Adult Clay Classes
Our classes are a complete experience. Limited open studio access is included with 6-week courses. Adults, Age 16+
• Courses follow a syllabus that allows students to learn core techniques in sequence.
• Practice during Open Studio hours to advance your skills in the craft of ceramics.
• Studio instructors are degree certified, working, and selling in Louisville!
Up to 25 pounds clay, glaze, kiln-firing, and use of tools are included in the course fee. Additional clay is available for purchase.
Age requirement • Adult: 16+
All skill levels are welcome!
Please provide a $50.00 deposit at time of registration. Deposit is non-refundable. No refund for missed classes.
Instructor: Suzanne Adams
Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Six Week Course / Capacity: 8 Students
Saturday Afternoons (1:00 - 3:30 PM)
Techniques learned in this class: slab, coil, surface decoration, glazing.
Upcoming Class: September 21 - October 26, 2019
Alex has over 14 years experience working in the field of ceramics. Putting designs into production at the pottery wheel is his focus. Articulated forms are designed with a function in mind; wooden potter’s tools and artist-designed stamps bring each piece to life. Alex sells his work at local retail shops and boutiques in Louisville. Alex earned a BA in ceramics from Berea College in 2008.
Suzanne Adams has worked as an artist, educator, and community activist in Louisville, KY since 1980 when she moved from Minneapolis, MN. As an artist, Suzanne built a strong reputation which rose to a national level in the 90’s - 2000‘s. Works made of multi-media; including cast paper, paint, ceramic, wood, and wire, were presented at public and university exhibitions.
Suzanne earned her BFA degree in sculpture/painting from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a graduate degree in education from the University of Louisville.
Daniel was raised in Louisville, KY and attended undergrad at Morehead State University. He went on to participate as a special student of ceramics at Virginia Commonwealth University. He was a Resident Artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana and received his MFA in ceramics from the NY State College of Ceramics at Alfred University (2005). Evans' work has been exhibited at SOFA Chicago, the NCECA Clay National Biennial Exhibition and his sculptures and vessels are in numerous private collections. Daniel Co-founded the Bloomington Clay Studio, a nonprofit The Quarry Projects and the I. Fell LLC- an art space development organization. He currently lives in Louisville and has a private studio practice @heatworkstudio.
Caitlin fell in love with clay during a high school art class about 13 years ago and has been consistently throwing pottery for the last seven years. Picking up inspiration from everywhere she’s lived since – Arizona, Florida and Kentucky – she likes to work with bright colors, red clay bodies and patterns modeled from nature. She has experience teaching classes to beginners and advanced learners.
I am a hand-builder in clay; mostly a sculptor. Louisville, Kentucky has always been my home.
I love to find faces in everyday objects and so I create sculptures that reflect this. I am drawn to storytelling and art-pieces that encourage conversation. My formal education was just the basics: two years at community college. Most of my learning is from my own research and obsession with all things clay related.
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