The Don and Marjie Mowery Studio
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Move beyond the basics of wheel throwing & refine your skills and expand your range of forms through individual projects. Class will cover advanced techniques in surface decoration & glazing.
Ages 16 – Adult
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $150 member ($165 non-member) + $18 Material fee
Teacher: Emily Hampson
July 11, 18, 25; Aug. 1, 8, 15
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Workshop with Ceramic Artist, Maureen Joyce
Wednesday, July 18
Ages 12 to Adult
Fee: $35 Member ($40 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.
Explore the potential of clay’s surface in this hands-on workshop. Topics will include mishima, sgraffito, and glazing coupled with in-depth discourse on atmospheric firing techniques.
CALC will provide test tile size samples for the hands-on portion of the workshop, however, participants are encouraged to bring their own leather hard work or bisque ware with them if they'd like.
August 4th, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fees: $135 member, $145 non-member
$45 materials (lunch included)
Denise O'Connell Joyal is the Adjunct Professor of Ceramics at Wilson College and a graduate of Hood College with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Ceramic Arts. She say's of her work, "Like sunlight passing over the landscape, fire and soda vapor flow across the wares adding warm colors and permanently illuminating the vessels’ surfaces. Swirling gases surround the molten forms, moving through and around them, seeking escape. The fleeting journey of the flame is captured on forms representing the artist’s perception of light moving through time. Inlaid patterns enhance the surface of the forms offering added visual interest, keeping the work fresh and alive."
Teacher: Thom Bissey
Cost per session:
$35 member/$40 non-member
plus $20 materials fee per person
Classes start at 7 p.m.
A fun night out at CALC.
Class & materials fee includes all materials and instruction as well as beverages and snacks. All skill levels welcome- our experienced potter, Thom Bissey, will insure that you’ll create a successful piece.
Friday, May 18
Friday, June 15
Friday, July 13
Friday, August 10
(Each Date is a separate class)
Private classes can be arranged for groups of 6-10 people
Thom Bissey has been a professional potter since 1987, he was educated in high-fire ceramics but moved to alternative firing experimentation. His work has been shown nationally and internationally.
Independent Ceramics Studio:
Allows access to the studio outside of regularly scheduled class time. ICS hours with volunteer moderation will be held every Thursday night (6:30-9) and Saturday (10-2) unless otherwise specified. ICS users may use the studio anytime a class is not in session in the ceramics studio. Call ahead to check studio availability (717-249-6973).
ICS users are required to:
- Have taken at least two CALC ceramic classes in the past two years and have approval from the studio manager. - or
- Have previous experience and taken one ceramics class at CALC and have approval from the studio manager.
- Be a member of CALC
- Ages: 12 - Adult
- ICS users will be responsible for purchasing passes once approval has been granted. They are also required to purchase clay and firings. Glazes are provided and covered in the cost of the glaze-firing fee.
- Equipment use is not guaranteed and instruction is not provided. ICS is intended for those with experience only.
- No refunds of any kind will be issued for ICS purchases regardless of the reason.
- All new ICS members must schedule an orientation with the studio manager to ensure safe and clear understanding of CALC studio operations.
- ICS Passes expire four months after the date of purchase.
For questions, please contact Kirsten Olson, Studio Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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:
Wood Modelling Tool
Wire Clay Cutter
Students may purchase a pottery tool kit ($15.00 + .90 tax) to be picked up on the first day of class or at Open Clay Studio.
- Potter's Rib
- Steel Scraper
- Wood Modelling Tool
- Needle Tool
- Ribbon Tool
- Loop Tool
- Wire Clay Cutter
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. If the student cancels with a notice of at least 30 days prior to the start of the class a gift certi cate will be issued for 100% of the class fee. If the student cancels with less than 30 days prior notice a gift certi cate will be issued for 90% of the class value.