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    • Thu, April 26, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 0
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    Thursdays,  April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to make wheel thrown pottery? Then this class is for you! Starting from the beginning, you will learn how to wedge, center, pull and shape the clay on a potters wheel. You will get the opportunity to practice both bowl shapes as well as vase shapes and learn how to add handles or other decorative aspects to your work. You will complete the process of thrown pottery by trimming your pieces to get them ready to fire. Once out of the kiln you will glaze and finish off your artwork. Fee includes up to 25lb of clay, glazes and firing. Come ready to learn this enticing new skill!

    Reg by 4/24



    • Fri, April 27, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
    Register

      Friday, April 27

      Facilitator: Janet Buchanan

     Join this  fun class and create a lovely garden clay project of          your choice.  This class is a wonderful way to make something    for your own garden may it be a planter, birdhouse, butterfly  house, bird feeder or whimsical garden statue or sign.  No clay experience needed, instructor will walk you through a project if your choice or for those with clay experience use your own imagination. Hurry spring is coming! 

    This is a hand building class and will introduce the use of templates, textures, slips, carving and different finishing techniques to create the project you envision.  All levels welcome, no prior clay experience is needed, this class is appropriate for all levels! Fee includes clay and firings.  

    Bring a sack lunch for afternoon break.

     Register by 4/26

    • Sat, April 28, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio
    • 6

    Class Cancelled

    Vases, Jars & Urns

    Saturday,  April 28

    Instructor: Stacey McDonald

    This 60 minute demonstration will include how to make small bud vases up to 3 lb bottles, gallery and lid options for jars, and discussion about the potter's inevitable questions about funeral urns and how to meet those final requests with dignity and practicality. If time permits surface decoration possibilities will be discussed. This is a 2 hour workshop with the option to stay 2 additional hours for the cost of open studio time. Up to 25 lbs of clay is included and more can be purchased as needed. Please bring your own bats if you wish to take work home, finishing and glazing at Womanspace is subject to available open studio times and fees. Please sign up no later than 2 weeks before the class.  Intermediate - Advanced

    Please sign up no later than 2 weeks before the class.

    Register by 4/14

    • Fri, May 11, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
    Register

      Friday, May 11

      Facilitator: Janet Buchanan

     Join this  fun class and create a lovely garden clay project of          your choice.  This class is a wonderful way to make something    for your own garden may it be a planter, birdhouse, butterfly  house, bird feeder or whimsical garden statue or sign.  No clay experience needed, instructor will walk you through a project if your choice or for those with clay experience use your own imagination. Hurry spring is coming! 

    This is a hand building class and will introduce the use of templates, textures, slips, carving and different finishing techniques to create the project you envision.  All levels welcome, no prior clay experience is needed, this class is appropriate for all levels! Fee includes clay and firings.  

    Bring a sack lunch for afternoon break.

     Register by 5/10

    • Mon, May 14, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio
    • 0
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    Mondays,  May 14, 21, June 4, 11, 18, 25                  (no class May 28)

    Instructor: Stacey McDonald

    This class is for anyone who has basic skills in wheel throwing and wants to stretch their boundaries and be inspired, or the experienced student who would like to explore more advanced techniques. Topics will be determined by the class but can include; throwing larger forms, lids and handles, bottle forms, incorporating hand building into your wheel thrown forms, surface decoration, repeat throwing, glaze techniques, tool making and more. Demonstrations are presented in a 60-minute workshop format, alternating with open work evenings where individual assistance is available. Students must be able to throw a bowl and cylinder before signing up for this class. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing   Ages 16+. Adv Beg - Int.

    Register by 5/10

    • Tue, May 15, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
    Register

    Tuesdays, May 15, 22, June 5, 12, 19, 26                        (no class May 29)

    Facilitator: Stacey McDonald

    Starting from scratch, the beginner will learn the essentials on the wheel. We will begin by centering the clay on the wheel and making a bowl. Building on that success, we will progress to mugs and vases where we will have the opportunity to attach handles. Proficient students will have time to make a plate, and/or explore different ways to decorate and alter your thrown forms and express your unique style. The focus of this class is to take the student from where they are, with little or no experience, and foster the skills and confidence to incorporate wheel throwing pottery into their artistic expression.  

    Register by 5/11


    • Wed, May 16, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio
    Register

    Wednesdays,  May 16, 23,  June 6, 13, 20, 27

    Instructor: Stacey McDonald

    Ages 16+. Int.-Adv.

