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Making Pottery with Press Molds

at District Clay Center - Langdon
2414 Douglas St NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20018

Blair Clemo will demonstrate teach a hands-on two workshop on a wide range of innovative techniques for making and use plaster press molds.  Press molds easily allow you to create complex and dynamic ware as well as to add exciting features to wheel thrown and hand built pots.  Aimed at keeping mold making simple and direct, Blair will teach...

$230

2 sessions

Raku Workshop

at VisArts at Rockville - Rockville
155 Gibbs St, Washington, District of Columbia 20850

Raku is a firing process developed in 16th century Japan; ceramics fired in this manner are referred to as Raku or Raku pottery. It is an exciting way to create unique decorative pottery. Raku pieces are glazed, dried and then put directly into a very hot kiln where they remain about 20 minutes until the glazes have melted at a temperature of 1820...

$100

2 sessions

Saturday May 5th, 10am

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Handbuilding Plus! Basic Through Advanced

at Glen Echo Pottery - Glen Echo
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, Maryland 20812

Instruction in pinch, coil, and slab construction techniques, plus surface decoration, glazing, and firing at cone 10 reduction. Individual guidance for all levels of experience; special attention to newcomers.  Experienced potters can pursue independent projects with guidance of instructor.   Students may only enroll in one handbuilding...

$188

12 sessions

Tuesday May 8th, 9:30am

Try the Wheel: Ages 14 & Up

at VisArts at Rockville - Rockville
155 Gibbs St 3rd Fl, Rockville, Maryland 20850

We provide one and half pounds of clay per student and all other necessary materials, and the instructor walks you through step by step on how to make a wheel thrown piece. It's a perfect chance to learn the basics of wheel throwing while enjoying the company of friends and other creative folks. This class is especially designed for those who have...

$45

Saturday May 26th, 7pm

Kids Wheel

at District Clay Center - Langdon
2414 Douglas St NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20018

A wheel throwing/handbuilding class for kids and adults.  Our classes run for 10 weeks with a rolling start. You may start at any time. For children ten and up and adults of any age.  We welcome parent-child couples in this class.  (Please note that this particular class comes with five class or ten class session options).

$275

10 sessions

Handbuilding Ceramics

at The Art League - Alexandria
105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

The Art League Ceramics Studio is located at our Madison Annex in Old Town, Alexandria. The studios are large, bright, and well equipped, easily stimulating creativity. Open studio time allows students to practice and expand their skills outside of class. Students interested in a complete clay experience may participate in our assistant work-study...

$270

9 sessions

Surface Decoration

at The Art League - Alexandria
105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Students are encouraged to explore a full array of surface decoration and finishing techniques, including silk screening, lithography, mishima, latex resist, colored slip transfers, and carving. A variety of hand-building techniques are explored. Discussions of color theory, form, and function as well as methods to achieve our personal artistic visions...

$270

9 sessions

Throwing / Handbuilding Ceramics

at The Art League - Alexandria
105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

The Art League Ceramics Studio at our Madison Annex in Old Town, Alexandria boasts large, bright, and well-equipped studios. Open studio time allows students to practice and expand their skills outside of class. Previously enrolled students interested in a complete clay experience may participate in our assistant work-study program and have the opportunity...

$270

9 sessions

One Shot!

at District Clay Center - Langdon
2414 Douglas St NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20018

You get a wheel, clay, a nice instructor, some local beer* and wine, a cracker or two and 2.5 hours to try your hand at the wheel. If you like it, you can get your $45 class fee credited to a ten week session. If you don't, at least you got a beer and some mud on your hands. Never a bad thing. Note: Because you are working with wet clay, there...

$45

Creative Handbuilding Ceramics (Adult)

at The Art League - Alexandria
105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

This class is designed for the experienced handbuilder who wants to create whimsical ceramic figures or projects of their own. Participants' imaginations will be sparked with a variety of techniques. Specially tailored demonstrations and weekly feedback will expand the creative possibilities. The fee includes 25 pounds of clay, glazes, and firing....

$270

9 sessions

Parent & Child Mixed Technique Pottery Class (Ages 6+)

at VisArts at Rockville - Rockville
155 Gibbs St 3rd Fl, Rockville, Maryland 20850

Parent and child will spend two sessions learning handbuilding techniques (including pinch, coil and slab construction) then two day learning wheel throwing. One class period will be spent learning to combine wheel thrown forms with hand built decorations. The last day will be spent glazing the pieces made during the class. Pieces can be picked up...

$120

6 sessions

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Handbuilding Ceramics (Ages 10 To Adult)

at The Art League - Alexandria
105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Participants with all levels of experience explore clay in a supportive atmosphere, guided by a skilled instructor. A variety of handbuilding skills are taught with an emphasis on creativity and having fun. Students are encouraged to explore their own ideas and projects. All work is fired for permanence. The fee includes 25 pounds of clay, glazes,...

$245

9 sessions

Surface Decoration Techniques

at The Art League - Alexandria
105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Looking for exciting alternatives to dipping, pouring and brushing glazes onto your work? In this class, students are taught a variety of hand-building techniques to create ceramic works. The class offers multiple ways to customize a unique and expressive surface finish. Learn image transfer, decals, monoprint, brushwork, patinas, embossing, sgraffito,...

$270

9 sessions

Mixed Level Handbuilding/Wheels

at VisArts at Rockville - Rockville
155 Gibbs St 3rd Fl, Rockville, Maryland 20850

This class covers instruction in hand-building, wheel and various glazes and surface decorating techniques. This class is held in our Ceramics 2 Studio, which allows access to wheels and handbuilding materials in the same classroom. Each student receives a credit for 2000 cubic inches of glaze firings per 8-week session (pro-rated for shorter sessions)....

$340

8 sessions

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Pottery Wheel (Beginning/Intermediate)

at Hinckley Pottery, Inc. - Georgetown
3132 Blues Alley NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20007

In this class, beginners get grounding in pottery fundamentals. You will learn how to center a mound of clay, and how to throw, trim and glaze their pots.  Generally, after one 10-week session, they can make mugs, bowls, and other basic forms.

$400

10 sessions