Second Saturdays, Spring Classes, Firing Schedules

Monroe ClayWorks is now open Sundays for our Members and active students.  Hours are 11 am until 4 pm.

SECOND SATURDAY SCHEDULE

All Second Saturday’s are scheduled from
10:00 am -12:30 pm and cost $25. Reservations are required.
Reserve your spot by calling
518-274-2722. 
 

April 13, David Smyth,
Losing Your Creativity & Finding Your Way Home

  • May 11, Barbara Reeley,
    Making and Wiring Lamps

  • June 8,  Liz Vigoda,
    Decorating Techniques 

Liz’s workshop will offer a basket-full of decorating techniques.  We will cover wax resist glazing and well as wax resist etching for raised designs.  We’ll explore etching through wax resist and try scraffito on bone dry and leather hard clay.  Also covered will be how to use laser decals and how to use all of the above in interesting combinations.  To participate in this workshop please bring one or two bisqued pots – please bring light colored clay pieces. Your pieces can be handbuilt or thrown. 

  • July 13, Matt Tell, Throwing Large Platters

  • August 10, To Be Decided

  • September 14, Bianca DuPuis

  • October 12, Jill Fishon-Kovachick

  • November 8, To Be Decided

  • December 14, To Be Decided

SPRING CLASSES 2019

BEGINNING THROWING 
ON THE POTTERY WHEEL

Instructor: Joan Griffin

TUESDAY EVENINGS:  6 pm – 8:30 pm
April 2nd – May 28th  (8 weeks)

Cost: $300  (CONE 6 CLAY, GLAZES, FIRING INCLUDED)

Have you ever wanted to learn to throw on a potters’ wheel? Even if your only knowledge comes from that iconic scene in Ghost,  in this 8-week class, you’ll learn the the fundamentals of wheel throwing, trimming and glazing.  You’ll have plenty of opportunities to work with the instructor one-on-one if you need extra help.  Come learn a lot and have some fun! This class is in high demand so please sign up soon.

To sign up please call Northeast Ceramic Supply:  (518) 274-2722


THROWING FOR THE GARDEN

Instructor: Colleen O’Sullivan

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS: 6 pm -8:30 pm
April 3 – May 22, (8 weeks)

Cost: $300  (CONE 6 CLAY, GLAZES, FIRING INCLUDED)

Throwing Birdhouses, Birdbaths and Garden Ornaments will be the focus of our Wednesday evening classes.  Come prepared to be challenged to create pieces for your garden and have some fun along the way.

To sign up please call Northeast Ceramic Supply:  (518) 274-2722


BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE HANDBUILDING  

Instructor: Elizabeth Donovon

THURSDAY AFTERNOONS OR EVENINGS 

April 4th – May 23rd (8 weeks)
Afternoons:  12:30 pm -3 pm 
Evenings: 6 pm – 8:30 pm  
Please specify when registering

Cost: $300  (CONE 6 CLAY, GLAZES, FIRING INCLUDED)

This 8 week class includes all materials and firing.  In this class you will learn to shape, use textures and construction techniques to make useful and decorative pieces. You can make trays, bowls, mugs, vases, masks & more. Your inner artist will thrive in this friendly and fun class.
We will make beautiful, functional and fun pots from slabs and extruded clay. Projects include masks, vases, creatures , mugs,plates, bowls and maybe even teapots. Beginners will quickly learn basic skills and intermediate potters can advance their craft!

To sign up please call Northeast Ceramic Supply:  (518) 274-2722


PIT FIRING

Dates: August 17th and October 19th

11AM – 1:30 PM

COST: $5 per piece

At 11 am we’ll begin loading Peach (one of our pits). We’ll have lots of organic material, copper carbonate and seaweed to wrap and brush on our pieces. Cost is $5 per piece.

We’ll load and fire on a Saturday  and then button her up and unload on a Tuesday.

Get your reservation today by calling  Northeast Ceramics 518-274-2722.


RAKU FIRING

DATE:  June 15, 2019

Starting time: 11 am

COST: $5 per piece

We’ll be set up at 11 am to begin glazing and firing our bisques pots. Pieces have a better chance of coming through the intense heat in the raku kiln if the pieces are even thickness throughout. Cost is a nominal $5 per piece.  Size restrictions are no larger than 12 inches – height or width. We should be finished firing by 3:30 pm.

Reservations are compulsory.

Call Northeast Ceramics at 518-274-2722 to sign up.


Wood Firing Dates:

May 15-18
July 17-20
September 11-14
October 30 – November 2

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