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Advanced Forms (Session 7)

  • 355 US dollars
  • 17th Street

Service Description

Advanced Forms w/ Chiara Reagan- Monday @5:45 pm (September 25th - October 30th) We present to you a brand new syllabus, a class for those who want to refine their work. With a focus on precision and technique, students will be pushed to explore more advanced forms. These forms will be achieved through assembly of thrown parts, such as pedestals, spouts, lids, and a more intricate decorative approach to handles. We will draw inspiration from historical vessels, and encourage students to do minor research outside of class to direct their own projects. Rather than the usual structure of a project based syllabus that students follow, the students will each finish the session with their own unique works, directed by their personal interests. As this is a more advanced approach to ceramics, we ask that students who enroll are confident in their throwing and trimming abilities. The aim of this class is to focus on the "workflow" of ceramics, and to gain skills to bring one's artistic vision to fruition. Week 1: Form Focus Overview: Students will come ready with inspiration and a general concept of the project they want to accomplish. Instructor will show a brief PowerPoint for references of form before we dive into throwing the bodies of our work Week 2: Throwing Continued Overview: Students will throw the accessory parts of their pieces, such as pedestals, spouts, bottlenecks etc. Week 3: Trimming and Assembly Overview: Students will trim all the parts of their works and if time permits, begin assembly Week 4: Trimming and Assembly Overview: Students will continue trimming and assembly from week three LAST CLASS to make new work; all work must be ready for trimming and finishing by next class.* Week 5: Handles and Finishes Overview: Students will be adding all finishing touches preparing for works to be fired, focus will be handles, finials, and decorative additions to surfaces and forms Week 6: Glazing Overview: All work must be glazed for final firing by the end of class*. DOUBLE CHECK all work to make sure there is NO GLAZE on the bottoms.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Fees & class schedule: Class fees cover instructed class time (as listed in specific class schedule), use of tools and equipment, open studio hours, studio glazes and firing up to 25 lbs of clay. Additional work may be fired for a fee. Pottery class fees include 25 lbs of clay + wood classes include all lumber Classes are subject to change if minimum student quota isn't met (7 students). Class switches will only be available 1 week prior to the commencement of classes and based on the capacity of classes at time of request.​ Attendance: It is mandatory for all students who are new to the studio attend the first week of classes. No “make-up” classes are given but you're more than welcome to drop-in on another session if there is an opening or absence. For Adult classes, Kids must be 14-years old or older Personal belongings: Any items left behind 30-days after last class may be discarded without notice. Refund policy: Class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Refund or Credit (minus $20 processing fee) if a request for refund is received TWO WEEKS and only two weeks before the start of a class. Credit (no refund) with less the 48 hour notice ONLY if your spot can be filled. No refunds or credits after attending 1st class. Classes missed due to failure to attend, planned absences, minor illnesses or vacations will not be credited for future classes. One-Time class registrations such as Drop-In Clay or Friday Night Clay are considered final ONE WEEK before start of class. Open studio hours for students: Monday- Thursday: 10AM-6PM Friday & Saturday: 10AM-9PM Sunday 10AM-7:30PM (Hours subjected to change upon five days' notice)

Contact Details

  • 1431 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA

    (862) 343-0144

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