Adult Ceramic Classes: Summer 2018

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

Ages: 16+ years
Level: Beginner, Limit 8 Students
Sun., Dina Schmidt, July 8, 1-4pm
Sun., Jessica Greet, July 15, 1-4pm
Sun., Dina Schmidt, July 22, 1-4pm
Sun., Susan Bankert, August 12, 1-4pm
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

Speaking Through Clay

Pottery classes with Jessica Greet.

Lidded jar by Jessica Greet.

Level: All levels, Limit 8 students
Pottery Class Instructor: Jessica Greet
Length: 8 Weeks
Mondays, June 25 – August 13
Time: 1 – 4pm
Location: Clay Studio
Tuition: $235 Member, $255 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

Handbuilt and thrown pottery by Jeanie Silver.

Playful Clay

Level: Some experience required, Limit 8 students
Pottery Class Instructor: Jeanie Silver
Length: 8 Weeks
Mondays, June 25 – August 13
Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Location: Clay Studio
Tuition: $235 Member, $255 Non-member
(Includes $50 Materials/Firing Fee)
ACT 48 CREDITS

Are you intrigued by the wheel but frustrated by the limits of round pots? In this class we will learn how to turn

Handbuilt and thrown pottery by Jeanie Silver.

Handbuilt and thrown pottery by Jeanie Silver.

what we throw into ‘parts’ from which we can build pots of any shape.

Square pots with square lids, oval platters, stacking jars…the possibilities are endless. We will learn how proportion leads to a pleasing whole unified by the right surface. This is a class for wheel throwers, and hand builders, with some experience. Take your throwing (and handbuilding) pottery skills to the next level!

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Tuesday AM Pottery Classes

All About the Wheel

Pottery by Susan Bankert.

Pottery by Susan Bankert.

Level: All levels
Limit: 10 students
Pottery Class Instructor: Susan Bankert
Length: 8 Weeks
Tuesdays, June 26 – August 14
Time: 9:30 – 12:30pm
Location: Clay Studio
Tuition: $235 Member, $255 Non-member
(Includes $50 Materials/Firing Fee)
ACT 48 CREDITS

This 8-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 Summer we will be focusing on making functional pots for specific foods and events, and for all your Summer parties!

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Tuesday PM Pottery Classes

Throwing with Confidence

Pottery Classes with Jessica Greet at Chester Springs Studio in Chester Springs.

Pottery by Jessica Greet.

Level: Intermediate to advanced, Limit: 10 students
Pottery Class Instructor: Jessica Greet
Length: 8 Weeks
Tuesdays, June 26 – August 14
Time: 1:30 – 4:30pm
Location: Clay Studio
Tuition: $235 Member, $255 Non-member
(Includes $50 Materials/Firing Fee)

During this 8-week, Throwing with Confidence, wheel throwing class students will focus on cylinders, bowls, and plate forms while learning beneficial studio tricks and tips. Each class will include demonstrations with the emphasis on throwing and trimming techniques.

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Tuesday PM Pottery Classes

Throwing Concentration

Ceramic teapot by Suzanne Kent.

Ceramic teapot by Suzanne Kent.

Level: All levels, Limit 10 students
Instructors: Suzanne Kent
Length: 8 Weeks
Tuesdays, June 26 – August 14
Time: 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Location: Clay Studio
Tuition: $235 Member, $255 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

Out of Round

Pottery classes by Jessica Greet.

Pottery serving tray by Jessica Greet.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced , Limit 10 students
Pottery Class Instructor: Jessica Greet
Length: 8 Weeks
Wednesdays, June 27 – August 22 (no class July 4)
Time: 1 – 4pm
Location: Clay Studio
Tuition: $235 Member, $255 Non-member
(Includes $50 Materials/Firing Fee)

A thrown object begins as round, but where can it go from there? This class, Out of Round, will explore the possibilities of transforming the thrown object to fit your aesthetics. 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 by Susan Bankert.

The Potter’s Wheel

Level: All levels, Limit 10 students
Pottery Class Instructor: Susan Bankert
Length: 8 Weeks
Wednesdays, June 27 – August 22 (no class July 4)
Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Location: Clay Studio
Tuition: $235 Member, $255 Non-member
(Includes $50 Materials/Firing Fee)
ACT 48 CREDITS

This 8-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 Summer we will be focusing on making functional pots for specific foods and events, and for all your Summer parties!

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Thursday PM Pottery Classes

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: 8 Weeks
Mondays, June 28 – August 16
Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Location: Clay Studio
Tuition: $235 Member, $255 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 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. All levels welcome.

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Friday AM Pottery Classes

SUMMER SPECIAL!  Independent Study

Level: Intermediate to Advanced, Limit 10
Monitor: Matt Wren
Length: 8 Weeks
Fridays, June 29 – August 17
Time: 9:30-12:30pm
Location: Clay Studio
Tuition: $195 Member, $215 Non-member
(Includes $50 Materials/Firing Fee)

This class is offered to students who have taken a ceramic class at Chester Springs Studio during the past year, and who would like to work independently. Tuition covers exclusive use of the studio on Fridays from 9:30am-12:30pm.

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Friday PM Pottery Classes

The Ceramic Studio is reserved from 4pm on for potters participating in wood burning kiln firings. This is to provide time to glaze and wad pottery for kiln.

 

 


Open Studio

Registration Fee: $35

Open Studio is available only to students (ages 16 and up) currently enrolled in a full semester ceramic 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: 1pm-4pm
  • Wednesday: 9:30am-12pm
  • Friday: 1-4pm
  • Saturday 1-6:30pm (except during scheduled events and workshops)