Adult Ceramic Classes: Fall 2018

ADULT CERAMICS CLASSES

Chester Springs Studio offers pottery 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 terracotta, and $25 for porcelain. Tool kits are available for $25, along with a selection of individual clay tools at various prices. Adult pottery 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

Learn to throw clay on the wheel in 3-hour pottery class at Chester Springs Studio, Chester County.

Learn the basics of throwing clay on the wheel in this introductory pottery class.

Ages: 16+ years
Level: Beginner, Limit 8 Students
Bankert: Sun., Sept.30
Bankert: Sun., Oct.14
Schmidt: Sun., Oct.28
Time: 1 – 4pm
Instructors: Susan Bankert, 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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Monday AM Pottery Classes

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

Pottery by Jessica Greet

Speaking Through Clay

Level: All levels, Limit 8 students
Pottery Class Instructor: Jessica Greet
Length: 10 Weeks
Mondays, Sept.10-Nov.12
Time: 12:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Clay Studio
Tuition: $295 Member, $320 Non-member
(Includes $50 Materials/Firing Fee)
ACT 48 CREDITS

In this handbuilding class we will explore how surface texture alters the resulting aesthetic of a glazed piece. Special techniques will include applying surface texture as well as other demos. 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

NEW! Playful Clay

Learn to throw or hand build pottery with instructor Jeanie Silver.

Level: Some experience required, Limit 8 students
Pottery Class Instructor: Jeanie Silver
Length: 10 Weeks
Mondays, Sept.10-Nov.12
Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Location: Clay Studio
Tuition: $295 Member, $320 Non-member
(Includes $50 Materials/Firing Fee)

Are you intrigued by the nature of clay, but acquiring the necessary skills to explore it seems so…serious? This is a wheel throwing/hand building class that will help you build your skills through playful exercises into clay behavior. In addition to short useful demonstrations, you may choose to join in occasional group activity designed to playfully feed your creative side, as you pursue your own goals. Every exciting pot began with a handful of clay and someone whispering ‘what if’…you could be that someone. Emphasis is on individual growth and group enjoyment. All levels welcome, but some experience may be helpful.

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Tuesday AM Pottery Classes

Pottery by Susan Bankert. Pottery classes at Chester Springs Studio, Chester County.

Pottery by Susan Bankert.

All About the Wheel

Level: All levels, Limit 10 students
Pottery Class Instructor: Susan Bankert
Length: 10 Weeks
Tuesdays, Sept.11-Nov.13
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Clay Studio
Tuition: $295 Member, $320 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 Fall we will continue to focus on making functional pots for specific foods and events. Group and individual projects will be encouraged.

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Tuesday PM Pottery Classes

Pottery by Suzanne Kent. Pottery classes at Chester Springs Studio, Chester County.

Pottery by Suzanne Kent.

Throwing Concentration

Level: Intermediate to Advance
Limit: 10 students
Instructors: Suzanne Kent
Length: 10 Weeks
Tuesdays, Sept.11-Nov.13
Time: 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Location: Clay Studio
Tuition: $295 Member, $320 Non-member
(Includes $50 Materials/Firing Fee)

The Throwing Concentration class is an opportunity for intermediate and advanced ceramic students to develop and strengthen their throwing skills, explore more complex forms, and work towards having a personal voice in their clay work with projects and demonstrations related to form and surface decoration. We will discuss various ways of firing our work and learn together as results are shared in this creative,friendly atmosphere,

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Wednesday AM Pottery Classes

Pottery by Jessica Greet. Pottery classes at Chester Springs Studio, Chester County.

Ceramic pitcher by Jessica Greet.

NEW! Throwing with Confidence

Level: Beginner to Intermediate levels
Limit: 10 students
Instructors: Jessica Greet
Length: 10 Weeks
Wednesdays, Sept.12-Nov.14
Time: 12:30-3:30pm
Location: Clay Studio
Tuition: $295 Member, $320 Non-member

This throwing class will explore the possibilities of transforming the thrown object to fit individualized aesthetics. Students will learning beneficial studio tricks and tips. Weekly demonstrations will offer techniques that can be used to alter thrown forms for enhanced functionality.

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 Wednesday PM Pottery Classes

Pottery by Susan Bankert. Pottery classes at Chester Springs Studio, Chester County.

Pottery by Susan Bankert.

The Potter’s Wheel

Level: All levels, Limit 10 students
Pottery Class Instructor: Susan Bankert
Length: 10 Weeks
Wednesdays, Sept.12-Nov.14
Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Location: Clay Studio
Tuition: $295 Member, $320 Non-member
(Includes $50 Materials/Firing Fee)
ACT 48 CREDITS

This 10-week class, 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. This Fall we will continue to focus on making functional pots for specific foods and events. A November wood fire has been scheduled so start potting!

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Thursday AM Pottery Classes

Clay Your Way

Handbuilt platter by instructor Jeanie Silver. Pottery classes at Chester Springs Studio, Chester County.

Handbuilt platter by instructor Jeanie Silver.

Level: All Levels, Limit 8
Pottery Class Instructor: Jeanie Silver
Length: 10 Weeks
Thursdays, Sept.13-Nov.15
Time: 12:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Clay Studio
Tuition: $295 Member, $320 Non-member
(Includes $50 Materials/Firing Fee)

Carve out a space for yourself where your imagination can take shape as you learn handbuilding methods for strong forms and exciting surfaces. Teapots, bowls, large turtles and five pound terracotta shoes are equally welcome. This is a class that can help you with any idea you have, or give you intriguing ideas to pursue. Emphasis is on individual growth and the pleasure of good company. Hand building is not wheel throwing. Come and find everything that you can do. While all levels are welcome, experienced students will develop advanced pottery and glazing skills.

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Thursday 
PM Pottery Classes

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

“Luna” artwork by Dina Schmidt.

Possibilities in Clay

Level: All levels, Limit 10 students
Instructors: Dina Schmidt
Length: 10 Weeks
Thursdays, Sept.13-Nov.15
Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Location: Clay Studio
Tuition: $295 Member, $320 Non-member
(Includes $50 Materials/Firing Fee)
ACT 48 CREDITS

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, class discussions, and individual consultations. Develop your own projects and experiment with hand-building techniques, and basic throwing and altering skills on the potter’s wheel. Take your skills to the next level in this ceramic class. While all levels are welcome, experienced students will develop advanced pottery and glazing skills.

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Friday AM Pottery Classes

Learn graffito and interesting surface techniques with instructor Matt Wren.

Learn graffito and interesting surface techniques with instructor Matt Wren.

Wheel Work

Level: All levels, Limit 10 students
Instructors: Matt Wren
Length: 10 Weeks
Fridays, Sept.14-Nov.16
Time: 9:30 – 12:30pm
Location: Clay Studio
Tuition: $295 Member, $320 Non-member
(Includes $50 Materials/Firing Fee)
ACT 48 CREDITS

Modes of Clay will mostly focus on wheel throwing. It will introduce basic forms, as well as ways to alter and decorate using slip and sgraffito. Intermediate and advanced students should come with ideas for individual projects while beginners will be guided through the basics of handling clay at each stage of the process; from wet on the wheel to glazing and firing. This class accepts all levels.

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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: 1-3pm
  • Wednesday: 9-11:30am
  • Friday: 1-4pm
  • Saturday 1-6:30pm (except during scheduled events and workshops)


Historic Yellow Springs is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization.