Ceramics

HAPPENING NOW:

Spring Session | 3/26/18 - 5/18/18

Eight-Week Classes
March 26 - May 18

Four-Week Classes
Block I: March 26 - April 20
Block II: April 23 - May 18

Eight-Week Classes

Ceramics Initiative for Veterans

Ceramics for Beginners
Instructor: Tim Sullivan
6-8 p.m. Tuesdays

In this ongoing eight-week class, which is free for veterans, students will work under the careful supervision of a professional artist. Students will be introduced to handbuilding, wheel throwing and glazing, guided through demonstrations and one-on-one attention.

Ceramics for Beginners

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

Instructor: Liz Boudreax
6-8 p.m. Thursdays

Ceramics for Intermediates

Instructor: Kara Lane
6-9 p.m. Mondays 

This class is designed to help students with a basic foundation in ceramics advanced 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 much review and sign ceramics studio contract for enrollment to be complete.

Handbuilding

Instructors: Pat Travis and Barbara Farber
1-4 p.m. Wednesdays 

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.

Advanced Explorations in Ceramics

Instructor: Kara Lane
6-9 p.m. Wednesdays 

Special projects, advanced exercises, casual critiques and tips/training on studio upkeep will all be covered in this advanced class. This class is for students comfortable with intermediate levels of both handbuilding and wheel throwing.

Successful completion of beginner and intermediate classes is required to enroll. Registration requires approval of instructor.

Ceramics Studio Pass

Eight-Week Pass

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

  • Open studio 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 Oklahoma Contemporary.
  • 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.

Independent Studio: Ceramics Pilot Program

Eight-Week Pass

Are you looking to create new work outside of class time? Do you need time and space on your own to explore your craft?

We are launching a new pilot program aimed at intermediate and advanced potters and ceramic artists to access our studios to explore new ideas or build upon skills learned through classes. This program will have no formal instruction, curriculum or instructor. Artists looking to enroll must have completed intermediate ceramics or receive permission from the studio manager to access this program. 

Specific program details:

  • Open studio hours apply. Thirty hours available, in addition to Open Studio Saturdays. Students are responsible for checking availability.
  • Valid for the dates listed, no carryover or pro-rating.
  • Open studio does not included instruction or demonstration.
  • Participants may only use clay purchased at OCAC.
  • Clean up must begin 30 minutes before end of studio time.
  • Firing will follow regular schedule as set by studio manager. 
  • No retail or production work allowed.

UPCOMING:

Summer Session | 6/4/18 - 8/31/18

Eight-Week Classes
June 4 - Aug. 3 (no classes July 1-7)

Four-Week Classes
Block I: June 4-29
Block II: July 9 - Aug. 3
Block III: Aug. 6-31



Open Studio Saturdays
Students enrolled in an eight-week Ceramics class at Oklahoma Contemporary may use the designated studio during regular open hours of 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Eight-Week Classes

Ceramics Initiative for Veterans

Instructor: Tim Sullivan
6-8 p.m. Tuesdays (June 5 - July 31; no class on July 3)

APPLICATION

Eight-Week Class
Free for veterans with approved scholarship application
Applications due May 18. Scholarship notifications by June 1.
Send completed applications to jdelliquanti@okcontemp.org

Wheel-throwing, a variety of handbuilding techniques and glazing are introduced. This class provides foundational clay skills that can be refined and strengthened by returning students in further classes. 

Ceramics for Beginners

Instructor: Tim Sullivan
10 a.m. - noon Thursdays (June 7 - Aug. 2; no class on July 5)

ENROLLMENT OPENS MAY 3

Instructor: Liz Boudreaux
6-8 p.m. Thursdays (June 7 - Aug. 2; no class on July 5)

ENROLLMENT OPENS MAY 3

Eight-Week Class
$180 (all supplies and clay included)
*Includes Open Studio Saturdays

This is the start of your ceramics journey! This class will provide students with foundational skills in handbuilding and wheel-throwing. Basic surface decoration and glazing techniques are also demonstrated. 

