Adults Night Out

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Clay Night Out

This is Not your Mother’s Ceramics Class! If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at creating a functional piece of art from a lump of clay these hand-building workshops are for you. Learn the basics of pottery including slab rolling, coil making, using texturizing tools and stampers, attaching decorative elements, and lots more! If you would like to schedule a private workshop for your group of 6 or more, please contact Carolyn to make arrangements.

Instructor: Carolyn Daly Shedd
Phone: 781-837-8211
EarthElementsPottery@yahoo.com

  • Create & Glaze a Serving Platter

    Adult, all levels

    Thursday evenings, Sept. 28, 2017 (create) & Nov. 2, 2017 (glaze), Feb. 1, 2018 (create) & March 8, 2018 (glaze) 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.  

    $65 per person (plus firing fee, which is based on the finished size of your piece)

    Enjoy an evening learning how to work with slabs, stampers, texturizing tools and more as you create a unique, functional piece of art.  Once your piece has been bisque fired, return for a second evening to glaze, choosing from a multitude of glazing combinations.  Repeat students are welcome to make a variation of this project.

  • Create Hand-built Bowls, Dishes & Mugs

    Thursday, November 30 (create) and January 11, 2018 (glaze), 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

    $65 per person (plus firing fee)

    You’ll learn the basics of pottery including slab building, pinch pots and coiling to create functional and unique bowls, dishes or mugs. Return to  finish your pieces in the glaze combination you choose.

  • NEW Introductory Class Offering - Parent & Older Child Handbuilding & Sgraffito Workshop (Grade 7 & Older)

    Thursday evening, Feb. 22, 2018  7:30-9:30 p.m.

    Introductory price of $65 per pair (plus firing fee, which is based on the size of your finished pieces)

    Enjoy an evening sharing the art of clay together. You’ll each create a handbuilt piece (bowl, mug, vase, plate, trivet, etc.) that you will then decorate using the sgraffito technique. Sgraffito comes from the Italian word graffiare, meaning “to scratch”. It is a technique that has been used in Europe since classical times, and was common in Italy in the 16th century. You’ll apply Engobe (a colored slip) to your piece, and then, using various tools you’ll scratch away parts of the layers to create images, patterns and texture, while revealing the contrasting clay beneath. It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that you come with a sketch or photocopy of line-art that you may want to use as your sgraffito design.

  • The Zen of Pinch Potting

    Thursday evening, April 5, 2018 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

    $45 per person (plus firing fee, which is based on the size of your finished piece)

    Perfect class for decompressing after a long day! You’ll learn how to make humble pinch pots which can then be turned into functional pieces of art. A very tactile class as we create, smooth and refine our bowls. Chawans (Japanese tea bowls) and Bhars (Indian Chai cups) are our inspiration. Keep your cups modest or embellish them with feet, coils and carved designs. You’ll glaze your pieces and leave them to be kiln fired.

For workshop availability please contact the instructor directly.
Advance registration and payment are required to secure your space.
Click here to Register for a workshop.

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