Intermediate Techniques: Modern Mugs – Short Session – Thursday Afternoons with Sarah Klapp (10/12 – 11/2), 1 PM – 4 PM

Dates: Thursdays, October 12th – November 2nd (4 weeks)

Times: 1 PM – 4 PM

Price: $200 (glaze, unlimited reclaimed clay, firing, instruction and drop-in open studio time included). Tools ($15 + tax) and additional clay ($25-$35 per 25 lb bag) available for purchase at Clay Studio.

Description: This course will focus on mug making with an emphasis on exploring modern design elements. Students will be encouraged to practice mug making in a refined manner that focuses on form, texture, and surface design. Using decorative techniques such as wax resist, underglazes, and oxides, students will experiment with different methods of making uniform sets of mugs. This course will bring the traditional potter out of their comfort zone and encourage them to play while refining their designs and techniques.

Age 18+.

This course is suitable for: Intermediate and advanced students. Skill expectation is that the student can confidently center and throw an 8’’ tall basic cylinder.

Recommended prerequisite classes: At least one Introduction to Wheel Throwing class (the more experience, the better)

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: Effective January 1, 2023 Clay Studio has removed  the vaccine requirements for  all employees, teachers, members and students to be fully vaccinated in order to enter the studio. Clay Studio encourages employees and students to remain current with vaccines and boosters based on an individual’s health and risk assessment, and to wear masks to protect yourself, family and community. 

Instructor:  Sarah Klapp

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Oct 12 2023 - Nov 02 2023


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm