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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.

Class includes up to 25 lbs. of clay. Additional clay is available for purchase. There is an upcharge for porcelain clay. All clay and glazes must be provided by ACE (no outside clay or glazes allowed).

ACE is a teaching pottery studio, not a production studio. The firing schedule and quantities are controlled by the Lab Technician.



For course description, click on the course title below. Hover on instructor name for biography.



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Intro to Pottery
Item: CB1002 Alexis Securo
M   1/23/2023 - 2/27/2023  STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-107
Sessions: 5 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM       Fee: $189.00

NO CLASS FEB 20. 

8 Pcs Ceramic Clay Tools Set, Clay Wax Pottery Tool Kit Ceramics Wax Carving Sculpting Modeling Tools Ceramic & Pottery Tools Pottery Molding Tools

Supply list:  (Supplies available at craft stores: Michaels, Art & Frame  & Amazon) 

Basic Pottery Tool Kit: fettling knife, pin tool, sponge, wooden angled knife, metal rib, two various sizes ribbon trim tools. Apron, towel, plastic bags, soft hair watercolor brushes a few sizes 12, 6, 1 , hake brush 1", sumi brush, pencil, sketch note book.

 

Intro to Pottery
Item: CB1003 Alexis Securo
M   3/6/2023 - 4/10/2023  STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-107
Sessions: 5 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM       Fee: $189.00

NO CLASS MARCH 13. Spring Break Week. 

8 Pcs Ceramic Clay Tools Set, Clay Wax Pottery Tool Kit Ceramics Wax Carving Sculpting Modeling Tools Ceramic & Pottery Tools Pottery Molding Tools

Supply list:  (Supplies available at craft stores: Michaels, Art & Frame  & Amazon) 

Basic Pottery Tool Kit: fettling knife, pin tool, sponge, wooden angled knife, metal rib, two various sizes ribbon trim tools. Apron, towel, plastic bags, soft hair watercolor brushes a few sizes 12, 6, 1 , hake brush 1", sumi brush, pencil, sketch note book.

 

Finding Your Voice in Clay: Handbuilding, Decoration & Glazing, Beginning/Intermediate
Item: CFV1001 Gloria Singer
Th   1/26/2023 - 3/2/2023  STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-107
Sessions: 6 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM       Fee: $209.00

*Please check with the ACE office to be sure the class has met its minimum before purchasing material(s).
Please bring recommended supplies: Clay is included
(First three available at Highwater Clay in Clearwater and online)
-Dolan Knife DPT 220 C $11.95
-Sherrill Flexible Rib #0 $7.00
-Flexible Metal Scoring Rib
-Blow Dryer will be helpful
-Smock or Apron
-.5 to 1.0 yard of cotton duck canvas available at Michaels or similar

 

Finding Your Voice in Clay: Handbuilding, Decoration & Glazing, Beginning/Intermediate
Item: CFV1002 Gloria Singer
Th   3/9/2023 - 4/20/2023  STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-107
Sessions: 6 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM       Fee: $209.00

NO CLASS MARCH 16 Spring Break Week. 

*Please check with the ACE office to be sure the class has met its minimum before purchasing material(s).
Please bring recommended supplies: Clay is included
(First three available at Highwater Clay in Clearwater and online)
-Dolan Knife DPT 220 C $11.95
-Sherrill Flexible Rib #0 $7.00
-Flexible Metal Scoring Rib
-Blow Dryer will be helpful
-Smock or Apron
-.5 to 1.0 yard of cotton duck canvas available at Michaels or similar

 

Pottery Bootcamp for Beginners
Item: CBP1002 Anja Berg Palombo
F   1/27/2023 - 3/3/2023  STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-107
Sessions: 6 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM       Fee: $209.00

 

8 Pcs Ceramic Clay Tools Set, Clay Wax Pottery Tool Kit Ceramics Wax Carving Sculpting Modeling Tools Ceramic & Pottery Tools Pottery Molding Tools

Supply List: Exacto blade Basic pottery Kit: fettling knife, pin tool, sponge, wooden angled knife, metal rib, two various sizes ribbon trim tools.

Supply list: (Supplies available at craft stores: Michaels, Art & Frame  & Amazon) 

 

Apron, towel, plastic bags (soft, clear, dry cleaning type plastic bag-grocery bags are not so great).

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: CBP1003 Anja Berg Palombo
F   3/10/2023 - 4/21/2023  STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-107
Sessions: 6 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM       Fee: $209.00

NO CLASS MAR 17 Spring Break Week. 

8 Pcs Ceramic Clay Tools Set, Clay Wax Pottery Tool Kit Ceramics Wax Carving Sculpting Modeling Tools Ceramic & Pottery Tools Pottery Molding Tools

Supply List: Exacto blade Basic pottery Kit: fettling knife, pin tool, sponge, wooden angled knife, metal rib, two various sizes ribbon trim tools.

