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    • Wed, August 01, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Fri, August 01, 2025
    • New Dimensions Studio upper & lower levels
    Register

       Open Studio

    You may only use open studio if you have previously taken a class at Womanspace.  Please check the studio availability by clicking the link below to view the calendar.   You may pay here for use of the Lower Clay Studio or Upper New Dimensions Studio.  Please indicate on the sign-in sheet in the studio that you paid on the website, how much and what the payment was for.   Thank you

    • Open Studio cost is $5.00 per hour or $20 for 4 hours or more, for use of either the upper studio or clay studio.
    • Clay costs are $15.00 for a 12.5 pound bag of clay or $1.50 per pound, this cost includes the use of glazes and firing.
    • Firing and Glaze fee for Non-Womanspace clay pieces is as follows per piece:  $1.00 for 1-2 lb piece; $2.00 for 3-4 lb piece; $3.00 for 5 lb and up.  (Approximate weight and size of each piece)                                                                                                                   
    •  Check studio availability  https://womanspace.wildapricot.org/Calendar 
    • Mon, July 01, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    July 1, 8, 15, 22 

    Facilitator:  Linda Ewalt & Jean Schnack

    Jean and Linda will help you explore new techniques and skills in pottery. Focusing on wheel throwing, additions, lids, feet, handles, trimming,  creative diversions, glazing and whatever directions the students would like to pursue. Class demos and collaboration will promote a fun learning environment while pushing skills and creativity to a higher level. Come and join the fun!  Fee includes up to 25lbs of clay, glazes, and firing. Ages 16+. Int- Adv

    Register by 06/29



    • Mon, July 08, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
    Register

    Monday, July 8, 15, 22, 29

    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 07/06



    • Mon, July 08, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 2
    Register

    Mondays,  July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12

    Facilitator:  Anya Nelson

    Start your week off by doing something you love, while learning to bring your wheel throwing skills to the next level. This class is an excellent opportunity to work alongside peers who are serious about improving their form, throwing larger pieces and incorporating other methods into your pieces. Instructor will tailer each class to the individual participants throwing needs, assist in troubleshooting and take time to work with each person individually.. Excellent peer support and inspiration is encouraged to enhance everyone’s experience. This class is for you if you if you seriously want to improve your proficiency and think outside the box, so come to this “Monday Funday” and let your pottery grow at your own pace. Please bring a list of pottery goals with you or we can work on that together.

    Prerequisite beginner throwing skills mastered or instructor approval.

    Reg by 07/06



    • Tue, July 09, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
    Register

    Tuesdays,  July 9, 16, 23, 30

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    Learn techniques of hand-building with clay.  Join this fun class with fellow clay artists to bring yourself to your next level of creativity. Instructor led, mentoring, or independent study, whatever your skill level, you will enjoy this class of slab, coil, press mold, textures, image transfer and more. Bring your ideas to brainstorm since the sky's the limit! Wheels available for those who are proficient in throwing and wish to incorporate the two. Class includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firings. Additional clay available for purchase. Please bring to class an apron and hand towel. Each student must bring their own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online.) 

    Register by 07/07


    • Tue, July 09, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Tuesdays,  July 9, 16, 23, 30 

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    This class will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of creating pottery on a pottery wheel or someone with little experience who wants to further develop their skills. Learn essential wheel-throwing techniques from centering to trimming. Mugs and small vases will be the first forms we practice throwing on the wheel. Then enhance these pieces with hand-built elements such as handles and decorating the surfaces with underglaze, sgrafitto, and more. This class will give the student with little or no experience the opportunity to learn and develop a basic set of wheel-throwing skills. After taking this class, the student will take with them a small collection of functional wheel-thrown pottery as well as the confidence and skills needed to create more advanced pieces in the future. Fee includes up to 25lb of clay, glazes and firing. Please bring to class an apron and hand towel. Each student must bring their own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).


    Register by 07/07


    • Thu, July 11, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
    Register

    Thursday, July 11, 18, 25, August 8

    Facilitator: Jennie Johnson Sic

    If you have mastered the skill of creating basic forms on the pottery wheel then you are ready to move to the next level! This class will allow you to take your skills further and learn to throw with larger amounts of clay and create more intricate forms such as bottles, plates, and lidded vessels. Students are welcome to suggest forms they're interested in creating and demonstrations will be given based on interest. Students are also free to work on their own personal projects and receive assistance from the instructor as needed. Students must have some experience throwing on a wheel and feel comfortable creating the most basic forms. Fee includes up to 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firing. Please bring to class an apron and hand towel. Each student must bring their own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).

