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Please register by telephone, email, or snail mail. Our phone number is 206-722-6342, our email is info@sewardparkart.org, and our address is 5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle, WA 98118

Sign up as soon as possible. Classes fill on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will be registered upon receipt of full payment. Checks should be made out to Seward Park Clay Studio. We accept Visa or Mastercard.

The Beautiful Earthenware Vessel : Form and Surface

Carol Gouthro CeramicInstructors: Carol Gouthro and Miki Willis  Mondays 9:30am-12:30pm | 9/15 - 11/17 | Register before August 16 -  $310 | August 16 and after - $330

Make beautiful functional, decorative or sculptural vessels with an attention to subtle details and refinements. Develop strong forms and experiment with additions (feet, knobs, handles) to see how all the parts affect the whole. Incorporate rich colors, exciting patterns and textures, and a wide range of surface techniques. With weekly demonstrations, exercises, and discussions, this lively class will be the springboard to move your work forward. There will be weekly demonstrations and discussions about ceramic work.

Beginning and Continuing Handbuilding : Surface Decoration

Instructor: Carol Gouthro and Kathleen Skeels | Mondays 6:30pm-9:30pm | 9/15-11/17 | Register before August 16 - $310 | August 16 and after $330

Make festive and colorful dinnerware, special one-of-a-kind table centerpieces, or covered boxes for gift giving. Add sculptural details such as figures, animals, and plants for whimsy and function. Demonstrations will include slab-building, coil techniques, drop and press molds, and alternative forming and altering techniques, as well as basic sculptural techniques. You will get a thorough introduction to the wide spectrum of the low-fire underglaze and glaze palette, as well as the enhancing tones of slips and stains. All levels of students are welcomed in this relaxed and friendly class.

Opposites Attract : A Handbuilding and Sculpture Class

Instructor: Kathleen Skeels | Tuesdays 10am-1pm  | 9/16 - 11/18 | Register before August 16 - $310 | August 16 and after - $330

(Note: there will be extra charges for materials based on individual usage.)

Handbuild with porcelain and porcelaineous paperclay together! Do opposites attract? In this case, they really do. Smooth, creamy porcelain marries quite happily with easy-to-use paperclay. Using Helmar porcelain, both as a traditional clay, and as a paperclay, we’ll explore laminating slabs for building vessels and also building solid and hollowing out. Starting with the hybrid vigor of this unique hand building process, we’ll explore a number of surface treatments, such as sgraffitto and carving, and finish our creations with myriad glazes, slips and stains.

Some experience in clay would be helpful, but students of all abilities are welcome in this class.

 

Tuesday Wheel

Instructor: Damian Grava | Tuesdays 10am-1pm | 9/16 - 11/18 | FULL!!

In this all-levels class, the beginning students will have a chance to get the basics under their belts.  The more seasoned students will be coached on their own projects. This quarter the emphasis will be on presentation dishes for the holidays. If you have wondered how to make that special platter, or olive set, or cake pedestal, this is your chance! Roll up your sleeves and hone your skills, all under the expert eye of a fine teacher.

 

Build On This : A Beginning and Intermediate Wheel Class

Bill Wilcox Plate CeramicsInstructor: Bill Wilcox | Tuesdays 7-10pm | 9/16 - 11/18 | FULL!

Learn wheelthrowing essentials in this thorough and engaging class. Nothing beats a solid grounding in the fundamentals of wedging, centering, opening, pulling, shaping, altering, trimming, and glazing. If you’ve always wanted to throw pots on the wheel (or maybe you did it a million years ago in school), this is the chance you’ve been waiting for!

 

Creative Handbuilding and Sculpture

Instructor: Bethany Woll | Wednesdays 10am-1pm | 9/16 - 11/18 | Register before August 16 -  $310 | August 16 and after - $330

Students new to clay will be taught of variety of handbuilding techniques, while returning students are given one-on-one coaching to evolve and develop their work, skills and ideas. Moving from simple projects to more complex forms, we’ll seek inspiration from many sources and finish our pieces with a myriad of glaze and surface options.

Think East, Think West : Wheel Throwing and Handbuilding

Instructor: Rob Fornell | Wednesdays 7-10pm | 9/17 - 11/19 | FULL!!

Asian ceramic traditions provide a deep taproot for many potters. Whatever your skill level, you will learn new approaches to clay which stress sound wheel basics, hand building, and fluid decorating techniques. Share and discuss books and videos from Rob’s extensive collection. Previous experience with clay is helpful for this class.

 

Start Here : A Beginning Wheel Class

Instructor: Deborah Schwartzkopf | Saturdays 10am - 1pm | 9/20 - 11/22  | FULL!

Learn the basic fundamentals in this engaging and fun class, building each week on new skills and lots of practice. The wheel can be tricky to learn, but we’ll make it fun. Practice makes better. Glazing and firing will round out your introduction to the great world of the wheel. This is really a class for beginners, but if Saturdays is the only day you can use the studio, Deb will give more advanced students experience-appropriate guidance. All are welcome!

 

Basic Handbuilding and Sculpture

Instructor: George Rodriguez | Saturdays 10am-1pm | 9/20 - 11/22  | Register before August 16 - $310 | August 16 and after - $330

Whether you want to build whimsical animals, flowerpots for your garden or serving dishes for your dining room, George will teach you the skills you need to bring your ideas to life. Coiling, slabbing, draping, slumping, texturing, decorating and glazing will all be demonstrated and explored. Join this fun and inviting class, no matter what your previous clay experience.

 

 

We look forward to seeing you in a class or workshop soon!



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