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CERAMICS

*Please note that all Early Registration and New Student Discounts can only be processed by registering in person, or by phone. Discounts cannot be applied through our online registration process and discounts cannot be applied retroactively. 

Please register one week prior to the class start date. After this deadline, please call 952.473.7361, x.16, to inquire about class availability.
 
Classes are listed by date, most current at the top. Scroll down to see future classes. Select a class by checking the small square to its left. Member pricing is valid only with current memberships. Go to MEMBERSHIPS to purchase or renew. Once you've selected your class(es), select NEXT at the bottom of the page to proceed to checkout.
 
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B90017 Beginning/Intermediate Pottery, Tuesdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Lee Persell
Skill Level: ALL
Beginners receive an introduction to basic throwing techniques and forms, while intermediate students expand their technical abilities and their understanding of ceramic form through demos, discussions and critiques. High-fire, raku and soda firing will be explored.

Enrollment limited to 18 / Ages 15 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 10/31/2017 and ending 12/19/2017 at 6:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 306.00 ea.

B94417 Ceramic Sculpture, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Krissy Catt
Skill Level: B, AB, I
In this off-the-wheel class, students create a wide variety of projects ranging from figurative work (animals and human) to realistic or abstract forms, to clay totems, and more. You will learn proper interior structure for a sculpture made of clay and have fun with surface design and textures. Come with an idea for a project you want to create, and together we will work to complete it. All levels welcome. Clay and firing fees are additional.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 11/1/2017 and ending 12/20/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 306.00 ea.

B94117 Ceramic Sculpture, Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Krissy Catt
Skill Level: B, AB, I
In this off-the-wheel class, students create a wide variety of projects ranging from figurative work (animals and human) to realistic or abstract forms, to clay totems, and more. You will learn proper interior structure for a sculpture made of clay and have fun with surface design and textures. Come with an idea for a project you want to create, and together we will work to complete it. All levels welcome. Clay and firing fees are additional.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 11/1/2017 and ending 12/20/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 306.00 ea.

B97617 Clay: Form and Surface, Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m. (Sold Out)
Instructor: Ernest Miller
Skill Level: ALL
Make your Thursday evenings fun and creative in this relaxed potter's wheel class. Instructor demonstrations will show you how to create cups, bowls, plates, vases, lidded jars and teapots. Individual attention will help you develop your skills. Some projects include hand construction and altering techniques. This class is designed for students with some experience and ambitious beginners. All tableware is finished in a high-fire kiln for food-safe use at home.

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 14 and up
No class on November 23
Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/2/2017 and ending 12/21/2017 at 6:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 240.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 267.00 ea.

B91717 Stoneware and Porcelain, Saturdays, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Lee Persell / Robert Bowman
Skill Level: ALL
Beginners learn the basics of working with stoneware or porcelain on the potter's wheel while intermediate and advanced students expand their skills. Handbuilding projects will be presented. Class includes demos, critiques and an opportunity to try soda and raku-firing techniques.

Enrollment limited to 18 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 11/4/2017 and ending 12/16/2017 at 12:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 240.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 267.00 ea.

B061W17 Holiday Bowl Party, Saturday, December 9, 10 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Krissy Catt
Skill Level: ALL
Master basic pinch and coil handbuilding techniques to shape a bowl that's perfect for your holiday snack. Play with new surface design techniques to make interesting lines, textures and patterns. Then attach small figurines, handles, or feet to your bowl to reflect your style. Children and adults create ceramic art together in this hands-on workshop. Because of the bisque and glaze-firing process, projects will be ready for pickup three weeks after the class.

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 5 to adult
Single class scheduled on 12/9/2017 at 10:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 36.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 39.00 ea.

C90318 Beginning and Continuing with Clay, Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Robert Bowman

This course combines basic throwing and handbuilding techniques for beginners with more advanced techniques and individualized instruction for continuing students. Demonstrations and discussions will complement the hands-on experiences, and we'll explore a variety of firing methods for finishing our work.

Enrollment limited to 18 / Ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/8/2018 and ending 2/19/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 211.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 234.00 ea.

C90518 Pottery in the Making, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Lee Persell

This class is for beginners and advanced potters alike. Beginners will be introduced to the potter's wheel as well as handbuilding. Experienced students will work with the instructor to develop their own projects. High-fire, raku and soda firing will be explored.

Enrollment limited to 18 / Ages 15 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/2/2018 and ending 2/20/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 281.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 312.00 ea.

