Portland Pottery Studios, part of our Portland, Maine location, offers exciting, fun and relaxing classes. Learn all about clay, wheel-throwing techniques, hand building, and the process of glazing and firing.
Our 8-week classes includes group and individual instruction, weekly talks, demonstrations, and critiques of finished pieces. We will be using cone 10 clay and firing in the reduction kiln. Classes meet for three hours once per week for eight weeks (i.e. Beginner Clay meets every Monday, 6pm-9pm)
Tuition: $295.00 , unless otherwise noted
All 8-week classes include: 50lbs of cone 10 clay, studio glaze and slips, firing, open studio time, and discount workshops. We encourage students to take classes that match their skill level and interest, however we understand that scheduling is a major factor for most students. As a result most classes are mixed level students, all levels are welcome in any classes that fit your schedule.
(B) BEGINNING CLAY
An exciting, fun and relaxing class. Learn all about clay, wheel-throwing techniques, hand building, and the process of glazing and firing.
(I) INTERMEDIATE CLAY
Intermediate students will expand upon skills learned in the beginning class, creating larger, more individualized pieces and incorporating hand-building skills. Concentration will be on decorative surfaces using slips, stamps, stencils and more!
(I) INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED WHEEL THROWING
These classes will help experienced students explore various wheel throwing techniques and help students improve their throwing habits. Altered and joined forms will be explored as well as handles, pouring vessels and lids. Glazing and surface design will also be covered.
(A) ADVANCED CLAY
Personal projects and goals will be emphasized as you work with an instructor on increasingly complex forms. Class includes individual instruction, weekly talks, demonstrations, and critiques of finished pieces. We will be using cone 10 clay and firing in the reduction kiln.
The possibilities are endless when handbuilding. Students will pinch, coil, slab, extrude, carve and sculpt clay and explore surface decoration, texture and design. This class is geared toward a beginner and intermediate students. Your creations will surprise you! Now offering Zoom classes with Anne Willett!
EARTHENWARE CLAY FOR ALL LEVELS
WEDNESDAYS 10am-1pm – (may not run every session)
Instructor Julie Cunningham will work with students to explore handbuilding techniques, introduction to wheel throwing, surface textures, and surface design. The class will explore a wide range of finishing techniques utilizing terra sigilatta, majolica, slip, underglaze, oxide wash, glaze and more.
2021 Session Start Dates
|LORI||10:00-1:00 (H) |
|2:00-5:00 ( I) |
|BRIAN||10:00-1:00 (A) |
|10:00-1:00 (I)||6:00-9:00 (B,I)||10:00-1:00 (B,I) |
2:00-5:00 ( B,I)
6:00-9:00 ( I)
|SAM||6:00-9:00 (B) |
|COOPER||1:00-4:00( B,I)||6:00-9:00 ( B,I) |
|STEVE||10:00-1:00 (I,A) |
|GUENOLA||10:00-1:00 (B)||5:00-8:00 (B,I)||10:00-1:00 (B,I) |
|JULES||10:00-1:00 (B)||10:00-1:00 (B)|
|10:00-1:00 (H) |