• Introduction to Clay
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Introduction to Clay

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● Sessions: 6
● Instructor: Zoë Pinnell
● Studio: Ceramics
● Age Level: 18+

Regular price

Introduction to Clay

This 6 week clay course is an introductory course that will give participants an opportunity to explore wheel throwing, hand building, trimming, decorating and glazing. It's a lot to do in just six weeks, but it is always a fun and rewarding experience. 

Six sessions of in studio learning, with passes for two member drop in days to come in to the studio and work independently to complete your projects. All materials are provided, additional materials are available for purchase.

At HCS, we teach the fundamentals of working with clay through technical skill sharing and development as well as with playful projects. Students receive clear instruction for the safe participation in the studio and have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with each tool and process.

Next Available Session

Start Date: Thursday, July 4th 
End Date: Thursday, August 8th 
Sessions: 6
Hours: 6:30 - 9:00 PM

Skill Level: Beginner

Our ceramics classes cater to various skill levels, from beginners with no prior experience to intermediate and advanced learners seeking to expand their knowledge and techniques in ceramics. If you have experience but are looking to hone your skills, all of our courses are open to intermediate and advanced makers.

Your Instructor: Our experienced ceramics instructors are passionate about sharing their expertise and guiding you through the journey of working with clay. With a deep understanding of various ceramic processes, they will provide you with personalised instruction and feedback to help you achieve your artistic goals.

This course is taught by: Zoë Pinnell, Cas Bolland
Zoë Pinnell, an accomplished ceramics instructor at Hamilton Craft Studios, brings a wealth of expertise as a Sheridan College ceramics graduate. Her artistic repertoire encompasses sculptural and functional handbuilt pieces adorned with vibrant glazes, underglaze, and terra sigillata. With a passion for earthenware, Zoë's creations exude warmth, depth, and captivating narratives.

Cas Bolland has a dedicated art practice that aids in sorting out blurry feelings and transforms them into functional art pieces. She usually decorates with checkers showing how it's necessary to hold space to express emotions and to navigate difficult experiences. Cas enjoys teaching pottery and is working towards a career as a Professional Art Therapist.

Materials and Supplies: All necessary ceramics materials and tools will be provided for use during the class. This includes clay, glazes, pottery wheels, and various hand tools. Additional details about materials will be provided during class times.

HCS Facilities and Equipment: Hamilton Craft Studios’ well-equipped ceramics facilities are designed to facilitate a diverse range of ceramic work. Our spacious and well-lit studio is equipped with pottery wheels, kilns, work tables, and other essential tools to support your creative journey.

Registration: To enrol in a ceramics course or workshop, please complete purchase of your chosen course online. Spaces are limited, so early registration is recommended to secure your spot.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: We understand that circumstances can change. If you need to cancel your enrolment, please refer to our cancellation and refund policy outlined on our website. We strive to accommodate changes while ensuring a fair experience for all participants.

Safety Measures: Your safety is our priority. We maintain a safe and clean studio environment, and our instructors will provide guidance on proper usage of tools and equipment. We adhere to safety protocols to ensure a secure and enjoyable ceramics experience.

Community: Join our vibrant community of fellow ceramics enthusiasts, where you'll have the opportunity to share ideas, collaborate, and engage in creative discussions. Our ceramics classes foster a sense of camaraderie, allowing you to connect with others who share your passion for clay. The studio offers membership based access to our facilities if you are keen to continue your creative journey with us.

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Introduction to Clay

This 6 week clay course is an introductory course that will give participants an opportunity to...

Introduction to Clay

This 6 week clay course is an introductory course that will give participants an opportunity to explore wheel throwing, hand building, trimming, decorating and glazing. It's a lot to do in just six weeks, but it is always a fun and rewarding experience. 

Six sessions of in studio learning, with passes for two member drop in days to come in to the studio and work independently to complete your projects. All materials are provided, additional materials are available for purchase.

At HCS, we teach the fundamentals of working with clay through technical skill sharing and development as well as with playful projects. Students receive clear instruction for the safe participation in the studio and have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with each tool and process.

Next Available Session

Start Date: Thursday, July 4th 
End Date: Thursday, August 8th 
Sessions: 6
Hours: 6:30 - 9:00 PM

Skill Level: Beginner

Our ceramics classes cater to various skill levels, from beginners with no prior experience to intermediate and advanced learners seeking to expand their knowledge and techniques in ceramics. If you have experience but are looking to hone your skills, all of our courses are open to intermediate and advanced makers.

Your Instructor: Our experienced ceramics instructors are passionate about sharing their expertise and guiding you through the journey of working with clay. With a deep understanding of various ceramic processes, they will provide you with personalised instruction and feedback to help you achieve your artistic goals.

This course is taught by: Zoë Pinnell, Cas Bolland
Zoë Pinnell, an accomplished ceramics instructor at Hamilton Craft Studios, brings a wealth of expertise as a Sheridan College ceramics graduate. Her artistic repertoire encompasses sculptural and functional handbuilt pieces adorned with vibrant glazes, underglaze, and terra sigillata. With a passion for earthenware, Zoë's creations exude warmth, depth, and captivating narratives.

Cas Bolland has a dedicated art practice that aids in sorting out blurry feelings and transforms them into functional art pieces. She usually decorates with checkers showing how it's necessary to hold space to express emotions and to navigate difficult experiences. Cas enjoys teaching pottery and is working towards a career as a Professional Art Therapist.

Materials and Supplies: All necessary ceramics materials and tools will be provided for use during the class. This includes clay, glazes, pottery wheels, and various hand tools. Additional details about materials will be provided during class times.

HCS Facilities and Equipment: Hamilton Craft Studios’ well-equipped ceramics facilities are designed to facilitate a diverse range of ceramic work. Our spacious and well-lit studio is equipped with pottery wheels, kilns, work tables, and other essential tools to support your creative journey.

Registration: To enrol in a ceramics course or workshop, please complete purchase of your chosen course online. Spaces are limited, so early registration is recommended to secure your spot.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: We understand that circumstances can change. If you need to cancel your enrolment, please refer to our cancellation and refund policy outlined on our website. We strive to accommodate changes while ensuring a fair experience for all participants.

Safety Measures: Your safety is our priority. We maintain a safe and clean studio environment, and our instructors will provide guidance on proper usage of tools and equipment. We adhere to safety protocols to ensure a secure and enjoyable ceramics experience.

Community: Join our vibrant community of fellow ceramics enthusiasts, where you'll have the opportunity to share ideas, collaborate, and engage in creative discussions. Our ceramics classes foster a sense of camaraderie, allowing you to connect with others who share your passion for clay. The studio offers membership based access to our facilities if you are keen to continue your creative journey with us.