The Don and Marjie Mowery Classroom and Ceramics Studio

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Hand Building

Teacher: John Guarnera
Ages: 16 – Adult
Fee: $150 ($165 non-member)
Materials Fee: $20


6 Monday Evenings • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Session A: Jan. 14, 21, 28; Feb. 4, 11,18
Session B: Mar. 4, 11, 18; Apr. 1, 8, 15
Session C: Apr. 29; May 6.13, 20, 27; June 3


6 Wednesday Mornings • 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session D: Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20
Session E: March 6, 13, 20, April 3, 10, 17
Session F: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; June 5


Course will guide you through the three basic techniques to hand building; pinching, coiling, and slab work. Projects will be student-driven under the instruction of John Guarnera.

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Wheel 101

Ages: 16 – Adult
Fee: $150 ($165 non-member)
Material fee: $20


6 Tuesday Afternoons • 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Teacher: Marcus Davis
Session A: Jan. 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19
Session B: Mar. 5, 12, 19; Apr. 2, 9, 16
Session C:  Apr. 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4


6 Wednesday Evenings • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Teacher: Janelle Hoch
Session D: Feb. 13, 20, 27; Mar. 6, 13, 20
Session E: Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8


Class covers the basics of wheel throwing, wedging, centering, making, trimming & glazing. For beginners and those wanting
a refresher. Open to all skill levels.

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Wheel 102

Ages: 16 – Adult
Fee: $150 ($165 non-member)
Material fee: $20


6 Thursday Afternoons • 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Teacher: Emily Hampson
Session A: Jan. 17, 24, 31; Feb. 7, 14, 21
Session B: Mar. 7, 14, 21; Apr. 4, 11, 18
Session C: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; June 6


6 Tuesday Evenings • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Teacher: Marcus Davis
Session D: Jan. 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar. 5
Session E: Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7


Move beyond the basic techniques of throwing on the wheel. Refine your throwing skills and expand your range of forms through individual projects. The class will cover more advanced techniques in surface decoration and glazing.

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Crash Course Wheel 101

Teacher: Sarah Kersh
Ages: 16 – Adult
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
3 Wednesdays
Jan. 23, 30; Feb. 6

Fee: $90 ($100 non-member) + $18 Materials fee 


In this three-week intensive course, students will get their hands muddy and try the wheel.  Focus will be on getting behind the wheel and learning the foundations of the ceramic process; making, trimming, and glazing.  Geared towards beginners and those wanting to refresh their skills, this class is open to all levels.

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Teapot by instructor, Emily Hampson

Teapot by instructor, Emily Hampson

Crash Course: Teapots

Teacher: Emily Hampson
Ages: 16 – Adult
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
3 Tuesdays
Jan. 8, 15, 22
Fee: $90 ($100 non-member) + $18 Materials fee


In this three week intensive class, students will learn how to throw, build, design, and assemble teapots! 
*some experience necessary


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Set by instructor, Emily Hampson

Set by instructor, Emily Hampson

Crash Course: Making Sets

Teacher: Emily Hampson
Ages: 12 – Adult
2 Tuesdays
March 12, 19
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $60 ($65 non-member)
Materials Fee: $20
Learn tips & tricks from ceramic artist Emily Hampson on how to make sets! You’ll be able to apply your new found skills to all kinds of sets; cups, bowls, plates, place settings, and more!  

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Crash Course: Handles

Teacher: Janelle Hoch
Ages: 12 – Adult
3 Tuesdays
May 14, 21, 28
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $90 ($100 non-member)
Materials Fee: $20
Get a (good) grip! Learn how to make pulled, coiled, & hollow handles for mugs, soup bowls, serving trays, and whatever else you’ve got to get a grip on!

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Crash Course: Lidded Vessels

Teacher: Marcus Davis
Ages: 12 – Adult
3 Wednesdays
May, 15, 22, 29
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $90 ($100 non-member)
Materials Fee: $20
Learn how to measure and fit the perfect lid to your thrown vessel. From sugar jars to cookie jars, the skills you’ll learn will apply to all!

