Pottery Classes

2015 Class Calendar:

 

Session 1: Jan 5 – February 27
Session 2:
TBA
Session 3:
TBA
Session 4: TBA
Session 5: TBA

Springfield Pottery is a ceramic educational center focused on teaching the fundamentals of working in clay to the community. Five eight week class sessions are offered each year with classes taking place throughout the week. Topics include functional pottery and handbuilding. Additional offerings include Camp Raku, Kid’s Camp, Workshops, and Open Studio.

  • Students in all classes come once a week to their scheduled three hour class time.
  • All classes are open to ages 16 to 116 with no experience needed. Our annual Kid’s Camp is offered for one week during the summer for kids in grades 1 – 12.
  • Each class has a limited enrollment in order to give students a quality personal experience and the individual attention needed for success.
  • All tools and materials are provided.
  • Wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring an old towel.
  • Classes fill fast! Registration for each class session begins approximately four weeks before the beginning of each session. We register on a first come first serve basis. Call the studio at 864-4677 for more information.

Functional Pottery

Functional pottery classes explore the fundamentals of creating wheel thrown vessels such as bowls, mugs, pitchers, vases etc. Topics include form, surface decoration, and glazing. All skill levels, including beginners are welcome. Students come once a week to their scheduled three hour class time.

Day Evening
Tuesday
Thursday
11:00 – 2:00
11:00 – 2:00
Monday
Tuesday
Thursday
6:00 – 9:00
6:00 – 9:00
6:00 – 9:00

$185 (all materials included)
enrollment limited to 10 students per class

Handbuilding

This popular class addresses the subject of hand formed ceramic work. Both sculptural and functional approaches will be covered. This is a great class for both creative exploration and discoveries in surface. Students come once a week to their three hour class time. No prior experience is necessary – just a desire to have fun!
Class times offered: Wednesday 6:00 – 9:00

$185 (all materials included)
enrollment limited to 10 students per class

Open Studio

Open studio is a special program available to students currently enrolled at Springfield Pottery. Students can purchase additional time to work independently in the studio and get that extra practice time that they crave. Do you feel like once a week just isn’t enough? Come in as often as you like and lose yourself in the clay. Cost is a bargain at $5/hour and there are many hours available during the week outside of class.

Workshops

In addition to regularly scheduled classes, special topic workshops are given throughout the year. These topics range from making hand made pottery tools, firing your electric kiln, making mosaics, mold making, glaze chemistry, and more. Also, Springfield Pottery periodically invites guest artists to give all day demonstration workshops.