Adult Pottery Classes

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BYOB Pottery

Creativity in Community: Your alternative to boredom, bars and blues.
A night out of fun and creativity. Come laugh and play with clay! Always wanted to try the potter’s wheel? Here’s your opportunity without a long commitment. This class is all about the experience of trying the wheel. We have 6 wheels and assign 2 people to a wheel to share. You are welcome to BYOB and snacks. Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty including shoes and leave jewelry at home.  Long nails are prohibitive. In this class you have the opportunity to experience throwing on the wheel but please note:  If you decide you want to keep the pots you make, there will be a cost of $10 per piece. If your piece gets accidentally broken in the firing process we refund your payment. 

 

Singles Night Pottery for Adults

A night out of fun and creativity just for singles. Your alternative to boredom, bars and blues. Come laugh and play with clay! Every Friday Night the Voice of Clay with be hosting a Singles Night.

*When you register for Singles Night your Groupon will get redeemed. If needed, you may reschedule 48 hours in advance. We can only accommodate rescheduling your class once. Please see our cancellation policy.

 

RAKU FIRING CLASS WITH JANET DUCHESNEAU

Join us for this 2 day workshop and come try this exciting firing technique! Raku Firing pottery is done by taking pots directly from the kiln while they are still glowing red hot, and then placed in a material such as sawdust or newspaper which will catch fire easily. The reason for this is to starve the pot of oxygen, which gives the glaze a wonderful variety of colors. Pieces with no glaze on them take the oxygen from the clay itself, meaning some areas will have a matte black coloring. Raku differs to normal firing where the piece is removed from the kiln after it’s cooled down slowly. Cost includes all materials and firing.

Day 1 (September 7th, 10 AM- 12 PM) - Hand-build or throw your pieces with clay specifically made for the Raku firing.

Day 2 (September 22nd, 10 AM - 2 PM) - We will glaze our pots and fire the kiln together, a few pieces at a time, until they are all finished. Since this will be a longer day bring a dish for a potluck lunch hosted at The Voice of Clay.

Janet Duchesneau grew up in Paris, France, was surrounded by the arts and felt a natural inclination towards it. After high school, Janet returned to the states, and in 1979, she opened her first pottery studio. Janet is a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and owner of East Wind.

 

SGRAFFITO DECORATION POTTERY CLASS with Daniella Snow

Join us for this  2 day workshop where you learn Sgraffito decoration. Sgraffito is a technique of cutting away parts of a pot’s surface to expose a different colored ground. All materials and firings included in cost.

Day 1 (October 12th, 10 AM - 2 PM ) - We will  be hand-building bowls, platters, and special dishes which we will cover with slips and underglazes, applied with various techniques.

Day 2 (October 13th, 10 AM -2 PM) We will cover in depth sgraffito carving and adding sculptural elements.

 

Throwing on the Wheel for Adults

You will see a demonstration each night for 5 weeks and will glaze all your own work in the 6th class. You are welcome to practice on the potter’s wheel and/or hand build. We will be doing both.


 
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Hand-building for All

For all ages -  Hand-building techniques are taught with different projects monthly. August learn to make pots with lids. September create your own butter dish.