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Jar by instructor, Marcus Davis

Jar by instructor, Marcus Davis


CERAMIC WORKSHOPS
Fun “Make & Take” workshops—perfect fit for all skill levels and busy lives. Snacks & beverages are provided to enhance the fun experience.

Carved Tumbler

Teacher: Janelle Hoch & Kirsten Olson
Ages: 16 – Adult
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 19
Fee: $45 ($50 non-member) + $10 Materials fee


Learn how to transfer images on to a pre-thrown tumbler and carve out your perfect design!

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These are the mugs we’ll be making in this workshop!

These are the mugs we’ll be making in this workshop!

Luv Mugs

Teacher: Janelle Hoch
Saturday, February 2 Fee: $45 ($50 non-member)
Materials Fee: $10


Celebrate your love of clay (and a special someone!) in this slab building class! Make a matching set of mugs with your S.O., partner in crime, better half, or anyone you’d love to share the day with!

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Slab Built Animal Box

Teacher: Janelle Hoch
Saturday, March 9 Fee: $45 ($50 non-member)
Materials Fee: $10
Build a custom clay box topped off with a carved animal handle! The instructor will walk you through the process of forming a box from slabs of clay and how to carve an animal knob.

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Jar by Ron Myers, inspiration for the class!

Jar by Ron Myers, inspiration for the class!


Platter by Sue Tirrell, inspiration for the class!

Platter by Sue Tirrell, inspiration for the class!

Sgraffito Tiles

Teacher: Janelle Hoch
Saturday, April 27

Fee: $45 ($50 non-member)
Materials fee: $10


Scratch through the surface and learn the time-honored tradition of sgraffito! Each student will learn how to layer colored underglazes and slips to create beautiful images on a pre-cut tile.

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Porcelain Pendants

Teacher: Kirsten Olson
Saturday, May 18
Fee: $45 ($50 non-member)

Materials fee: $20
Design a pendant from the finest of clay- porcelain! In this
class you will sculpt, decorate, and fashion your own unique piece of wearable art. You will create 3-4 pendants.

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SURFACE SERIES WORKSHOPS 
Workshops meant for all levels of experience. Led by professional artists, these workshops focus on specific techniques in ceramics. Students will walk away with the skills necessary to apply these new techniques to their own studio practice.


More surface series workshops coming in 2019!


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Craft Beer & Clay

Cost per session:
$40 ($45 non-member) + $20 materials fee
Classes start at 7 p.m.
A fun night out at CALC. Class & materials fee includes all materials and instruction as well as bevvies and snacks. All skill levels welcome--our experienced potter will ensure that you’ll create a successful piece. Choose hand building or wheel throwing.

Friday, January  25
Friday, February 15
Friday, March 15
Friday, April 5
Friday, May 10
(Each Date is a separate class)

Private classes can be arranged for groups of 6-10 people

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Deluxe Pottery Tools

Students may purchase a pottery tool kit ($25.00 + $1.50 tax) to be picked up on the first day of class or at Open Clay Studio.

Kemper Tool Set is made in the U.S.A. It includes:

  • Potter's Rib

  • Steel Scraper

  • Wood Modelling Tool

  • Needle Tool

  • Ribbon Tool

  • Loop Tool

  • Sponge

  • Wire Clay Cutter

 

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Wheel Throwing Private Instruction

3 sessions, 2 hours per session

Total cost for 3 sessions $300 Member($315 Non- member)

All skill levels, from beginner to large pots.

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CALC Refund Policy for Art Classes
Carlisle Arts Learning Center does not provide a cash refund for cancellation of art classes, unless the class is cancelled by CALC. In order to request a withdrawal from a class or workshop, students must contact CALC at least 5 days before the first class meeting. Students who request a withdrawal at least 5 days prior to the first meeting will receive a 90% tuition class credit. Students withdrawing fewer than 5 days from the first day of class are not eligible for a class credit.
Please note we are unable to provide make-up opportunities, prorate or provide refunds for missed classes due to personal scheduling conflicts.