Clayspace is a fully equipped ceramic studio offering classes and workshops instructed by experienced ceramic artists in a comfortable and supportive environment. It's a community of people who share in interest in art and a love of clay. Students are encouraged to explore their creative potential, share ideas, and create personal works of art with clay.
Last chance to see
New Paintings 2014/2015
a solo exhibition featuring the work of
May 8- 30
Closing reception Friday, May 29
Paul Rowntree studied painting at St Martin's School of Art in London, England. He has worked as an Illustrator and Graphic Designer for over 30 years. His work has been used by IBM, Whirlpool and Volkswagen. Paul has recently returned to painting, using as his subjects the landscapes and vegetation of the Hudson Valley, the New England Coast and the Hocking Hills of Ohio.
“Lately I have become more focused on the intimate details of a landscape. I paint grasses and reeds because they always surprise me. The closer I get to the intimate details of a landscape the more is revealed and yet a mystery remains.”
Coming to Gallery 831 in June
Wabi Sabi and the Wild Beasts
A solo exhibition featuring new work by
June 5- 30
Opening reception Friday June 5, 6-9
An exploration into the beauty of imperfection and how the canvas can take on a life its own through intense color and ardent brush strokes
3 week raku class
June 1- June 15
Play with Fire! Spend 2 weeks making work to raku and spend the last class firing the raku kiln. Learn handbuilding and wheel techniques and texture your work for the kiln. The final class focuses on the firing process. Raku is an exciting and rewarding way to fire your work. The fire and smoke from the reduction chambers add drama to the process and create stunning surfaces on the work. $115 per person.
Schedule of evening classes
Monday...........3 week raku class
Tuesday..........beginning potter's wheel
Wednesday....intermediate potter's wheel
Registration for an 8 week class is only $280 per person! It includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes, firing, open studio time during the session and a student gallery show and raku firing at the end of the session. Evening classes meet from 6:30- 9:00 pm once a week for 8 weeks. Classes are small, ensuring students a high level of individual attention.
Introductory Potter's Wheel
May 5 - June 26
This eight week introductory class covers basic throwing and glazing techniques. Students learn how to make cups, bowls, and plates, how to alter thrown pieces, and make and attach handles and much more! Class time includes informal discussions, demonstrations and hands on instruction.
Intermediate potter’s wheel
May 6 - June 26
For students who have mastered the basics, this 8 week class will focus on throwing bigger & taller, adding handles & lids, altering thrown work and the use of colored slips and glazes to finish work. Clayspace artist Todd Hickerson will demonstrate how to make cut bowls, casseroles, bottle neck flasks and more!
Thursdays 6:30- 9:00
May 7 - June 26
This exciting eight week handbuilding class instructed by clayspace artist Todd Hickerson offers students an opportunity to design and construct boxes, platters, and large vessels with clay slabs. There is a strong emphasis on surface decoration using texture and colored slips as well as glazing and firing. Students are encouraged to explore their own interests with support for individual projects.
Daytime potter’s wheel
Wednesdays 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
May 6- June 26
This 8 week class covers basic wheel throwing techniques as well as more advanced techniques. Students work at their own pace with individual support. Schedule some time for art & relaxation!
Go ahead and get your hands dirty...
Open wheel Friday!
Fridays from 6:30-9 pm
No experience necessary! Call to reserve a wheel and come in and throw. $45 per person includes materials, instruction and firing. You will keep your best 2 or 3 pieces. You can decorate your work with colored slips when you are done throwing. When the work is dry we will fire it, put clear glaze on everything and fire again to a higher temperature.
Clay & Coffee at clayspace
1:30- 3:30 pm
Create an original work of art with clay in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Make a one of a kind coffee mug, tiles, or something just for fun. Clayspace artists provide instruction, materials, and firing, bring your coffee & creativity. Please call to reserve a spot. $40 per person.
Saturday Open Wheel
Learn to throw in a relaxed and comfortable environment with friendly, helpful instruction! No experience necessary. We will teach you the basics and you will make a few small pieces even if you have never thrown before. You can decorate your best 3 pieces with colored slips and we will fire it, apply clear glaze and fire it again. $45 per person, please call ahead to reserve a wheel.
Private lessons or workshops for 2
Call to schedule a private lesson for two on or off the potter's wheel. You can make and decorate your pieces in one visit. We will fire, clear glaze and fire again, work can be picked up in about two weeks. $120 per couple includes excellent instruction, materials, up to 3 hours of studio time, and memories that will last a lifetime.
Schedule a private group workshop
Schedule a private workshop at clayspace with your friends or family for a unique creative experience. Bring refreshments to enjoy while you relax in our comfortable studio. Clayspace artists will demonstrate a project that's perfect for your group. $50 per person includes private instruction for the project of your choice, materials, firing, and up to 3 hours of studio time. Participants will create a one of a kind ceramic masterpiece. Group rates available for groups of 5 or more paid in advance. Perfect team building activity!
Hands & Feet in Clay
Call to schedule a time to bring your kids to clayspace & put their hands in clay. $40 for 4 tiles, suitable for framing. Handprints can also be made into a plate or platter.