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POTTERY

All Pottery courses and monitored Open Studio include 3 hours per week of wheel practice time. Clay and glazes are included in the class cost unless stated otherwise. There will be an additional firing fee of $2.50 per pound; pieces with dimensions between 12” to 15” will be $3 per pound. All glazeware greater than 15” will be $3.50 per pound. Tools are not supplied, but students may purchase a basic set of tools for under $18 at the first class.

 

Beginning and Intermediate Pottery
This class is for students with no previous experience or for those seeking further development of hand-building, throwing and glazing skills. Interested students can also acquire a working knowledge of loading and firing kilns.
Instructor: Charles Jones
Tuesdays, 7 - 10pm, June 17 - July 22
6 sessions: $210; members: $189

Pottery: All Levels
The emphasis in this class will be on mastering the skills to make dishes for food. We will cover clay preparation, wheel-throwing, tools, trimming, pulling handles and glazing. Part of each class will be dedicated to demonstrations and exercises.
Instructor: Louise Harter
a Wednesdays, 9:30am - 1:30pm, June 18, July 2, 16 & 23
   4 sessions: $187; members: $168
b Wednesdays, 7 - 10pm, June 18 - July 23
   6 sessions: $210; members: $189

Hand-Building with Clay
Come and unwind while you discover the rich world of hand-building with clay. Learn all about coil-building, slab-rolling, textures and tools in this class for beginners and those with very little clay/art experience. From wedging table to glazing techniques, students will be given instruction at their individual levels of experience. Approached with enthusiasm for all-things-clay, this class will bring out the hidden artist in you!
Instructor: Violet Harlow
Mondays, 9:30am - 1:30pm, June 16 & 30, July 14 & 21
4 sessions: $187; members: $168

Intermediate and Advanced Pottery
This course will focus on wheel-throwing techniques in stoneware. Demonstrations will cover various types of pottery forms at students’ request. Glaze application will also be demonstrated. Discussion about studio glazes and combinations will be suggested for particular effects, including double-glazing, wax resist and the application of dry wood ash on four types of Shino glazes.
Instructor: Stephen Rodriguez
Mondays, 7 - 10pm, June 16 - July 21
6 sessions: $210; members: $189

Earthenware Revisited
This course will recall the style of teaching and practice offered at CAW in the early 1990’s. Using earthenware clays, slips (engobes) and a variety of clear to translucent colored glazes, students will reconnect with effects very similar to those used in early-American pottery produced in the eastern United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Using contemporary and traditional techniques, along with new glazes available to the potter’s palette, we may discover new colors and glaze combinations that will take our work to another level.
Instructor: Stephen Rodriguez
Thursdays, 9am - 1pm, June 19, July 3, 17 & 24
4 sessions: $187; members: $168

Wheel-Thrown and Hand-Built Pottery
Beginning and intermediate students will find this course especially appealing due to the sequential presentation of skills. Starting with preparing the clay to hand-building and throwing on the wheel, the use of engobes, oxides and textures will be used for surface embellishment on trimming, handles, lids and glazing. Teacher instruction will be both whole group and working with individual students. Emphasis will be on learning a solid foundation of techniques and refining student skills.
Instructor: Alice Chittenden
Thursdays, 7 - 10pm, June 19 - July 24
6 sessions: $210; members: $189

Open Pottery Studio
This studio offers monitored sessions for those students who have worked at CAW for at least one term and who would like to work on their own. Includes 3 hours of weekly practice time on the wheel. Students must be approved by an instructor to enroll and must have adequate knowledge of the pottery studio.
Monitor: Studio Potters
Fridays, 7 - 10pm, June 20 - July 25 (No class July 4)
5 sessions: $133; members: $120

 

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WORKSHOPS

Potters! Make Your Own Tools
Making your own tools for clay can be almost as much fun as making pottery. You’ll discover that the tools you buy aren’t always the best, don’t always do what you want them to do, and are often expensive. What if you could make a better tool for cheaper? You can, and you don’t need mechanical skills. In this workshop students will learn to make a turntable, calipers, decorating brushes, bamboo shaping tools, Tyvek stencil. Hayne will also demonstrate the technique of brazing steel to make custom extruder dies.
Instructor: Hayne Bayless
Saturday, 10am - 4pm, May 3
Facility fee: $5
Cost: $121; members: $110

The Hand-Built Teapot
The teapot should be the showstopper in the potter’s repertoire. It brings together many different techniques into one piece, and the form lets us play with the various pieces: handle, spout, lid and body. This workshop will concentrate on slab construction and extruded parts, and will cover surface decoration with stencils and slips.
Instructor: Hayne Bayless
Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 4pm, June 28 - 29
Facility fee: $5
Cost: $180; members: $162

 

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Creative Arts Workshop   80 Audubon Street   New Haven, Connecticut 06510   p) 203.562.4927   f) 203.562.2329