The Don and Marjie Mowery Classroom and Ceramics Studio

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Wheel 101

Ages: 16 – Adult
Fee: $160 ($175 non-member)
Material fee: $20

6 Tuesday Evenings • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Teacher: Janelle Hoch
Session A: September 3, 10, 24; October 1, 8, 15

6 Monday Evenings • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Teacher: Quay San
Session B: October 21, 28: November 4, 11, 18, 25


Class covers the basics of wheel throwing, wedging, centering, making, trimming & glazing. For beginners and those wanting a refresher. Open to all skill levels.

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Wheel 102

Ages: 16 – Adult
Fee: $160 ($175 non-member)
Material fee: $20


6 Tuesday Evenings • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Teacher: Janelle Hoch
October 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19, 26

Emphasizing the fundamentals of wheel thrown pottery such as centering, pulling, shaping, trimming, and glazing. Students will also focus on creating a wide variety of clay gifts for family, friends, and co-workers, just in time for the holidays. Open to all skill levels, however, it is suggested students should have recently taken a wheel class and/or throw regularly.

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Hand Building

Teacher: John Guarnera
Ages: 16 – Adult
Fee: $160 ($175 non-member)
Materials Fee: $20

6 Tuesday Evenings • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
December 3, 10, 17; January 7. 14, 21

Handbuilding with clay is a versatile way of creating a wide variety of shapes and forms that cannot be easily created on the wheel. This is an excellent class for beginning and returning students. Student-driven projects under the instruction of John.

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Thrown, Altered, and Assembled

Teacher: Quay San
Ages: Teen-Adult 
Fee: $120 ($130 non-member)
+ $20 Material fee
NEW DATES:
5 Mondays: July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

This workshop is designed to introduce students to the skills, techniques, and approaches in thrown and altered functional ceramics. Students will gain an understanding of the
possibilities of both leather hard assembly techniques as well as techniques of wet assembly with an emphasis on the possibilities of spontaneous composition in the wet assembled vessel.

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Throw BIG!

Teacher: Quay San
Ages: Teen-Adult
6 Mondays
September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $160 ($175 non-member) + $20 Materials fee

Explore size and scale on the wheel through special techniques like progressive centering and stacked segments. Learn how to throw smarter, not harder, to push your work to new heights (and widths)!

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Crash Course: Moon Jars

Teacher: Quay San
Ages: Teen-Adult
3 Mondays
December 2, 9, 16
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $90 ($100 non-member) + $20 Materials fee
Join in on the #MoonJarChallenge that is sweeping Instagram! This 3 week crash course will include both throwing and theory - we’ll discuss the Moon Jar in context and learn to throw them on the wheel. Class is for intermediate skill level who are able to center and throw comfortably.

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CERAMIC WORKSHOPS
Fun “Make & Take” workshops—perfect fit for all skill levels and busy lives. Snacks & beverages are provided to enhance the fun experience.


Set The Table

Workshop with Ceramic Artist, Maureen Joyce

Wednesday, June 26
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Ages: Teen – Adult
Fee: $65 ($75 non-member)
Material fee: $20

Create 3 distinct pieces for your table, serving, or place setting.
All materials are supplied, no experience required.

Maureen Joyce is the director of ArtsLive and a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen living in Carlisle PA.  She attended Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh and currently studies at Harrisburg Area Community College. She teaches a variety of ceramic workshops at CALC to encourage participants to explore clay’s various possibilities.

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Make a Face

Workshop with Ceramic Artist, Maureen Joyce

Wednesday, July 17
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Ages: Teen – Adult
Fee: $40 ($45 non-member)
Material fee: $10
All materials are supplied, no experience required.

Make a mug or vase with a cute little face!
Let Maureen show you how to make a mug that will put a smile on anyone’s mug!

Maureen Joyce is the director of ArtsLive and a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen living in Carlisle PA.  She attended Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh and currently studies at Harrisburg Area Community College. She teaches a variety of ceramic workshops at CALC to encourage participants to explore clay’s various possibilities.

