Monday, July 30, 2018

September Class Listing for Odyssey ClayWorks in Asheville


Odyssey ClayWorks
September Session 2018
August 27- October 4
6-Weeks
www.odysseyclayworks.com

Beginner Wheel Throwing

Cayce Kolstad

Tuesdays 3-5:30pm
August 28- October 2

With an emphasis on ceramic tableware, this class is a perfect introduction to throwing on the potter's wheel. We will explore the fundamental forms of functional pottery and work towards altering them to make cups, mugs, bowls and more. We will also cover the basics of glazing in order to create food safe pots you can use at home.

Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner
Tuition: $235 + $35 Lab Fee

Plates and Mugs: Focusing On Surface and Form


Laurie Caffery Harris

Tuesdays, 6:30-9pm
August 28- October 2

These two popular forms offer endless possibilities of expression to the clay artist. In this intermediate level class, we will use the potter’s wheel to create our forms, then focus on creating a unique surface that reflects your individuality. Through demonstrations and practice on our own test tiles, we will cover surface design including mishima (slip inlay), painting, and sgraffito carving. There will also be a heavy emphasis on handle making, as we seek to create forms that are both beautiful, and easy to use.

Level: Intermediate and Advanced
Tuition: $255 + $35 Lab Fee

The Art of Etsy


Raina Lee Scott

Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm
4 Weeks, September 5-26

This class is for anyone who wants to learn how to sell their handmade work or vintage goods online, using the Etsy platform. This class is for beginners, as well as established sellers who want a shop overhaul so they can startmoving their work. We will thoroughly go into how to use SEO (search engine optimization) within Etsy’s new search algorithm, so that your items will get easily found on Etsy and Google search. This includes helping you develop searchable key words in the title and how to use tags in your listings, and write an enticing item description. We will also cover shop branding and give you photography tips to get your shop looking congruent with your personality and get a brand that will represent you and your product in this day’s market.

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $185, No Lab Fee

Handbuilding Sculptural Vases

Mac McCusker

Thursdays 11am-1:30pm
August 30- October 4

Have you ever wanted to scale up the size of your work, but weren’t sure how? The sky is the limit in this class, so let’s go big! Join Mac McCusker as you learn to make large, freestanding floor vases with slabs and coils. You can then theme your piece by adding imagery to the leather hard clay. Demonstrations will include experimenting with carving, additive methods, surface design, sgraffito, underglazes, and the use of decals to achieve a visually stunning finished piece. All skill levels are welcome.

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $255 + $35 Lab Fee

Introduction To Modeling The Human Figure

Leonid Siveriver

Thursdays, 6-9pm
August 30- October 4

You’ve asked for it, and this session we are pleased to announce that a live model, figurative sculpture class will be returning to Odyssey ClayWorks! Working from a live model each week, students will hone their understanding of basic anatomy, proportions and the mechanics of movement in 3 dimensions. After first creating multiple fast sketches in clay to work out technique, students will then advance to a longer-term sculpture based on a single pose, with more attention to detail. Please join us for this exciting opportunity to work with decorated sculptor, Leonid Siveriver.

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $255 + $75 Lab and live model fee

Amazing Glaze

Gabriel Kline

Fridays 10am-12:30pm
August 31-October 5

Do you hate glazing? I mean, do you really HATE glazing? Have you experienced the frustration of making a beautiful piece, then ruining it with a flawed, or perhaps worse, boring glaze? Would you rather spend your time doing just about ANYTHING else, even cleaning your studio? Then this is the class for you! Join Gabriel each Friday as he demystifies the techniques that will help you learn to love the glazing process, achieve more dynamic results, and get your work noticed. Topics will include under and overglaze decoration, glazing large and delicate work, spraying glazes, and multiple firings. We will also examine the basics of formulating, mixing, or altering a glaze.

Level: Seasoned Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Tuition: $255 + $35 Lab Fee

Kids Class

Young Potter’s Wheel Workshop

Ages 8-12 Halima Flynt

Wednesdays, 4-6pm
September 5-October 3

Looking for something fun and creative to do after school? In this 5-week class, kids will learn how to center clay on the potter’s wheel, pull up the walls and form a variety of shapes including bowls, cups and plates. A little hand building will be involved as we embellish our pottery with handles and decoration. At the end we will paint and glaze all of our creations making them food safe and durable. Class includes one on one instruction and the room to grow and experiment with clay.

Tuition: $225

Ready, Set, Throw! One Night Pottery Classes

Cayce Kolstad & Laurie Caffery Harris

Friday, September 7, 7-9pm
Friday, September 21, 7-9pm

Ever wanted to try your hand at the pottery wheel? Have you always wanted to learn to throw but you’re not sure if you want to commit to an 8-week class? Or maybe you and some friends are just looking for something different to do in Asheville on a Friday night. Well, look no further. Ready, Set, Throw is here!

Even if you’ve never touched clay before, our highly skilled staff will guide you through the entire process. It’s the perfect opportunity to get creative and have fun! All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Level: All Levels, Beginners Welcome
Tuition: $55 Per person, per night

Weekend Workshop:

Surface Showcase: Newsprint Image Transfer


Molly Morning-glory

2-Day Workshop
September 28- 29
Friday 6-9pm, Saturday, 9:30am-4:30pm

Join Molly Morning-glory this September to learn the secrets of this simple method for printing on clay! Molly will demonstrate how to use newsprint, underglaze, and slip to transfer your original imagery onto slabs, which can then be used to create any number of fantastic forms. We will have lots of time to practice, troubleshoot, and really get this method down. Bring sketches, inspirational quotes, and your favorite imagery to transfer. You’ll leave this weekend feeling inspired and motivated to make new work!

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $295 +35 Lab Fee

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