Pottery Classes & Workshops

 

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Level 1 Wheel Throwing

OVERVIEW
In this introductory course students will gain an understanding of; wedging and centring clay, throwing basic shapes, vessels, decorating, and glazing. This 6 week course is geared towards adults who are new to ceramics and are looking to gain an introduction to ceramics in a creative and supportive atmosphere.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Individuals who have registered for a class or workshop at Studio72 but are unable to attend are required to give written (email) notice to ceramics@studio72.ca 7 days in advance of the course start date to receive a full refund. Registrants who cancel with 6 or less days notice will receive 50% of their registration fee. After the course has begun, Studio72 is unable to issue a refund or offer makeup classes for any days missed. Courses are run on a narrow cost recovery basis and are subject to a minimum enrolment in order to run. If Studio72 cancels a course due to low enrolment, notice will be given at least 5 days in advance and a full refund will be issued.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What should I bring?
Members are required to bring their own trimming tools. Tool kits can be purchased on the first day of class for $20.00 (cash only). Your fees include one bag of clay. Additional bags can be purchased in class ($30.00 each, cash only). All other tools/materials will be available to use for the duration of the course.

What should I wear?
Wear comfortable clothing that you won’t mind getting clay on. Most clays do not stain and can wash out, however if your class is working with iron rich clays then staining may occur. The studio will provide aprons for all students to wear while working. We recommend long hair be tied back and jewelry be removed before class begins.

How does the glazing and firing of my work, work?
Glazing and firing of your work is included in the course fee. Pick-up is 2 weeks after the final class.


Instructors

Sara Trimmer
Having first discovered pottery in high school, Sara quickly found she had a passion for clay. After finding a local pottery studio she then became a student for 7 years. Knowing that being in a studio setting was something she wanted to pursue, Sara then started teaching children’s classes and began training as a ceramics technician. Since January 2017 Sara has been working as a ceramics technician and teaching pottery all around Edmonton. Her work can be characterized as functional art, and she draws heavily on nature to imbue her creations with a sense of organic style. Her work can be found in a variety of locations in Edmonton, and much of it can be seen by following her on Instagram @saratrimmerpottery

Faye Wyatt
Faye is a potter who has been practicing and learning the art of pottery for the last 12 years. She strives to make beautiful functional pottery that is meant to be used and loved, with a particular focus on everyday kitchen items such as mugs and bowls. Having practiced a range of techniques, Faye is particularly interested in wheel thrown pottery with an emphasis on form, surface decoration including Sgraffito, stamps, and texture. Faye is excited to share her love of pottery and ceramics through teaching, and can’t wait to watch new potters discover the joy of making unique items out of clay.


Upcoming Classes

Date: Tues Jan 7th - Tues Feb 11th, 2020.
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration: 6 week course
Cost: $241.50 (includes GST & 1 bag of clay)
Instructor: Sara Trimmer

Date: Tues Jan 7th - Tues Feb 11th, 2020.
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Duration: 6 week course
Cost: $241.50 (includes GST & 1 bag of clay)
Instructor: Sara Trimmer

Date: Wed Jan 8th - Wed Feb 12th, 2020.
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Duration: 6 week course
Cost: $241.50 (includes GST & 1 bag of clay)
Instructor: Faye Wyatt

Date: Thurs Jan 9th - Thurs Feb 13th, 2020.
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Duration: 6 week course
Cost: $241.50 (includes GST & 1 bag of clay)
Instructor: Sara Trimmer

Date: Sat March 7th - Sat April 11th
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Duration: 6 week course
Cost: $241.50 (includes GST & 1 bag of clay)
Instructor: Faye Wyatt

Date: Tues March 3rd - Tues April 14th, 2020.
NOTE: NO CLASS ON MARCH 24th
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration: 6 week course
Cost: $241.50 (includes GST & 1 bag of clay)
Instructor: Sara Trimmer

Date: Tues March 3rd - Tues April 14th, 2020.
NOTE: NO CLASS ON MARCH 24th
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Duration: 6 week course
Cost: $241.50 (includes GST & 1 bag of clay)
Instructor: Sara Trimmer

Date: Thurs March 5th - Thurs April 16th, 2020.
NOTE: NO CLASS ON MARCH 26th
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Duration: 6 week course
Cost: $241.50 (includes GST & 1 bag of clay)
Instructor: Sara Trimmer


PLEASE NOTE:
Fees are payable by e-transfer to KAFAILAM@SHAW.CA & must be received within 24 hours of registration in order to secure your spot. Contact ceramics@studio72.ca to make alternate payment arrangements.