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Kids Wheel

at District Clay Center - Langdon
2414 Douglas St NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20018

A wheel throwing/handbuilding class for kids and adults.  Our classes run for 10 weeks with a rolling start. You may start at any time. For children ten and up and adults of any age.  We welcome parent-child couples in this class.  (Please note that this particular class comes with five class or ten class session options).

$275

10 sessions

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Making Pottery with Press Molds

at District Clay Center - Langdon
2414 Douglas St NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20018

Blair Clemo will demonstrate teach a hands-on two workshop on a wide range of innovative techniques for making and use plaster press molds.  Press molds easily allow you to create complex and dynamic ware as well as to add exciting features to wheel thrown and hand built pots.  Aimed at keeping mold making simple and direct, Blair will teach...

$230

2 sessions

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Handbuilding Ceramics

at The Art League - Alexandria
105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

The Art League Ceramics Studio is located at our Madison Annex in Old Town, Alexandria. The studios are large, bright, and well equipped, easily stimulating creativity. Open studio time allows students to practice and expand their skills outside of class. Students interested in a complete clay experience may participate in our assistant work-study...

$270

9 sessions

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Jumpstart In Ceramics

at The Art League - Alexandria
105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Have you always wanted to try pottery? In this one-day event, participants explore the creativity and diversity of clay in a fun, relaxed environment.  Supplies are included. 

$50
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Raku Workshop

at VisArts at Rockville - Rockville
155 Gibbs St, Washington, District of Columbia 20850

Raku is a firing process developed in 16th century Japan; ceramics fired in this manner are referred to as Raku or Raku pottery. It is an exciting way to create unique decorative pottery. Raku pieces are glazed, dried and then put directly into a very hot kiln where they remain about 20 minutes until the glazes have melted at a temperature of 1820...

$100

2 sessions

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Surface Decoration

at The Art League - Alexandria
105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Students are encouraged to explore a full array of surface decoration and finishing techniques, including silk screening, lithography, mishima, latex resist, colored slip transfers, and carving. A variety of hand-building techniques are explored. Discussions of color theory, form, and function as well as methods to achieve our personal artistic visions...

$270

9 sessions

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One Shot!

at District Clay Center - Langdon
2414 Douglas St NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20018

You get a wheel, clay, a nice instructor, some local beer* and wine, a cracker or two and 2.5 hours to try your hand at the wheel. If you like it, you can get your $45 class fee credited to a ten week session. If you don't, at least you got a beer and some mud on your hands. Never a bad thing. Note: Because you are working with wet clay, there...

$45
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Handbuilding Plus! Basic Through Advanced

at Glen Echo Pottery - Glen Echo
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, Maryland 20812

Instruction in pinch, coil, and slab construction techniques, plus surface decoration, glazing, and firing at cone 10 reduction. Individual guidance for all levels of experience; special attention to newcomers.  Experienced potters can pursue independent projects with guidance of instructor.   Students may only enroll in one handbuilding...

$188

12 sessions

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Pottery Wheel (Beginning/Intermediate)

at Hinckley Pottery, Inc. - Georgetown
3132 Blues Alley NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20007

In this class, beginners get grounding in pottery fundamentals. You will learn how to center a mound of clay, and how to throw, trim and glaze their pots.  Generally, after one 10-week session, they can make mugs, bowls, and other basic forms.

$400

10 sessions

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Tableware Intensive

at The Art League - Alexandria
105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Making Handmade Tableware is a wonderful way to combine all the pottery techniques of handbuilding. wheelthrowing and surface decoration with the love of cooking and food. Explore the handbuilding techniques of pinch, coil and slab to make tableware. Give a personal voice to your work with decorating techniques in the wetware, leatherhard and bisque...

$265

8 sessions

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Throwing / Handbuilding Ceramics

at The Art League - Alexandria
105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

The Art League Ceramics Studio at our Madison Annex in Old Town, Alexandria boasts large, bright, and well-equipped studios. Open studio time allows students to practice and expand their skills outside of class. Previously enrolled students interested in a complete clay experience may participate in our assistant work-study program and have the opportunity...

$270

9 sessions

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Creative Handbuilding Ceramics (Adult)

at The Art League - Alexandria
105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

This class is designed for the experienced handbuilder who wants to create whimsical ceramic figures or projects of their own. Participants' imaginations will be sparked with a variety of techniques. Specially tailored demonstrations and weekly feedback will expand the creative possibilities. The fee includes 25 pounds of clay, glazes, and firing....

$270

9 sessions

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Mixed Level Wheel Class

at VisArts at Rockville - Rockville
155 Gibbs St 3rd Fl, Rockville, Maryland 20850

Students of all skill levels are encouraged to take this class. Whether you’ve never used a wheel or you have years of experience you’ll learn how to build and expand your skills and create beautiful functional ceramic forms. For students already comfortable with the basics we will focus on improving your skills and throwing larger and more consistent...

$265

8 sessions

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Handbuilding Ceramics (Ages 10 To Adult)

at The Art League - Alexandria
105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Participants with all levels of experience explore clay in a supportive atmosphere, guided by a skilled instructor. A variety of handbuilding skills are taught with an emphasis on creativity and having fun. Students are encouraged to explore their own ideas and projects. All work is fired for permanence. The fee includes 25 pounds of clay, glazes,...

$245

9 sessions

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Teapot Workshop

at VisArts at Rockville - Rockville
155 Gibbs St, Washington, District of Columbia 20850

Bring it all together…Using a handbuilt or wheelthrown base, we will make lids, spouts, handles and feet to assemble this ultimate pottery goal. This three-day compressed schedule is perfect to work on this challenging and exciting project.

$125

3 sessions

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