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 Winter Term Schedule

Jan 9  – Mar 1, 2019

Tuesdays: 10 AM – 2 PM – Open Studio

Wednesdays: 2 PM – 8 PM – Class taught by Ted Isto – Open Studio

Thursdays: 10 AM – 2 PM – Open Studio

Fridays: 3 PM – 8 PM – Class taught by Samantha Reitenbaugh

 

Weekly Class Schedule:

Jan 9 – Jan 11: 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.

Jan 15 – Jan 18:  Soft slab mugs, joining leather-hard slabs, hump molds, tiles, surface and texture.

Jan 22 – Jan 25:  Kick and electric wheel throwing; cylinders and underglazes.

Jan 29 – Feb 1:  Kick and electric wheel throwing; bowls; glaze theory and application.

Feb 5 – Feb 8:  Kick and electric wheel throwing; plates and glazes on pots.

Feb 12 – Feb 15:  More glazing, stains, oxide painting and larger pots.

Feb 19 – Feb 22:  Extruder, molds, coil and throw techniques and more surface decoration. 

Feb 26 – Mar 1:  Glazes, spraying and pouring; kilns, furniture, loading and firing. Tricks and tools; molds and extruder pots, fast things.

Friday, Mar 1 from 5 – 8pm: POT LUCK at the Clay Place. Bring your Friends!

Please see New Summer Clay Place Registration Policy here

 

 

2018 Fall Term Schedule (Current Term)

Sept 26  – Nov 16, 2018 

Tuesdays: 10 AM – 2 PM – Open Studio

Wednesdays: 2 PM – 8 PM – Class taught by Ted Isto – Open Studio

Thursdays: 10 AM – 2 PM – Open Studio

Fridays: 3 PM – 8 PM – Class taught by Samantha Reitenbaugh

Saturdays – Raku firing depends on registration numbers, ask Ted for details.

 

Weekly Class Schedule:

Sept 26 – 28: 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.

Oct 2 – 5:  Soft slab mugs, joining leather-hard slabs, hump molds, tiles, surface and texture.

Oct 9 – 12:  Kick and electric wheel throwing; cylinders and underglazes.

Oct 16 – 19:  Kick and electric wheel throwing; bowls; glaze theory and application.

Oct 23 – 26:  Kick and electric wheel throwing; plates and glazes on pots.

Oct 30 – Nov 2:  More glazing, stains, oxide painting and larger pots.

Nov 6 – 9 :  Extruder, molds, coil and throw techniques and more surface decoration. 

Nov 13 – 16:  Glazes, spraying and pouring; kilns, furniture, loading and firing. Tricks and tools; molds and extruder pots, fast things.

Friday, Nov 16 from 5 – 8pm: 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.

 

 

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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.