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Ceramics



Lillstreet’s nationally-recognized Ceramics department offers classes that are appropriate for students of all skill levels.  Students ranging from first-timers to advanced ceramicists can take advantage of our generous open studio hours while enrolled in classes such as wheelthrowing, handbuilding, sculpture, slip casting and more.  With hundreds of options for glaze combinations, a variety of firing options, and access to our state-of-the-art equipment and facilities; students are afforded every opportunity to find their way with clay.

 

SUMMER Glaze Room Policy

IMPORTANT INFO FOR ONLINE CLASSES RE: CLAY, TOOLS & FIRING

Fall 2021 - September 13, 2021 - November 21, 2021

BEGINNER/ADVANCED BEGINNER

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $350.00 / Non-Members $360.00
September 14, September 14, September 15, September 15, September 16, September 17, September 18, September 19

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $350.00 / Non-Members $360.00
September 13, September 13, September 13, September 14, September 14, September 14, September 15, September 15, September 16, September 16, September 16, September 16, September 17, September 18, September 18, September 19, September 19

Dreams, Myths, and Stories in Clay Sculpture (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $350.00 / Non-Members $360.00
September 13

First-Time Handbuilding (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
September 13, September 16, September 18, September 19, October 18, October 21, October 23, October 24

First-Time Potter (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
September 13, September 15, September 16, September 16, September 18, September 18, September 19, September 19, October 18, October 20, October 21, October 21, October 23, October 23, October 24, October 24

Handbuilding Still Life (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $350.00 / Non-Members $360.00
September 14

Tile Making (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $350.00 / Non-Members $360.00
September 15

MULTILEVEL

ONLINE: Home and Garden Pottery at Home (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $385.00 / Non-Members $395.00
September 14

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

Advanced Handbuilding (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $385.00 / Non-Members $395.00
September 13

Advanced Wheelthrowing (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $385.00 / Non-Members $395.00
September 13

Altered Forms (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $385.00 / Non-Members $395.00
September 14

Drawing on Pots (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $385.00 / Non-Members $395.00
September 19

Exploring Forms in a Series (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $385.00 / Non-Members $395.00
September 16

Guided Projects in Clay (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $385.00 / Non-Members $395.00
September 15, September 18

Home and Garden Pottery (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $385.00 / Non-Members $395.00
September 13

Intermediate Handbuilding (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $385.00 / Non-Members $395.00
September 14, September 16

Intermediate Wheelthrowing (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $385.00 / Non-Members $395.00
September 13, September 13, September 14, September 14, September 15, September 15, September 16, September 18, September 18

Introduction to Soda (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $200.00 / Non-Members $205.00
September 16, September 19, October 21, October 24

Low Fire in Handbuilding (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $385.00 / Non-Members $395.00
September 15

Mold Making & Slip Casting (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $385.00 / Non-Members $395.00
September 15

On the Wheel, Off the Wheel (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $385.00 / Non-Members $395.00
September 19

Print on Clay (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $385.00 / Non-Members $395.00
September 16

Same Clay Body, Different Firing Process (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $385.00 / Non-Members $395.00
September 15

Sculpting Critters (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $385.00 / Non-Members $395.00
September 15

Sculpture in Ceramics (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $385.00 / Non-Members $395.00
September 16

Soda I: Beginning Soda Firing (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $385.00 / Non-Members $395.00
September 15, September 17, September 18

Soda II: New and Altered Forms for Soda (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $385.00 / Non-Members $395.00
September 14, September 19

The Funky Figure (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $385.00 / Non-Members $395.00
September 17

WORKSHOP

Date Night: Throwdown (1 Day)

LAC Members $60.00 / Non-Members $65.00
September 24, October 8, November 19

Fall Mugs (1 Day)

LAC Members $50.00 / Non-Members $55.00
October 2, November 13

Glazing: Beyond Dunk and Run (1 Day)

LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00
November 14

Halloween Date Night (1 Day)

LAC Members $60.00 / Non-Members $65.00
October 29

Indoor Planters (1 Day)

LAC Members $60.00 / Non-Members $65.00
October 9

Soda Fired Kurinuki Trays (1 Day)

LAC Members $90.00 / Non-Members $95.00
October 16

Thanksgiving Side Dishes (1 Day)

LAC Members $50.00 / Non-Members $55.00
November 7

ONLINE: Summer 2021 - June 21, 2021 - August 29, 2021

MULTILEVEL

ONLINE: Home and Garden Pottery at Home (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
June 22

ONLINE: The Functional Pinch Pot (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
June 23, July 28

Summer 2021 - June 21, 2021 - August 29, 2021

BEGINNER/ADVANCED BEGINNER

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding (9 Weeks)

LAC Members $300.00 / Non-Members $310.00
June 27

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Handbuilding (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $330.00 / Non-Members $340.00
June 22, June 22, June 23, June 23, June 24, June 26

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing (9 Weeks)

LAC Members $300.00 / Non-Members $310.00
June 27

Beginning/Advanced Beginning Wheelthrowing (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $330.00 / Non-Members $340.00
June 21, June 21, June 21, June 22, June 22, June 22, June 23, June 23, June 23, June 24, June 25, June 26, June 26