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Cut-It-Out!

Workshop with Ceramic Artist, Maureen Joyce

Wednesday, August 28
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Ages 12 to Adult
Fee: $40 Member ($45 Non-Member)
Material fee: $10.00

Create a ceramic lantern using a pre-thrown form. Maureen will show you how to cut out shapes to make a beautiful lantern. Students will select a glaze and Maureen will fire your piece and it will be ready for you to pick up in about a week after the class. All tools and materials are provided, no experience needed. Some tools used are sharp knives and adult supervision is needed for younger participants.

Maureen Joyce is the director of ArtsLive and a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen living in Carlisle PA.  She attended Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh and currently studies at Harrisburg Area Community College. She teaches a variety of ceramic workshops at CALC to encourage participants to explore clay’s various possibilities.

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SURFACE SERIES WORKSHOPS 
Workshops meant for all levels of experience. Led by professional artists, these workshops focus on specific techniques in ceramics. Students will walk away with the skills necessary to apply these new techniques to their own studio practice.


Pit Fire

Teacher: John Guarnera
Ages: Teen – Adult, 
beginners to novices
Fee: $135 ($145 non-member)
+ $25 Material fee
2 Wednesdays: July 24, 31
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
and Saturday: August 10 
(Sat. class held at The Red Tomato Farm, Newville, PA)
10:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Learn how to use a primitive firing technique with contemporary design and surface techniques. This class requires that students bring bone dry pieces to prepare with Terra Sigillata and burnish. Class two will decorate pieces with various techniques with low fire glazes. The third session will be held at The Red Tomato Farm to complete final surface treatment and pit fire the pieces.

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Alternative Firing Techniques

Teacher: John Guarnera
Ages: Teen – Adult, 
beginners to novices
Fee: $60 ($65 non-member) + $20 Material fee
Saturday, August 10
(weather dependent)
10:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Class will meet at The Red Tomato Farm to explore a multitude of firing techniques. Participants will provide their own bisque ware pieces to pit fire, barrel fire, Raku and Obavara firing will be completed as well. Each participant will bring a minimum of 6 pieces to experience each firing technique. Each student participant will receive an instruction sheet so that they bring work that will provide the best potential for each technique. 

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Craft Beer & Clay

Cost per session:
$40 ($45 non-member) + $20 materials fee
Classes start at 7 p.m.
A fun night out at CALC. Class & materials fee includes all materials and instruction as well as bevvies and snacks. All skill levels welcome--our experienced potter will ensure that you’ll create a successful piece. Choose hand building or wheel throwing.

Friday, July 12
Friday August 9
Friday, September 13
Friday, October 11
Friday, November 15

(Each Date is a separate class)

Private classes can be arranged for groups of 6-10 people

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Deluxe Pottery Tools

Students may purchase a pottery tool kit ($25.00 + $1.50 tax) to be picked up on the first day of class or at Open Clay Studio.

Kemper Tool Set is made in the U.S.A. It includes:

  • Potter's Rib

  • Steel Scraper

  • Wood Modelling Tool

  • Needle Tool

  • Ribbon Tool

  • Loop Tool

  • Sponge

  • Wire Clay Cutter

 

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Wheel Throwing Private Instruction

3 sessions, 2 hours per session

Total cost for 3 sessions $300 Member($315 Non- member)

All skill levels, from beginner to large pots.

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CALC Refund Policy for Art Classes
Carlisle Arts Learning Center does not provide a cash refund for cancellation of art classes, unless the class is cancelled by CALC. In order to request a withdrawal from a class or workshop, students must contact CALC at least 5 days before the first class meeting. Students who request a withdrawal at least 5 days prior to the first meeting will receive a 90% tuition class credit. Students withdrawing fewer than 5 days from the first day of class are not eligible for a class credit.
Please note we are unable to provide make-up opportunities, prorate or provide refunds for missed classes due to personal scheduling conflicts.