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CERAMICS - FALL 2022

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A066W22 Clay Trinket Tray / 9/24 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Anastasia Speer
Skill level: ALL

In this multigenerational workshop, you'll create mini-trays that have an array of uses - from holding your keys to presenting your after-dinner treats. These make great presents for friends and family too! There are many styles of trays to inspire your creation - they can be round, square, leaf-shaped for the fall season or more. They can be stamped and carved with designs of your choice. You will paint your pottery with a colorful slip to finish. Because of the bisque and glaze firing process, estimated project pickup is three weeks after the class.

Enrollment limited to 12.
Multigenerational class for ages 7 to adult.

Multigenerational: Indicates a workshop that welcomes students from a larger age range (see class description for age range).

Interested in a Fall I & II 2022 ceramics series class for kids? Please see our Ceramics: Wheel & Hand class listing in the "Children & Teens" class page!
Single class scheduled on 9/24/2022 at 1:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 42.00 ea.

A072W22 Ceramic Vase / 10/8-10/15, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Anastasia Speer
Skill level: ALL

Make your own ceramic vase out of clay. Learn how to create the vase form with one of the popular handbuilding techniques -pinching, coiling or slab making. Once your vase is formed, the surface decoration can begin! Design and decorate your vase with the help of clay carving tools and stamps, clay additions and/or sgraffito (in Italian "to scratch") techniques. Your vase will be decorated with colorful slips and underglazes. Because of the bisque and glaze firing process, estimated project pickup is three weeks after the class. This is a multigenerational class open to all skill levels from beginners to more experienced potters.

Enrollment limited to 12.
Multigenerational class for ages 7 to adult.

Multigenerational: Indicates a workshop that welcomes students from a larger age range (see class description for age range).

Interested in a Fall I & II 2022 ceramics series class for kids? Please see our Ceramics: Wheel & Hand class listing in the "Children & Teens" class page!
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 10/8/2022 and ending 10/15/2022 at 1:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 77.00 ea.

B064W22 Ceramic Snack Bowl / 11/12, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Anastasia Speer
Skill level: ALL

Join us in the clay studio as we make handbuilt bowls tailored just for you and for your favorite snack food. You will learn handbuilding techniques such as attaching coils of clay, or pinching your clay into a bowl form. Once you have the basic form, then you will add lines, shapes, and interesting designs to the surface using our clay texture tools and stamps. You will paint your pottery with a colorful slip to finish. Because of the bisque and glaze firing process, estimated project pickup is three weeks after the class.

Enrollment limited to 12.
Multigenerational class for ages 7 to adult.

Multigenerational: Indicates a workshop that welcomes students from a larger age range (see class description for age range).

Interested in a Fall I & II 2022 ceramics series class for kids? Please see our Ceramics: Wheel & Hand class listing in the "Children & Teens" class page!
Single class scheduled on 11/12/2022 at 1:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 42.00 ea.

B061W22 Holiday Bowl Party / 11/19, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Art Center Faculty
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 art together in this hands-on family workshop. Because of the bisque and glaze firing process, estimated project pickup is three weeks after the class.

Enrollment limited to 12.
Family workshop
Children with adult, ages 7+. Prices are per person.

Family: Indicates an intergenerational workshop with art activities for adults and children to do together. Children must be accompanied by an adult and adults accompanied by a child.
Single class scheduled on 11/19/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 42.00 ea.

B066W22 Amazing Mugs / 12/3, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Anastasia Speer
Skill level: ALL

Create handmade mugs that will amaze your friends and family! These mugs are made to be well-loved and used in the kitchen for your beverage of choice. First you will make the body of the mug with basic handbuilding techniques. Once your mug is formed, you will carve, stamp, and add clay additions to the mug. These can be painted with colorful slips to finish. Because of the bisque and glaze firing process, estimated project pickup is three weeks after the class.

Enrollment limited to 12.
Multigenerational class for ages 7 to adult.

Multigenerational: Indicates a workshop that welcomes students from a larger age range (see class description for age range).

Interested in a Fall I & II 2022 ceramics series class for kids? Please see our Ceramics: Wheel & Hand class listing in the "Children & Teens" class page!
Single class scheduled on 12/3/2022 at 1:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 42.00 ea.

