Wow! Weekend & Family Workshops Here

Look what we’ve added to the Spring schedule — wonderful workshops!

What a great way to get started or spend a few hours playing and learning the joys of clay! Workshops at Baltimore Clayworks include the popular Try It! and Date Night parties, Family Workshops, and a new Natural Clay intensive that includes a trip to harvest Maryland clay.

Register by phone (410-578-1919), in person at Baltimore Clayworks, or use the online registration store (see button below). Space is limited, so please do not delay!

Clay 4 You and Me (ages 6-11 + adult)
Clay for You and Me (ages 6-11 + adult) This is a one-day family workshop that combines educational topics with innovative sensory exploration! Each child and their accompanying parent/caregiver will push, pinch, roll, squish and play with the clay while learning about everything from letters and basic spelling, to planets in our solar system! Your child gain sensory development and motor skills and walk away with a wonderful work of art! All projects will then be fired and picked up at a later date. This class is for children ages 6 through 11, and adults of all ages. Registration fee covers 1 adult + 1 child and includes all materials and firing.   Mia Halton 18S_CC05 Saturday, 10:00am-12:30pm, May 12 Fee: $65  for 1 adult and 1 child, $25 per additional person
Teen Pottery Wheel Sampler (ages 11-15 + adult)

 

In this one-day each teen and their accompanying parent/caregiver will push, pinch, roll, squish and refine their skills in clay. Process, technique and product will be emphasized in this unique sensory experience. Your teen will build skills as well as a wonderful ceramic work of art! All projects will then be fired and picked up at a later date. This class is for children ages 11 through 15, and adults of all ages. Registration fee of $65 covers 1 adult + 1 child (add $25 per additional person), and includes all materials and firing.

18S_CC06 Saturday, 10:00am-12:30pm, March 24

18S_CC07 Saturday, 10:00am-12:30pm, April 21

18S_CC08 Saturday, 10:00am-12:30pm, May 5

Fee: $65. Additional person $25.

Try It! - Potter’s Wheel

$50

One day. Three hours.  A creative way to spend the afternoon!  Invite your friends to join you Experiment and explore in one of these weekend sessions for adults who are curious about the potter’s wheel. Participants will cover methods of centering clay and throwing bowl and cylinder forms. Students may choose to decorate finished pieces using commercial under-glaze or choose from our selection of ^6 glazes.  Please allow approximately 3 weeks for drying and firing of finished work. This is a terrific way to discover if clay is something you will enjoy. All work produced in this session will be dishwasher and microwave safe.

18S_TI12 – Sunday, 2:30–5:30pm, March 18

18S_TI13 – Sunday, 2:30pm – 5:30pm, April 15

18S_TI14 – Saturday, 10:00am – 1:00pm, April 28

18S _T15 – Sunday, 2:30pm – 5:30pm, May 6

18S _TI16 – Saturday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, May 19

Fee: $50 per person

Try It!: Hand-building / Sculpture
$50
One day. Three hours.  A creative way to spend the afternoon! Invite your friends to join you Experiment and explore in one of these weekend sessions for adults who are curious about clay.  Participants will learn the basics of hand building while having fun in our relaxed classroom environment. Students will decorate finished pieces using commercial under-glaze and glaze. Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks for drying and firing of finished work. This is a terrific way to discover if clay is something you will enjoy. Fee: $50 per person
Natural Maryland Clay -- 2-day workshop
This 2-day intensive will provide students with the experience of harvesting local Maryland clay. Students will visit Stancill’s Quarry in Cecil County to dig a variety of clays to be hand-processed in the Baltimore Clayworks studio. This is a wonderful cultural opportunity in which you will learn a different and unique method of experimenting with local clay while with methods for prospecting clay, screening and preparing native material for use in the studio. Students should bring 5-gallon buckets with lids (2-4 qty) for transport of screened/washed clay.
Saturdays - April 14, and April 21
Instructor: Sam Wallace
FEE -- $120.00
18S_ST09 – Saturday, 9:00am-3:00pm, April 7 & Saturday, 1:00pm-6:00pm, April 14
(rain date -- Saturday, April 21)
Date Night: Potter’s Wheel

$95

One evening. Three hours.  Clay for two is an experience that can bring people closer through shared creative art-making. Couples will experience this class taught by a professional and patient teacher. Instructors will guide you through methods of centering and shaping clay forms on the potter’s wheel.  Students may choose to decorate finished pieces using commercial under-glaze or choose from our selection of ^6 glazes.  Please allow approximately 3 weeks for drying and firing of finished work. This is a terrific way to discover if clay is something you will enjoy.  All work produced in this session will be dishwasher and microwave safe. Participants may bring a bottle of wine or light hors d' oeuvres to complete the experience.

18S _DN03 – Friday, 7-10pm, March 23

18S _DN04 – Friday, 7-10pm, April 13 -- This is FULL. For waitlist, call 410-578-1919.

18S _DN05 – Friday, 7-10pm, May 11

 

 

Fee: $95 per couple

Noborigama: Community Woodfire

Sign up now to experience the flash of the Baltimore Clayworks Noborigama! Your pots may take on a rich variety of colorful flashing and deposits from wood ash or salt depending on which chamber you choose. We fire the wood chamber throughout Saturday into the evening, finishing the salt chamber Sunday morning which allows plenty of time for shared conversation and food. Everyone will have an opportunity to choose shifts in preparation and during the firing process that are appropriate. One share constitutes kiln space equal to 12” x 12” x 60”. Participants are encouraged to contact Baltimore Clayworks with questions regarding appropriate clay bodies, slips or glazes for use in the Noborigama.

CW03 ThursdayMay 17 – load, Saturday, May 19 & Sunday, May 20– fire -- ONE SHARE ONLY available. Please phone 410-578-1919.

CW04 ThursdayJune 21 – load, Saturday, June 23 & Sunday, June 24– fire

Jeremy Wallace

Fee: $175 

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