Ceramics for Intermediates

Instructor: Tim Sullivan
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesdays (June 5 - July 31; no class on July 3)

ENROLLMENT OPENS MAY 3

Instructor: Kara Lane
6-9 p.m. Mondays (June 4 - July 30; no class on July 2)

ENROLLMENT OPENS MAY 3

Eight-Week Class
$170 (all supplies and clay not included)
Prerequisite: Ceramics for Beginners
*Includes Open Studio Saturdays

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.

Advanced Handbuilding

Instructor: Liz Boudreaux
1-4 p.m. Wednesdays (June 6 - Aug. 1; no class on July 3)

ENROLLMENT OPENS MAY 3

Eight-Week Class
$170 (all supplies and clay not included)
*Includes Open Studio Saturdays

Designed for advanced students, this class focuses on handbuilding and surface design. Students will work primarily on pitchers and lidded jars -- making several of each -- and experiment with new surface and glazing techniques.

It is mandatory that students have completed either Ceramics for Intermediates at Oklahoma Contemporary or an intermediate ceramics course at another institution.

Advanced Explorations in Ceramics

Instructor: Kara Lane
6-9 p.m. Wednesdays (June 6 - Aug. 1; no class on July 4)

ENROLLMENT OPENS MAY 3

Eight-Week Class
$170 (all supplies and clay not included)
*Includes Open Studio Saturdays

Special projects, advanced exercises, informal critiques and tips/training on studio maintenance will be covered in this advanced class. This class is for students comfortable with intermediate levels of both handbuilding and wheel-thowing.

It is mandatory that students have completed either Ceramics for Intermediates at Oklahoma Contemporary or an intermediate ceramics course at another institution. Completion of those courses does not, however, guarantee a student is at the advanced level.

Ceramics Studio Pass

Eight-week pass for enrolled ceramics students.
$85
Completion of Ceramics for Beginners and instructor permission required.

ENROLLMENT OPENS MAY 3

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

  • Open studio 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 Oklahoma Contemporary.
  • 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.

Independent Studio

Eight-week pass
Class enrollment not required.
$150 (supplies and clay not included)

ENROLLMENT OPENS MAY 3

Independent Studio is a new pilot program for intermediate and advanced potters and ceramics artists to access our studios, explore new ideas or build upon skills learned through classes. This program does not provide a curriculum or instructor. Artists looking to enroll must have completed Ceramics for Intermediates or receive permission from the studio manager.

Specific program details:

  • Open studio hours apply. Students are responsible for checking availability.
  • Valid for the dates listed, no carryovers or pro-rating.
  • Participants may only use clay purchased at Oklahoma Contemporary.
  • Clean up must begin 30 minutes before end of studio time. 
  • Firing will follow regular schedule as set by the studio manager.
  • No retail or production work allowed.

Workshops

Friday Night Clay

Instructor: Liz Boudreaux
Aug. 17
6-8 p.m. 21+
$125 for two
Register early, limited space available

ENROLLMENT OPENS MAY 3

Pottery workshop for two: Bring a friend, date, neighbor, spouse, partner or family member for a lively two-hour workshop in the Ceramics Studio. Each participant will make a mug that will be fired and ready for pickup on Aug. 31. Open to all levels and perfect for beginners. All materials, glazing and firing are included.

Ceramics & Succulents

Instructors: Liz Boudreaux (Oklahoma Contemporary) and Jen Semmler (Plant Shoppe)
Saturday, July 21 (Ceramics)
Saturday, July 28 (Succulents)
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$155 (all materials included)

ENROLLMENT OPENS MAY 3

This workshop is a collaboration between Oklahoma Contemporary and Plant Shoppe. Participants will create an 8" pot in the Ceramics Studio at Oklahoma Contemporary and then meet up a week later with Jen Semmler of Plant Shoppe to design, create and learn to maintain a succulent plant in their pot. All materials are provided. Firing of the pot will occur between workshop sessions. Both sessions will meet at Oklahoma Contemporary.

Open to all levels, and perfect for beginners.