The Don and Marjie Mowery Classroom and Ceramics Studio

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Hand Building

Teacher: John Guarnera
Ages: 16 – Adult
Fee: $150 ($165 non-member)
Materials Fee: $20

6 Monday Evenings • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Session B: Mar. 4, 11, 18; Apr. 1, 8, 15
Session C: Apr. 29; May 6.13, 20, 27; June 3


6 Wednesday Mornings • 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session E: March 6, 13, 20, April 3, 10, 17
Session F: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; June 5


Course will guide you through the three basic techniques to hand building; pinching, coiling, and slab work. Projects will be student-driven under the instruction of John Guarnera.

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Wheel 101

Ages: 16 – Adult
Fee: $150 ($165 non-member)
Material fee: $20


6 Tuesday Afternoons • 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Teacher: Marcus Davis
Session B: Mar. 5, 12, 19; Apr. 2, 9, 16
Session C:  Apr. 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4


6 Wednesday Evenings • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Teacher: Janelle Hoch
Session E: Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8


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: $150 ($165 non-member)
Material fee: $20


6 Thursday Afternoons • 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Teacher: Emily Hampson
Session B: Mar. 7, 14, 21; Apr. 4, 11, 18
Session C: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; June 6


6 Tuesday Evenings • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Teacher: Marcus Davis
Session E: Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7


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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Crash Course: Handles

Teacher: Janelle Hoch
Ages: 12 – Adult
3 Tuesdays
May 14, 21, 28
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $90 ($100 non-member)
Materials Fee: $20
Get a (good) grip! Learn how to make pulled, coiled, & hollow handles for mugs, soup bowls, serving trays, and whatever else you’ve got to get a grip on!

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Crash Course: Lidded Vessels

Teacher: Marcus Davis
Ages: 12 – Adult
3 Wednesdays
May, 15, 22, 29
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $90 ($100 non-member)
Materials Fee: $20
Learn how to measure and fit the perfect lid to your thrown vessel. From sugar jars to cookie jars, the skills you’ll learn will apply to all!

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Jar by instructor, Marcus Davis

Jar by instructor, Marcus Davis


Basic and Continuing Ceramics

Teacher: Marcus Davis
Ages: Teen-Adult
3 Tuesdays: June 11, 18, 25
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
Fee: $90 ($100 non-member)
+ $20 Material fee

In this class, students continue to discover the excitement of clay! Geared for beginners and those looking to expand their skills. In this class students will learn both basic techniques of wheel throwing, hand building and slip/glaze/wash application.

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Thrown, Altered, and Assembled

Teacher: Marcus Davis
Ages: Teen-Adult 
Fee: $120 ($130 non-member)
+ $20 Material fee
5 Tuesdays: July 9, 16, 23, 30; August 6
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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CERAMIC WORKSHOPS
Fun “Make & Take” workshops—perfect fit for all skill levels and busy lives. Snacks & beverages are provided to enhance the fun experience.


Platter by Sue Tirrell, inspiration for the class!

Platter by Sue Tirrell, inspiration for the class!

Sgraffito Tiles

Teacher: Janelle Hoch
Saturday, April 27
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Fee: $45 ($50 non-member)
Materials fee: $10


Scratch through the surface and learn the time-honored tradition of sgraffito! Each student will learn how to layer colored underglazes and slips to create beautiful images on a pre-cut tile.

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Porcelain Pendants

Teacher: Kirsten Olson
Saturday, May 18
Fee: $45 ($50 non-member)
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Materials fee: $20

Design a pendant from the finest of clay- porcelain! In this
class you will sculpt, decorate, and fashion your own unique piece of wearable art. You will create 3-4 pendants.

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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, April 5
Friday, May 10
Friday, June 21
Friday, July 12
Friday August 9

(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.