Class: Beginning Wheel Throwing

8 Week Session $295

Tuesday Evenings 7-10pm – begins January 14th

Instructor: Max Adelman, Biff Prater or Vincenza LoBello.

Thursdays Evenings 7-10 pm – begins January 16th

Instructor:  Max Adelman, Biff Prater or Vincenza LoBello.

Course Description: This course offers new students a 8 week introduction to the potter’s wheel. Participants will experience basic methods of centering clay, forming cylinder and pottery bowl forms, trimming and adding handles. Students will also learn how to finish their pots using standard decorating and glazing techniques. This class is for students with no prior pottery wheel experience, all are welcome.

Course fee includes 25lbs of clay, tools, bisque firing and glaze firing.  Open studios on Saturdays until 6pm are also included.

TRY IT OUT! EVERY THIRD FRIDAY – 7-10PM – $60

CLAY FOR A DAY – Wheel Throwing

Beginners Welcome! Enjoy the wonders of clay on the potters wheel in this three hour, fun time, mud making event. Students will complete two-five vessels and pick glaze colors for their fully functional wares made at the Chicago Ceramic Center. Microwave, oven and dishwasher safe pottery will be available for pick up approximately 2 weeks later.

Independent Study

24/7 Open Studio, Monthly Fee $165

Independent Study allows our more advanced pottery students to work autonomously with access to our classroom equipment and facilities. We require that you have been enrolled in at least one previous class at CCC prior to your enrollment in this program(or by approval by the Director).

Registration for this program is offered on a monthly basis, includes one shelf (3ft W x 3ft D x 20in H – aprox), 25 lbs of clay, free bisque and glaze firing in electric, gas or soda kiln. Additional clay is available for sale at $40 per 25 lbs. All clay must be purchased from CCC.

Class: Intermediate Wheel Throwing

8 Week Session $295

Instructor: Max Adelman or Vincenza LoBello.

Wednesdays 7-10pm – begins January 15th

Course Description: This is an ideal course for students that have either completed our Beginner Wheel Throwing class or have other similar experience such as taking ceramics in high school or college.  This course will help you gain technical skills to make functional pottery and incorporate unique, decorative elements into your work. Topics include handles, lids, teapots, throwing off the hump, and creating altered forms. Pieces finished with your choice of our studio glazes will be food safe and fully functional. Course fee includes use of studio equipment, tools, bisque firing, glaze firing, and 25 lbs of clay. (Personal tools are recommended but not required.)

Students previously must have taken some type of beginning wheel throwing classes. Check with your current instructor if you are unsure or call 773-505-0703 for an idea of level placement.

Class: Intermediate Wheel Throwing

8 Week Session $295

Instructor: Max Adelman or Vincenza LoBello.

Wednesdays 7-10pm – begins January 15th

Course Description: This is an ideal course for students that have either completed our Beginner Wheel Throwing class or have other similar experience such as taking ceramics in high school or college.  This course will help you gain technical skills to make functional pottery and incorporate unique, decorative elements into your work. Topics include handles, lids, teapots, throwing off the hump, and creating altered forms. Pieces finished with your choice of our studio glazes will be food safe and fully functional. Course fee includes use of studio equipment, tools, bisque firing, glaze firing, and 25 lbs of clay. (Personal tools are recommended but not required.)

Students previously must have taken some type of beginning wheel throwing classes. Check with your current instructor if you are unsure or call 773-505-0703 for an idea of level placement.

Class: Intro to Glaze Mixing, a Personalized Approach

8 Week Session $295

Mondays 7-10pm – begins January 13th

Instructor: Cassie Weatherford

Course Description: In this course we will demystify the science of glaze mixing for cone 6 oxidation firing. This course is well suited for absolute beginners, or anyone with glaze mixing experience who wants to do further testing to develop a glaze to fit their work. Topics of discussion will include; how to read a glaze recipe, chemicals and their properties, glaze stability, and troubleshooting common glaze faults. Students will learn to make their own test tiles using three different methods as well as how to personalize them to represent their work better. We will then run three different types of testing as a means of developing a glaze and review test tiles after firing.

