Work with Massachusetts-based master artist Adero Willard to learn how to create new and exciting surfaces on clay by layering color and pattern, and playing with principles of transparency and opacity. The goal of these explorations is to generate new ways to work with form and surface that bring out the personality of your clay forms. A basic understanding of how to work with clay is required. This workshop is part of PCA’s new Master Artist Workshop Series.
The basics of wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques are introduced in this class. You’ll create functional and decorative ceramic pieces, while learning about pottery tools, equipment, surface finishes and glazes. Tuition include 25 lbs of clay, glazes, and bisque and gas firing. For students who do not have their own tools, clay tool kits are available for purchase from the office for $15.
Learn the fundamentals of stained glass, including foiling, soldering, glass grinding and glass cutting. Learn to compose a simple, gorgeous piece to place in front of a window. The workshop is perfect for the stained glass novice or those who want a refresher on the basics. All materials provided.
This class is an introduction to the basics of stone carving in soapstone. Students will work on shaping and sanding small sculptures using an array of professional carving tools. Emphasis will be placed on technique and execution and students will be given an overview of the history of stone carving.
Want to bump your throwing skills to the next level? Then this class is for you! In this class, emphasis will be placed on exposing the student to a variety of throwing and altering techniques for making unique pottery forms. Students will learn various techniques intended to impart character to their work such as faceting, fluting, darting, paddling and alternatives to trimming a foot. We will explore non-traditional shapes made on the potter’s wheel like: ovals, squares, and triangles.
Join this open studio style class for all learning levels. Students will develop skills in wheelthrowing and handbuilding using stoneware clay. Surface design and glazing will also be covered. Beginning and returning students work side-by-side in an open environment. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, and bisque and gas firing. For students who do not have their own tools, clay tool kits are available for purchase from the office for $15.