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Pottery and Clay Sculpture

Spring and Summer 2014 Pottery Events, Workshops & Classes

Pottery and Clay Sculpture


Pottery Workshops

Spring Break All Week Clay Workshop
Grace Pass
3004-M-F, 10a-2 p.m., Mar. 31 – Apr. 4, 2014
Register online.
Cost: $255 nm / $230 m
School’s out! Come and create with clay every day. Make pieces you’ll be proud to show family and friends. You will hand build, work on the wheel, glaze your pieces, and take your work home on Friday. Bring a bag lunch every day. Maximum 12.
 

Pottery Classes

Basic Clay Mosaic
(Ages 12 – Adult)
Adama Sow
1081:Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m., 6 weeks-starts June 12 Register online.
1082:Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m., 6 weeks-starts July 24 Register online.
$108 nm/ $197 m + $12 studio fee
Students will be introduced to the ancient fine art of mosaic tiling by creating and designing their own colorful mosaic artwork. The process includes creating a design, laying the mosaic tile in place, and grouting the piece. This is a great class to take with your child. Students must purchase clay and firing fees. Maximum 12
 

Teen Pottery
For All Skill Levels
Adama Sow
2123: Thursdays, 4:00-6:00 p.m., 6 weeks-starts June 12 Register online.
Cost: $108 nm / $97 m + $12 studio fee
2124: Thursdays, 4:00-6:00 p.m., 5 weeks-starts July 31 Register online.
$90 nm / $81 m + $10 studio fee
This class is for students aged 13-18. Work will focus on developing and improving the basic skills of wheel throwing. Beginners will learn to center, make a cylinder, bowl and some simple hand built forms. More advanced students will work on new forms to improve their techniques.
*No Class July 3. Maximum 10
 

Pottery Tool and Mold Making For All Skill Levels
Brad Benn
3001: Saturday, 9-1p.m., August 2 Register online.
Cost: $36 nm / $32 m
Clay tools are a potter’s best friend – especially hand-made tools designed to be perfect for specific tasks. In this class, students will make wood and metal tools, special cutting wires, and trimming tools. Ribs using bamboo, hard wood, ligature wire, monofilament, corks, and more will be covered! Students will also learn to make plaster molds for sprigs and one piece mold forms. Maximum 15
 

Explorations in Clay
Beginner to Intermediate

Siiri Silpala Doan
3044: Wednesday, 12:30-3:30 p.m., 8 weeks
starts Apr. 9 Register online.
Cost: $204 nm / $184 m + $16 studio fee
Explore a variety of techniques and ideas for making and embellishing pots, both hand-built and wheel-thrown. Class may include alternative firing techniques based on student interest. For students at beginning and intermediate level. Maximum 10.
 

NEW!
Let’s Fire a Gas Kiln Together

Siiri Silpala Doan
3049: Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 8 weeks
starts Apr. 8 Register online.
Cost: $204 nm / $184 m + $16 studio fee
Do you know how to make pots, but want to learn how to fire them? Each class period will include a firing-related topic and time for making or glazing pots with the firing in mind. Students gain hands-on experience with loading, firing, unloading, and trouble-shooting the gas updraft kiln. Students may participate in any or all aspects of the firing. A great refresher for students who have taken the updraft kiln class in the past or who want support while they fire the kiln independently. Students new to the updraft kiln may complete the prerequisites for independently firing the kiln if they participate in all aspects of the firing. Dates for the class firing will be determined during the first class. *No class Jan. 21. Maximum 8.
 

