Intro Ceramics w. Ned Roche (Tuesday PM)

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Intro Ceramics w. Ned Roche (Tuesday PM)


**up to 25lbs clay, glazing & firing materials included

7-Weeks Session
July 11th - August 22nd, 2017
Tuesday Nights
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Open Studio Time:
Mon 2:00pm-5:00pm,
Tues 1:00pm-6:00pm, and
Weds 10:00am-Noon, during the duration of the course.

Always wanted to get your hands in clay? Explore and learn the various forming techniques needed to start making functional and sculptural work. Beginner skill level.

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“I use high-fire clay and glaze my pieces with a palette reflective of the rich earthy tones of the woods and sea that surround me in my home town of York, Maine. I predominantly use a gas reduction kiln ... I want to invite a bit of the unexpected into the creative process. You never know what your results may be with some of these firing processes. I love being surprised at the beautiful results.”




“reduction firing:

In fuel-burning kilns, firing atmosphere with insufficient oxygen to completely combust fuel, introducing abundance of unoxidized carbon and hydrogen, which extract oxygen molecules from surface of wares, altering appearance of clay and glaze. See climbing reduction. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook”


More Info from:
LINDA ARBUCKLE - Reduction Firing
The Potter's Studio - Glazing & Firing - PLEASE NOTE CONE 10
Ceramic Arts Daily - Wheel Throwing Techniques
Handbuilding Techniques
Glazing for Success: 12 Tips to Help You Master Pottery Glazing

Inspiration -
Mary Sweeney Pottery
Minnesota Potters Tour
Paul Heroux 
Chris Archer

Limit: 8 Students/Class

Beginners Tool set for $20 (+ tax) available for purchase at the start of class. Set includes sponge, wire cutters, needle tool, wooden knife, two ribs, two trimming tools, everything you'll need to start forming clay

**Up to 25lbs of clay included per class. Additional clay and firing charges for more than 25lbs. All students must use cone 10 clay and glazes available at Chases Garage. 

Instructor: Ned Roche
Join us for an eight week-long informative and fun intro ceramics class. Working with high-fire clay, students will focus on varied forming methods including hand-building as well as wheel-throwing. Trimming, surface decoration and glazing techniques will also be discussed. 


** For purposes of proper glazing and firing, all students must use cone 10 clay and glazes available at Chases Garage - no clay purchased from outside sources will be permitted for use in this class. We use #900 toast brown stoneware as well as #510 white stoneware from Laguna and BMIX and have approx. 20 glazes and slips available for use in the studio. Students will learn wheel throwing, hand building, surface design and glazing techniques from local ceramicist, Jill Burke

NOTE: Chases is a Cone 10 Reduction Firing Studio - Learn More about Reduction Firing at Ceramic Arts Daily