    Reg by 07/09



    • Wed, July 24, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
    Register

    Wednesdays,  July 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21

    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 07/22



    • Thu, July 25, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
    Register

    Thursdays, July 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    This class is ideal for the young artist (ages 10-15) who is interested in  learning to throw pottery on a wheel. Students of any skill level will be welcomed, although we we will be focusing on basic techniques and forms.  These are endless possibilities when working with clay. Mugs, vases, and bowls are just some of the forms that students can learn to make. At the end of this four week class, students will have fully functional and finished pieces to take home. Class fee includes up to 25 lbs of clay, glazes, and firings. Students will be required to bring an apron, hand towel, and basic pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online). Fee includes up to 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firing. 

    Register by 07/23


    • Mon, August 05, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    August 5, 12, 19, 26 

    Facilitator:  Linda Ewalt & Jean Schnack

    Jean and Linda will help you explore new techniques and skills in pottery. Focusing on wheel throwing, additions, lids, feet, handles, trimming,  creative diversions, glazing and whatever directions the students would like to pursue. Class demos and collaboration will promote a fun learning environment while pushing skills and creativity to a higher level. Come and join the fun!  Fee includes up to 25lbs of clay, glazes, and firing. Ages 16+. Int- Adv

    Register by 08/03



    • Tue, August 06, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
    Register

    Tuesdays,  August 6, 13, 20, 27

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    Learn techniques of hand-building with clay.  Join this fun class with fellow clay artists to bring yourself to your next level of creativity. Instructor led, mentoring, or independent study, whatever your skill level, you will enjoy this class of slab, coil, press mold, textures, image transfer and more. Bring your ideas to brainstorm since the sky's the limit! Wheels available for those who are proficient in throwing and wish to incorporate the two. Class includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firings. Additional clay available for purchase. Please bring to class an apron and hand towel. Each student must bring their own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online.) 

    Register by 08/03


    • Tue, August 06, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Tuesdays,  August 6, 13, 20, 27 

    Facilitator: Sabrina Tassoni

    This class will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn the basics of creating pottery on a pottery wheel or someone with little experience who wants to further develop their skills. Learn essential wheel-throwing techniques from centering to trimming. Mugs and small vases will be the first forms we practice throwing on the wheel. Then enhance these pieces with hand-built elements such as handles and decorating the surfaces with underglaze, sgrafitto, and more. This class will give the student with little or no experience the opportunity to learn and develop a basic set of wheel-throwing skills. After taking this class, the student will take with them a small collection of functional wheel-thrown pottery as well as the confidence and skills needed to create more advanced pieces in the future. Fee includes up to 25lb of clay, glazes and firing. Please bring to class an apron and hand towel. Each student must bring their own pottery tool kit (available at local craft stores or online).


    Register by 08/03


    • Wed, August 28, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Wednesdays,  August 28, September 4, 11, 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 08/26



Past events

Wed, June 12, 2019 Whimsical Handbuilt Creations II (DHB18-42)
Thu, June 06, 2019 Cancelled- Kids! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery I (JM18-41)
Thu, June 06, 2019 Cancelled - Intermediate/ Advanced Wheel Thrown Pottery I (JINT 18-41)
Tue, June 04, 2019 Evening Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery II (SWT18-42)
Tue, June 04, 2019 Beginning Wheel Thrown & Handbuilt Pottery II (SHB18-42)
Mon, June 03, 2019 Beginner Wheel Thrown Pottery I (JWT18-41)
Mon, May 13, 2019 Wild Women in Clay I (WWC18-41)
Wed, May 08, 2019 Whimsical Handbuilt Creations I (HB18-41)
Tue, May 07, 2019 Evening Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery I (SWT18-41)
Tue, May 07, 2019 Beginning Wheel Thrown & Handbuilt Pottery I (SHB18-41)
Mon, May 06, 2019 Manic Monday-Intermediate Wheel Thrown Pottery I (INT 18-41)
Tue, April 24, 2018 Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery IV (WT17-30)
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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