Summer Sampler - 4 Instructors
Siiri Silpala Doan, Sandra Shaughnessy, Amy Von Bargen, & Donna Getsinger
3050: Wednesday, 1-4p.m., 8 weeks-starts June 11 Register online.
Cost: $216 nm / $194 m + $16 studio fee
Each instructor will teach two weeks of this 8 week session demonstrating a specific skill and technique. Students will be able to test the wide selection of techniques available at the Edina Art Center! Siiri – June 11 & 25 – Obvara primitive firing; Sandra – June 18, July 2 – Raku firing; Amy – July 9 & 16 – Functional slab construction for cone 10; Donna – July 23 & 30 – Under glaze on slab vessels for cone 6. Maximum 12


Decorative Tile For Beginner To Intermediate
Bradley Benn
3088: Wednesdays, 6:30-9 p.m., 8 weeks-starts Apr. 9 Register online.
Cost: $170 nm/$153 m + $16 studio fee
Learn the basics of working with clay to make tile. Demonstrations include
relief, resists and plaster molds. Plan a project and make border or accent tiles to personalize and combine with commercial tiles. Materials for prototypes included. Minimum 5, maximum 10.
 

Beginning & Continuing Pottery
Bradley Benn
3092: Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 8 weeks
starts Apr. 10 Register online.
3080: Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,6 weeks
starts June 12 Register online.
3082: Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 6 weeks
starts July 24 Register online.
Cost: $162 nm/$146 m + $12 studio fee
This class covers wheel throwing and trimming, hand-building with molds, slabs, extrusions and coils. Traditional gas-fired glazing and other decorative techniques will be covered. Continuing students will learn to work larger and try new forms. Minimum 5,
maximum 10.
 

Build Coil Pots using an African Technique For All Skill Levels
Adama Sow
3104: Mondays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., 7 weeks — starts Apr. 7 Register online.
Cost: $179 nm/$161 m + $14 studio fee
Learn from Senegalese clay artist Adama Sow and his coil construction technique for hand building coil pots. These forms can be a variety of sizes, shapes and surface finishes. Glazing, both cold and hot, will be covered in this class. Students will be encouraged to expand on what they have learned and take projects in their own direction during the class and open studio time. Minimum 4, maximum 10.
 

Refining Your Skills
For Intermediates
Vanessa Greene
3109: Mondays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 7 weeks
starts Apr. 7 Register online.
Cost: $179 nm/$161 m + $14 studio fee
3105: Mondays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 6 weeks
starts June 9 Register online.
3106: Mondays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 6 weeks-
starts July 21 Register online.
Cost: $162 nm/$146 m + $12 studio fee
Do you struggle to make a lighter pot, a lid that really fits, a more attractive form? Are you frustrated with your glaze results? Do you have difficulty creating the form you are envisioning? This wheel-throwing class will help you move past your plateau by refining your skills through personal attention,
discussion and class projects. Minimum 4, maximum 10.
 

Clay Studio
For Intermediates to Advanced
Matthew Quinn
3115: Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 8 weeks
starts Apr. 10 Register online.
3110: Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 8 weeks
starts June 12 Register online.
Cost: $216 nm/$194 m + $16 studio fee
This class will include taking wheel thrown work and altering the shapes at various stages to achieve dramatic and sometimes unusual forms. Designed for the intermediate potter, we will cover a wide spectrum of building, surface treatment and firing techniques for work ranging from the functional to the sculptural. *No Class July 3 & July 31. Minimum 5, maximum 12.
 

Pottery For Beginner to Intermediate
Grace Pass
3125: Fridays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 6 weeks — starts Apr. 11 Register online.
Cost: $153 nm/$138 m + $12 studio fee
The class emphasis is on the fundamental skills of working with clay. The basics of wheel-throwing, hand-building and glazing are covered. Individual attention is based on student needs. Appropriate for new and continuing students. Please bring a check or about $20 cash to the first meeting for tools and clay. *No class Apr. 18. Minimum 5, maximum 12.
 

