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Your CERAMIC Community

in Traverse City, Michigan

We are a vibrant, creative community of ceramic artists.

We offer a welcoming and affordable experience for potters of all stripes.

We hope you’ll join us.

Classes

Class registration is available online only!

TRY-IT CLASSES:

Wheel throwing: This is a 2-hour workshop in which you’ll be introduced to the process of wheel throwing. Each class is 6-8pm, and cost is $30.00 per person for one class. The price includes clay and instruction in wheel throwing techniques, as well as glazing and firing. Finished pieces will be available at a date/time designated by your instructor. Maximum of six students per class. Ages 16 and up. Open to folks of all experience levels.

June 6 (6:30pm Start) • June 20 • July 11 • July 25 • August 8 • August 22

CLASSES FOR ADULTS:

8-Week Wheel throwing: $300 per person, includes 25 lb. bag of clay, glazes, and firings. Eight 2-hour classes, the weeks of June 10, June 17, June 24, July 8, July 29, August 5, August 19, and August 26, with an additional 4 weeks of open studio time (6 hours per week). Maximum of six students. Open to folks ages 16 and up. Finished ceramic pieces will be available at a date/time designated by your instructor.

No Adult Classes: July 1, July 15, July 22, and August 12

Intro to Wheel throwing: Two sections, each for folks who are new to wheel throwing, or who haven’t thrown in a long time.

Section 1: Mondays, June 10 - August 26, 6:00-8:00 pm

Section 2: Tuesdays, June 11 - August 27, 6:00-8:00 pm

Intermediate Wheel throwing: For folks who have had some recent experience in wheel throwing, and can complete simple shapes on the wheel, like bowls and cylinders.

Section 1: Wednesdays, June 12 - August 28, 9:30-11:30 am

Section 2: Wednesdays, June 12 - August 28, 6-8 pm

Advanced Wheel throwing: For folks who have had a lot of experience in wheel throwing and are ready to tackle new challenges.

Section 1: Tuesdays, June 11 - August 27, 9:30-11:30 am.

4-Week Hand building: $175 per person, includes 18lb. bag of clay, glazes, and firings with 2-hour weekly classes and an additional 16 hours of open studio time (24 hours total). Maximum of six students. Open to folks ages 16 and up. Finished ceramic pieces will be available at a date/time designated by your instructor. 

Section 1: Wednesdays, June 12, 19 and 26, July 10 6-8 pm

CLASSES FOR KIDS & TEENS:

See our summer camp page for hand building and wheel throwing for 6-12 year olds.

NEW! Teen Ceramic Nights: $20 per student for a two-hour Thursday evening workshop on June 13, July 18, or August 15, all 6-8 PM. Students can choose between throwing on the wheel or hand building, and these workshops are appropriate for any experience level.

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NEW! OPEN STUDIO MEMBERSHIP

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON!

Month-to-Month

•Register in advance

•Price is $150 monthly for studio space, which includes a storage shelf, as well as access to all tools and equipment at ClaySpaceTC.

•You choose your start date.

•Pay an additional $95 for 25# of clay, including firing, and glazes.

•Your monthly payment will be made every 30 calendar days, starting with your first day.

Week-to-Week

•Register in advance

•Price is $100 weekly for studio space, which includes a storage shelf, as well as access to all tools and equipment at ClaySpaceTC.

•You choose your start date.

•Pay an additional $95 for 25# of clay or $50 for 12.5# of clay, including firing, and glazes.

•Payment will be made every 7 calendar days, starting with your first day

Day Pass

•Register in advance

•Price is $50 for one day of studio time (9 am-9 pm), which includes access to all tools and equipment at ClaySpaceTC.

•Pay an additional $50 for 12,5# of clay or $95 for 25# of clay, including firing and glazes.

•We will work to ship any pottery as needed, with shipping paid by the potter.

POLICIES & GUIDELINES

•Studio is accessible from 9am - 9pm during non-class hours (class hours are noted on master calendar in the studio).

•No instruction is available for studio members.

•All studio users must be experienced potters.

•An orientation will scheduled to familiarize each studio member with ClaySpaceTC.

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SUMMER CAMP 2019

Roll into a ceramic summer with us!

Our summer camps at ClaySpaceTC are designed for children ages 6 through 12, and each camp session runs for four consecutive days (Monday-Thursday) from 9 am-11:30 am. We won’t be eating or snacking during the clay camps, but we do encourage campers to bring a water bottle (and wear clothes that can get messy!).

Hand building Camps are for ages 6 through 12, and Wheel throwing Camps are for ages 9 through 12. You may register for as many camps as you’d like. While the structure and instruction will be similar from camp to camp, we always welcome returning campers, and we’re always excited to introduce new projects for each camp session!


More about our clay camp techniques:

Hand building is working with clay by hand using only simple tools, not the pottery wheel. This is the original way of creating pottery! Before potters had the pottery wheel, they were creating amazing pots and other items with clay, using just their hands, fingers, and basic tools. In these camps, we will explore techniques like slabbing, scoring, pinching, coiling, and more.
Wheel throwing is working with clay on a pottery wheel, which is a machine used for creating round ceramic ware. “Throwing” comes from the Old English word thrawan, which means twisting, turning, and propelling. In these camps, we’ll use our hands, arms, and core strength to control the clay on the wheel as we work on creating symmetrical clay pieces.

Camp Session 1

July 8-11

9-11:30 am

Hand building Camp for 6-12 year olds

$160


Camp session 2

July 15-18

9-11:30 am

Wheel throwing Camp for 9-12 year olds

$160



Camp session 3

August 5-8

9-11:30 am

Hand building Camp for 6-12 year olds

$160


Camp session 4

August 12-15

9-11:30 am

Wheel throwing Camp for 9-12 year olds

$160


 

Contact

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Email: clayspacetc@gmail.com

Address: 1485 Barlow Street, Traverse City Michigan 49686