Class: Beginning Wheel Throwing

8 Week Session $295

Tuesdays 7-10pm – begins November 7

Instructor:  Alexis Oddson, Kevin Schnell, Minnie Kim or Sangeet Gupta

Thursdays 7-10 pm – begins November 9

Instructor:  Alexis Oddson, Kevin Schnell, Minnie Kim or Sangeet Gupta

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 clay, tools, bisque firing and glaze firing. No additional costs. Open studios on Saturday are also included.

NEW! EVERY THIRD FRIDAY – 7-10PM – $50

CLAY FOR A DAY – Wheel Throwing

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 $125

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: Hand-building Tableware for Beginners

Cups, Mugs, Bowls & Plates

8 Week Session $295

Wednesdays 7-10pm – begins November 8th

Instructor: Minnie Kim

Course Description: This eight week course will explore surface decoration methods and materials along with basic slab building techniques. Making simple forms out of slabs and various surface applications will be alternating each week . All levels are welcome.

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

Class: Figurative Sculpture for Beginners

8 Week Session $295

Saturdays 10-1pm – begins November 11th

Instructor: Set Gozo

Course Description: This 8 week 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 clay, tools, bisque firing and glaze firing. No additional costs.

Workshop: 1 Day Print on Clay

1 Day Workshop $50

September 30th 11-2pm

Instructor: Tom Lucas

Course Description: Printmaking is a process of transferring images, text and photographs from one place to another. Traditional printmaking techniques use inked plates, presses and fabric stretched on to a frame in the case of screenprinting. With Print on Clay we will print images on clay by hand using a range of techniques from relief to lithography. Instead of a press, the class will use simple tools to transfer images to clay that will allow for the creation of tiles, vessels and sculptural forms. Use different clay slips, stains, glazes, and a special ceramic printing ink developed for clay. Expect a wide range of images, texture, pattern, and color.

Each student will make three pieces. All clay, glaze and materials are included in the cost of the workshop. No additional costs.

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.

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.

 

Class: Intermediate Wheel Throwing

4 Week Session $195
Sept 14th – Oct 5th Wednesdays 7-10PM

Instructor:  Jay Strommen

Course Description: This course offers intermediate pottery students an introduction to lids, handles, goblets, teapots, alternative glazing techniques and more.

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

Students previously must have taken multiple beginning wheel throwing classes and show a proficient command of making cylinders, platters, vases & bowls. Check with your current instructor if you are unsure.

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