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Intermediate & Advanced Ceramics

Instructor · Heather Houston

Course ID: HHW930AM1172018
· 9:30 am – 12:30 pm · $460
10 Sessions
· January 17 – March 21

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Explore the process of intermediate to advanced throwing, hand building, construction and glazing techniques. Students will build on basic skills to learn how to make complex forms and interesting shapes using both hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Everyone will receive individual instruction in addition to class demos and will be encouraged to work independently on projects.

Students must purchase clay from the school.
Fees for clay are:
$12 for a 25 lb. bag of brown stoneware clay
$19 for a 25 lb. bag of porcelain
$11 for a 25 lb. bag of white stoneware clay
Students can purchase a tool kit for $18 at the first class.
All ceramic work fired in the school kilns are subject to a firing fee of 3.5 cents per cubic inch. Firing fees MUST be paid at the end of the semester. Credit cards will be taken upon registration to pay for all firing fees.
Silvermine Open Studios
Students enrolled in a CURRENT term are entitled to 30 hours of open ceramic studio time to be used during the semester: The Open Studio gives current term students enrolled in an instructional ceramic course at Silvermine an opportunity to work on their own projects and improve skills. At the first class, students will receive a card to be punched by the monitor at each Open Studio session. Students must have their card to attend. This is not an instructional class. See page 3 for open ceramics studio schedule or visit our website.