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.
Clay From the Classroom
Friday, February 27
Gallery 831 will showcase work made at clayspace during the winter session.
Everyone is welcome!
Clayspace is a community of people who share an interest in art and a love of clay. The student gallery show is a fun celebration of the session. Students bring food and drinks to the reception. During the party we fire some of the work in our raku kilns behind the studio. Guests can purchase a hand made pot to glaze and watch as we fire it outside. Raku is an exciting and dramatic way to fire pottery. The kilns are fired quickly to 2000 degrees then opened to reveal the red hot pots inside. The pots are removed from the kiln with tongs & placed in metal trash cans with combustible material that bursts into flames. The cans are covered and the fire pulls the oxygen from the work creating brilliant metallic and iridescent surfaces.
NEW CLASSES BEGIN MARCH 2!
Schedule of evening classes
Monday...........handbuilding and potter's wheel 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
March 3- April 24
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
March 4- April 24
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
March 5- April 24
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
March 4- April 24
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
March 2- March 23
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.
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.
Paintings, handcrafts, and ceramics by local artists demonstrating various aspects of an abundant life.
Featuring work by Craig Martin, Mark Thomas, Alex Ferree, Chrissa Shamberger, Judy Ross, Callie Whiteman, Angela Fontanini, Amber Smith, and Samantha McLaughlin.
coming to Gallery 831 in March
Friday, March 13 6:00-9:00
A symphony of color, light, and form featuring individual and collaborative work by Todd Hickerson, Lena Simonian, and Eric Immelt.
An exhibition exploring the iconic artistry of Oceanic culture using natural elements, materials, and texture.