The Clay Place

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Get your hands dirty at the Clay Place!

The Clay Place offers clay classes year-round for all ages and abilities in a fun and creative environment. Students and artists using the facility create pots, sculptures, tiles….your imagination is the only limit to what you can produce at this full service, professional ceramics studio. The studio has kick and electric wheels, a slab roller, a pugmill, numerous glazes, three electric kilns and a raku kiln.

Students interested in exploring ceramics are sure to benefit from our professional instructor Ted Isto & Samatha Reitenbaugh who have an extensive art background in ceramics. Additional assistance is available from Samantha Reitenbaugh during open studio time.

The Clay Place supports the Arts in Education program with materials, education and facilities; offering 3-dimensional art for kids and young adults, evening classes in ceramics from beginners through advanced students, open studio space and facilities for ceramic artists needing a place to work, share ideas and expand their skills.


2019 Spring Term Schedule (Current Term)

April 3  – May 24, 2019 

Tuesday: 12 PM – 4 PM Open Studio

Wednesday: 2 PM – 8 PM Open studio –Class taught by Ted.

Thursday: 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM Open Studio

Friday: 3 PM – 8 PM Open studio – Class taught by Samantha

Some Saturdays: Raku firing with Ted

 

Weekly Class Schedule:

April 3 – April 5: Class begins on Wednesday. History of ceramics and ceramic materials.  Hand built pots and primitive ceramics.Coils, pinch pots, soft slab bowls and the physics and chemistry of clays.

April 9 – 12:  Soft slab mugs, joining leather-hard slabs, hump molds, tiles, surface and texture.

April 16 – 19:  Kick and electric wheel throwing; cylinders and underglazes.

April 23 – 26:  Kick and electric wheel throwing; bowls; glaze theory and application.

April 30 – May 3:  Kick and electric wheel throwing; plates and glazes on pots.

May 7 – 10:  More glazing, stains, oxide painting and larger pots.

May 14 – 17 :  Extruder, molds, coil and throw techniques and more surface decoration. 

May 21 – 24:  Glazes, spraying and pouring; kilns, furniture, loading and firing. Tricks and tools; molds and extruder pots, fast things.

Friday, May 24 from 5 – 8pm: POT LUCK at the Clay Place. Bring your Friends!

Please see New Summer Clay Place Registration Policy here

 

2019 Summer Term Schedule (Upcoming Term)

July 10  – August 30, 2019 

Monday: 10 AM – 2 PM Open Studio

Wednesday: 10 AM – 4 PM Open studio –Class taught by Ted.

Thursday: 10 AM – 2 PM Open Studio

Friday: 10 AM – 3 PM Open studio – Class taught by Samantha

Some Saturdays: Raku firing with Ted

 

Weekly Class Schedule:

July 10 – July 12: Class begins on Wednesday. History of ceramics and ceramic materials.  Hand built pots and primitive ceramics.Coils, pinch pots, soft slab bowls and the physics and chemistry of clays.

July 15 – July 19: Soft slab mugs, joining leather-hard slabs, hump molds, tiles, surface and texture.

July 22 – July 26:Kick and electric wheel throwing; cylinders and underglazes.

July 29 – Aug 2: Kick and electric wheel throwing; bowls; glaze theory and application.

Aug 5 – Aug 9: Kick and electric wheel throwing; plates and glazes on pots.

Aug 12 – Aug 16:  More glazing, stains, oxide painting and larger pots.

Aug 19 – Aug 23:  Extruder, molds, coil and throw techniques and more surface decoration. 

Aug 26-Aug 30:  Glazes, spraying and pouring; kilns, furniture, loading and firing. Tricks and tools; molds and extruder pots, fast things.

Friday, Aug 30 from 12 – 2pm: POT LUCK at the Clay Place. Bring your Friends!

Please see New Summer Clay Place Registration Policy here

 

 

Class Registration Fees

Payment and Refund Policy: Full payment at time of registration is required. Full refunds will be made in the event that the UVAA has to cancel the workshop or class. Should you need to cancel or change your registration to a different time, there will be a $10 fee as long as the change is made more than a week in advance of the class/workshop. Cancellations made within a week of a class will be given a refund that is 50% of the cost of the class/workshop. We are unable to refund registration fees the day of the class/workshop.

Please see New Summer Clay Place Registration Policy here.

Full Pack:

$175 (UVAA Members)
$185 (Non UVAA Members)

Recommended for beginner students.
It includes two classes a week and open studio any time during our open hours.

10 Pack:

$90 (UVAA Members)
$100 (Non UVAA Members)

 Not recommended for beginner students.
Ten visits to the Clay Place.

Clay classes are available to students aged 16 and older only.
Classes for children are offered in the summer.
Please check our Summer Kids Camps for more details.

 

 

Registration
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Friends of the Umpqua Valley Arts Association: 

Hallie E. Ford Endowment for Arts in Education of The Oregon Community Foundation, Ed Moorin Trust, Oregon Arts Commission, Dr. John Wm. and Betty Long Unruh Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Betty Long Unruh Arts Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, United Commercial Travelers, Cow Creek Band, Arnold Morton, Lory Utz, Richard Worthey and Debbie Kelley, Marie Rasmussen, Umpqua Insurance, Umpqua Bank, Lone Rock Timber, Dawn and Jeffery Thomas.