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Exploring Historical Techniques - Tuesday Afternoons with James Haggerty (6/25 - 8/13), 1 PM - 4 PM

Exploring Historical Techniques - Tuesday Afternoons with James Haggerty (6/25 - 8/13), 1 PM - 4 PM

Regular price $360.00 USD
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Dates: Tuesdays, 6/25 - 8/13

Times: 1 PM - 4 PM

Instructor: James Haggerty

Price: $360 (glaze, one bag of reclaimed clay, firing, instruction and drop-in open studio time included). Tools ($15 + tax for a toolkit) and additional clay ($15-$35 for a 20-25 lb bag) available for purchase at Clay Studio.


Exploration of Historical Techniques is a unique ceramics course designed to take you on a journey through time, exploring the fascinating methods employed by makers across different periods and cultures. Led by renowned ceramic artist James Haggerty, this comprehensive class delves into the historical context and hands-on instruction of techniques behind ceramics from distinct eras: 

  • Early Middle East glazes 
  • Scandinavian Glazes
  • Special effect glazes
  • In-depth study of the various glazes and techniques from the Arrs & Crafts Movement 1880s-1920s

8-Week Class Timeline:

Classes run for three hours and include demonstrations and hands-on instruction from your instructor. 

Week 1: Introductions. Get clay, tools, and lockers. Begin classwork.

Week 2: Work week

Week 3: Work week

Week 4: Work week. Glaze demo. Begin glazing projects that are ready.

Week 5: Work week

Week 6: Last week to work with wet clay. No exceptions (even returning students). 

Week 7: Finish glazing. Practice throwing/handbuilding (not to keep).

Week 8: Wrap up any last-minute glazing and pick up finished work. If continuing on with the next class session, set aside bisqueware for future glazing, and clean out lockers, shelves, and personal items. Celebrate!

Term 3 Key Dates:

Last week to work on greenware: Week 6

Last day to put greenware on the shelves to be fired: Friday, August 2nd

Last day to glaze: Friday, August 9th

Last day for lab hours: Sunday, August 11th

All greenware on class shelves will be discarded on: Friday, August 16th

Oldest 3 bisque carts will be recycled on: Friday, August 16th

Oldest finished glazed work will be donated on: Friday, August 16th


Lab Hours:  

Along with the 3 hours per week of class instruction, students have on average, an additional 23 hours per week for the first 7 weeks of the session to practice independently (23 x 7 = 161 additional hours total). Please note that occasional workshops and events may be held during lab hours, in which case some wheels may be occupied. The last day for lab hours is Sunday, August 11th and will not be available after the class has concluded. There are no lab hours the last week of class in order to prep for the next term.

Tuesdays: 3 pm - 8 pm

Fridays: 10 am - 4 pm

Saturdays: 10 am - 4 pm

Sundays: 10 am - 4 pm

Lab hours are subject to change during in-service or event days. Students will be notified in advance if this occurs. 

*In the case that a make-up class must be scheduled, the students will be notified and the class may be held on a different day of the week. A refund or credit will not be issued in the case that a student cannot attend the make-up class.

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