Published On: Fri, Apr 5th, 2013

SCC summer clay classes

Southwestern Community College will be offering the following classes this summer at the Swain Center, located at 60 Almond School Road in Bryson City. Payment can be made anytime prior to the beginning of class but is due on the first day of class. To register for any class, (828) 366-2000 or  j_marley@southwesterncc.edu.

Heritage Arts Independent Study: Ceramics

May 6-29, Monday 6-8pm, room 125, Instructor: J. Matthews Cost: $38

June 3-24, Monday 6-8p.m., room 125, Instructor: J. Matthews Cost: $38

July 8-29, Monday 6-8p.m., room 125, Instructor: K. Hubbs Cost: $38

This course is a self-directed, independent study for advanced students. Students will meet weekly with the instructor for seven weeks to review progress and address any concerns. Students will be expected to work on their own, during open studio hours. Cost of materials not included. Prerequisites: Beginning Wheel & Intermediate Wheel and/or instructor’s permission.

 

Beginning & Intermediate Wheel

May 16 – Aug. 8, Tuesday and Thursday 6-9p.m., room 123, Instructor: M. Burrell, Cost: $175

This course provides the beginner an introduction to making forms on the potter’s wheel, or to hone the skills of the student with wheel throwing experience. All levels of students will explore the various round forms that can be created on the wheel including cups, bowls, bottles and plates. Students will also work on surface decorations, glazing and firing of their work. Cost of materials not included. Prerequisite: None

 

Clay: Experimental Topics

May 16 – Aug. 8, Tuesday and Thursday 6-9p.m., room 125, Instructor: E. Delfield, Cost: $175

During the duration of this course, students will cover a variety of advanced topics in ceramics from a sustainable and environmentally sensitive perspective. Students will create work and experiment with different glazing methods for Cone 6 Gas Reduction. Cost of materials not included. Prerequisite: Beginning Wheel & Intermediate Wheel and/or instructor’s permission.

 

Clay: Throwing Problems

May 20 – Aug. 13, Monday 1-4p.m., room 123, Instructor: E. Delfield, Cost: $125

Students will concentrate on a variety of wheel throwing techniques. Topics covered will include clay bodies, bowls, vases, and bottles, as well as a variety of glazing and firing techniques. At the conclusion of the course students will have completed a number of projects demonstrating an advanced proficiency in wheel throwing. Cost of supplies not included. Prerequisite: Beginning & Intermediate Wheel or instructor’s permission.

 

Clay: Owls

June 4 -27, Tuesday and Thursday 2-5p.m., room 123, Instructor: M. Burrell, Cost: $65

In this clay topics class, students will learn how to construct whimsical owl themed items in clay from start to finish. Topics covered by the instructor include using wheel thrown forms, hand building, slab construction, and glazing & firing considerations. Cost of materials not included. Prerequisites: Beginning Wheel, or instructor’s permission.

 

Clay: Special Projects

June 5 – July 31, Wednesday 6-10p.m., room 125, Instructor: J. McKee, Cost: $125

This class will give the advanced student an opportunity to work on a specific project, with close support from the instructor. Emphasis will be place on a very high level of quality, clean work and surface decorations, glazing and firing techniques. Students will be expected to document their process and results from the project. Cost of supplies not included. Prerequisites: Beginning & Intermediate Wheel and instructor’s permission.

 

Clay: Brides Ornaments

July 9 – Aug. 1, Tuesday and Thursday 2-5p.m., room 123, Instructor: M. Burrell, Cost: $65

In this clay topics class, students will learn how to construct whimsical bride’s ornaments in clay from start to finish. The Bride’s Ornaments concept is based on a German tradition of gifting 12 ornaments to a new bride, each representing a blessing. Topics covered by the instructor include using wheel thrown forms, hand building, slab construction, and glazing & firing considerations. Cost of materials not included. Prerequisites: Beginning Wheel, or instructor’s permission.

 

Clay: Large Vessels

July 16 – Aug. 8, Tuesday and Thursday 1-4p.m., room 125, Instructor: K. Hubbs, Cost: $125

This class provides the intermediate level student instruction on the techniques used to throw large on the potter’s wheel. Students will continue to explore ceramic process in the use of the potter’s wheel, glazing and firing. Cost of materials not included. Prerequisite:  Beginning Wheel or instructor’s permission.

 

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