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6 Week Ceramics Course Starts March 28th

Thursdays 6-8pm Learn the full process of making clay into unique and functional ceramic pieces.

  • Starts Mar 28
  • 415 US dollars
  • West 6th Street

Available spots

Service Description

This is a six-week course for mixed level participants to advance their skills on the pottery wheel. A great next step if you've taken an introductory wheel class, or even if you haven't! Elements of hand-building will also be included. This class is designed for complete beginners but we also have an agenda for intermediate participants to go at their own pace! You will be able to take home several pieces of your very own handmade pottery by the end of the series.* In this course you will learn different techniques and approaches to throwing on the wheel and hand-building; including centering, pulling, trimming, coil building, surface decoration, and glazing. The price includes six days of instruction (one day per week) and one additional day of open studio time per week where you can practice outside of class (up to three hours/day). Please note that wheels will not be available on Fridays and Saturdays from 3:00-5:00pm, and Sundays from 12-2pm. Make sure to create an account on our website to book your open studio time. If the scheduled open studio times don't work for your schedule, please reach out and we will try our best to accommodate. Please sign the studio handbook on the membership page of our website before your first class. Course Details: -Dates & Times of class instruction: Thursdays 6-8pm on March 28th, April 4th, April 11th, April 18th, April 25th, and May 2nd. -Location: Kilnfolk Clay Studio, 108 W 6th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660 Secure parking in the Lot #18 Park 'n Go Garage one block away. -Price: $415 per person -Attire: Comfortable clothes that you can squat in and don't mind getting dirty (clay will wash out of your clothes the same way dirt does), and short nails are encouraged! What to bring: Bring a rag and an apron to class with you! If you miss a session you will be allowed an extra open studio day. You can ask your instructor what was covered and practice with your extra studio time. Only work done in the studio can be fired in the studio. We don't allow clay to be taken out of the studio. Only studio glazes are allowed to be used on pieces. If proper technique is not followed when glazing and there is damage to the kiln furniture, the cost of the shelf replacement or staff hours to fix it will be billed to you. *Space for up to nine 6" pieces is allotted for firing. Please note our cancellation policy and disclaimer at the bottom of this page.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, you must cancel your booking 7 days before your scheduled class/activity. If you need to reschedule within 7 days, we will charge a 20% fee, however there will be NO rescheduling for any reason within 48 hours of the class, and no refund will be offered. Any refund offered will be subject to a 3.7% processing fee. We have this policy in place to protect our employees and artists who are booked specifically for this event, and also other customers who might have had a chance to book if the seat was available. Please understand we are a small service based business and lots of planning and supplies go into making these classes possible. Please be aware this is one of the most generous cancellation and rescheduling policies in our industry, and please don't give our staff a hard time for adhering to it- they are just doing their job. Thank you for understanding! DISCLAIMER: No guarantee is offered, explicit or implied, regarding the quality or serviceability of fired work. Every precaution will be taken to ensure the best possible outcome for every firing. Use of the studio indicates you agree that you will not hold the studio, its volunteers, or any other person associated with the studio responsible for work that is damaged or defective in any way while in the studio at any stage of the process. While working with clay is relatively safe, there are hazards and risks. These risks include the possibility of injuries or illness related to the use of the studio, materials, or equipment. Use of the studio indicates you agree that you have been informed of the risks and have signed the Kilnfolk waiver.

Contact Details

  • +13609001731

Attention Students!

If you are signing up for a multi-week or workshop that includes open studio time please click below to create an account on our website. Be sure to use the email that you used to book your class. You then will be able to access the Open Studio Sign Up Page under Memberships. Each open studio session is just a start time and is good for up to 3 hours. Open studio time must be used in one day and cannot be split between multiple days. Multi-Week open studio sessions do not roll over and must be used in the week they are allotted. 

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