Ceramics Studio

Our ceramics studio offers a variety of day and evening classes for all ages! Studio Features include
•Skutt Kilns •Shimpo Pottery Wheels •Northstar Slab Roller •Extruder and Dies •Low and High Fire Clay and Glazes

 

Open Studio Time

The Ceramic Studio is available for use by adult participants currently enrolled in pottery classes. Students may come as often as they like during Open Studios hours. The Studio will be unsupervised during these times. Please call 847-446-0537 to check availability or if you have any questions.

Programs

  • Next Program Starts: 03/06/17
  • Instructor: Thoem, Jenifer
  • Ages: 3 - 4

Introduce your child to the wonderful world of clay. In this class, children will use a variety of techniques to create clay masterpieces. Most of all, they will have fun!


  • Next Program Starts: 03/08/17
  • Instructor: Thoem, Jenifer
  • Ages: 18 - 127

From a lump of clay to finished vessel, all the steps of centering, shaping, trimming, decorating and glazing are covered during the semester. All adults are welcome : from complete novice through more experienced. Beginners concentrate on making, decorating and glazing basic forms both functional or non-functional. Students with previous experience may advance at their own pace, learning more complex forms and glazing techniques.


  • Next Program Starts: 04/04/17
  • Instructor: Hurwitz, Jill
  • Ages: 15 - 127

Learn how to create decorative and functional pieces such as bowls, mugs, vases, trays and sculptures. Try various clay techniques such as pinching, coiling, slab rolling, carving, stamping, screen printing, sgraffito and slip decoration. Create beautiful pieces that will be fired, glazed and ready to take home and enjoy. No experience is necessary!


  • Next Program Starts: 04/05/17
  • Instructor: Hurwitz, Jill
  • Ages: 7 - 10

Small hands have big ideas. Let's build them! We will try throwing on the wheel, learn how to coil and slab build, and combine them for maximum creativity.


  • Next Program Starts: 04/06/17
  • Instructor: Hurwitz, Jill
  • Ages: 11 - 15

For the maturing maker, this class will focus on developing student ideas to create fulfilled objects from clay. Students will learn hand building techniques such as slab, coil and pinching as well as throwing on the wheel to form a repertoire of construction techniques useful throughout the artist's career. Unstructured play and exploration of materials and techniques are highly encouraged!


  • Next Program Starts: 04/07/17
  • Instructor: Staff, Hot Shots Sports
  • Ages: 3 - 6

Interested in sports and ceramics but can't make up your mind about what to do this fall? Try both! Spend 45 minutes in our gymnasium playing recreational games such as soccer, basketball, kickball and more. Through teamwork and sportsmanship we offer a nurturing atmosphere for learning the fundamentals of a variety of sports. Next, students visit the ceramics studio for 45 minutes working on creative projects that have sports intertwined. This is a great opportunity to develop both large and small motor skills in a fun environment. Classes begin in the Ceramics Studio (LL1) and end in the Gymnasium.


  • Next Program Starts: 04/07/17
  • Instructor: Staff, Hot Shots Sports
  • Ages: 3 - 6

Interested in sports and ceramics but can't make up your mind about what to do this fall? Try both! Spend 45 minutes in our gymnasium playing recreational games such as soccer, basketball, kickball and more. Through teamwork and sportsmanship we offer a nurturing atmosphere for learning the fundamentals of a variety of sports. Next, students visit the ceramics studio for 45 minutes working on creative projects that have sports intertwined. This is a great opportunity to develop both large and small motor skills in a fun environment. Classes begin in the Gymnasium and end in the Ceramics Studio (LL1).


  • Next Program Starts: 04/08/17
  • Instructor: Hurwitz, Jill
  • Ages: 8 - 12

Learn to throw on the potter's wheel. This class will teach young students how to center, shape, trim, decorate and glaze their unique clay masterpieces. No experience is necessary.