Course fee includes clay for test tiles and chemicals for glaze tests.

Students will need to supply a digital scale accurate to one tenth of a gram (0.1g), a respirator with NIOSH approved P100 filters (pink ones), and an immersion blender that fits all the way into a SOLO cup. These will be needed for the second class. Some extra scales and blenders may be available for use.

Class: Intro to Glaze Mixing, a Personalized Approach

8 Week Session $295

Mondays 7-10pm – begins January 13th

Instructor: Cassie Weatherford

Course Description: In this course we will demystify the science of glaze mixing for cone 6 oxidation firing. This course is well suited for absolute beginners, or anyone with glaze mixing experience who wants to do further testing to develop a glaze to fit their work. Topics of discussion will include; how to read a glaze recipe, chemicals and their properties, glaze stability, and troubleshooting common glaze faults. Students will learn to make their own test tiles using three different methods as well as how to personalize them to represent their work better. We will then run three different types of testing as a means of developing a glaze and review test tiles after firing.

Course fee includes clay for test tiles and chemicals for glaze tests.

Students will need to supply a digital scale accurate to one tenth of a gram (0.1g), a respirator with NIOSH approved P100 filters (pink ones), and an immersion blender that fits all the way into a SOLO cup. These will be needed for the second class. Some extra scales and blenders may be available for use.

Class: Figurative Sculpture for Beginners

7 Week Session $285

Tuesdays Evenings 7-10pm – begins November 5th

Instructor: Set Gozo

Course Description: This course will explore basic figurative sculpting methods using simple hand building techniques. This class will assist the students in exploring their level of understanding in sculpting human form, facial features, body proportion by using hand building techniques for beginners.

Fee includes 25lbs of clay, tools, bisque firing and glaze firing.

Class: Figurative Sculpture for Beginners

8 Week Session $295

Tuesdays Evenings 7-10pm – begins January 14th

Instructor: Set Gozo

Course Description: This course will explore basic figurative sculpting methods using simple hand building techniques. This class will assist the students in exploring their level of understanding in sculpting human form, facial features, body proportion by using hand building techniques for beginners.

Fee includes 25lbs of clay, tools, bisque firing and glaze firing.

Class: Raku and You

4 Week Session $295
Oct 12th – Nov 2nd Wednesdays 7-10PM

Instructor:  Jay Strommen and Fire Master Carl Mankert

Course Description:  Learn Raku,  the ancient  firing technique brought to the United States in the  mid 20th century.  Aesthetics, glazes, under glazes and more will be covered in this comprehensive four week class. In this class we will merge the Raku aesthetic with your sculptures and or vessels.

Course fee includes clay, tools, bisque firing and glaze firing. No additional costs.

Students previously must have taken a beginning wheel throwing class at CCC or other ceramic center/equivelant.

 

Ceramic Infusions – Hand Building Workshop

April 29, 4-7PM $45

Instructor: Auburn Ellis

Workshop Description: Join us for a one day workshop, “Ceramic Infusions”.  You will learn how to work and build with slabs, coils and have fun playing with clay!

Fee includes clay, tools, bisque firing and glaze firing. No additional costs.

Kids Classes

5 Weeks $165

Course Description: This course offers new students a 5 week introduction to hand-building and wheel throwing. Beginners will experience basic methods of centering clay, forming cylinder and bowl forms and trimming. The class also includes learning how to finish their pots using standard decorating and glazing techniques. This class is available for children 14 and older.

Course fee includes clay, tools, bisque firing and glaze firing. No additional costs.

Private Instruction

Instructor: Jay Strommen | website

Description:  A unique one-on-one experience specifically curtailed to the individual artist’s needs, aesthetics, and technical research. Jay Strommen has nearly forty years of experience with working in ceramics and has taught for over twenty years in various clay centers, universities and workshops.

Each session is 1 hour at $75.00