Supply list: (Supplies available at craft stores: Michaels, Art & Frame  & Amazon) 

 

Apron, towel, plastic bags (soft, clear, dry cleaning type plastic bag-grocery bags are not so great).

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

 

Beyond Pottery Bootcamp (not for beginners)
Item: CBPO1002 Anja Berg Palombo
F   1/27/2023 - 3/3/2023  STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-107
Sessions: 6 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM       Fee: $209.00

 

8 Pcs Ceramic Clay Tools Set, Clay Wax Pottery Tool Kit Ceramics Wax Carving Sculpting Modeling Tools Ceramic & Pottery Tools Pottery Molding Tools

 

Supply List: Exacto blade,  Basic pottery Kit: fettling knife, pin tool, sponge, wooden angled knife, metal rib, two various sizes ribbon trim tools.

Supply list: (Supplies available at craft stores: Michaels, Art & Frame  & Amazon) 

 

Apron, towel, plastic bags (soft, clear, dry cleaning type plastic bag-grocery bags are not so great).

 

Beyond Pottery Bootcamp (not for beginners)
Item: CBPO1003 Anja Berg Palombo
F   3/10/2023 - 4/21/2023  STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-107
Sessions: 6 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM       Fee: $209.00

NO CLASS MARCH 17 Spring Break Week. 

8 Pcs Ceramic Clay Tools Set, Clay Wax Pottery Tool Kit Ceramics Wax Carving Sculpting Modeling Tools Ceramic & Pottery Tools Pottery Molding Tools

 

Supply List: Exacto blade,  Basic pottery Kit: fettling knife, pin tool, sponge, wooden angled knife, metal rib, two various sizes ribbon trim tools.

Supply list: (Supplies available at craft stores: Michaels, Art & Frame  & Amazon) 

 

Apron, towel, plastic bags (soft, clear, dry cleaning type plastic bag-grocery bags are not so great).

 

Wheel Throwing, Beginning/Intermediate (Prior clay experience required)
Item: CBW1013 Amy Webber
Tu   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-107
Sessions: 6 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Tu 3/21/2023 - 4/25/2023       Fee: $209.00

 

 

 8 Pcs Ceramic Clay Tools Set, Clay Wax Pottery Tool Kit Ceramics Wax Carving Sculpting Modeling Tools Ceramic & Pottery Tools Pottery Molding Tools

Supply list: (Supplies available at craft stores: Michaels, Art & Frame  & Amazon) 

Basic pottery Kit: fettling knife, pin tool, sponge, wooden angled knife, metal rib, two various sizes ribbon trim tools. Apron, towel, plastic bags. 

Note: We are not a production studio and the use of outside materials is subject to instructor approval. 

 

Handbuilding/Sculpture, Beginning/Intermediate (Prior clay experience required)
Item: CH1001 Amy Webber
Tu   3/21/2023 - 4/25/2023  STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-107
Sessions: 6 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM       Fee: $209.00

 
*Learn techniques working in clay to build pottery using coils and slabs. This is designed for those new to clay and those who want to continue their study and fine tune their techniques. 
*Kiln size determines piece size and firing schedule. Quantities at instructor discretion.

8 Pcs Ceramic Clay Tools Set, Clay Wax Pottery Tool Kit Ceramics Wax Carving Sculpting Modeling Tools Ceramic & Pottery Tools Pottery Molding Tools

Supply list:  (Supplies available at craft stores: Michaels, Art & Frame  & Amazon) 

Basic Pottery Tool Kit: fettling knife, pin tool, sponge, wooden angled knife, metal rib, two various sizes ribbon trim tools. Apron, towel, plastic bags, soft hair watercolor brushes a few sizes 12, 6, 1 , hake brush 1", sumi brush, pencil, sketch note book.
*there will be other things used working with clay that can be gotten at students discretion and depending on projects.

 

Ceramics Open Studio (not for beginners)
Item: COS1501 Anja Berg Palombo
W   1/25/2023 - 3/8/2023  STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-107
Sessions: 7 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM       Fee: $229.00

 

8 Pcs Ceramic Clay Tools Set, Clay Wax Pottery Tool Kit Ceramics Wax Carving Sculpting Modeling Tools Ceramic & Pottery Tools Pottery Molding Tools

Supply List: Exacto blade,  Basic pottery Kit: fettling knife, pin tool, sponge, wooden angled knife, metal rib, two various sizes ribbon trim tools.

 (Supplies available at craft stores: Michaels, Art & Frame  & Amazon) 

Apron, towel, plastic bags (soft, clear, dry cleaning type plastic bag-grocery bags are not so great).