    This class is for the intermediate to advanced student who wishes to explore new techniques and keep enhancing their skill level.  Weekly topics may include advanced techniques in; throwing larger forms, repeat throwing, bottle forms, incorporating hand building into your wheel thrown forms, handles and lids, surface decoration, glaze techniques, tool making and more. Demonstrations are presented in a 60-minute workshop format, alternating with open work evenings where individual assistance is available.  Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing.

    Register by 5/14

    • Mon, June 04, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
    Register

    Mondays,  June 4, 11, 18, 25

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    Join a wonderful group of women who are exploring techniques and skills in pottery. Both hand-builders and wheel-throwers welcome. These intermediate classes will focus on decorating, glazing, and firing techniques. You will also explore Carving, Slip trailing, Sgraffito, Mashima, and Texturizing your work. Dee will help you accomplish projects on your Bucket List!

    Reg by 5/31



    • Thu, June 07, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Thursdays,  June 7, 14, 21, 28

    Facilitator: Jennie Johnson Sic

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to make wheel thrown pottery? Then this class is for you! Starting from the beginning, you will learn how to wedge, center, pull and shape the clay on a potters wheel. You will get the opportunity to practice both bowl shapes as well as vase shapes and learn how to add handles or other decorative aspects to your work. You will complete the process of thrown pottery by trimming your pieces to get them ready to fire. Once out of the kiln you will glaze and finish off your artwork. Fee includes up to 25lb of clay, glazes and firing. Come ready to learn this enticing new skill!

    Reg by 6/5



    • Wed, June 13, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Wednesdays,  June 13, 20, 27, July 18, 25

    Facilitator: Delores Burkholder

    Age 18+. Int.-Adv. Join this fun, free form handbuilding clay class and create something you are interested in . We use forms, natural elements, and your imagination to build practical, unusual or whimsical forms with guidance from the instructor. Lots of tools to play with, lots of colors to choose from. So many choices for you to enjoy. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing.

    Register by 6/12



    • Mon, July 09, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Mondays,  July 9, 16, 23, 30

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    Sculpting with smooth clay between your fingers, learning how to create creatures and geometric shapes. What more could you want from a quiet afternoon? Just come with some projects you would like to tackle, and Dee will show you hand building techniques, and help you build the things you see in your mind's eye!  Reg by 7/06



    • Mon, July 09, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Mondays,   July 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6, 13

    Instructor: Stacey McDonald

    This class is for anyone who has basic skills in wheel throwing and wants to stretch their boundaries and be inspired, or the experienced student who would like to explore more advanced techniques. Topics will be determined by the class but can include; throwing larger forms, lids and handles, bottle forms, incorporating hand building into your wheel thrown forms, surface decoration, repeat throwing, glaze techniques, tool making and more. Demonstrations are presented in a 60-minute workshop format, alternating with open work evenings where individual assistance is available. Students must be able to throw a bowl and cylinder before signing up for this class. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing                    Ages 16+. Adv Beg - Int.

    Register by 7/5

    • Tue, July 10, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7, 14

    Facilitator: Stacey McDonald

    Starting from scratch, the beginner will learn the essentials on the wheel. We will begin by centering the clay on the wheel and making a bowl. Building on that success, we will progress to mugs and vases where we will have the opportunity to attach handles. Proficient students will have time to make a plate, and/or explore different ways to decorate and alter your thrown forms and express your unique style. The focus of this class is to take the student from where they are, with little or no experience, and foster the skills and confidence to incorporate wheel throwing pottery into their artistic expression.  

    Register by 7/5


    • Wed, July 11, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio
    Register

    Wednesdays,  July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 8, 15

    Instructor: Stacey McDonald

    Ages 16+. Int.-Adv.

    This class is for the intermediate to advanced student who wishes to explore new techniques and keep enhancing their skill level.  Weekly topics may include advanced techniques in; throwing larger forms, repeat throwing, bottle forms, incorporating hand building into your wheel thrown forms, handles and lids, surface decoration, glaze techniques, tool making and more. Demonstrations are presented in a 60-minute workshop format, alternating with open work evenings where individual assistance is available.  Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing.

