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03Jan

Tool Making Workshop – Open Studio Pass Required

January 3, 2024 There are no spaces available at this time.
$0.00

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Learn how to build your own pottery tools.

5 to 6 p.m. – Learn how to make glaze brushes

6 to 7:30 p.m. – All sort of tools. Bring your own creation to show and tell.

Attendees must have an Open Studio pass. Don’t have one? Purchase one here.

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27Mar

Carving & Other Surfaces Techniques Workshop – Isabel Newlin

March 27, 2023 There are no spaces available at this time.
$45.00

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Do you ever get back bisqued items and have no idea how you should glaze them? Next time you trim a pot, don’t let it dry out! Wrap it in plastic and bring it to my workshop…

This is a two-day, two-week workshop that ‘scratches the surface’ of the many ways one can modify clay items in that fleeting leather-hard moment after trimming, before they become bone-dry and have to be bisqued.

With an emphasis on carving, we will explore effects of different clay bodies, stains, slips, and carving tools. We will also spend some time thinking about how texture operates on positive and negative space in figurative and abstract carving, how different clay bodies and dryness’ lend themselves to different kinds of line, and imagining forward to glazing during the process of carving.

The second week we will glaze everything we carved the first week and think about how different glazes work with slips and stains. Although I will provide a variety of leather-hard pieces for you to work with, everyone is strongly encouraged to bring their own work to play with. Said work should be somewhere between swiss cheese and bone dry.

Glaze and firing included. Limited to 10 students age 14 years & up.

$40 for 2 day workshop

Class meets twice from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Monday March 27 and Monday April 3.

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29Mar

Friday Beginning Wheel – Jesse Breon

March 29, 2024 There are no spaces available at this time.
$234.00

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Explore the basic skills of wheel throwing and glazing. Students will learn a variety of throwing, trimming and glazing techniques. You will make plates, mugs and bowls in no time at all. Enrollees do not need any previous clay experience. Limited to ten students aged 18 years and older. Participants will need basic tools*. One 25 lb. bag of clay and open studio time included.

$204 for 7 weeks

Class meets weekly from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Fridays, March 29 – May 17
*Available for sale at the Willamette Art Center

07Jun

Friday Beginning Wheel – Michelle Blumenthal

June 7, 2024 1 Spaces Available
$234.00

1 Available

Explore the basic skills of wheel throwing and glazing. Students will learn a variety of throwing, trimming and glazing techniques. You will make plates, mugs and bowls in no time at all. Enrollees do not need any previous clay experience. Limited to ten students aged 18 years and older. Participants will need basic tools*. One 25 lb. bag of clay and open studio time included.

$204 for 7 weeks (CLOSED JULY 12)

Class meets weekly from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. Fridays, June 7 – August 2
*Available for sale at the Willamette Art Center

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16Jun

Friday Mask Class – Greg Gregg

June 16, 2023 There are no spaces available at this time.
$120.00

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We will explore design and construction of masks from simple to complex. How to decide on surface treatment and glazes. Masks can be flat or. Formed to fit the face. Masks can be decorative, to hang on a wall or garden fence, or they may be intended to be worn. If they are to be worn, we will have different challenges. Whatever plan you have for your mask, the object of creating one is to enjoy the opportunity to let your shaman loose. No experience is necessary.

Clay provided. Open studio included. Limited to 10 students age 16 years & up.

$120 for 4 weeks

Class meets weekly from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Friday June 16 – Friday July 14 (No class July 7)

I became interested in masks when I saw one of ancient and simple design. It was the antiquity that intrigued me. I have made many masks since then, always looking for simplicity and antiquity. People make masks for many reasons. They present a strangeness to the world. They free expression because they erase identity. When the drums are beating and the fire blazes in the fire pit, when the moon is dark and the stars are wheeling overhead, the spirits call out. They howl and cavort around the fire. Some of us find ourselves in tune with these spirits and we need only put on a mask to join them. A blanket and something wispy cloth to wave about is never a bad idea. But the most important part of dancing with the spirits is the mask. Of course there is also the quandary before going to the fire circle. It is always better to have options, “Which mask should I wear?” than to have to admit, “I don’t have a single mask to wear.”

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21Sep

Thursday Sampler Beginning Wheel & Handbuilding – Nikki Svarverud

September 21, 2023 There are no spaces available at this time.
$234.00

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During the first 4 weeks basic wheel throwing skills will be taught. The last 4 weeks will focus on basic handbuilding techniques, using the tools in the studio. A FABULOUS glaze lecture is included. No experience is necessary.

One 25 lb bag of clay provided. Open studio included. Limited to 10 students age 18 years & up.

$234 for 8 weeks

Class meets weekly from 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm. Thursday September 21 – Thursday November 9

06Jun

Thursday Beginning Wheel – Fred Hamann

June 6, 2024 2 Spaces Available
$234.00

2 Available

Explore the basic skills of wheel throwing and glazing. Students will learn a variety of throwing, trimming and glazing techniques. You will make plates, mugs and bowls in no time at all. Enrollees do not need any previous clay experience. Limited to ten students aged 18 years and older. Participants will need basic tools*. One 25 lb. bag of clay and open studio time included.

