Ceramics

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Registration for Winter Session classes will open December 1st at 10:00am!
Classes start the week of January 10, 2022 (unless otherwise noted).

Please Note: The Umbrella’s reservations, payment, and communications system provides streamlined account management, conveniences and benefits to our community members. First time registrants will need to create a new account and opt-in for communications. Already have an account? Simply login with your user email and password. Customer accounts can be used for ALL Umbrella purchases going forward! If you experience any difficulties, please let us know and our team will be happy to help.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: To protect the most vulnerable members of our community, and in keeping with updated CDC guidance, The Umbrella is instituting policies requiring visitors, artists, staff and students to wear a mask in indoor public areas at 40 Stow Street, regardless of vaccination status. The Umbrella is additionally instituting a policy requiring adult students to be fully vaccinated before the first class. If you have a reason why you are ineligible to be vaccinated, please contact us. This policy is in effect as of August 23, 2021 and is subject to change.

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Beginner Wheel, introductory class for adults. Learn the basics of wheel throwing including but not limited to making bowls, cups, mugs, lidded forms, and the... Learn More »
Instructor:
Sarah Bartolotta
Day/time:
Mondays, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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A coils class where all skill levels are welcome. Combined with hand building techniques, coil building allows a ceramic artist to hand-form whatever they desire... Learn More »
Instructor:
Sarah Chapman
Day/time:
Mondays, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
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You have basic hand-building and wheel skills, now you can take your work to the next level by developing you own style. This class will expose students to various... Learn More »
Instructor:
Terry Goss
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Suzanne Hill, “Copper Flare” (11.5” x 8.5”)
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We will be offering demonstrations on throwing and altering this winter, especially with serving pieces, casseroles and other functional pieces. Decoration will... Learn More »
Instructor:
Suzanne Hill
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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The wheelthrowing class will be a welcome and energetic re-introduction to the wheel. After too many months of gathering ideas and nothing to build, we will look at... Learn More »
Instructor:
Marc Mancuso
Day/time:
Fridays, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
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Totally new to ceramics? Taken a break for a while and ready to get back in the studio? This class is for you! A great introduction for those new to clay or a... Learn More »
Instructor:
Conor Pickett
Day/time:
Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
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We will be offering demonstrations on throwing and altering this winter, as well as working with coils to create large pieces. Decoration will be focusing on color... Learn More »
Instructor:
Suzanne Hill
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
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See what’s possible by pushing: clay & boundaries. Didn’t think you could do it? Well you can! Experience the many ways to build: BIG, small, slow, quick &... Learn More »
Instructor:
Tina Forbes
Day/time:
Fridays, 2:00 - 5:00 PM
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For the more experienced student, this class will introduce you to a variety of surface decoration techniques using colored slip, underglaze, terra sigilatta, and... Learn More »
Instructor:
Conor Pickett
Day/time:
Thursdays, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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This course is designed for those who would like a basic understanding of the fundamentals of wheel throwing as well as for those with experience who want to build... Learn More »
Instructor:
Zachary Mickelson
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 7:00-9:30 PM
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Explore different hand building ceramics projects and learn to work with slabs, coils and hollowed out forms to create your own ceramic sculptures, as well as... Learn More »
Instructor:
Rebecca Davidson
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 PM
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Learn to use the potter’s wheel in this beginner class! We will also explore ways of altering the clay surface and adding hand-built items to wheel thrown vessels.
Instructor:
Sarah Bartolotta
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Purchase up to six different kinds of clay in bags of 25lbs.Clay Type DetailsB mix 5 - Laguna WC 401Porcelain - Standard 213Sculpture Clay - Sheffield S-... Learn More »
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Students will be encouraged to take risks and artistic leaps in a fun, safe, and nurturing environment. The class will culminate in a collaborative group project... Learn More »
Instructor:
Conor Pickett
Day/time:
Thursdays, 4:00 - 6:00 PM