September classes at Odyssey ClayWorks

Independent Study/ Open Studio
September 6- October 11

Odyssey Clayworks is proud to announce a new studio experience: Self directed study, with studio representatives available at all times for technical advice and support. The Independent Study/ Open Studio will also feature 10 optional one-hour demos on various aspects of studio practice including use of the extruder and spray booth, artfully grinding your pots, and rolling perfect slabs. As a bonus, each Friday you are invited to the Director's Discussion, an open dialogue about ceramics technique, aesthetics, and valuation with Odyssey Director Gabriel Kline. Bring ideas for projects and an inquisitive mind. Tons of open studio hours to practice.

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Level: Seasoned Beginner to Advanced
Tuition: $200 + $25 Lab Fee*

Beginner Wheel Throwing with Cayce Kolstad
September 6- October 4, Tuesdays, 6:30-9pm

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 for 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 finish with food safe pots you can use at home.

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Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner
Tuition: $185 + $35 Lab Fee

Handbuilder's Hangout with Laurie Caffery Harris
September 8- October 6, Thursdays, 6:30-9pm

This class is designed to be an introduction to traditional and non-traditional techniques for making ceramics off the potter's wheel. We will hand build a variety of forms such as cups, tumblers, vases, and platters. Students will also learn how to create large-scale work using slabs, coils and pinch methods. Demonstrations will include carving unique images or designs on your vessels. We will also discuss finishing techniques, glazing, and firing methods.

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Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner
Tuition: $185 + $35 Lab Fee

Ben Richardson Lecture
Sunday, September 18th, 7-9pm.
Free and open to the public

Come meet international wood-fire sensation Ben Richardson for a screening of his documentary Fire Works, followed by a panel discussion and reception. Topics will include his Tasmanian studio and kiln and recent commissions to produce work for 4 of the top 10 restaurants in Australia. Odyssey is honored to host this unique chance to spend an evening with a world class, ceramic artist.

Sponsored by the Odyssey Scholarship Fund