    Register by 7/09

    • Thu, July 12, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Thursdays,  July 12, 19, 26, Aug 2

    Facilitator: Jennie Johnson Sic

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to make wheel thrown pottery? Then this class is for you! Starting from the beginning, you will learn how to wedge, center, pull and shape the clay on a potters wheel. You will get the opportunity to practice both bowl shapes as well as vase shapes and learn how to add handles or other decorative aspects to your work. You will complete the process of thrown pottery by trimming your pieces to get them ready to fire. Once out of the kiln you will glaze and finish off your artwork. Fee includes up to 25lb of clay, glazes and firing. Come ready to learn this enticing new skill!

    Reg by 7/10



    • Wed, August 01, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Wednesdays,  August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    Facilitator: Delores Burkholder

    Age 18+. Int.-Adv. Join this fun, free form handbuilding clay class and create something you are interested in . We use forms, natural elements, and your imagination to build practical, unusual or whimsical forms with guidance from the instructor. Lots of tools to play with, lots of colors to choose from. So many choices for you to enjoy. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing.

    Register by 7/31



    • Mon, August 20, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Mondays,   August 20, 27, Sept 10, 17, 21 Oct 1  (no class Sept 3)

    Instructor: Stacey McDonald

    This class is for anyone who has basic skills in wheel throwing and wants to stretch their boundaries and be inspired, or the experienced student who would like to explore more advanced techniques. Topics will be determined by the class but can include; throwing larger forms, lids and handles, bottle forms, incorporating hand building into your wheel thrown forms, surface decoration, repeat throwing, glaze techniques, tool making and more. Demonstrations are presented in a 60-minute workshop format, alternating with open work evenings where individual assistance is available. Students must be able to throw a bowl and cylinder before signing up for this class. Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing                    Ages 16+. Adv Beg - Int.

    Register by 8/16

    • Tue, August 21, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Tuesdays,  August 21, 28, Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2          (no class Sept 4)

    Facilitator: Stacey McDonald

    Starting from scratch, the beginner will learn the essentials on the wheel. We will begin by centering the clay on the wheel and making a bowl. Building on that success, we will progress to mugs and vases where we will have the opportunity to attach handles. Proficient students will have time to make a plate, and/or explore different ways to decorate and alter your thrown forms and express your unique style. The focus of this class is to take the student from where they are, with little or no experience, and foster the skills and confidence to incorporate wheel throwing pottery into their artistic expression.  