A90322 Introductory to Advanced Studio Lab, Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Clarice Allgood
Skill level: ALL

This course, open to all skill levels, covers basic throwing and handbuilding techniques for beginners to more advanced assemblage, subtraction and alteration on and off the wheel. Instruction on glazing, wax and other surface treatments for finishing work will be available. Individualized instruction, demonstrations and discussions will reflect the specific interests of students. Students may choose to work with suggested projects or may prefer to develop their ideas individually. Bring a towel and a small (gallon or less) bucket for water. Tools and clay can be purchased in MCFTA's retail shop.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 9/12/2022 and ending 10/24/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 298.00 ea.

B90322 Introductory to Advanced Studio Lab, Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Clarice Allgood
Skill level: ALL

This course, open to all skill levels, covers basic throwing and handbuilding techniques for beginners to more advanced assemblage, subtraction and alteration on and off the wheel. Instruction on glazing, wax and other surface treatments for finishing work will be available. Individualized instruction, demonstrations and discussions will reflect the specific interests of students. Students may choose to work with suggested projects or may prefer to develop their ideas individually. Bring a towel and a small (gallon or less) bucket for water. Tools and clay can be purchased in MCFTA's retail shop.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 10/31/2022 and ending 12/19/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 340.00 ea.

A90522 Pottery in the Making, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Sold Out)
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. Bring a towel and a small (gallon or less) bucket for water. Tools and clay can be purchased in MCFTA's retail shop.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 15 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/13/2022 and ending 10/25/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 298.00 ea.

B90522 Pottery in the Making, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Sold Out)
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. Bring a towel and a small (gallon or less) bucket for water. Tools and clay can be purchased in MCFTA's retail shop.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 15 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 11/1/2022 and ending 12/20/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 340.00 ea.

B95722 Ceramic Sculpture: Hand-Building with Slabs, Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Alex Chinn
Skill level: ALL

Slab construction offers new possibilities for working in clay - if you do it right! Learn the techniques for making structurally sound sculptural pieces with slabs of clay to create sculptural "buildings" or hanging wall niches. Demonstrations will include technical info for building with slabs, ideas for enhancing slabs with texture or color, and ideas for finishing and displaying your projects. Tools and clay can be purchased in MCFTA's retail shop. See materials list on the website.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 11/1/2022 and ending 12/6/2022 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 255.00 ea.

A90022 Beginning/Intermediate Pottery, Tuesdays, 6 - 9 p.m. (Sold Out)
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. Bring a towel and a small (gallon or less) bucket for water. Tools and clay can be purchased in MCFTA's retail shop.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 15 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/6/2022 and ending 10/25/2022 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 340.00 ea.

B90022 Beginning/Intermediate Pottery, Tuesdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
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. Bring a towel and a small (gallon or less) bucket for water. Tools and clay can be purchased in MCFTA's retail shop.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 15 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 11/1/2022 and ending 12/20/2022 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 340.00 ea.

A94122 Ceramic Sculpture, Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m. (Sold Out)
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. Bring a towel and a small (gallon or less) bucket for water. Tools and clay can be purchased in MCFTA's retail shop.

Enrollment limited to 10
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 9/21/2022 and ending 10/26/2022 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 255.00 ea.

B94122 Ceramic Sculpture, Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
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. Bring a towel and a small (gallon or less) bucket for water. Tools and clay can be purchased in MCFTA's retail shop.

Enrollment limited to 10
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 11/2/2022 and ending 12/21/2022 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 340.00 ea.

A94422 Ceramic Sculpture, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Sold Out)
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. Bring a towel and a small (gallon or less) bucket for water. Tools and clay can be purchased in MCFTA's retail shop.

Enrollment limited to 10
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 9/21/2022 and ending 10/26/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 255.00 ea.

B94422 Ceramic Sculpture, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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. Bring a towel and a small (gallon or less) bucket for water. Tools and clay can be purchased in MCFTA's retail shop.

Enrollment limited to 10
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 11/2/2022 and ending 12/21/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 340.00 ea.

