LOAM CLASSES

Early Spring 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.

EARLY SPRING 2018 CALENDAR

( February – April 2018): 2 1/2 hours / week, 6 weeks beginning February 26th, ending April 8th $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.

EARLY SPING 2018 (February – April) (Register Online) 6 weeks $280

Mondays 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Feb 26th – Apr 2nd with Christine Chesser REGISTER  Full Waitlist only
Tuesdays 10:00am – 12:30pm, Feb 27th – Apr 3rd (Bilingue) with Emily Dore REGISTER Full Waitlist only
Tuesdays 6:30pm – 9:00pm,Feb 27th – Apr 3rd with Barbara Minish  REGISTER  Full Waitlist only
Tuesdays 6:30pm – 9:00pm,Feb 27th – Apr 3rd with Sarah Fulford REGISTER  Full Waitlist only
Wednesdays 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Feb 28th – Apr 4th  with Carolynne Pynn-Trudeau REGISTER Full Waitlist only
Saturdays 10:00am – 12:30pm, March 3rd – Apr 7th (Bilingue) with Emily Dore REGISTER
Saturdays 10:00am – 12:30pm,March 3rd – Apr 7th with Sarah Fulford REGISTER Full Waitlist only
Sundays 10:00am – 12:30pm, March 4th –Apr 8th with Christine Chesser REGISTER Full Waitlist only

 

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.

 

EARLY SPING 2018 (February – April) (Register Online) 6 weeks $280

Mondays 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Feb 26th – Apr 2nd with Danièle E Stewart REGISTER Full Waitlist only
Wednesdays 2:00pm – 4:30pm, Feb 28th – Apr 4th 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.

 

EARLY SPRING 2018 (February – April) (Register Online) 6 weeks $295

Thursdays 6:30pm – 9:00pm,  March 1st– Apr 5th with Carolynne Pynn-Trudeau REGISTER 

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

 

Handbuilding Basics

Introduction to the fundamentals of forming clay by hand. Basic techniques will be introduced. These will include pinching, coiling, slab rolling, carving and attaching. We will also introduce some decorating techniques such as sgraffito, coloured slip and working with coloured clay. Projects will be geared to the student’s experience level. Students will have the option of trying example projects or they may try working on their own ideas if appropriate. This class is intended for all levels. The sample projects shown in each class may include, mugs, serving platters, plates, pitchers, teapots, vases, small sculptures and more. Your imagination is the limit in this class.

This class is open to all adults and teenagers..

EARLY SPRING 2018 (February – April) (Register Online) 6 weeks $280

Wednesdays 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Feb 28th – Apr 4th  with Danièle E Stewart REGISTER
Thursdays 10:00pm – 12:30pm, March 1st – Apr 5th with Emily Dore REGISTER

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.

 

EARLY SPRING 2018 (February – April) (Register Online) 6 weeks $280

Thursdays 6:30pm – 9:00pm, March 1st – Apr 5th 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

We can accommodate up to 8 people on the wheel or 12 people in handbuilding.  Just add the following prices per extra person.

1hour = $55/person
2hours = $75/person
3hours = $90/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