*25 lbs of clay included

 

Ceramics Open Studio (not for beginners)
Item: COS1500 Alexis Securo
W   1/25/2023 - 3/1/2023  STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-107
Sessions: 6 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM       Fee: $209.00

*25 lbs of clay included

 

Ceramics Open Studio (not for beginners)
Item: COS1502 Alexis Securo
W   3/8/2023 - 4/19/2023  STC Sarasota Bldg 5 Rm 5-107
Sessions: 6 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM       Fee: $209.00

NO CLASS MARCH 15 Spring Break Week. *25 lbs of clay included

 

Handbuilding/Sculpture, Intermediate/Advanced   Class already in session...it is possible that the teacher may allow a late registration.  Please call the office at 941-361-6590.
Item: CH2001a Amy Webber
W 10/26/2022 - 12/14/2022 

Class now meets for 8 sessions.

No Class 10/12, 10/19 & 11/23

8 Pcs Ceramic Clay Tools Set, Clay Wax Pottery Tool Kit Ceramics Wax Carving Sculpting Modeling Tools Ceramic & Pottery Tools Pottery Molding Tools

Supply list: (Supplies available at craft stores: Michaels, Art & Frame  & Amazon) 

Basic pottery Kit: fettling knife, pin tool, sponge, wooden angled knife, metal rib, two various sizes ribbon trim tools; Apron, towel, plastic bags, soft hair watercolor brushes a few sizes 12, 6, 1 , hake brush 1", sumi brush, pencil, sketch note book, there will be other things used working with clay that can be gotten at students discretion and depending on projects. 

 
 

Intro to Pottery
Item: CB1001 Alexis Securo
10/10/2022 - 12/12/2022 

8 Pcs Ceramic Clay Tools Set, Clay Wax Pottery Tool Kit Ceramics Wax Carving Sculpting Modeling Tools Ceramic & Pottery Tools Pottery Molding Tools

Supply list:  (Supplies available at craft stores: Michaels, Art & Frame  & Amazon) 

Basic Pottery Tool Kit: fettling knife, pin tool, sponge, wooden angled knife, metal rib, two various sizes ribbon trim tools. Apron, towel, plastic bags, soft hair watercolor brushes a few sizes 12, 6, 1 , hake brush 1", sumi brush, pencil, sketch note book.

 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Fee: $295.00

This class section is full. Click the Add to Wait List button below or select another available course. With enough interest, we may open another sectionContinue through the payment processing steps - you will NOT be charged to be placed on the wait list.          

 

Pottery Bootcamp for Beginners  Class already in session...it is possible that the teacher may allow a late registration.  Please call the office at 941-361-6590.
Item: CBP1001 Anja Berg Palombo
F 10/28/2022 - 12/16/2022 

NO CLASS NOV 25.  

8 Pcs Ceramic Clay Tools Set, Clay Wax Pottery Tool Kit Ceramics Wax Carving Sculpting Modeling Tools Ceramic & Pottery Tools Pottery Molding Tools

Supply List: Exacto blade Basic pottery Kit: fettling knife, pin tool, sponge, wooden angled knife, metal rib, two various sizes ribbon trim tools.

Supply list: (Supplies available at craft stores: Michaels, Art & Frame  & Amazon) 

 

Apron, towel, plastic bags (soft, clear, dry cleaning type plastic bag-grocery bags are not so great).

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

 
 

Beyond Pottery Bootcamp (not for beginners)  Class already in session...it is possible that the teacher may allow a late registration.  Please call the office at 941-361-6590.
Item: CBPO2001 Anja Berg Palombo
F 10/28/2022 - 12/16/2022 

NO CLASS NOV 25. 

8 Pcs Ceramic Clay Tools Set, Clay Wax Pottery Tool Kit Ceramics Wax Carving Sculpting Modeling Tools Ceramic & Pottery Tools Pottery Molding Tools

 

Supply List: Exacto blade,  Basic pottery Kit: fettling knife, pin tool, sponge, wooden angled knife, metal rib, two various sizes ribbon trim tools.

Supply list: (Supplies available at craft stores: Michaels, Art & Frame  & Amazon) 

 

Apron, towel, plastic bags (soft, clear, dry cleaning type plastic bag-grocery bags are not so great).

 
 

Ceramics Open Studio (not for beginners)  Class already in session...it is possible that the teacher may allow a late registration.  Please call the office at 941-361-6590.
Item: COS1500 Anja Berg Palombo
Th 10/27/2022 - 12/15/2022 

NO CLASS NOV 24.  

8 Pcs Ceramic Clay Tools Set, Clay Wax Pottery Tool Kit Ceramics Wax Carving Sculpting Modeling Tools Ceramic & Pottery Tools Pottery Molding Tools

Supply List: Exacto blade,  Basic pottery Kit: fettling knife, pin tool, sponge, wooden angled knife, metal rib, two various sizes ribbon trim tools.

 (Supplies available at craft stores: Michaels, Art & Frame  & Amazon) 

Apron, towel, plastic bags (soft, clear, dry cleaning type plastic bag-grocery bags are not so great).

*25 lbs of clay included

 
 

Register early to avoid disappointment, as classes will fill up quickly!

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