LOAM CLASSES

Summer Session Registration

LOAM Clay Studio 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 to seven 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 or 7 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. 

Meet our Instructors

OUR REFUND POLICY

We will refund your class, workshop or studio time payment up to two weeks before the start day minus a 10% administration fee.

SUMMER 2017 CALENDAR

( June to July 2017): 2 1/2 hours / week, 6 weeks beginning June 5th, ending July 15th $270 (Intermediate wheel is $295)

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10:00am-12:30pm  Wheel for
Beginners
Wheel for
Beginners
12:30pm-3:00pm Wheel for
Beginners
 Wheel & Handbuilding Combo
6:30pm-9:00pm Wheel for
Beginners
Wheel for
Beginners
or 
Sculpture & Handbuilding
Wheel & Handbuilding Combo Intermediate Wheel

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 class offers an introduction to throwing on a potters’ wheel. You will be taught all the steps necessary to make a simple round vessel. We always start by teaching you how to make a cylinder which is the foundation shape for almost every other creation made on the potter’s wheel.

At the end of the class, you can expect to take home 3-8 finished pieces: this might include mugs, bowls, small lidded pots,egg cups, tea light holders and more.  You may be introduced to some decorative techniques – carving, painting with coloured slips, sgraffito, simple glazing – as well.

This class is intended for complete beginners and for people with limited experience. We recommend taking this beginner class about three times before trying the intermediate class.

This class is open to all adults and teenagers.

 

SUMMER 2017 (June – July) (Register Online) 6 weeks $270

Mondays 6:30pm – 9:00 pm, June 5th – July 10th with Christine Chesser REGISTER (full waitlist only)
Tuesdays 12:30pm – 3:00 pm, June 6th – July 11th with Emily Dore REGISTER
Tuesdays 6:30pm – 9:00pm, June 6th – July 11th  with Danièle E Stewart  REGISTER (full – Waitlist only)
Wednesdays 10:00pm – 12:30pm, June 7th – July 12th with Emily Dore REGISTER
Saturdays 10:am – 12:30pm, June 10th – July 15th with Danièle E Stewart  REGISTER (NOTE: There will be class on July 1st, Canada Day)

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.

 

SUMMER 2017 (June- July) (Register Online) 6 weeks $270

Not offered in the Summer Session


Intermediate Wheel

To register for this class you must have taken at least three beginner wheel classes (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 form bird feeders, 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.

SUMMER 2017 (June – July) (Register Online) 6 weeks $295

Thursdays 6:30pm – 9:00pm, June 8th – July 13th with Sarah Fulford REGISTER

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

Wheel and Handbuilding Combo for Beginners

Experience free form and wheel work in one class. In this class you will be introduced to the fundamentals of throwing on the wheel and a variety of free form (handbuilding) techniques. Some decorative techniques will be introduced and basic and effective glazing will be taught at the end of the session.

This class is intended for complete beginners and those who have taken fewer than 3 pottery classes or equivalent.

Open to all adults and teenagers.

SUMMER 2017 (June – July) (Register Online)  weeks $270

Wednesdays 6:30pm – 9:00pm,  June 7th- July 12th with Danièle E Stewart  & Jason Desnoyers REGISTER
Thursdays 12:30pm – 3:00 pm, June 8th – July 13th with Emily Dore REGISTER 

Handbuilding & Sculpture Basics

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

This class is open to all adults and teenagers.

SUMMER 2017 (June – July) (Register Online) 6 weeks $270

Tuesdays 6:30pm – 9:00pm, June 6th – July 11th 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.

SUMMER 2017 (June- July) 

Not offered in the Summer Session


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  /hour/person = $40. Two hours minimum.

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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