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Clayworks

    • Wed, February 28, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
    Register

    Wednesdays,  Feb 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28

    FacilitatorDelores 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 2/26



    • Mon, March 05, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Mondays, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26, Apr 2, 9

    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 3/1



    • Thu, March 08, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 1
    Register

    Thursdays,  March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12

    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 3/06



    • Fri, March 09, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 3
    Register

    Make Garden Markers, Mushrooms, Small Succulent Pots,  or anything in this series of classes

     Friday, March 9

      Facilitator: Janet Buchanan

    Get ready and spring into an early start for enhancing your garden with unique handmade items of functional garden ware. Come make your own planters, bird house, feeder and other garden themed items. Sign up for the entire series or try one class. Each class will have a different instructional theme or come with your own ideas.

    Handbuilding with the introduction of templates, textures, slips, carving and different finishing techniques is the primary focus. All levels welcome, no prior clay experience is needed but appropriate for all levels and those wanting to try a different clay body. All classes will have a demo, but participants are open to work on their own design.  *Due to the nature of this class we will only be using low fire, terra cotta clay, No exceptions.  Price of class includes 1 - 12.5 lb bag of clay and one firing. Additional firing and use of studio at open studio rates will apply. Bring a sack lunch for afternoon break.

    Register by 3/05


    • Fri, March 23, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Make a Welcome Sign                                                           or anything in this series of classes

     Friday, March 23

     Facilitator: Janet Buchanan

    Get ready and spring into an early start for enhancing your garden with unique handmade items of functional garden ware. Come make your own planters, bird house, feeder and other garden themed items. Sign up for the entire series or try one class. Each class will have a different instructional theme or come with your own ideas.

    Handbuilding with the introduction of templates, textures, slips, carving and different finishing techniques is the primary focus. All levels welcome, no prior clay experience is needed but appropriate for all levels and those wanting to try a different clay body. All classes will have a demo, but participants are open to work on their own design.  *Due to the nature of this class we will only be using low fire, terra cotta clay, No exceptions.  Price of class includes 1 - 12.5 lb bag of clay and one firing. Additional firing and use of studio at open studio rates will apply. Bring a sack lunch for afternoon break.

    Register by 3/19


    • Sat, March 24, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio
    • 5
    Register

    Tool making for the clay studio

    Saturday,  March 24

    Instructor: Stacey McDonald

    This 60 minute demonstration will include how to make a simple and economical cut off wire, a presentation on many ways to recycle common materials into clay tools and how to make trimming and chattering tools. Students will have an hour to make a tool of their choice, a modest materials fee will be charged by the instructor for some tools. Bring safety glasses and be aware that power tools and a torch will be used. An additional 2 hours are available for the cost of open studio if needed. The power tools are supplied by the instructor and are not available in the studio at any other time.   Intermediate-Advanced

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

    Register by 3/10

    • Mon, April 02, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Mondays, Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7

    Instructor: Stacey McDonald

    Ages 16+. Int.-Adv. Shake off the winter blahs and warm up to some clay! this class is for the intermediate student who wishes to explore new techniques and keep their skills fresh. Topics will be determined by the class but can include; throwing larger forms, lids and handles, bottle forms, incorporating handbuilding 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. 
    Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing.

    Register by 3/29

    • Tue, April 03, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 1
    Register

    Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8

    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 3/29


    • Wed, April 04, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Wednesdays,  April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2

    FacilitatorDelores 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 4/2



    • Mon, April 23, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
    Register

    Mondays, April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28

    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 4/19



    • Thu, April 26, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
    Register

    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



    • Sat, April 28, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio
    • 5
    Register

    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

    • Wed, May 09, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Registration is closed

    Wednesdays,  May 9, 16, 23, 30

    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 5/7



Past events

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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