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    • Sun, July 01, 2018
    • Wed, January 01, 2020
    • 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, August 20, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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)
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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


    • Wed, September 05, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
    Register

    Wednesdays,  September 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct 3

    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 9/02



    • Thu, September 06, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 3
    Register

      Thursdays,  September 6, 13, 20, 27

      Facilitator: Janet Buchanan

     Learn techniques of hand-building and sculpting in 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 new evening 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 25lbs of clay, glazes and firings.  Additional clay available for purchase.  Please bring an apron and hand towel to class.  All levels beginner to advanced.

     Register by 9/03

    • Mon, September 10, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 5
    Register

    September 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    Join a wonderful group of women who are exploring techniques and skills in pottery.  This session will explore making various shapes of lids, decorating them and your thrown pieces. This is an intermediated level class, throwing experience necessary.           Reg by 9/07



    • Tue, September 11, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 2
    Register

    Sgrafitto & Slip Trailing

    September 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    You are not a beginner anymore‚Ķ..but how do you take the next step? Dee will take you through the many forms of decorating your clay pieces, discuss glazing with you, and help you on your way to becoming an advanced potter.  Some experience necessary.   Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing.        Reg by 09/09


    • Thu, September 13, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Thursdays,   September 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18

    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 9/11



    • Thu, October 04, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

      Thursdays,  October 4, 11, 18, 25

      Facilitator: Janet Buchanan

     Learn techniques of hand-building and sculpting in 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 new evening 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 25lbs of clay, glazes and firings.  Additional clay available for purchase.  Please bring an apron and hand towel to class.  All levels beginner to advanced.

     Register by 10/01

    • Mon, October 08, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Mondays,   October 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12 

    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 10/4

    • Tue, October 09, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Tuesdays,  October 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13

    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 10/04


    • Wed, October 10, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Wednesdays,  October 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7

    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 10/07



    • Thu, October 18, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Thursdays, October 18,  25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 29

    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 10/15



    • Mon, October 22, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    October 22, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, 26

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    Join a wonderful group of women who are exploring techniques and skills in pottery.  Each class you will throw your best piece, then carve a design into it, creating a truly unique piece of art.  We will discuss techniques and tools, and work on throwing skills.  This is an intermediated level class, throwing experience necessary.           Reg by 10/19



    • Tue, October 23, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 4
    Register

    Carving & Mishima

    October 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, 27

    Facilitator: Dee Santorini

    You are not a beginner anymore‚Ķ..but how do you take the next step? Dee will take you through the many forms of decorating your clay pieces, discuss glazing with you, and help you on your way to becoming an advanced potter.  Some experience necessary.   Fee includes up to 25 lbs. of clay, glazes & firing.        Reg by 10/20


    • Thu, October 25, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Thursdays,   October 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, Dec 6, 13

    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 10/23



    • Thu, November 01, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

      Thursdays,  November 1, 8, 15, 29

      Facilitator: Janet Buchanan

     Learn techniques of hand-building and sculpting in 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 new evening 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 25lbs of clay, glazes and firings.  Additional clay available for purchase.  Please bring an apron and hand towel to class.  All levels beginner to advanced.

     Register by 10/29

    • Wed, November 14, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Wednesdays,  November 14, 28, Dec 5, 12, 19

    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 11/11



    • Mon, November 19, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio
    • 6
    Register

    Mondays,   November 19, 26, Dec 3, 10

    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 11/15

    • Tue, November 20, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • New Dimensions Clay Studio (Lower Level)
    • 6
    Register

    Tuesdays,  November 20, 27, Dec 4, 11

    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 11/15


Past events

Thu, August 09, 2018 New! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery III (WT17-48)
Wed, August 01, 2018 Polymer Clay Bottles of Hope (Evening class) (PC17-44)
Wed, August 01, 2018 Polymer Clay Bottles of Hope (PC17-43)
Wed, August 01, 2018 Whimsical Creations II (HB17-42)
Thu, July 12, 2018 Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery II (WT 17-45)
Wed, July 11, 2018 Intermediate to Advanced Wheel Thrown Pottery II (ADV 17-42)
Tue, July 10, 2018 Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery II (WT 17-42)
Tue, July 10, 2018 New! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery (WT17-47)
Mon, July 09, 2018 Polymer Clay Basic Beads, Beginner Level I (Evening class) (PC 17-42)
Mon, July 09, 2018 Adv. Beginner & Intermediate Wheel Thrown Pottery II (INT17-42)
Mon, July 09, 2018 Polymer Clay Basic Beads, Beginner Level I (PC 17-41)
Mon, July 09, 2018 Sculpting with Clay (CW17-42)
Wed, June 13, 2018 Whimsical Creations I (HB17-41)
Thu, June 07, 2018 Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery I (WT17-44)
Tue, June 05, 2018 New! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery (WT17-46)
Mon, June 04, 2018 Wild Women in Clay - Raku Firing & Embellishments (CW17-41)
Wed, May 16, 2018 Intermediate to Advanced Wheel Thrown Pottery I (ADV 17-41)
Tue, May 15, 2018 Imagine! Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery I (WT 17-41)
Mon, May 14, 2018 Adv. Beginner & Intermediate Wheel Thrown Pottery I (INT 17-41)
Fri, May 11, 2018 NEW!! Let Your Garden Grow with Clay! II (CW17-43)
Sat, April 28, 2018 One Day Clay Workshop IV (INT17-28)
Fri, April 27, 2018 NEW!! Let Your Garden Grow with Clay! I (CS17-27)
Thu, April 26, 2018 Beginning Wheel Thrown Pottery III (WT17-29)
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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