    Register by 8/16


Past events

Tue, April 24, 2018 Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery IV (WT17-30)
Mon, April 23, 2018 Wild Women in Clay III - Horsehair Animals & Bowls (CW17-23)
Wed, April 04, 2018 Whimsical Creations III (HB17-23)
Tue, April 03, 2018 Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery III (WT17-28)
Mon, April 02, 2018 Intermediate Wheel Thrown Pottery IV (INT17-27)
Sat, March 24, 2018 One Day Clay Workshop III (INT17-26)
Fri, March 23, 2018 Let Your garden grow clay series VI (CS17-26)
Fri, March 09, 2018 Let Your garden grow clay series V (CS17-25)
Thu, March 08, 2018 Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery II (WT17-26)
Mon, March 05, 2018 Wild Women in Clay II - Mishima & Sgraffito (CW17-22)
Wed, February 28, 2018 Whimsical Creations II (HB17-22)
Sat, February 24, 2018 One Day Clay Workshop II (INT17-25)
Fri, February 23, 2018 Let Your garden grow clay series IV (CS17-24)
Tue, February 20, 2018 Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery II (WT17-25)
Mon, February 19, 2018 Intermediate Wheel Thrown Pottery III (INT17-24)
Fri, February 09, 2018 Let Your garden grow clay series III (CS17-23)
Sat, January 27, 2018 One Day Clay Workshop I (INT17-23)
Fri, January 26, 2018 Let Your garden grow clay series II (CS17-22)
Thu, January 18, 2018 Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery I (WT17-23)
Wed, January 17, 2018 Intermediate Wheel Thrown Pottery II (INT17-22)
Mon, January 15, 2018 Wild Women in Clay I - Glazing & Mocha Diffusion (CW17-21)
Fri, January 12, 2018 Let Your garden grow clay series I (CS17-21)
Wed, January 10, 2018 Whimsical Creations I (HB17-21)
Tue, January 09, 2018 Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery I (WT17-22)
Mon, January 08, 2018 Intermediate Wheel Thrown Pottery I (INT17-21)
Tue, January 02, 2018 Pottery for Teens & Tweens on Christmas Break (CW17-7)
Mon, November 27, 2017 Intermediate Pottery-Wheel & Handbuilding III (CW17-6)
Wed, November 15, 2017 Intermediate Pottery-Wheel & Handbuilding II (CW17-5)
Sat, November 11, 2017 Open Figure Study Workshop (MXM17-5)
Tue, November 07, 2017 Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery II (BWT17-3)
Sun, November 05, 2017 Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery (BWT17-2)
Mon, October 30, 2017 Wild Women in Clay I - Sgraffito & Glazing Techniques (CW17-4)
Sat, October 28, 2017 NEW! Underglaze Craze (CW17-9)
Sat, October 28, 2017 New! Glaze Craze (CW17-8)
Wed, October 11, 2017 Whimsical Creations II (HB17-2)
Mon, October 09, 2017 NEW! Intermediate Pottery-Wheel & Handbuilding (CW17-7)
Wed, September 27, 2017 Art Uncorked: Wheel Thrown Pottery Night (AW17-1)
Tue, September 19, 2017 Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery I (BWT17-1)
Mon, September 11, 2017 Intermediate Pottery-Wheel & Handbuilding I (CW17-3)
Mon, September 11, 2017 Wild Women in Clay I - Carving & Slip Trailing (CW17-2)
Thu, September 07, 2017 NEW CLASS! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery I (BWT17-4)
Wed, September 06, 2017 Smoke & Mirrors (CW17-1)
Wed, September 06, 2017 Whimsical Creations I (HB17-1)
Fri, August 11, 2017 Glazing Intensive Workshop (CW 16-17)
Thu, August 10, 2017 NEW CLASS! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery III (BWT16-15)
Tue, August 08, 2017 Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery III (BWT16-14)
Tue, August 08, 2017 Handbuilt Functional Pottery with Pizazz! III (CW16-16)
Tue, August 08, 2017 Wearable Works of art in Clay III (CW16-15)
Mon, July 24, 2017 Intermediate Wheel Thrown & Handbuilt Pottery NEW CLASS (IWT16-10)
Wed, July 19, 2017 Intermediate Wheel Thrown & Handbuilt Pottery II (IWT16-9)
Thu, July 13, 2017 Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery II (BWT16-13)
Mon, July 10, 2017 Wild Women in Clay III - Raku Fired Pottery (HB16-13)
Tue, June 20, 2017 Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery II (BWT 16-12)
Tue, June 20, 2017 Handbuilt Functional Pottery with Pizazz! II (CW16-14)
Tue, June 20, 2017 Wearable Works of art in Clay II (CW16-13)
Thu, June 08, 2017 Smoke & Mirrors (CW16-12)
Thu, June 08, 2017 Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery I (BWT16-11)
Mon, June 05, 2017 Wild Women in Clay II - Carving & Texture (HB16-12)
Wed, May 31, 2017 Intermediate Wheel Thrown & Handbuilt Pottery I (IWT16-8)
Tue, May 09, 2017 Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery I (BWT16-10)
Tue, May 09, 2017 Handbuilt Functional Pottery with Pizazz! I (*CW-16-11)
Tue, May 09, 2017 Wearable Works of art in Clay I (*CW16-10)
Wed, May 03, 2017 Whimsical Creations I (HB16-11)
Mon, May 01, 2017 Wild Women in Clay I -Terra Sig & Saggar Fire (HB16-10)
Wed, April 19, 2017 Intermediate Wheel Thrown & Handbuilt Pottery (IWT 16-7)
Tue, April 18, 2017 NEW! Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery April class (BWT16-9.5)
Thu, April 06, 2017 Smoke & Mirrors (CW16-8)
Wed, March 22, 2017 Whimsical Creations III (HB16-8)
Thu, March 16, 2017 Beyond the Basics II (IWT 16-6)
Mon, March 13, 2017 Decorating Pottery (HB16-7)
Tue, March 07, 2017 Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery II (BWT 16-8)
Wed, March 01, 2017 Mythical Creatures (CW16-7)
Sun, February 19, 2017 Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery (BWT 16-7)
Wed, February 15, 2017 Whimsical Creations II (HB16-6)
Mon, February 13, 2017 Art Uncorked: Wheel Thrown Pottery Night (AW16-5)
Wed, January 25, 2017 Creating Sculptures & 3D Forms (CW16-6)
Mon, January 23, 2017 Clay Glazes & Underglazes (HB16-5)
Thu, January 19, 2017 Beyond the Basics I (IWT 16-5)
Tue, January 17, 2017 Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery I (BWT 16-6)
Wed, January 11, 2017 Whimsical Creations I (HB16-4)


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