Ceramics

Students will asked to sign the STUDIO CODE OF CONDUCT during the enrollment process. Enrollment will not be complete without signature. 
 


Clay and Tool Kits can be purchased at the time of registration or at the front desk. 

Students may only attend the class they are enrolled in. 

LOOKING AHEAD:

Summer Session | 6/5/17 - 8/31/17

Eight-Week Classes

Ceramics I

Instructor: Tim Sullivan
10 a.m. - noon Thursdays

Instructor: Kara Lane
6-8 p.m. Mondays

Eight-week class
$160 (supplies and clay not included)

This class will provide students with the fundamentals of working with clay and glazes. Students will be introduced to handbuilding, wheel-throwing and glazing through instructor demonstrations and one-on-one attention. All students must review and sign ceramics studio contract for enrollment to be complete.

Ceramics II

Instructor: Tim Sullivan
10 a.m. - noon Tuesdays

Instructor: Kara Lane
6-8 p.m. Tuesdays

Eight-week class
$160 (supplies and clay not included)
Prerequisite: Ceramics I 

This class is designed to help students with a basic foundation advance to the next level. Students will further explore both handbuilding and wheel-throwing methods. The basic cylinder, bowl and plate forms are built upon to create more complex pieces. Advanced surface design, glazing and firing methods are also introduced. All students must review and sign ceramics studio contract for enrollment to be complete.

Independent Study

Instructor: Tim Sullivan
6-8 p.m. Wednesdays

Eight-week class
$160 (supplies and clay not included)

This intensive class is designed for students who have mastered centering and pulling techniques and/or basic handbuilding methods. Instruction focuses on the creation of complex forms and multipart vessels. Advanced glazing, surface design and firing methods are also covered. Self-direction by students is expected at this level, with instructors sharing advanced techniques and helping individuals to refine skills. All students must review and sign ceramics studio contract for enrollment to be complete.

Handbuilding

Instructors: Pat Travis and Barbara Farber
1-3 p.m. Wednesdays

Eight-week class
$160 (supplies and clay not included)

Designed for intermediate and advanced students, this class focuses primarily on handbuilding and surface design. Extruder and slab techniques are covered along with some alteration using the wheel. Unique surfaces are created through the introduction of advanced glazing and texture methods. The instructor guides the class through a new project each session with a focus on creating original work. All students must review and sign ceramics studio contract for enrollment to be complete.

Four-Week Classes | Block III

Mad Hatter's Teapots

Instructor: Tim Sullivan
6-8 p.m. Tuesdays

Four-week class
$75 (supplies and clay not included)
Prerequisite: Ceramics II 
*no open studio hours

The teapot is a potter's most-complex and endlessly satisfying form of discovery. Explore and demonstrate your wheel-thrown work, which is required to begin delving into your own creation. While exploring spouts, handles and the lidded form, participants will develop a perspective on proportions from large to small. The finished forms may end up being utilitarian or sculptural -- the objective is to have fun discovering new forms and expression within the forms!

Creative Clay Tools

Instructor: Pat Travis and Barbara Farber
10 a.m. - noon Tuesdays

Four-week class
$75 (supplies and clay not included)
*no open studio hours

Join Pat Travis and Barbara Farber in a fun class that will stretch your creativity to a new level. Pat and Barbara will show you how to create fun and interesting textures on your ceramic pieces using ordinary objects like buttons, beads, pieces of wood, shoe bottoms and kitchen utensils. Students will also make texture stamps and tools using clay as well as cardboard, wood and PVC pipe covered with hot-glue swirls or string. In addition, students will make ceramics pieces and use their new tools to make their pieces truly unique.

NOTE: This class will focus on tool making, not handbuilding or wheel throwing. Students need to have experience making ceramics pieces on which they will use their new tools.  

Studio Pass

Four-week studio pass
$90 (supplies and clay not included)
Prerequisite: Must be registered in an eight-week summer ceramics class.

Explore your journey with ceramics even further with a Studio Pass!

  • Open Studio Pass hours apply. Students responsible for checking availability.
  • Passes are valid for the dates listed, no carryovers or pro-rating.
  • Open studio does not include instruction or demonstration.
  • Participants may only use clay purchased at OCAC.
  • Clean up must begin 30 minutes before end of studio time.
  • Firings will follow regular schedule as set by the Studio Manager.
  • No retail or production work allowed.
  • Participants in violation of studio policies may forfeit access without refund.