Fall 2017 Session 1: Sep 4 - Oct 21

Space is limited (12 people max).  Please call to register 505-984-1122

$260 for 7 sessions. Each session consists of 3 hours of instruction per week. Unlimited studio access (during regular studio hours) is granted from the start of the the first session until completion of the final session.

Monday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Intermediate Wheel Throwing

INST: Lee Akins

*Due to Labor Day Holiday, this class will start on Monday September 11. 

Push your throwing skills to the next level.  Demonstrations will be tailored to the needs of the individual students.

Monday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Finishing Without Glazes

INST: Lee Akins

*Due to Labor Day Holiday, this class will start on Monday September 11. 

Unhappy with your glazes? Learn a wide variety of ways to finish your work without using glazes.

Monday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


INST: Katie Doyle

*Due to Labor Day Holiday, this class will start on Monday September 11 and run through Monday October 23

In this multi‐level course, students will learn the basic methods of hand building, ways to decorate the ceramic surface, and glazing techniques. These skills will be fused with a set of conceptual techniques for observing, listening, and responding to the immediate environment of our surroundings. Students will complete the course with 1­‐2 Finished objects, a small list of artists and writings to reference, as well as an archive of drawings, photographs/reference images, written words, and/or maps.

Tuesday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


INST: Anita Ginocchio

$260 plus a $20 lab fee for a seven week session which includes 25 lbs of clay & unlimited access to the communal studio during regular studio hours.

Micaceous clay has been used for centuries by the indigenous peoples of the Southwest to create functional cookware. This class will focus on making mica clay pots using the traditional coil-building method, slipped surface treatment and pit firing. Demonstrations and individual attention from the instructor will be provided for students of all levels. The session will close with a traditional outdoor firing.

Tuesday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

All Level Wheel Throwing

INST: Cindy Gutierrez

Students will experience the fun and challenge of throwing on the wheel. Beginners will receive instruction on the foundations of wheel work and glazing. More experienced throwers will get advanced demos and be challenged to throw beyond their current level. Individual help during class and access to the studio every day gives everyone the opportunity to throw and grow!”

Tuesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Beginner Wheel Throwing

INST: Amy Lin

This class is an introduction to the potter’s wheel. Demonstrations will cover the fundamental steps required to make simple pots such as cups and bowls on the wheel. Basic surface treatments and glazing will be covered. 

Wednesday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sculptural &  Functional

INST: Greta Ruiz

Our handbuilding and sculpture classes focus on developing and refining clayforming skills and exploring form and surface for both functional and sculptural work. All classes have demonstrations and individual attention from the instructor that allow students to pursue their own directions. 

Thursday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bas Relief 
on 3D Pieces

INST: Andrea Pichaida

This class focuses on exploring how to make a bas relief on a 3 dimensional surface. 

Students will experiment with a variety of techniques, like carving, adding, printing, inlaying, sgraffito, mishima, etc.. to create a dynamic and interesting bas relief on a non flat piece. These many possibilities will be addressed accordingly to the needs of each design and composition. We will also explore surface treatments, texture and color.

Inspiration for the bas relief can come from many sources: there own drawing, found images from magazines, pictures, objects that can be printed into the clay and many more. 

Thursday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sculpting The Head

INST: Arlene Siegel

Sculpting the head from the inside out; starting with the skull, understanding the muscles and finishing with a completed head. It may be a self portrait or someone else of your choice.

Saturday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Advanced Wheel Throwing:
Pouring Vessels

INST: Flor Widmar

This class focuses on the containing, storage and pouring aspects of pottery making. Instructor demonstrations include options for jars, pitchers, teapots and other objects that contain. We discuss a variety of issues potters encounter when producing wares for the kitchen, countertop and pantry.

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