The Don and Marjie Mowery Studio


Wheel 101 (Morning)

Teacher: Kurt Brantner
Ages: 16 – Adult
6 Mondays
Session A: Jan. 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar. 5
Session B: Mar. 12, 19, 26; Apr. 2, 9, 16
Session C: Apr. 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $150 ($165 non-member)
Material fee: $18

This class covers the basics of wheel throwing, from wedging, centering, making, trimming, and glazing.  Geared towards beginners and those wanting to refresh their skills, this class is open to all levels.

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Wheel 101 (Evening)

Teacher: Kurt Brantner
Ages: 16 – Adult
6 Mondays
Session A: Jan. 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar. 5
Session B: Mar. 12, 19, 26; Apr. 2, 9, 16
Session C: Apr. 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Fee: $150 ($165 non-member)
Material fee: $18

This class covers the basics of wheel throwing, from wedging, centering, making, trimming, and glazing.  Geared towards beginners and those wanting to refresh their skills, this class is open to all levels.

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Wheel 102

Teacher: Kirsten Olson
Ages: 16 – Adult
6 Tuesdays
Session A: Mar.ar. 6 [skip 13], 20, 27; Apr. 3, 10, 17
Session B: Apr. 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Fee: $150 ($165 non-member)
Material fee: $18

This class is a great opportunity for you to move beyond the basic techniques of throwing on the wheel. Refine your throwing skills and expand your range of forms through individual projects. The class will cover more advanced techniques in surface decoration and glazing.

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Hand Building

Teacher: John Gaurnera
Ages: 16 – Adult
6 Mondays
Session A: Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28; Mar. 7, 14
Session B: Mar. 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2
6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Fee: $150 ($165 non-member)
Material fee: $18

This introductory course will guide you through the three basic techniques to hand building; pinching, coiling, and slab work. Projects, whether functional or sculptural, will be student-driven under the instruction of John Guarnera.

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Make a Mug

Workshop with Ceramic Artist, Maureen Joyce

Wednesday, January 31
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Make a mug for and/or with your sweetheart!
Let Maureen show you how to make a mug that will put a smile on anyone’s face!
Ages: Teen – Adult
Fee: $35 ($40 non-member)
Material fee: $10
All materials are supplied, no experience required.

Maureen Joyce studied at Carnegie Mellon University, Pitt University and currently studies at Harrisburg Area Community College. ‘MoJo’ had the opportunity to study in Black Mountain, NC where she rekindled her love of clay and its creative possibilities.

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Porcelain Pendants

Artist:  Kirsten Olson

Class fee: $35 ($40 non-member) + Material fee:  $25

Friday, February 2* 6:30 p.m.
Friday, March 23*, 6:30 p.m.

*Register for each class separately

Design your very own pendant from the finest of clay- porcelain! In this class you will sculpt, decorate and fashion your own unique piece of wearable art.  You’ll have time to create 3-4 pendants for yourself or to give as gifts

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Love Mugs

Teacher: Kirsten Olson
Date:  Wednesday, February 7
Decorate a pre-thrown mug with paint-on glaze as you and a special someone enjoy a fun night creating! The pieces will take a week to glaze fire, just in time for a Valentine pick up!

Materials fee: $15

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Surface Series Workshops: "Surface Decorating Techniques" &"Fire It Up! Raku!"

One day classes 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.

Register for each workshop separately.

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Surface Decorating Techniques

with Lana Heckendorn
Saturday, March 24
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (w/ lunch break)
Fee: $135 ($145 non-member)
Material fee: $45
(incl. tool kit used to achieve techniques covered in workshop)*

Looking for some inspiration when it comes to glazing your pots?  Learn a variety of surface decoration and glazing techniques, including etching with (and without) underglazes, and batik resists with underglazes. A number of techniques for layering glazes and putting multiple glazes on one piece will also be shown, such as glaze inlay and overlay, and ‘burst’ glazing.  Painter’s tape and wax resist will be used to work with CALC’s palette of glazes.  While the majority of time will be spent in demonstration, please bring several pieces of bone dry and bisque (even test tiles) to try these techniques during breaks.

*Materials fee includes a boxed lunch

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Fire it UP! RAKU!

with Maureen Joyce
Saturday, May 19
(weather permitting)
Time: 10-3 p.m. (w/ lunch break)
Fee: $60 ($65 non-member)
Material fee: $25*

Dive deeper into the various firing techniques of Raku. The workshop will have several demonstrations and multiple firings. Students will glaze pre-made bisqueware and experiment with glazes in the multiple firings. Unlike other processes in ceramics, the pieces are removed from the kiln while still glowing hot. Students will learn both the traditional and contemporary techniques that make this kind of firing so exciting! You’ll be able to take home your fired work the day of the workshop.

*Materials fee includes a boxed lunch

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Ceramic & Floral Design Workshops: "Succuletn Mania! & "Floral and Vase Design"

Succulent Mania!

Design your very ownsucculent garden! This is a two-part class with ceramic artist Maureen Joyce, and Nina Poe of Roots Flower Farm. First, you'll design and build your own succulent tray out of textured slabs. And in the second class, you'll learn how to assemble a beautiful succulent arrangement in your clay tray!

Ages: 16 - Adult
Fee: $100 ($110 non-member)
Materials: $25
May 23 (Tray Making) AND May 30 (Arranging)
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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Floral and Vase Design

Learn from the pros! This is a two-part class taught in partnership with ceramic artist Maureen Joyce & Roots Flower Farm's Michelle Elston. Students will texture and design vases in the first class. The second class will focus on composing floral arrangements for their unique vase!

Ages: 16 - Adult
Fee: $100 ($110 non-member)
Feb. 28 (Vase Making) AND March 7 (Arranging)
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Materials: $25

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Craft Beer & Clay

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, January  26th
Friday, February 23rd
Friday, March 9th
Friday, April 13th
Friday, May 18th
(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.

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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:

  1. Have taken at least two CALC ceramic classes in the past two years and have approval from the studio manager. - or
  2. Have previous experience and taken one ceramics class at CALC and have approval from the studio manager.
  3. Be a member of CALC
  • 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 (kolsoncalc@gmail.com).


Pottery Tools

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.

Set 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. 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.