Pottery Fundamentals
For Beginner to Intermediate

Grace Pass
3120: Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 5 weeks
starts June 11 Register online.
3121: Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 5 weeks
starts July 23 Register online.
Cost: $135 nm/$121 m + $10 studio fee
The class emphasis will be on the fundamental skills of working with clay. We’ll cover the basics of wheel throwing and hand building. Students will receive individualized instruction based on their needs. Appropriate for new and continuing students. *No class July 2. Maximum 12


Friday Night Pottery
For All Skills Levels

Grace Pass
3125: Fridays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 5 weeks — starts June 13 Register online.
3126: Fridays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 5 weeks — starts July 25 Register online.
Cost: $135 nm/$121 m + $10 studio fee
The class emphasis will be on the fundamental skills of working with clay. We’ll cover the basics of wheel throwing and hand building. Students will receive individualized instruction based on their needs. Appropriate for new and continuing students. *No Class July 4. Maximum 12
 

Pottery
For Beginner to Intermediate
Harriet Campe
3144: Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 8 weeks
starts Apr. 11 Register online.
Cost: $204 nm/$184 m + $16 studio fee
3145: Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 11 weeks
starts June 13 Register online.
Cost: $297 nm/$267 m + $22 studio fee
Beginning students will focus on clay preparation, hand-building, wheel, throwing, and glazing.Intermediate students will refine their skills, create complex forms and integrate form, function,and decoration. Instructor will include an introduction to historical and cultural traditions.*No Class July 4. Maximum 12
 

Hand-building and Surface Techniques
For All Skill Levels
Donna Getsinger
3154: Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 6 weeks 
starts Feb. 18 Register online.
Cost: $153 nm/$138 m + $12 studio fee
Learn to build and combine forms using a variety of techniques to create functional and sculptural pots. Finish using a variety of surface techniques using slips, underglazes and glazes. There will be demonstrations at all stages. Come with your ideas. We will help you implement them. This class is for all skill levels.
Minimum 5, maximum 10.
 

Hand-building: Focus on Gardens
For All Skill Levels
Donna Getsinger
3155: Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 8 weeks
starts Apr. 8 Register online.
Cost: $ 204 nm/$184 m + $16 studio fee
Learn to build and combine forms using a variety of techniques to create functional and sculptural pots. Finish using a variety of surface techniques using slips, under-glazes, and glazes. There will be demonstrations at all stages. We will focus on work for the garden and work with images from the garden. Come with your ideas and we will help you implement them. Maximum 10.
 

Figurative Sculpture-Carving & Forming
Krissy Catt
3164: Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 6 weeks
starts Apr. 11 Register online.
Cost: $204 nm/$184 m + $16 studio fee
3180: Fridays, 9:30a.m.-12:30 p.m., 8 weeks
starts June 13 Register online.
$216 nm/ $194 m + $16 studio fee
Come learn techniques for creating figurative sculpture. We will work on full figures with extra focus on faces and hands. You will learn additive and deductive carving methods with clay. This is the technique I use in all my work. There will be demonstrations and individual attention to allow
students to pursue their own direction. Come with your own project idea and we will work together to reach your goal. *No Class June 20, July 4, July 18, Aug. 1. Maximum 10
 

Wheel Throwing Boot Camp
Geneviève Chamberland
3179: Sundays, 1:00-4:00 p.m., 6 weeks — starts Mar. 2 Register online.
3180: Sundays, 1:00-4:00 p.m., 6 weeks — starts Apr. 13 Register online.
Cost: $153 nm/$138 m + $12 studio fee
3138: Sundays, 1:00-4:00p.m., 4 weeks- starts June 15 Register online.
3139: Sundays, 1:00-4:00p.m., 4 weeks-starts July 20 Register online.
Cost: $108 / $97 m + $8 studio fee
This class will focus on improving wheel throwing techniques by repetition. This is a great class for students who experience difficulties with centering and raising uniform walls in a consistent manner. Students will expand their knowledge of throwing techniques, improve technical skills and expand their choice of forms and glazing methods. *No class July 6. **No Class Aug. 3. Maximum 12
 