Biomorphic Forms (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $180.00 / Non-Members $185.00
June 21, July 26

First-Time Handbuilding (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $175.00 / Non-Members $180.00
June 22, June 22, June 25, June 26, July 26, July 26, July 27, July 30, July 31

First-Time Potter (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $175.00 / Non-Members $180.00
June 21, June 21, June 22, June 23, June 23, June 24, July 26, July 26, July 27, July 28, July 28, July 29, August 1

First-Time Potter (4 Weeks)

LAC Members $140.00 / Non-Members $145.00
June 27

Handbuild Historical Forms (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $330.00 / Non-Members $340.00
June 22

Handbuilding Botanical Forms (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $330.00 / Non-Members $340.00
June 24

Sculpture and Pottery (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $330.00 / Non-Members $340.00
June 23

Surface Studies (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $330.00 / Non-Members $340.00
June 21

The Art of Food and Spice (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $180.00 / Non-Members $185.00
June 21

MULTILEVEL

Independent Study - Ceramics Wheelthrowing (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $50.00 / Non-Members $50.00
June 21, June 22, June 23, June 24, June 24, June 24, June 25, June 25, June 26, June 26, June 27, June 27, June 27, July 26, July 27, July 28, July 29, July 29, July 29, July 30, July 30, July 31, July 31, August 1, August 1, August 1, August 1, August 1

Independent Study - Ceramics Wheelthrowing (4 Weeks)

LAC Members $40.00 / Non-Members $40.00
June 27, June 27

Independent Study - Ceramics Handbuilding (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $50.00 / Non-Members $50.00
June 21, June 21, June 21, June 22, June 22, June 23, June 23, June 23, June 24, June 24, June 25, June 25, June 26, June 27, July 26, July 26, July 26, July 27, July 27, July 28, July 28, July 28, July 29, July 29, July 30, July 30, July 31, August 1, August 1, August 1

Independent Study - Ceramics Handbuilding (4 Weeks)

LAC Members $40.00 / Non-Members $40.00
June 27, June 27

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

Advanced Handbuilding (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
June 21

Advanced Wheelthrowing (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
June 24, June 26

Embellished Surfaces (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
June 24

First-Time Soda (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $190.00 / Non-Members $195.00
August 1

First-Time Soda (4 Weeks)

LAC Members $140.00 / Non-Members $145.00
June 27

Guided Projects in Clay (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
June 26

Home and Garden Pottery (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
June 21

Intermediate Handbuilding (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
June 24

Intermediate Wheelthrowing (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
June 21, June 22, June 22, June 22, June 23, June 26

Introduction to Paper Clay (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
June 23

Lidded Jars (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
June 26

Low Fire in Handbuilding (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
June 24

Making Multiples with Soda (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
June 23

On the Wall (9 Weeks)

LAC Members $330.00 / Non-Members $340.00
June 27

On the Wheel, Off the Wheel (9 Weeks)

LAC Members $330.00 / Non-Members $340.00
June 27

Print on Clay (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
June 22

Sculpture in Ceramics (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
June 24

Soda I: Beginning Soda Firing (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $365.00 / Non-Members $375.00
June 23, June 24, June 25, June 26

Soda II: Surfaces (9 Weeks)

LAC Members $330.00 / Non-Members $340.00
June 27

The Slow Throw (9 Weeks)

LAC Members $330.00 / Non-Members $340.00
June 27

WORKSHOP

Building Birds (1 Day)

LAC Members $50.00 / Non-Members $55.00
July 2

Clay Candlestick Holders (1 Day)

LAC Members $50.00 / Non-Members $55.00
August 1

Clay Succulents (1 Day)

LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00
August 7

Commercial Underglaze Transfers (1 Day)

LAC Members $55.00 / Non-Members $60.00
August 8

Date Night: Throwdown (1 Day)

LAC Members $60.00 / Non-Members $65.00
July 2, July 16, July 16, July 30, August 7, August 13

Glazing: Beyond Dunk and Run (1 Day)

LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00
July 31

Hand Shaped Ring Dishes (1 Day)

LAC Members $50.00 / Non-Members $55.00
July 9

Macrame Handmade Hanging Planters (2 Days)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
July 18

Outdoor Planters (1 Day)

LAC Members $60.00 / Non-Members $65.00
July 10, August 15

Sculpting for the Wall (1 Day)

LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00
July 25

Soda Fired Skull Cups (1 Day)

LAC Members $90.00 / Non-Members $95.00
July 11

Summer Mugs (1 Day)

LAC Members $50.00 / Non-Members $55.00
August 21

Throwing off the Hump Intensive (2 Days)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
August 15

Tiki Cups (1 Day)

LAC Members $50.00 / Non-Members $55.00
July 24

Words Have Power (1 Day)

LAC Members $50.00 / Non-Members $55.00
August 20

ADULTS AND CHILDREN 8+

Family Wheelthrowing Fun (1 Day)

LAC Members $45.00 / Non-Members $50.00
July 11, July 25, August 8