A90622 Exploring Clay, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Sold Out)
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. Bring a towel and a small (gallon or less) bucket for water. Tools and clay can be purchased in MCFTA's retail shop.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 15 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 9/15/2022 and ending 10/27/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 298.00 ea.

B90622 Exploring Clay, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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. Bring a towel and a small (gallon or less) bucket for water. Tools and clay can be purchased in MCFTA's retail shop.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 15 and up
No class on November 24
Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/3/2022 and ending 12/22/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 298.00 ea.

A95522 Bas-Relief Tiles, Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Alex Chinn
Skill level: ALL

Put some clay on your walls! Ceramics, architecture, and pattern come together in bas-relief tiles. Interpret a favorite pattern in three dimensions, create a building façade in miniature, or invent your own image! Demonstrations and individual instruction will take you through the planning process, transferring your image to the tile, adding and subtracting clay to create depth, and finally, finishing with stains, glazing, and/or colored slips. Clay and tools are available for purchase in the retail shop. See materials list on the website.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 10/4/2022 and ending 10/25/2022 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 170.00 ea.

A97622 Made of Clay, Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Ernest Miller
Skill level: ALL

Clay can be everyday functional or a material to illustrate sculptural ideas. In this class Ernest shares his approach to wheel throwing functional dinnerware as well as the thrown and altered vessel including cups, teapots, bowls, handles, and vases. He will perform demonstrations for the beginner potter while encouraging independent idea exploration for the more experienced. Students have the option to finish their work in a high fire reduction kiln or soda kiln. Bring a towel and a small (gallon or less) bucket for water. Tools and clay can be purchased in MCFTA's retail shop.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 14 and up
No class on October 6
Irregular classes scheduled starting 9/8/2022 and ending 10/27/2022 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 298.00 ea.

B97622 Made of Clay, Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Ernest Miller
Skill level: ALL

Clay can be everyday functional or a material to illustrate sculptural ideas. In this class Ernest shares his approach to wheel throwing functional dinnerware as well as the thrown and altered vessel including cups, teapots, bowls, handles, and vases. He will perform demonstrations for the beginner potter while encouraging independent idea exploration for the more experienced. Students have the option to finish their work in a high fire reduction kiln or soda kiln. Bring a towel and a small (gallon or less) bucket for water. Tools and clay can be purchased in MCFTA's retail shop.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 14 and up
No class on November 24
Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/3/2022 and ending 12/22/2022 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 298.00 ea.

A92222 Beginning/Intermediate Ceramics, Fridays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Bradley Benn
Skill level: B, AB, I

Learn to throw, develop your throwing skills as a potter, and learn hand-building techniques in this class, open to beginning and intermediate students. A variety of projects and new ideas will be presented, with time available for individualized instruction. Bring a towel and a small (gallon or less) bucket for water. Clay and tools may be purchased in MCFTA's retail shop.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
No class on October 7
Irregular classes scheduled starting 9/9/2022 and ending 10/28/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 298.00 ea.

B92222 Beginning/Intermediate Ceramics, Fridays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Bradley Benn
Skill level: B, AB, I

Learn to throw, develop your throwing skills as a potter, and learn hand-building techniques in this class, open to beginning and intermediate students. A variety of projects and new ideas will be presented, with time available for individualized instruction. Bring a towel and a small (gallon or less) bucket for water. Clay and tools may be purchased in MCFTA's retail shop.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
No class on November 25
Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/4/2022 and ending 12/23/2022 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 298.00 ea.

A91822 Stoneware and Porcelain, Saturdays, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Clarice Allgood
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. Bring a towel and a small (gallon or less) bucket for water. Tools and clay can be purchased in MCFTA's retail shop.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 9/10/2022 and ending 10/29/2022 at 12:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 340.00 ea.

B91822 Stoneware and Porcelain, Saturdays, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Clarice Allgood
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. Bring a towel and a small (gallon or less) bucket for water. Tools and clay can be purchased in MCFTA's retail shop.

Enrollment limited to 15
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 11/5/2022 and ending 12/17/2022 at 12:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 298.00 ea.

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Monday          9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday         9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday        9 a.m. - 9 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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