Ceramics 3C – Tuesday Afternoons with James Haggerty
Dates: Tuesday June 7th – July 12th (6 weeks)
Times: 1-4 pm
Price: $360 (glaze, 1st bag of clay, firing, instruction and drop-in open studio time included). Tools and additional clay available for purchase at Clay Studio.
Description: This course is a continuation of Ceramics 2 with more focus on glaze formulation, application, and firing techniques. Students will be working on creating one’s own language through the study of form and surface design as they relate to one another, with more in depth study of above.
Ceramics 2 is not a prerequisite for this course.
Drop-in open studio hours will be available for this course: Students are welcome to come in to Clay Studio during our Open Studio Lab hours to work independently on Sundays from 11AM-4PM, Mondays from 10AM-1PM, Tuesdays from 4PM-8PM, and Fridays from 10AM-1PM. Please note that Open Studio Lab hours are subject to change.
Covid-19 Vaccination Mandate: Starting February 1, 2022, Clay Studio will require all employees, teachers, members and students to be vaccinated in order to enter the studio. You must show your vaccination card, a photo of your vaccination card or your SMART Health Card Record from Ca.gov to a Clay Studio employee on your first day of class. You may also email a photo of the above to info@ClayStudioSB.org.
Instructor: James Haggerty
About your instructor: James Haggerty is well known for his finely crafted forms and mastery of special effects glazing techniques. Ceramics became his passion early on after taking a class in school at the age of thirteen. Soon after he bought his first kiln. When he was fifteen, James was the youngest student to take Vivika Heino’s glaze calculation class. After high school, James worked for Santa Barbara Ceramic Design where he formulated glazes and managed production. He then attended the California College of the Arts and Crafts and Otis Parsons Art Institute where he received his BFA. He later attended California State University at Long Beach where he worked on his masters. In 1992 he relocated to Santa Barbara, where he formed a pottery business with his wife, Linda. His work is in many prominent private collections and has been displayed in many museums and galleries, including Smithsonian Institution and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, and was featured in the motion picture “Ghost.”