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This 6-week course will be an introduction to wheel thrown ceramics. Within this once-a-week course, this class will learn how to create functional ceramics on a potters wheel. The class will begin with learning how to center clay, create basic forms, and gain comfort with the equipment. We will progress into more difficult forms and more advanced throwing techniques as students build confidence with the material. As the pieces dry the students will learn trimming techniques to refine and finish their work. Projects will include making functional ware from start to finish such as cups, mugs and bowls. Towards the end the class will learn about the glazing process and students will be able to glaze their own work. All levels welcome.
$165 - Ages 16+
Monday evenings 6:00pm-8:30pm
Intermediate Wheel-Throwing with Expanded Techniques
This class will focus on expanding the throwing knowledge you learned in your beginning sessions. These basic techniques will be essential to being successful in this class. We will explore more advanced methods of production that involve hand building, extruding, slab rolling, additive coil building, press molds, and much more. There are so many approaches to working with clay and my hopes are that by taking this class you can start to formulate your own voice in the material. Surgeon Generals Warning: The ideal participant will have at least one or two wheel classes completed. Those in the class are expected to have a near proficient level of throwing and glazing. We will shortly revisit some of the basic techniques, but it is expected that the participants have a solid foundation of throwing before taking this class. *This is not a beginning class.
$185 - Ages 16+
Tuesday evenings 6:30-9:00pm
This 6-week course will be an introduction to the functional and sculptural process of ceramics using various hand building techniques. Within this once-a-week course, we will explore processes including pinch, coil, and slab building as well as gain an understanding of the tools and methods involved in hand building. Projects will include things such as functional dinnerware all the way to purely sculptural pieces. Students will learn about glazing and how color and surface design can bring life to their unique works of art. All levels welcome.
$165 - Ages 16+
Wine and Ceramics Night!
Join us for a fun evening of sipping wine while playing with clay! This workshop is geared towards all levels with the intent for you to be creative while having a fun night out. Think of this as a crash course in both wheel-throwing and hand-building! Everyone will walk away having finished a hand-built piece as well as a few wheel-thrown pieces. At the end of the night you will pick glazes for each of your pieces. All materials included. Modest wine provided or BYOW.
$45 Must be 21+
Friday 7/27 6:30pm-9:00pm
Friday 8/31 6:30pm-9:00pm
This class was created with the busy body in mind. With no commitment to a multiple week class students can learn at their own desired pace. Whether you are just beginning or are looking to broaden your skills on the wheel, this class will provide you with basic knowledge and fundamentals to get you going in the right direction. This once a week class is for those who wish to give throwing on the wheel a try without the commitment of a multiple week course. Students will watch various demos by the instructor and will be guided through the hands on process of throwing on the wheel. All materials included. Sign up class by class or purchase a pack of 4 for a discounted price! Please note this class tends to fill up ahead of time so there are no walk ins. Register online ahead of time for individual classes or if you've purchased a pack of 4 classes just shoot us an email at CostaMesaCeramics@gmail.com to reserve a spot for a specific class date.
Ages 16+ $45 per class or 4 for $150
Every Saturday Afternoon 1:00pm-3:00pm
Learn the basics of either wheel-throwing or hand-building by scheduling a private 2-hour lesson with one of our instructors! All materials included. Once you have purchased your lesson via the Register Online tab please email us asap to schedule your lesson. CostaMesaCeramics@gmail.com or use the form on our About + Contact page.
$65 for 1 person
$100 for 2 people
$135 for 3 people
*Please note: If you are interested in an immediate lesson or a specific date, we highly recommend contacting us prior to purchasing your lesson.
Cancellation Policy: All sales are final. Classes and workshops can only be refunded for credit towards another class or workshop given it is done at least one week (7 days) prior to the start date of said class or workshop. Cancelations made within 7 days of the start date are not guaranteed a credit. Credit must be put towards a class or workshop within 6 months after purchase. After 6 months all credit is forfeited. Please email us with any questions.