C90618 Pottery in the Making, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Lee Persell

This class is for beginners and advanced potters alike. Beginners will be introduced to the potter's wheel as well as handbuilding. Experienced students will work with the instructor to develop their own projects. High-fire, raku and soda firing will be explored.

Enrollment limited to 18 / Ages 15 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/4/2018 and ending 2/22/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 281.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 312.00 ea.

C90018 Beginning/Intermediate Pottery, Tuesdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Lee Persell

Beginners receive an introduction to basic throwing techniques and forms, while intermediate students expand their technical abilities and their understanding of ceramic form through demos, discussions and critiques. High-fire, raku and soda firing will be explored.

Enrollment limited to 18 / Ages 15 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/2/2018 and ending 2/20/2018 at 6:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 281.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 312.00 ea.

C94118 Ceramic Sculpture, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Krissy Catt

In this off-the-wheel class, students create a wide variety of projects ranging from figurative work (animals and human) to realistic or abstract forms, to clay totems, and more. You will learn proper interior structure for a sculpture made of clay and have fun with surface design and textures. Come with an idea for a project you want to create, and together we will work to complete it. All levels welcome. Clay and firing fees are additional.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 1/10/2018 and ending 2/21/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 246.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 273.00 ea.

C94418 Ceramic Sculpture, Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Krissy Catt

In this off-the-wheel class, students create a wide variety of projects ranging from figurative work (animals and human) to realistic or abstract forms, to clay totems, and more. You will learn proper interior structure for a sculpture made of clay and have fun with surface design and textures. Come with an idea for a project you want to create, and together we will work to complete it. All levels welcome. Clay and firing fees are additional.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 1/10/2018 and ending 2/21/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 246.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 273.00 ea.

C91018 Truly Beginner Ceramics [NEW!], Thursdays, 2:30 - 5 p.m.
Instructor: Ernest Miller

For students with little to no clay experience, this class will make you feel comfortable and confident in the ceramic studio. You will learn basic ceramic terms, how to wedge clay, basic throwing and handbuilding techniques and how to glaze your pots. Lots of fun. No pressure. Included in the price are one 25-pound bag of buff clay and $15 in firing fees. Additional clay and firing fees are available for purchase.

Enrollment limited to 14 / Ages 15 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/4/2018 and ending 2/15/2018 at 2:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 234.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 257.00 ea.

C97618 Clay: Form and Surface, Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Ernest Miller

Make your Thursday evenings fun and creative in this relaxed potter's wheel class. Instructor demonstrations will show you how to create cups, bowls, plates, vases, lidded jars and teapots. Individual attention will help you develop your skills. Some projects include hand construction and altering techniques. This class is designed for students with some experience and ambitious beginners. All tableware is finished in a high-fire kiln for food-safe use at home.

Enrollment limited to 16 / Ages 14 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/4/2018 and ending 2/15/2018 at 6:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 246.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 273.00 ea.

C91818 Stoneware and Porcelain, Saturdays, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructors: Lee Persell, Robert Bowman

Beginners learn the basics of working with stoneware or porcelain on the potter's wheel while intermediate and advanced students expand their skills. Handbuilding projects will be presented. Class includes demos, critiques and an opportunity to try soda- and raku-firing techniques.

Enrollment limited to 18 / Ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/6/2018 and ending 2/24/2018 at 12:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 246.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 273.00 ea.

C911W18 Fearless Glazing [NEW!], Fridays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Colleen Riley

Gain confidence in your glazing and explore a range of techniques including slipwork, building layers, wax resist, stencils and trailing. This focused mini course is designed for intermediate to advanced students already in a ceramics class. Bring 5-8 simple cup forms or tiles (leather hard and/or bisque) to each of three sessions, where you’ll gather information, experiment and analyze results. Be prepared for happy surprises, epic failures and fantastic learning from both. $20 in firing fees are included.

Enrollment limited to 18 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 2/2/2018 and ending 2/16/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 147.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 161.00 ea.

 

 

2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, MN 55391

952.473.7361, x. 160

Hours
Monday          9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday         9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday        9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday             9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday        9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
   (mid-June through August, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Sunday closed


Building is closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve through New Year's Day*, Memorial Day and the last week in August through Labor Day.* There is no open studio when the building is closed. 

* Phone lines will be open M-F, excluding holidays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to take class registrations.  

 
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Center Registrar at 952.473.7361, ext. 160, and/or the Minnesota
Relay Service (for the hearing impaired) at 800.627.3529 at least two
weeks in advance. We will be happy to accommodate your needs.


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