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Courses & Workshops

Pottery & Vessel Sculpture

Instructor · Keiko Ashida

Course ID: KASA1000AM1132018
Saturday
· 10:00 am – 1:00 pm · $460
10 Sessions
· January 13 – March 24 · Class will not meet February 17th

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This course is for the student with no previous experience or for those seeking further development of hand building, throwing and glazing skills. Many hand-building methods will be explored: slab, coil, dowel, mold, pinch, trapped air, and the use of textures. Basic throwing as well as more advanced techniques will also be taught.

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.