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Are you looking to try your hand at pottery? ACE’s air-conditioned clay studio features 13 wheels and 3 large kilns. Best of all, we have patient, experienced teachers to help those of any level — beginning to expert — refine their technique. Come work in our supportive environment and learn why this medium is so addicting! Learn the wheel, or focus on handbuilding and sculpture; or try a little of both. Drop-in studio times are offered several times per week for those currently registered in another class - it's great for getting in extra practice time.
Note: Kiln size determines piece size and firing schedule. Quantities at instructor discretion.

Please note: Any class three sessions or less does NOT include clay.
Drop-In Studio sessions are listed at the bottom of this page.

(Note: We are not a production studio and the use of outside materials is subject to instructor approval.)
For course description, click on the course title below. Hover on instructor name for biography.

 

Pottery Open Studio - mini session
Item: CCC1001 Anja Berg Palombo
F   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-107
Sessions: 2 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
F 1/12/2018 - 1/19/2018       Fee: $59.00
No clay included.
 

Fundamentals and Form: Wheel Skills for the Striving Potter
Item: CAW1002 Joan Libby Hawk
M   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-107
Sessions: 11 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
M 1/22/2018 - 4/16/2018       Fee: $289.00
NO CLASS FEB 19 AND MARCH 26
 

Pottery Bootcamp for Beginners
Item: CB1005 Anja Berg Palombo
F   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-107
Sessions: 6 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
F 1/26/2018 - 3/2/2018       Fee: $179.00
Topics covered:
1: Beginning throwing, trimming, altering
2: Building with slabs, using templates and simple molds
3: Surface: textures, stamps, making basic stamps and sprigs
4: Glazing
 

Pottery Bootcamp for Beginners
Item: CB1008 Anja Berg Palombo
F   12:30 PM - 3:30 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-107
Sessions: 6 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
F 3/9/2018 - 4/20/2018       Fee: $179.00
This course introduces and combines different basic pottery techniques and combines them for exciting effects. Within a six week class, you will create your own decorative stamps, learn to make basic thrown pots, produce some thrown and altered pieces, make a lidded container, and use templates to build with slabs. You will also learn to use very basic home made molds to maximum effect! We will address surface decorations and will have fun with creative shapes and surfaces that put a new spin on functional objects! This is a great class for people who want to find out what pottery is all about! Topics covered:
1: Beginning throwing, trimming, altering
2: Building with slabs, using templates and simple molds
3: Surface: textures, stamps, making basic stamps and sprigs
4: Glazing
NO CLASS MARCH 30
 

Beyond Bootcamp
Item: CB2001 Anja Berg Palombo
F   12:30 PM - 3:30 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-107
Sessions: 6 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
F 1/26/2018 - 3/2/2018       Fee: $179.00
 

Beyond Bootcamp
Item: CB2002 Anja Berg Palombo
F   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-107
Sessions: 6 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
F 3/9/2018 - 4/20/2018       Fee: $179.00
NO CLASS MARCH 30
 

Finding Your Voice in Clay: Exploring Handbuilding, Decoration, & Glazing
Item: CFV1003 Gloria Singer
Th 1/25/2018 - 3/1/2018 

TOPICS TAUGHT: This may correspond to each week of class, or taught in any order you want.
1) How to “look,” how to see your form & how to finish your ware.
2) In every class we will discuss other potters and artists & how their work applies to what you the student are doing.
3) Hand-building skills
4) Making and attaching handles
5) Slip decoration and printing on clay
6) The basics of glazing
7) Transferring drawn images to clay
8) During the course of the class we will do two to three projects

 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Fee: $169.00

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Finding Your Voice in Clay: Exploring Handbuilding, Decoration, & Glazing
Item: CFV1005 Gloria Singer
Th   1:30 PM - 4:30 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-107
Sessions: 8 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Th 2/22/2018 - 4/19/2018       Fee: $229.00
TOPICS TAUGHT: This may correspond to each week of class, or taught in any order you want.
1) How to “look,” how to see your form & how to finish your ware.
2) In every class we will discuss other potters and artists & how their work applies to what you the student are doing.
3) Hand-building skills
4) Making and attaching handles
5) Slip decoration and printing on clay
6) The basics of glazing
7) Transferring drawn images to clay
8) During the course of the class we will do two to three projects
NO CLASS MARCH 29
 

Finding Your Voice in Clay: Exploring Handbuilding, Decoration, & Glazing
Item: CFV1004 Gloria Singer
Th   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-107
Sessions: 6 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Th 3/8/2018 - 4/19/2018       Fee: $169.00
TOPICS TAUGHT: This may correspond to each week of class, or taught in any order you want.
1) How to “look,” how to see your form & how to finish your ware.
2) In every class we will discuss other potters and artists & how their work applies to what you the student are doing.
3) Hand-building skills
4) Making and attaching handles
5) Slip decoration and printing on clay
6) The basics of glazing
7) Transferring drawn images to clay
8) During the course of the class we will do two to three projects
NO CLASS MARCH 29
 

Raku Firing
Item: CCRF1004 Amy Webber
W   5:30 PM - 8:30 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-107
Sessions: 1 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
W 2/7/2018 - 2/7/2018       Fee: $50.00
FEE FOR THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE
 

Raku Firing
Item: CCRF1005 Amy Webber
W   5:30 PM - 8:30 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-107
Sessions: 1 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
W 2/21/2018 - 2/21/2018       Fee: $50.00
FEE FOR THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE
 

Raku Firing
Item: CCRF1006 Amy Webber
W   5:30 PM - 8:30 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-107
Sessions: 1 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
W 3/21/2018 - 3/21/2018       Fee: $50.00
FEE FOR THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE
 

Raku Firing
Item: CCRF1007 Amy Webber
W   5:30 PM - 8:30 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-107
Sessions: 1 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
W 4/11/2018 - 4/11/2018       Fee: $50.00
FEE FOR THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE
 

Let's Glaze! The Art of Using Ceramic Glazes - Gloria Singer   Class already in session...it is possible that the teacher may allow a late registration.  Please call the office at 941-361-6590.
Item: CLG1003 Gloria Singer
Th 12/14/2017 - 12/21/2017  TOPICS TAUGHT:
1) Glaze chemicals
2) Firing methods
3) Making a test tile
4) Wax resist as it applies to decorating
5) Using stains and under glazes to decorate
6) Glaze application
 
 

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