$234 for 8 weeks (CLOSED JULY 4 & 11)

Class meets weekly from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 6 – August 8
*Available for sale at the Willamette Art Center

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06Jun

Thursday Intermediate Wheel – Jim Ransom

June 6, 2024 There are no spaces available at this time.
$234.00

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Have you taken a beginning wheel class and centering is going fairly well? It might be time to move to the intermediate class. Students will explore more challenging throwing techniques and pottery forms, as well as design and glazing techniques. Struggling with a clay idea? Bring it and we’ll tackle it! Experience required. Limited to ten students aged 18 years and older. One 25 lb. bag of clay and open studio time included.

$234 for 8 weeks (CLOSED AUGUST 4 & 11)

Class meets weekly from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 6 – August 8

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28Mar

2-D Monoprinting with Clay – Doug Dacar

March 28, 2024 There are no spaces available at this time.
$100.00

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You will make flat shapes with wet pottery clay to be textured and painted on with non-ceramic paints. Then, using paper, you will press on the clay to make a painted print. No experience necessary.*

*Printing materials supplied. The instructor will give you ideas of what to bring to the second class to finish your projects.

Limited to 10 Students age 16 years & up

$100 for 4 weeks

Class meets weekly from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursdays, March 28 – April 18

03Jun

Evening Raku – Doug Dacar

June 3, 2024 4 Spaces Available
$234.00

4 Available

The Raku class focuses on firing and surface decoration experimentation. Clay building demos and slips for surface decorations will enhance your work. Adding horsehair, feathers, copper and glass as alternatives or additives result in unique work. Plan to bring bisqueware pieces to glaze and fire at the first session. Experience necessary. Limited to ten students aged 18 years and older. One 25 lb. bag of clay and open studio time included.

$234 for 8 weeks

Class meets weekly from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Mondays, June 3 – July 22

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27Mar

Beginning + Wheel – Rollie Smith

March 27, 2024 There are no spaces available at this time.
$234.00

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Do you want to advance, but feel uncertain? Let’s develop those chops to take you to the next level. We will concentrate on developing and refining your throwing skills through demonstrations and guided practice. Experience suggested. Limited to ten students aged 18 years and older. One 25 lb. bag of clay and open studio time included.

$234 for 8 weeks

Class meets weekly from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, March 27 – May 15

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30Mar

Saturday Beginning Wheel – Rollie Smith

March 30, 2024 There are no spaces available at this time.
$234.00

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Explore the basic skills of wheel throwing and glazing. Students will learn a variety of throwing, trimming and glazing techniques. You will make plates, mugs and bowls in no time at all. Enrollees do not need any previous clay experience. Limited to ten students aged 18 years and older. Participants will need basic tools*. One 25 lb. bag of clay and open studio time included.

$234 for 8 weeks

Class meets weekly from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, March 30 – May 18

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30Mar

Friday Continuing Wheel – Fred Hamann

March 30, 2024 There are no spaces available at this time.
$234.00

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Students will explore challenging pottery forms, functions and design as well as glazing techniques and spray application of glazes. Discover creative tips for lidded forms, throwing large pieces, making matching pieces and altered wheel thrown designs. Experience necessary. Limited to ten students aged 18 years and older. One 25 lb. bag of clay and open studio time included.

$234 for 8 weeks (CLOSED JULY 12)

Class meets weekly from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Fridays, June 7 – August 2

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29Mar

Friday Continuing Wheel – Fred Hamann

March 29, 2024 There are no spaces available at this time.
$234.00

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Explore the basic skills of wheel throwing and glazing. Students will learn a variety of throwing, trimming and glazing techniques. You will make plates, mugs and bowls in no time at all. Experience with clay and wheel throwing required. Limited to ten students aged 18 years and older. Participants will need basic tools*. One 25 lb. bag of clay and open studio time included.

$234 for 8 weeks

Class meets weekly from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Fridays, March 29 – May 17

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26Mar

Tuesday Creative Clay with Kids – Nikki Svarverud

March 26, 2024 There are no spaces available at this time.
$75.00

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Students will make projects using hand building techniques of coil, pinch and slab. The projects will vary from animal figures to functional wares. Enrollees do not need any previous clay experience. Limited to eight students aged 8 years and older. Clay included. Adults may enroll if related to a child in class.

Class meets weekly from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 26 – May 14

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25Mar

Evening Beginning Handbuilding – Nikki Svarverud

March 25, 2024 There are no spaces available at this time.
$234.00

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This class focuses on hand-built functional and decorative pieces. Students will use a variety of techniques (slab, extruded and coil construction) and explore texture mats and stamps to create unique pieces for home and garden. Limited to eight students aged 18 years and older. One 25 lb. bag of clay and open studio time included.

$234 for 8 weeks

Class meets weekly from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Mondays, March 25 – May 13