Our sun filled clay studio is the perfect place for you to find respite and make with your hands beautiful objects.

Open studio is for current students only.  We offer seven days of open studio time, so that you can get the most out of your practice.  We  have a wonderful firing facility which includes a Baileys gas reduction kiln, two Baileys electric kilns, and a Olympic raku kiln, and a brick pit for firing.

Clay classes include open studio time as well as instruction time. Material fees cover your first bag of clay, glazes, and firings.  Additional clay is available for purchase.  We invite you to come in and tour the studio.

Clay Studio Manager and Lead Instructor: Rik Rolla
rik@theshelburnecraftschool.org

 

 

 

MONDAY:


ADULT: Wheel Alternative Firing
Instructor: Rik Rolla
Explore clay on the wheel in a creative mixed-level supportive environment. Examine properties of form function, color and glazes. Fire finished pieces in the primitive pit, the Raku Kiln with the option to explore other firing techniques. Gas reduction kiln and electric kilns are also available.

FALL 2017: Session 1, 7 Weeks, Mondays, 6:00pm-8:00pm, September 11- October 23
FALL 2017: Session 2, 7 Weeks, Mondays, 6:00pm-8:00pm, November 6- December 18
Materials:$55, Member: $221, Non-Member: $245 Register Here

WINTER 2018: 8 Weeks, Mondays, 6:00pm-8:00pm, January 8-March 5, no class February 26
Materials: $55, Member: $252, Non-Member: $280 Register Here

TUESDAY:

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ADULT: Mixed Level Wheel 
Instructor: Rik Rolla
Develop the fundamentals of wheel-throwing. Explore techniques through demonstrations and hands on assistance. You set the pace and gain experience through guided individualized practice. Gas reduction kiln and electric oxidation kiln are available for firing including an option to explore other firing methods.

FALL 2017: Session 1, 8 Weeks, Tuesday, 10:00am-12:00pm, September 5- October 24
FALL 2017: Session 2, 7 Weeks, Tuesday, 10:00am-12:00pm, November 7- December 19
Materials:$55, Member: $221, Non-Member: $245 Register Here

WINTER 2018: 8 Weeks, Tuesday, 10:00am-12:00pm, January 9-March 6, no class February 27
Materials: $55, Member: $252, Non-Member: $280 Register Here

WEDNESDAY:


ADULT: Wheel Independent Project

Instructor: Rik Rolla
Refine your skill set and develop your clay craft through independent study. Learn and refresh techniques through demonstrations and instructor guidance. Gain confidence in producing a body of work. Gas reduction kiln and electric oxidation kiln are available for firing including an option to explore other firing methods.

FALL 2017: Session 1, 8 Weeks, Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:00pm, September 6- October 25
FALL 2017: Session 2, 7 Weeks, Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:00pm, November 8- December 20
SOLD OUT email info@theshelburnecraftschool.org to be added to wait list

WINTER 2018: 8 Weeks, Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:00pm, January 10-March 7, no class February 28
Materials: $55, Member: $315, Non-Member: $350 Register Here


ADULT: Mixed Level Wheel PM
Instructor: Rik Rolla
Further develop the fundamentals of wheel-throwing. Explore techniques through demonstrations and hands on assistance. You set the pace and gain experience through guided individualized practice. Gas reduction kiln and electric oxidation kiln are available for firing including an option to explore other firing methods.

FALL 2017: Session 1, 8 weeks, Wednesdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm, September 6- October 25
FALL 2017: Session 2, 7 weeks, Wednesdays , 6:00pm-8:00pm, November 8- December 20
Materials:$55, Member: $221, Non-Member: $245 Register Here

WINTER 2018: 8 weeks, Wednesdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm, January 10-March 7, no class February 28
Materials: $55, Member: $252, Non-Member: $280 Register Here

FRIDAY:


ADULT: Beginner Clay

Instructor: Rik Rolla
Learn how to throw clay on the wheel. Explore centering, throwing, trimming and glazing. Gain confidence with hands on demonstrations and one on one time with the instructor. Leave with several finished pieces. Gas reduction kiln and electric oxidation kiln are available for firing.

FALL 2017: Session 1, 7 Weeks, Fridays, 10:00am-12:00pm, September 8- October 20
FALL 2017: Session 2, 7 Weeks, Fridays, 10:00am-12:00pm, November 3- December 22, no class November 24
SOLD OUT email info@theshelburnecraftschool.org to be added to wait list



WINTER 2018: 8 Weeks, Fridays, 10:00am-12:00pm, January 12-March 9, no class March 2
Materials: $55, Member: $252, Non-Member: $280 Register Here

WORKSHOP:


WORKSHOP: Holiday in Clay, Platter
Instructor: Rik Rolla
In this two-hour workshop, students will make a clay seasonal platter to adorn any festive table.

Clay Platter, 1 Day, Saturday, 10:00am-12:00pm, November 11
Member: $20, Non-Member: $25 Register Here

WORKSHOP: Love the Mug (limit 10)
Instructor: Rik Rolla
In this two-hour workshop, students will learn to make and decorate a mug that is just right for a warm beverage. (Projects available for pick up February 2)

WINTER 2018: 1 Day, Saturday, 10:00am-12:00pm, January 19
Member: $20, Non-Member: $25 Register Here

Open Studio is for current students only. Each session offers ample open studio time on the weekday and weekends. Times change depending on class schedule.
UPDATED 8/29/17
Monday:
2:00pm-5:45pm
Tuesday:  12:00pm-5:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm-5:45pm
Thursday: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Friday: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am-3:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-2:00pm

Pottery can be picked up during open studio and office hours: 10-5 pm Monday-Friday

Cancellation Policy

All classes must be paid for one week before the beginning of class. Refunds are given one week prior to class, 20% is non-refundable. No refunds for classes you miss during a session. We will not prorate the cost of a class for classes missed. For workshops, you must cancel one week prior to class for a refund (minus the 20%). A full refund will be given if we cancel a class due to low enrollment.

Winter Cancellation Policy: We follow the Shelburne Community School closing for adult day and after school classes, and office closing  CLICK HERE for up-to-date info.  If you are enrolled in an evening adult class or weekend workshop your instructor or a staff member will be in touch.  We will also post on our Facebook page.

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates are a wonderful way of sharing the joy of making with someone. Gift certificates can be purchased in any amounts.  Great for classes, summer camps, the gallery and more. CLICK HERE to purchase online.

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