Atmospheric Firing with Matt Schiemann

Atmospheric Firing
with Matt Schiemann

Saturdays, 3 or 6 classes
10am – 12:30pm

Skill Level: All Levels

Offered for:
Summer Session 2 (July 27, Aug 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31)

Fall Session 1 (Sept 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, and 19)

Fall Session 2 (Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, Dec 7, and 14) No classes Nov 30 for Thanksgiving

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 10 soda firing.

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

3 week cost:
Member $105
Non-Member $120

6 week cost:
Member $170
Non-Member $200
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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 Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712