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: Beginner Clay
Materials: $55, Member: $252, Non-Member: $280
Instructor: Kristen Maniscalco
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.
SPRING 2018: 8 Weeks, Monday, 10:00am-12:00pm, March 26- May 21, no class April 25 Register Here


ADULT: Wheel Alternative Firing
Materials: $55, Member: $252, Non-Member: $280

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.
WINTER 2018: 8 Weeks, Mondays, 6:00pm-8:00pm, January 8-March 5, no class February 26 SOLD OUT 
SPRING 2018: 8 Weeks, Monday, 6:00pm-8:00pm, March 26-May 21, no class April 23 Register Here

TUESDAY:

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ADULT: Mixed Level Wheel
Materials: $55, Member: $252, Non-Member: $280

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.
WINTER 2018: 8 Weeks, Tuesday, 10:00am-12:00pm, January 9-March 6, no class February 27 SOLD OUT 
SPRING 2018: 8 Weeks, Tuesday, 10:00am-12:00pm, March 27- May 22, no class April 24 SOLD OUT 

WEDNESDAY:


ADULT: Wheel Independent Project
Materials: $55, Member: $315, Non-Member: $350

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.
WINTER 2018: 8 Weeks, Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:00pm, January 10-March 7, no class February 28 SOLD OUT 
SPRING 2018: 8 Weeks, Wednesday, 9:30am-12:00pm, March 28- May 23, no class April 25 


ADULT: Mixed Level Wheel PM
Materials: $55, Member: $252, Non-Member: $280
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.
WINTER 2018: 8 weeks, Wednesdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm, January 10-March 7, no class February 28 SOLD OUT 
SPRING 2018: 8 weeks, Wednesday, 6:00pm-8:00pm, March 28- May 23, no class April 25 Register Here

FRIDAY:


ADULT: Beginner Clay
Materials: $55, Member: $252, Non-Member: $280

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.
WINTER 2018: 8 Weeks, Fridays, 10:00am-12:00pm, January 12-March 9, no class March SOLD OUT
SPRING 2018: 8 Weeks, Friday, 10:00am-12:00pm, March 30- May 25, no class April 27 Register Here

WORKSHOP:

WORKSHOP: Textured Serving Tray (10)
Instructor: Kristen Maniscalco
Create a showy serving tray with lots of personality!  We will be using textured slab, sculpted handles, and lots of color to create a unique addition to your next dinner party.

Saturday, 10:00am-12:00pm, February 24
Cost: $25
Register Here

WORKSHOP: Flower Bricks (10)
Instructor: Kristen Maniscalco
Flower bricks became popular in Holland to display tulips in a way that shows their individual beauty during the height of the tulip craze.  Flower bricks are currently having a revival in the United States as alternative to traditional vase forms.  Students will have the option of building their flower brick simply, having a literal brick form, or it can be more creatively sculpted and embellished to stand alone as a beautiful piece of artwork. (image courtesy of ceramicartsnetwork.org)

Saturday, 10:00am-12:00pm, April 14
Cost: $25
Register Here

WORKSHOP: Clay Birdhouses (10)
Instructor: Kristen Maniscalco
Create a birdhouse with lots of personality!  We will be using textured slabs, handbuilt details, and lots of color to create a unique architectural home for feathered friends.

Saturday, 10:00am-12:00pm, May 12
Cost: $25
Register Here

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Open Studio:

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. Please be advised that Saturdays and Sundays can be very busy for open studio and please make sure to allow for others to use the wheels if you have been on one for more than two hours.

For current students only: pay for clay, CLICK HERE
UPDATED 1/04/2018 (starts Jan 8th)
Monday: 10am – 5:45pm

Tuesday:  12:00pm-3:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm-3pm
Thursday: 10am-12:00pm and 5:30pm-9:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-2:00pm

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

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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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