Creative Arts Workshop - New

Creative Arts Workshop New Haven

All Pottery courses include three hours per week of wheel practice time. Clay and glazes are provided. There will be a firing fee of $2.50 per pound; pieces with dimensions between 12” to 15” will be $3 per pound. All glazeware greater than 15” will be $3.50 per pound. Tools are not supplied. Students may purchase a basic set of tools for under $21 at the first class. For the latest information about the studio, practice times, and more, visit the CAW Pottery site.

with Violet Harlow

Discover the rich world of hand-building with clay. Learn all about coil-building, slab-rolling, textures and tools in this class for beginners and those with very little experience. From wedging to glazing, students will be taught at their individual levels of experience. Approached with enthusiasm for clay, this class will bring out the hidden artist in you!
This class is for students with no previous experience or for those seeking further development of hand-building, throwing and glazing skills. Interested students can also acquire a working knowledge of loading and firing kilns.

with Stephen Rodriguez

This course will focus on wheel throwing techniques for students new to clay and those with experience. Start by learning methods of wedging, centering, lifting and forming, in addition to practicing the best positions for negotiating a mass of clay on the wheel. Learn to consider glaze color prior to making an object. Demonstrations will cover the importance of trimming techniques and various forming processes. Open to all levels. This class is for students with no previous experience or for those seeking further development of hand-building, throwing and glazing skills. Interested students can also acquire a working knowledge of loading and firing kilns.

with Charles Jones

This class is for students with no previous experience or for those seeking further development of hand-building, throwing and glazing skills. Interested students can also acquire a working knowledge of loading and firing kilns.

with Louise Harter

The emphasis in this class will be on mastering the skills to make dishes for food. We will cover clay preparation, wheel-throwing, tools, trimming, pulling handles and glazing. Part of each class will be dedicated to demonstrations and exercises.
This class is for students with no previous experience or for those seeking further development of hand-building, throwing and glazing skills. Interested students can also acquire a working knowledge of loading and firing kilns.

Section A
Wednesday, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 3/16 – 6/1
12 sessions: $424

Section B

with Alice Chittenden

Addressing both wheel-thrown and hand-built methods of making pottery, this class will provide beginning students with a solid foundation of skills. For those with previous experience, we will hone your skills and expand your repertoire. The class includes demonstrations as well as individual instruction. Finishing techniques include trimming, handles, wet clay surface treatments, sets, consideration of forms and glaze application.
This class is for students with no previous experience or for those seeking further development of hand-building, throwing and glazing skills. Interested students can also acquire a working knowledge of loading and firing kilns.
Registration begins at 8am on Monday, January 25

This course will focus on wheel-throwing techniques in stoneware. Lessons will cover both functional and decorative pottery forms. Students will also be instructed on how to manipulate high fire glazes to achieve a variety of results, including double glazing, wax resist and the application of dry wood ash on specific glazes.
This class is for students with no previous experience or for those seeking further development of hand-building, throwing and glazing skills. Interested students can also acquire a working knowledge of loading and firing kilns.

with Anita Griffith

Students will build up their skills in basic hand building or throwing to explore innovative design approaches to making pottery and sculpture. Starting with a choice of terra cotta, stoneware, or porcelain, students will become familiar with colorful stains, terra sigillata, and the use of standard slips and glazes in reduction or electric oxidation firing. Emphasis is on individual guidance as students find their own expressive voice in clay.
Prerequisite: Students should have a basic knowledge of clay before enrolling in this course.

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