Time: 12:30-3:30pm
Location: Clay Studio
Tuition: $290 Member, $315 Non-member
(Includes $50 Materials/Firing Fee)

This is a handbuilding class (wheel throwers welcome too) where you can learn the best way to build any form you can imagine. Be ready to learn slab, coil and template methods to make functional or sculptural forms. We will learn new techniques for surfaces that can be used in electric, gas or wood firings. In the class Clay Your Way emphasis is on individual growth and enjoyable company.

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Thursday PM Pottery Classes

NEW! Possibilities in Clay

Pottery classes at Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, Chester County.

“Luna” ceramic art by Dina Schmidt.

Level: All levels, Limit 8 students
Pottery Class Instructor: Dina Schmidt
Length: 10 Weeks
Thursdays, April 6–June 8
Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Location: Clay Studio
Tuition: $290 Member, $315 Non-member
(Includes $50 Materials/Firing Fee)

Create ceramics by handbuilding, throwing, or a combination of both techniques. Sculptural, decorative and functional possibilities in clay will be explored through brief weekly demonstrations and class discussions. Develop your own projects as we experiment with hand-building techniques, and basic throwing and altering skills on the potter’s wheel. We will also investigate traditional and non-traditional methods to finishing your pieces. Take your skills to the next level in this ceramic class. All levels welcomed.

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Friday AM Pottery Classes

Modes of Clay

"Modes of Clay" with Matt Wren. Ceramic Class at Chester Springs Studio, Chester County.

“Modes of Clay” with Matt Wren

Level: All levels, Limit 10 students
Pottery Class Instructor: Matt Wren
Length: 10 Weeks
Fridays, April 7–June 9
Time: 9:30 – 12:30pm
Location: Clay Studio
Tuition: $290 Member, $315 Non-member
(Includes $50 Materials/Firing Fee)

Modes of Clay will incorporate both wheel throwing and hand building techniques. It will also introduce ways of altering forms, decorating, and tips on handling the clay at each stage of the process; from wet on the wheel to glazing and firing. Techniques in applying glazes with a spray gun will be demonstrated and explored The class accepts all levels, but intermediate and advanced students will find much from which they may benefit.

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Open Studio

Registration Fee: $35

Open Studio is available only to students (ages 16 and up) currently enrolled in a full semester ceramics class. Continue to work on your class projects during Open Studio. Tech support is available during some open studio times. (This option becomes available online during the process of enrolling for your class.)

  • Monday: 9:30am-12pm
  • Tuesday: 1-4pm
  • Wednesday: 9:30-1pm
  • Friday: 1-4pm
  • Saturday 1-6:30pm (except during scheduled events and workshops)