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204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
(443)- 282- 0030

April 2020

Porcelain or Not with Rick Bisgyer (4 weeks)

April 2 @ 10:00 am - April 23 @ 1:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This 4 week Special Topic Class is for Intermediate/Advanced Students who want to explore the sensual qualities of this ancient clay. Whether you choose to jump straight into porcelain, or work your way up to it through white porcelaneous stoneware, Rick will guide you through the process. By working in porcelain you gain delicacy while maintaining strength, and purity and intensity of glaze colors, achieving amazing results. About the Instructor: Choosing to work exclusively in porcelain, Rick Bisgyer has been…

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Intermediate Pottery (4 weeks)

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - April 23 @ 8:30 pm
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Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Continuing the progression from bowl and cylinder, Intermediate Pottery will focus on closed and lidded forms, with attention to precision and sizing. We will also talk about details and decoration. The only requirement is to have basic experience in throwing on the wheel - good for continuing beginners. This course does not include clay or open studio tickets. PAYMENT BUTTON    

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Introduction to the Pottery Wheel with Marcey Sherman (8 weeks)

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - May 25 @ 8:30 pm
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Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Ever seen “Ghost” and wondered if making pottery is really like that?  Actually, the techniques used in the movie are close to how pots are made, minus the steamy caresses! This 8-week beginners class will teach you the basic steps used with the potter’s wheel and allow you to explore creativity with clay. Each student will receive 25# of clay (std 112) and 8 open studio tickets (a $102 value) to come and practice their skills. A beginner’s tool kit…

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Introduction to the Pottery Wheel with Rick Bisgyer (8 weeks)

April 7 @ 10:00 am - May 26 @ 12:30 pm
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Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Have you ever been amazed to see someone at the potter’s wheel creating something beautiful from a lump of clay? This class is for beginning pottery students with little or no wheel experience, and those who have taken introductory wheel classes and wish to have more instruction. Students will be working with stoneware clay. They will learn the fundamental techniques of preparing clay, throwing on the wheel, trimming, and glazing a piece, creating a finished decorative or functional pot. Amaze…

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Hand Building with Marilee Schumann (4 weeks)

April 18 @ 10:00 am - May 9 @ 1:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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A 4-week course focusing on hand building techniques for functional and sculptural objects. We will use coiling and slabs to make vessels, asymmetrical forms and sculptures. There will be ample time and space for finishing your projects. The course fee includes your first 25 lbs. of clay (Std. 308) and 4 free open studio tickets that you can use the clay studio (a $60+ value). Age limit: 16+ Experience required: Beginner to intermediate REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

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Colorful Clay Flowers

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This class has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 10am - 2pm. Please join us!  How does your garden grow? Summer or winter, indoors or out, these flowers are a perfect delight. Students will make two different ceramic blossoms, 3 to 6-inches in diameter on stems, to be used as garden or indoor ornaments. You will learn to hand paint them with underglazes the same day they are made. Colors and embellishments are up to your own creative instincts.…

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