CERAMICS


WINTER Session

Note: Spring Session is located below. Please add each session's classes separately to your cart if registering for classes in more than one session.

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C94120 Ceramic Sculpture (AM)
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.

Enrollment limited to 11; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 1/8/2020 and ending 2/19/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 256.00 ea.

C91820 Stoneware and Porcelain
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 1/11/2020 and ending 2/22/2020 at 12:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 256.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

C071W20 Ceramic Abominable Snowman, 1/18, 10 a.m. - Noon
Krissy Catt
Skill level: ALL

This family workshop is for everyone who loves the snow myth of the Yeti, or Abominable Snowman, who treks across the frozen Himalaya Mountains. You will sculpt and carve your Yeti's furry body out of clay. You may even accessorize your snow monster for the frozen temps. 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+, children with adult. Prices are per person.
Single class scheduled on 1/18/2020 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 38.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 41.00 ea.

C92520 Clay Play: Adventures in Handbuilding [NEW!]
Robert Bowman
Skill level: ALL

Jump start your creativity and learn (or re-acquaint yourself with) techniques for handbuilding in clay with a series of projects designed to nurture experimentation and invention. We’ll use colored slips and stains on our projects to push surface possibilities and introduce new techniques. All experience levels welcome. Open studio available on the no class date.

Enrollment limited to 14; ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/31/2020 and ending 2/21/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 110.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 122.00 ea.

C064W20 Cheers to Winter!, Feb 1, 10 a.m. - Noon
Krissy Catt
Skill level: ALL

It's cold outside. Come in and warm up! Create handmade mugs and bowls to hold your favorite warm winter drinks and comfort food. Basic handbuilding techniques will be covered. 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+, children with adult. Prices are per person.
Single class scheduled on 2/1/2020 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 38.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 41.00 ea.

C072W20 Clay Carnival, Sat. 2/8, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Molly Nebel
Skill level: ALL

In this multigenerational class, we will travel in our imaginations to Venice, Italy. There, we will celebrate the Carnival of Venice, ceramics-style. Sculpt the features of a clay mask like those worn at masked balls, and decorate your mask with colorful slip. Then create a functional ceramics piece that will stand out at a carnival feast! Learn the basics of handbuilding and surface design in this festive class. Because of the bisque and glaze firing process, projects will be ready for pickup three weeks after the class.

Enrollment limited to 16; ages 9 to adult
Single class scheduled on 2/8/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 38.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 41.00 ea.

I wish to give an additional contribution of:  $

SPRING Classes

Registration opens at NOON on Monday, January 13.

NOTE: Spring I classes start with "D"   Spring II classes start with "E"

Please add each session's classes separately to your cart if registering for classes in more than one session.

 

Please choose your registration(s)

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Quantity and Pricing
D90320 Beginning and Continuing with Clay
Robert Bowman
Skill level: ALL

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
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 2/24/2020 and ending 4/13/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 292.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 324.00 ea.

D90520 Pottery in the Making
Lee Persell
Skill level: ALL

Expand your skills on the potter's wheel and/or handbuilding through demonstrations, discussions, critiques and an exploration into the art of glazing. High-fire, raku, and soda firing will be explored.

Enrollment limited to 18; ages 15 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 2/25/2020 and ending 4/14/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 292.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 324.00 ea.

D90020 Beginning/Intermediate Pottery
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 2/25/2020 and ending 4/14/2020 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 292.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 324.00 ea.

D94120 Ceramic Sculpture (AM)
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.

Enrollment limited to 11; ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 2/26/2020 and ending 4/15/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 256.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

D94420 Ceramic Sculpture (PM)
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.

Enrollment limited to 11; ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 2/26/2020 and ending 4/15/2020 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 256.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

D90620 Exploring Clay
Lee Persell
Skill level: ALL

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 2/27/2020 and ending 4/16/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 292.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 324.00 ea.

D97620 Clay: Form and Surface
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
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 2/27/2020 and ending 4/9/2020 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 256.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

D91820 Stoneware and Porcelain
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
Irregular classes scheduled starting 2/29/2020 and ending 4/18/2020 at 12:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 256.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

D92520 Clay Play: Adventures in Handbuilding
Robert Bowman
Skill level: ALL

Jumpstart your creativity and learn (or re-acquaint yourself with) techniques for handbuilding in clay with a series of projects designed to nurture experimentation and invention. We’ll use colored slips and stains on our projects to push surface possibilities and introduce new techniques. All experience levels welcome. Open studio available on the no class date.

