Atmospheric Firing with Matt Schiemann

Atmospheric Firing with Matt Schiemann

Saturdays, 3 or 6 classes

Offered for:
Winter Session 1 (Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, and 16) – 6 classes
Winter Session 2 (March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and April 6) – 6 classes
Spring Session 1 (April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, and 25) – 6 classes

This class will focus on combining the elements of line, volume and form to create functional wheel thrown pottery.  Students in this class will learn a variety of different forming methods, altering wheel thrown objects, pulling handles, incorporating attachments and addressing the functionality of the object.  Questions on aesthetics will be addressed (proportions, balance, line integration etc.) during the demonstration and a discussion on how to resolve these complications.  There will be other discussions on how to set yourself up for success in the studio, such as; choosing the appropriate clay body and glazes, how to effectively set up your studio, marketing with social media as well as selling strategies.  These demonstrations and discussions will help to motivate the students and get them excited to be back in the studio.  The class will be making work to go into atmospheric kilns. This class will work towards a cone 1 soda firing.

Purchase clay prior to your first class by calling 727-822-7162

6 week cost:
Member $165
Non-Member $195

3 week cost:
Member $100
Non-Member $115

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To register by phone, please call the Morean Arts Center at 727.822.7872
All ceramic classes will be held at the
Morean Center for Clay
420 22nd St S
St. Petersburg, FL 33712