LOAM CLASSES

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Winter 2018 Session Registration

LOAM Clay Studio’s new space creates a fun, relaxed and welcoming atmosphere to spark your creativity! You can learn how to throw on a potter’s wheel, handbuild, sculpt, decorate, glaze and more. Classes are taught once a week for 2 1/2 hours each and run for six weeks. No experience is necessary for the beginner classes. Classes hold a maximum of 8 or 9 students so there is plenty of opportunity for one on one attention.

Prices of all classes include all the clay, tools and glazes as well as the firing of your creations. The prices do not include hst,

Since our classes run for 6  weeks in a row please be aware that classes will be held whether they fall on a holiday or not.  There are no make-up classes for a class missed by students. 

CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN OUR NEW STUDIO LOCATED AT
131 Loretta St. North
Ottawa, Ontario
K1Y 0X6

Meet our Instructors

OUR REFUND POLICY

We will refund your class payment only if we are given at least two weeks notice before the start day. There will be a 10% administration fee to refunds.

WINTER 2018 CALENDAR

( January to February 2018): 2 1/2 hours / week, 6 weeks beginning January 8th, ending February 17th $280 (Intermediate wheel is $295)

The class registrations and availability for each class can be done or seen online through our scheduler. You can also email us at info@loamclaystudio or call us at the studio 613.722.2529.

Click here to view pictures of some of past students’ work.

DESCRIPTIONS

Wheel for Beginners

This is a six week introductory course working with clay on the potter’s wheel for students with no or little clay experience.  This course focuses on basic skills such as wedging, centering, throwing simple forms, trimming as well as simple and effective glazing techniques.

We recommend taking this beginner class two times before moving on to the Wheel 2 class.

This class is open to all adults and teenagers.

 

WINTER 2018 (January – February) (Register Online) 6 weeks $280

Mondays 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Jan 8th – Feb12th with Christine Chesser REGISTER   Full – Waitlist only
Tuesdays 10:00am – 12:30pm, Jan 9th – Feb13th (Bilingue) with Emily Dore REGISTER  
Tuesdays 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Jan 9th – Feb13th  with Barbara Minish  REGISTER
Tuesdays 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Jan 9th – Feb13th  with Carolynne Pynn-Trudeau REGISTER
Wednesdays 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Jan 10h – Feb14th  with Danièle E Stewart  REGISTER
Saturdays 10:00am – 12:30pm, Jan 13th – Feb 17th (Bilingue) with Emily Dore REGISTER
Saturdays 10:00am – 12:30pm, Jan 13th – Feb 17th with Sarah Fulford REGISTER
Sundays 10:00am – 12:30pm, Jan 14th – Feb 18th with Christine Chesser REGISTER  

Here are examples of work made by beginners in this class. For more examples click here.

Wheel 2

To register for this class you must have taken at least one beginner wheel class. You should have a clear understanding of the steps involved in throwing a cylinder or bowl and be ready to practice what you have learned. You will develop and refine your skills in wedging clay, centering, pulling then later trimming, making and attaching handles. The aim towards the end of this class is for you to consistently be able to centre your clay and to start to have enough control of the clay that you make the shapes you intend to.

You will be introduced to simple but effective surface decorating techniques and methods of choosing and applying glazes.

This class is open to all adults and teenagers.

 

WINTER 2018 (January – February) (Register Online) 6 weeks $280

Mondays 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Jan 8th – Feb12th with Danièle E Stewart REGISTER
Wednesdays 2:00pm – 4:30pm, Jan 10th – Feb14th with Carolynne Pynn-Trudeau REGISTER

Intermediate Wheel

To register for this class you must have taken a wheel 2 class (or equivalent).  You should be able to confidently centre and throw simple cylinders so that you are prepared to make taller and more complex shapes.

Your teacher will gauge the groups ability and suggest appropriate projects. These could include goblets, altered pitchers, hanging planters, large bowls, casseroles, teapots, closed forms, planters, jars, and more.

A variety of decorating techniques will be explored which may include sgraffito, burnishing, shellac relief, slip trailing, and the effective use of multiple glazes. Each session varies from group to group. We are always open to student suggestions and requests for projects. Come with an open mind and give something new a try!

This class is open to all adults and teenagers.

WINTER 2018 (January – February) (Register Online) 6 weeks $295

Thursdays 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Jan 11th – Feb 15th with Carolynne Pynn-Trudeau REGISTER 

Here are examples of work made in this class. For more examples click here.

Bowls, Mugs, Spoons and Ladles

This is a six week introductory class on the fundamentals of forming clay vessels by hand. Students will be making bowls, mugs, spoons and ladles. Through these projects we will introduce the basics of slab construction, pinching and coiling. The scope of each of the projects will be broad enough that every student will have their own unique version of each item.

The clay construction skills learned in this class will be transferable to a multitude of ideas students may have for future projects.

The clay projects taught in this hand building class will vary every session.

This class is open to all adults and teenager

 

WINTER 2018 (January – February) (Register Online) 6 weeks $280

Wednesdays 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Jan 10th – Feb 14th with Sarah Fulford REGISTER
Thursdays 10:00pm – 12:30pm, Jan 11th – Feb 15th with Colette Beardall REGISTER

Here are examples of work made in this class. For more examples click here.

Intermediate Handbuilding & Sculpture

This class is intended for students who have taken several handbuilding classes or equivalent and are ready to raise their personal standards.

In this class students will learn to develop and plan their own designs and with guidance, construct them using the most appropriate handbuilding methods. Each student may focus on a single technique throughout the course or use a variety depending on the project or projects. In the planning stages we will discuss the merits of different types of clay for each of your project. We will also spend some time on surface decorating options before beginning.

Construction methods that will be explored include sculpture, soft slab, hard slab and coil. If time permits, some basic mold making techniques will be introduced for both press molding and slip casting.

This class is open to adults and teenagers.

 

WINTER 2018 (January – February) (Register Online) 6 weeks $280

Thursdays 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Jan 11th – Feb 15th with Sarah Fulford REGISTER

PRIVATE OR SEMI PRIVATE CLASSES

1 person = 1 hour $110, 2 hours $190, 3 hours $230
2 people  = 1 hour $150, 2 hours  $255, 3 hours $315
3 People = 1 hour $195, 2 hours $330, 3 hours $410
4 People = 1 hour $240, 2 hours $410, 3 hours $505

5-12 people

1hour = $50/person
2hours = $75/person
3hours = $100/person

Prices include the clay and firing with your choice of glaze. You will be able to pick-up your work 2-4 weeks after your class.
For more information and to book classes email info@loamclaystudio.ca or call the studio at 613 722 2529

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OUR REFUND POLICY