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email clayconcepts@yahoo.com or call 518.744.2002 for information.

OWL SCULPTURE

FRI. 0CT 19th, 5:30 - 8pm $75 (ages 13+)

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Throughout history and across many cultures, people have regarded Owls with fascination and awe. In this workshop, you will look at different images of owls for inspiration to create your owls using pinch and slab hand building techniques. You will be instructed to prepare and cut slabs of clay to make an owl luminary / sculpture, or smaller owl shapes for use as ornaments, pendants, pins, or a small plate. While the slabs set up, you will make pinch pots for a closed form owl sculpture / rattle. Add details and decorate your owls with impressions, carving or slip. Whether you create wise, whimsical or wild owls, this class will surely be a “hoot”! Return to glaze, date TBA.

HOLIDAY SPIRIT

TUES. NOV 27th, 11am - 2pm $75 (ages 13+)

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Hand build with clay to make beautiful and whimsical Holiday themed decorations and gifts. Working with Porcelain, and white & dark stoneware clay you will be instructed to make a variety of holiday themed decorations, figures and ornaments - your creativity is encouraged! You will return to glaze in about a week, or I will glaze for you with glazes you choose. Glazing is optional as the porcelain & dark clay are beautiful without glaze. I will also have glass bits (frit) for you to use as added sparkle on your flat pieces.Your Holiday creations will be ready to pick up by December 15th.

PLATE SKILL BUILDING MINI CLASS $180

WEDNESDAY NOV 28th, DEC 5th, 12th, & 19th 10am - 12pm

THURSDAY NOV 29th, DEC 6th, 13th, & 20th 6pm - 8pm

Learn to throw a range of “flat ware” forms on the pottery wheel and develop and improve your wheel throwing skills. Discussion and demos provided for each step. Creativity is encouraged!

Week 1 & 2 - Throwing: Learn about wedging, centering clay to make flatware. Then, opening up, compressing and flattening bases and creating sides / flanges on the form. Create small and large plates, a pie plate, cheese board/trivet and/or cake plate.

Week 2 - Trimming: Learn about drying issues when creating flatware, the correct way to remove, handle and trim flatware to make it the 'right' weight and create foot rings. Add a raised foot, handles and clay embellishments or carvings. Decorate with slips / underglazes.

Week 3 - Glazing: Learn to prepare your flatware for glazing. Various glazing techniques and combinations will be discussed. Learn to apply glaze by brushing and using the wheel as an aid, use of slips and wax to add decoration. IMPORTANT: This course is for those with previous wheel throwing experience. If you have any questions as to whether this course is suitable for you please call Dolores at 518-744-2002 or email clayconcepts@yahoo.com

PAYMENT

We accept: Personal checks and Major Credit Cards

Payment is due on or before first day of class

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Workshop

To register only: email: clayconcepts@yahoo.com,or call 744-2002. Please include the workshop you are registering for.