Advanced Soda-Fired Pottery
Sandra Shaughnessy
3205: Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 8 weeks 
starts Apr. 8 Register online.
Cost: $204 nm/$184 m + $16 studio fee
3200-Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30p.m., 6 weeks-starts June 10 Register online.
3201-Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30p.m., 6 weeks-starts July 22 Register online.
$162 nm/ $146 m + $12 studio fee
Class will focus on creating, preparing, and firing work in our soda kiln. Emphasis will be on form and its relationship to firing. We’ll study theory and practice of kiln loading, firing, and glazing for the soda kiln. Maximum 10
 

Pottery
For Beginner to Intermediate
Sandra Shaughnessy
3215: Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 8 weeks
starts Apr. 9 Register online.
Cost: $204 nm/$184m + $16 studio fee
Join this lively morning class that will focus on wheel thrown, altered and hand-building techniques. A wide variety of surface treatments including slip application, layered glaze spray techniques and firing processes from soda, reduction cone 10 to alternative firing will be taught through class demos, critiques and class projects. Maximum 10.
 

Pottery and Sculpture
For Beginner to Intermediate
Adama Sow
3224: Mondays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 7 weeks — starts Apr. 7 Register online.
Cost: $179 nm/$161 m + $14 studio fee
3220: Mondays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 6 weeks-starts June 9 Register online.
3221: Mondays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 6 weeks-starts July 21 Register online.
Cost: $162 nm/ $146 m + $12 studio fee
Demonstrations cover hand-building and basic wheel-throwing techniques as well as more advanced concepts upon request. Students work at their own pace with both individualized and group instruction. No clay experience necessary. Minimum 5, maximum 12.
 

Pottery
For Beginner to Intermediate
Grace Pass
3265: Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 7 weeks
starts Apr. 9 Register online.
Cost: $179 nm/$161 m + $14 studio fee
The class emphasis is on the fundamental skills of working with clay. The basics of wheel throwing, hand-building and glazing are covered. Individual attention based on student needs. Appropriate for new and continuing students. *No class Apr. 16. Minimum 5, maximum 10.
 

Pottery for Beginner to Intermediate
Ages 15 to Adult
Vanessa Greene
1104: Saturdays,12:30–3:30 p.m.,6 weeks
starts Apr. 5 Register online.
Cost: $153 nm/$138 m + $12 studio fee
1100: Saturdays, 12:30-3:30 p.m., 5 weeks
starts July 26 Register online.
Cost: $135 nm / $121 m + $10 studio fee
This class focuses on developing and improving the basic skills of wheel throwing. Beginners learn to center, make a cylinder, a bowl and some simple hand-built forms. More advanced students will work on new forms to improve their techniques.
 

Introduction to Clay
Ages 11 to Adult
Bradley Benn & Siiri Silpala Doan
1095: Sundays, 1-4 p.m., 4 weeks – starts Mar. 9 Register online.
1096: Sundays, 1-4 p.m., 4 weeks – starts Apr. 27 Register online.
Cost: $102 nm/$92 m + $15 clay, firing and studio fee
Making things from clay and throwing pots on the wheel touches something primal in us. We will supply all you need to learn the basic process and will make, trim and glaze several pieces. This four-week class is designed as a basic introduction class. A fun class to take with your child.
 

August Open Studio for Potters
3060: Wednesday, 1:00-4:00p, 4 weeks – starts Aug. 6 Register online.
Members Only
Cost: $36
Sign up to use the pottery studios to create and glaze during this August session. An Edina Art Center special for our members! Students must be registered to attend. Maximum 12

 

Edina Art Center

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4701 W. 64th St.
Edina, MN 55435
952-903-5780
952-903-5781 (fax)
ArtCenter@EdinaMN.gov

Learn More!

Download the 2014 Summer class schedule.

Download the Spring 2014 Open Pottery Studio Times.

To learn more about our instructors, visit our Instructor's Page

 

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