Enrollment limited to 14; ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 3/13/2020 and ending 4/3/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 110.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 122.00 ea.

D071W20 Clay Fairy House
Krissy Catt
Skill level: ALL

In this family workshop, you will make a fanciful fairy house perfect for your garden. Some fairies live in toadstool mushrooms; others live in twig forts. Our fairy homes will be crafted out of clay that looks just like a real mushroom or branch. You will handbuild and sculpt details like windows and doors for your fairy house. Then, decorate and paint your pottery with a colorful slip. Because of the bisque and glaze firing process, projects will be ready for pickup three weeks after the class.

Enrollment limited to 16
Single class scheduled on 3/14/2020 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 38.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 41.00 ea.

E90320 Beginning and Continuing with Clay
Robert Bowman
Skill level: ALL

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 4/20/2020 and ending 6/8/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 256.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

E90520 Pottery in the Making
Lee Persell
Skill level: ALL

Expand your skills on the potter's wheel and/or handbuilding through demonstrations, discussions, critiques and an exploration into the art of glazing. High-fire, raku, and soda firing will be explored.

Enrollment limited to 18; ages 15 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 4/21/2020 and ending 6/9/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 292.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 324.00 ea.

E90020 Beginning/Intermediate Pottery
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 4/21/2020 and ending 6/9/2020 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 292.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 324.00 ea.

E94120 Ceramic Sculpture (AM)
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.

Enrollment limited to 11; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 4/22/2020 and ending 6/10/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 292.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 324.00 ea.

E94420 Ceramic Sculpture (PM)
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.

Enrollment limited to 11; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 4/22/2020 and ending 6/10/2020 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 292.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 324.00 ea.

E90620 Exploring Clay
Lee Persell
Skill level: ALL

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 4/23/2020 and ending 6/11/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 292.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 324.00 ea.

E97620 Clay: Form and Surface
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
Irregular classes scheduled starting 4/23/2020 and ending 6/4/2020 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 219.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 243.00 ea.

E91820 Stoneware and Porcelain
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
Irregular classes scheduled starting 4/25/2020 and ending 6/13/2020 at 12:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 256.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

E061W20 Clay Flower Pot
Krissy Catt
Skill level: ALL

This family workshop is for everyone who loves a garden. Create a flower pot that will be perfect for your favorite flower or plant. You will learn handbuilding techniques to build your pot, and then decorate and personalize it to make it your own. You will paint your pottery with a colorful slip to finish. Because of the bisque and glaze firing process, projects will be ready for pickup three weeks after the class.

Enrollment limited to 16
Single class scheduled on 5/2/2020 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 38.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 41.00 ea.

E137W20 Clay Creature
Art Center Faculty
Skill level: ALL

In this multigenerational class, we will make a clay creature that can represent a real or imagined animal. First, we will learn handbuilding techniques to sculpt our creature's body and design the features of our creature's face. Next, we will decorate our creature using texture tools and colorful slips. Because of the bisque and glaze firing process, projects will be ready for pickup three weeks after the class.

Enrollment limited to 16; ages 9 to adult
Single class scheduled on 5/16/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 38.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 41.00 ea.

E912W20 Artist Studio Tour: Linda Christianson [NEW!]
Skill level: ALL

Linda Christianson has become a legend in the robust Minnesota pottery world. Her artworks have been displayed in exhibits both nationally and internationally. Her aesthetic of simplicity, finding beauty in everyday objects and making things she would want to use is combined with a constant curiosity and desire to follow her "what if?" path of experimentation.

Join MCFTA for a very special up close and personal day getting to know Linda in her rural studio, an hour's drive north of the Twin Cities. Starting with a tour of her wood-burning kiln and historic home, you will see wheel demonstrations, altering techniques, and handbuilding methods. The day will include a short creekside hike to find inspiration in the spring ephemeral plants and nature's beauty. Lunch will be potluck.

Enrollment limited to 14; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 5/17/2020 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 149.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 166.00 ea.

I wish to give an additional contribution of:  $

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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


The 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 Monday-Friday, excluding holidays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. to take class registrations.  

 

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

   
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