Midwest Clay Project
As the Summer months quickly approach, MCP is bustling! Below you will find our complete summer class listing for adults, as well as information about ourMay Skillbuilder Workshops which are right around the corner. As always, please feel free to call the studio if you have any questions. We are happy to help you determine which class or workshop is right for you.
Please stay tuned for an updated Summer Open Studio Schedule for members/punch card holders as well as information on Kids’ programming and Kid’s Open Studio Hours.
Artist Talk w/ Gerit Grimm
Monday, May 13th 6-7pm – FREE – please join us!
Join us for a free lecture by UW Madison Assistant Professor of Art, Gerit Grimm, who is completing her first year teaching Ceramics at the university. Grimm will be discussing her whimsical, figurative work for which she is internationally recognized. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to hear about her fascinating journey as an artist and innovative building techniques. For more information on Gerit, click here.(Lecture will take place in the gallery & open studio will proceed as scheduled.)
There will be no evening open studio Friday, May 24th.
MCP will close to all traffic at 5pm for a special event.
MCP will be closed Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.
May 2013 Skillbuilder Workshops
Though designed with our members in mind, MCP newcomers are also welcome to register for these short “skill blast” classes. They will involve some hands-on activity, but will primarily be lecture/demonstrated based. This allows instructors to cover lots of information quickly and address questions. Students are encouraged to bring pots to work on, as there will not be time to make new work and the series fees do not include materials. Glazing workshop participants will have access to scrap bisque ware and glazes.
10% Monthly Member Discount applies!
Handles with Jennifer & Allison
Wednesday, May 15th (6:30-8:30) / Fee: $25.
Join Jennifer and Allison for a dialog about making handles. Learn what makes a handle both comfortable and visually successful!
Glazing Basics & Chemistry Intro with Jennifer & Allison
Sunday, May 19th (10am-1pm) OR Wednesday, May 22nd (6-9pm) / Fee: $40.
Glazing is one of the hardest skills to master! As well as covering proper glaze application and tricks of the trade, this class will serve as an introduction to basic glaze/firing chemistry.
Space is limited! Register Today – 608.255.9240
Summer 2013 Adult Classes
-Please note, there are no classes scheduled for the week of July 1-6.
MCP will be closed Thursday, July 4th & Friday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day.
-As always, class registration includes 10lbs. of finished, fired work & access to a generous schedule of open studio hours.
Wheel 1&2 with Nicky Ross
Tuesdays 6:30-9pm (June 4th – July 16th/no class July 2nd)
Learn the basics of making small cups and bowls on the potter’s wheel. This class is designed with the beginning student in mind, but can also serve as a comprehensive refresher to those with a bit of experience. An excellent introduction to our studio! No experience required.
Exploring Handbuilding with Brian Kluge
Wednesdays 6:30-9 (June 5th-July 16th/no class July 3rd)
Learn about solid building, slabs, press molds, coiling, carving & more! Our skilled instructor will demonstrate extensively and encourage exploration, while providing continued guidance and project suggestions. Whether you are interested in functional or sculptural endeavors, this class is for you! No experience required – though this would be a wonderful opportunity for those with primarily wheel experience to expand their ceramic vocabulary.
Handbuilding Using Thrown Parts with Allison Craver
Thursdays 10am-12pm (June 6th – July 17th/no class July 4th)
This class allows students to explore an interest in the potter’s wheel & handbuilding simultaneously! Learn how to build complex pottery forms using thrown and altered components. A wonderful opportunity to expand the possibilities of your studio practice. Ideal for those with intermediate/advanced wheel experience. Please note: This class is 30 minutes shorter than our other adult classes.
Decorating: Techniques & Approaches with Nicky Ross
Thursdays 6:30-9pm (June 6th – July 17th/no class July 4th)
Join Nicky Ross of Door Pottery for an exciting decorating class! Nicky will share advanced decoration/surface techniques and encourage strong designs in this moderate/advanced class. Ideal for those with wheel experience, as well as handbuilders interested in pottery forms.
Wheel 1&2 with Marisa Hricovsky
Saturdays 9-11am (June 8th-July 20th/no class July 6th)
Learn the basics of making small cups and bowls on the potter’s wheel. This class is designed with the beginning student in mind, but can also serve as a comprehensive refresher to those with a bit of experience. An excellent introduction to our studio! No experience required. Please note: This class is 30 minutes shorter than our other adult classes.
Space is limited…Call to register! 608.255.9240