Clayspace is a fully equipped ceramic studio offering classes and workshops instructed by experienced ceramic artists in a comfortable and supportive environment. Students are encouraged to explore their creative potential, share ideas, and create personal works of art with clay.
Words on Fire
Friday, December 19, 6-9 pm
Thurber House event
Bring your best word (or words) and glaze them on
a hand thrown ceramic vessel then watch while we
fire it in our raku kiln. Fire & smoke add drama to the
firing process and create stunning surfaces on the
work. Relax in the gallery while you wait for your
masterpiece with the exhibition "Illuminating Art"
and a reading of a Thurber story, or sign up for a
lesson on the potter's wheel.
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 decorative or 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.
Saturday, December 20
Serve your holiday cookies in style, on a cookie platter you design and create yourself at clayspace! Hand crafted to your specifications using soft clay slabs and basic hand sculpting techniques. $40 per person.
Mondays & Tuesdays through December 30
Make something beautiful and create beautiful memories too in a hand building workshop at clayspace. Bring your ideas or find inspiration at the studio. You can make snowmen, penguins, or imaginary creatures. $35 per person. Family special! $75 for first 2 family members, $30 for each additional family member. Open to ages 6 & up.
Mondays & Tuesdays
through December 30
Celebrate the season with clay! No experience necessary! Call to reserve a wheel and come in and throw. $40 per person includes materials, instruction and firing. You will keep your best 2 pieces. You can decorate your work with colored slips when you are done throwing. Open to ages 10 & up. Holiday special!
Saturday, December 27
Participants in this delightful workshop will construct a clay gingerbread house using dark stoneware that will look like real gingerbread when fired. After you build your little house of clay you will create candy canes, gumdrops and other festive candies to decorate your house. Join us at clayspace for this special workshop and make a new centerpiece for your holiday season. $50 per student includes workshop instruction, materials & firing. Fun for all ages!
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
Call to schedule a private workshop at clayspace with your friends or family for a unique creative experience you won't forget. 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.
Schedule of evening classes
Monday...........handbuilding and potter's wheel Tuesday..........beginning potter's wheel
Wednesday....intermediate potter's wheel
NEW CLASSES START JANUARY 5!!
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.
$260 if registered & paid by January 1
Introductory Potter's Wheel
January 6- February 27
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
January 7- February 27
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
January 8- February 27
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
January 7- February 27
This 8 week class covers basic wheel throwing techniques as well as more advanced techniques. Students work at their own pace with individual support. $280 per person. Schedule some time for art & relaxation!
Four week Raku class
Mondays 6:30- 9:00
January 5- 26
Play with Fire! Spend 3 weeks making work to raku and spend the last class firing the raku kiln. Work can be made on or off the potter's wheel and textured for the kiln. The 3rd class will focus on glazing and the final class will focus 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. $150 per person.
$140 if registered & paid by January 1
Recent work by members of the
German Village Art League
by Jean Langkamp
coming to Gallery 831 in January
January 9- 30, 2015
an exhibition featuring individual and collaborative
work by ceramic artists Kevin Russell and
A collaboration in combined skills celebrating clay
and the creative process.