Fall classes completed.

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Instructor: ALMA QUILLIAN

Mondays 3:00PM-6:00PM

Eight Weeks Beginning September 13

No one teaches Animal Sculpture quite like Alma Quillian! This class will focus on developing and refining your clay forming skills to produce representational sculptural work. Basic construction techniques such as coil, slab, and the use of armatures will be covered, along with surface treatment and finishing. The class will combine group demonstrations with individual attention from the instructor.

All levels of experience welcome. Fee includes one optional Open Studio time of 2-3 hours per week.

Previous clay experience is not required.

Fee includes 2-3 hours per week of optional Open Studio time.

$325 per student + clay and tools (if needed)

REGISTER ONLINE BELOW or CALL 575.758.2580 (please leave message if no answer)

Animal Sculpture

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Surface Design
The next dimension!

Instructor: SJORAN FITZPATRICK

Thursdays 3:00PM-6:00PM

Eight Weeks Beginning September 9

The class will cover the basics of surface treatment including sgraffito, carving into the clay surface through an applied layer of color to reveal a contrast color. Other techniques will be explored as well including wax and paper resist, applied texture and surface relief.  Bring your ideas, roll up your sleeves and be prepared to learn and work hard while having lots of fun!!

Some experience in clay preferred but not essential.
Fee includes one optional Open Studio time of 2-3 hours per week.

$325 per student + clay and tools (if needed)

REGISTER ONLINE BELOW or CALL 575.758.2580 (please leave message if no answer)

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Hand Building!
Pinch, Coil, Slab and More!

Instructor: LEE AKINS

Wednesdays 9:00AM-NOON

Eight Weeks Beginning September 8

This class is taught by one of the area’s most respected instructors, Lee Akins. It is designed to explore the many aspects of hand-building with clay, including sculpture, for both those new to clay and those more experienced. It includes pinch pots, coil, slab, and more. Lee will make presentations, offer examples, and provide demonstrations. The level of lecture and demonstration is sensitive to the experience of the students. 

Fee includes 2-3 hours per week of optional Open Studio time.

$325 per student + clay and tools (if needed)

REGISTER ONLINE BELOW or CALL 575.758.2580 (please leave message if no answer)

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Instructor: LEE AKINS

Wednesdays 1:00PM-5:00PM

Eight Weeks Beginning September 8

Raku is a low-temperature fast-firing technique that achieves unique metallic and lustrous surfaces by cooling the piece in a smoky atmosphere. We will cover basic and specialty raku techniques including Halo, Slip Resist (or Naked Raku), Copper Mat, Obvara, Horsehair. Smoke Firing techniques will include Saggar and Terra Sigillata. Students will see examples and demonstrations and be able to try the techniques. Some experience in clay is helpful.

Fee includes one optional Open Studio time of 2-3 hours per week.

$345 per student + clay and tools (if needed)

REGISTER ONLINE BELOW or CALL 758-2580 (please leave message if no answer.)

Raku/Saggar

Talk about red hot fun!

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Clay Pot on Pottery Wheel

Wheel Throwing
Your choice of Thursday or Saturday! 

Instructor: SJORAN FITZPATRICK

Thursdays 6:30PM-9:30PM

Eight Weeks Beginning September 9

Instructor: TURIYA GROSS

Saturdays 1:30PM-4:30PM

Eight Weeks Beginning September 11

This class is for adults and young adults (16+) with little or no experience AS WELL AS those seeking a refresher or carry through from a previous wheel throwing class!

Taught by one of two very accomplished ceramicists and instructors, Sjoran Fitzpatrick and Turiya Gross, you will undoubtedly develop a good foundation in throwing while having a great deal of fun!

The structure of the class will allow for group and individual instruction, sensitive to the pace

of each and every student.

Fee includes 2-3 hours per week of optional Open Studio time.

$325 per student + clay and tools (if needed)

REGISTER ONLINE BELOW or CALL 575.758.2580 (please leave message if no answer)