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CERAMICS - SPRING 2024

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D90324 Introductory to Advanced Studio Lab, Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Sold Out)
Instructor: 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 2/26/2024 and ending 4/15/2024 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 367.00 ea.

D91224 Introductory to Advanced Studio Lab, Mondays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: 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 2/26/2024 and ending 4/15/2024 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 367.00 ea.

E90324 Introductory to Advanced Studio Lab, Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: 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
Irregular classes scheduled starting 4/22/2024 and ending 6/10/2024 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 322.00 ea.

E91224 Introductory to Advanced Studio Lab, Mondays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: 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
Irregular classes scheduled starting 4/22/2024 and ending 6/10/2024 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 322.00 ea.

D90524 Pottery in the Making, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Sold Out)
Instructor: 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 2/27/2024 and ending 4/16/2024 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 367.00 ea.

E90524 Pottery in the Making, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Sold Out)
Instructor: 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 4/23/2024 and ending 6/11/2024 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 367.00 ea.

E95724 Ceramic Sculpture: Techniques for Handbuilding, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Alex Chinn
Skill level; ALL

Handbuilding offers many possibilities for creating forms in clay - if you do it right! Learn the techniques for making structurally sound sculptural pieces using slab construction, coils, and other techniques to create sculpture in clay. Demonstrations will include technical info for handbuilding, ideas for enhancing your sculptures with texture or color, and ideas for finishing and displaying your projects, whether representative or abstract. 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 5/14/2024 and ending 6/11/2024 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 230.00 ea.

D90024 Beginning/Intermediate Pottery, Tuesdays, 6 - 9 p.m. (Sold Out)
Instructor: 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 Tuesday starting 2/27/2024 and ending 4/16/2024 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 367.00 ea.

E90024 Beginning/Intermediate Pottery, Tuesdays, 6 - 9 p.m. (Sold Out)
Instructor: 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 Tuesday starting 4/23/2024 and ending 6/11/2024 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 367.00 ea.

D94424 Ceramic Sculpture, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Sold Out)
Instructor: Krissy Catt
Skill level: AB, I, AD

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. It's important that you come to the first class with an idea, sketch or image of the project you intend to create, so our studio time can be used 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 12
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 2/28/2024 and ending 4/17/2024 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 367.00 ea.

D94124 Ceramic Sculpture, Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Krissy Catt
Skill level: AB, I, AD


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. It's important that you come to the first class with an idea, sketch or image of the project you intend to create, so our studio time can be used 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 12
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 2/28/2024 and ending 4/17/2024 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 367.00 ea.

E94424 Ceramic Sculpture, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Krissy Catt
Skill level: AB, I, AD

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. It's important that you come to the first class with an idea, sketch or image of the project you intend to create, so our studio time can be used 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 12
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 4/24/2024 and ending 6/12/2024 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 367.00 ea.

E94124 Ceramic Sculpture, Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Krissy Catt
Skill level: AB, I, AD

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. It's important that you come to the first class with an idea, sketch or image of the project you intend to create, so our studio time can be used 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 12
Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 4/24/2024 and ending 6/12/2024 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 367.00 ea.

E91024 The Hand and the Wheel, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Andrew Rivera
Skill level: ALL

Explore the possibilities of clay as an expression of hospitality and tradition as you learn to create functional ceramics for use in your home. Throwing and hand-building techniques will be presented, along with techniques for enriching your creations with slip decoration and glazing. A variety of clays and firing methods will be available for your projects. 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 Wednesday starting 4/24/2024 and ending 6/12/2024 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 367.00 ea.

D93924 Throwing Foundations, Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Ivy Mattson
Skill level: B, AB

Whether you're an absolute beginner or have had a little throwing experience, this class will get you started on your way with clay. We'll focus on the basics of throwing on the wheel as well as doing some handbuilding projects in a relaxed, encouraging environment. Glazing demonstrations will complete the process - your work will be high-fired to use and enjoy! 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 Wednesday starting 2/28/2024 and ending 4/17/2024 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 367.00 ea.

D90624 Exploring Clay, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Sold Out)
Instructor: 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 2/29/2024 and ending 4/18/2024 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 367.00 ea.

E90624 Exploring Clay, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Sold Out)
Instructor: 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 4/25/2024 and ending 6/13/2024 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 367.00 ea.

D97624 Made of Clay, Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m. (Sold Out)
Instructor: 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
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 2/29/2024 and ending 4/18/2024 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 367.00 ea.

E97624 Made of Clay, Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: 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
Irregular classes scheduled starting 4/25/2024 and ending 6/13/2024 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 322.00 ea.

D92224 Beginning/Intermediate Ceramics, Fridays, 9:30 a.m. - 12;30 p.m.
Instructor: Brad 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
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 3/1/2024 and ending 4/19/2024 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 367.00 ea.

E92224 Beginning/Intermediate Ceramics, Fridays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Brad 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
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 4/26/2024 and ending 6/14/2024 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 367.00 ea.

E91824 Stoneware and Porcelain, Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Helen Otterson
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 4/27/2024 and ending 6/15/2024 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 367.00 ea.

D91824 Stoneware and Porcelain, Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Helen Otterson
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 3/2/2024 and ending 4/20/2024 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 367.00 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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