Clay School Ithaca CourseBook 19-20

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The Clay School Ithaca, Course Schedule 2019-2020
The Clay School provides a vibrant and creative place for community members to work with clay alongside fellow makers, including local professional and emerging potters. Our studio builds community among students of all ages and enriches peoples' lives through the shared experience of making art.
When the Cornell Ceramics Studio closed in 2011, a void opened in Ithaca for a place to teach clay to students of all ages. In 2015, after searching for an adequate location, Julia Dean, a former instructor at the Cornell Studio, moved her own ceramic production studio to our current location at the South Hill Business Campus. The space was accessible and welcoming, and The Clay School was born.
Enlisting a cadre of well established potters in the area with decades of combined teaching experience, the Clay School offers classes that introduce a variety of techniques and approaches to working with clay. Students may choose to concentrate on wheel throwing, hand-building methods, surface decoration, and functional work. Various choices of monthly space rental is available to established members in the 2500 square foot studio. Week-long, weekend, and one-day workshops are offered throughout the year for locals and out of town students as well.

COURSE SCHEDULE

FALL 2019 - SPRING 2020


OUR LOCATION

South Hill Business Campus

950 Danby Rd.

Suite 28 ; Artist Alley

Ithaca, N.Y. 14850

607-882-2535

Studio@ClaySchoolIthaca.com

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 10:30am-4:30pm

www.clayschoolithaca.com

OUR STORY

(for members only)

Monday: 10am-9pm

Tuesday: 10am-9pm

Wedneday: 10am-9pm

Thursday: 10am-6:30pm

Friday: 10am-9pm

Saturday: 10am-4:30pm

Sunday: 10am-4:30pm

The Clay School provides a vibrant and creative place for community members to work with

clay alongside fellow makers, including local professional and emerging potters. Our studio

builds community among students of all ages and enriches peoples' lives through the shared

experience of making art.

When the Cornell Ceramics Studio closed in 2011, a void opened in Ithaca for a place to

teach clay to students of all ages. In 2015, after searching for an adequate location, Julia

Dean, a former instructor at the Cornell Studio, moved her own ceramic production studio to

our current location at the South Hill Business Campus. The space was accessible and

welcoming, and The Clay School was born.

Enlisting a cadre of well established potters in the area with decades of combined teaching

experience, the Clay School offers classes that introduce a variety of techniques and

approaches to working with clay. Students may choose to concentrate on wheel throwing,

hand-building methods, surface decoration, and functional work. Various choices of monthly

space rental is available to established members in the 2500 square foot studio. Week-long,

weekend, and one-day workshops are offered throughout the year for locals and out of town

students as well.

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Julia E. Dean

Owner / Founder

@juliaedean

Julia_E_Dean

www.juliaedean.com

OPEN STUDIO HOURS

OUR FOUNDER

Julia’s love affair with clay started at the age of 10

when she watched a potter work on the wheel. It wasn’t

until college, however, that she took her first pottery

class.

With a degree in Education from Murray State

University, she combined a passion for creating and

love of teaching by sharing her craft in studios in Texas,

North Carolina and New York. She has continued her

education over the years at Texas Christian University,

Penland School of Crafts, and Chautauqua Institution.

Julia designs and creates a collection of handmade

functional ceramics, available online and in her Ithaca

studio, located adjacent to The Clay School classrooms.

These pieces are decorated with the use of natural

objects such as shells and leaves. No two pieces are

ever the same. Julia enjoys a deep connection with her

customer base by creating pieces that can be used in

their everyday lives.

As a designer, she is committed to creating quality,

stylish and relevant handmade pottery. As a loyal

member of the local business community, she is proud

to be recognized by the Tompkins County Workers’

Center as an employer paying a living wage in

Tompkins County, NY.


CREATE YOUR OWN EVENT

A private event is perfect for Girl Scout troops, birthday

parties, bridesmaid parties, club events, and more!

Lead time for planning an event is at least 4 weeks.

Events require a minimum of 5 participants.

5-10 people

$45 per person

5-8 people

$45 per person

PRIVATE LESSONS

A private lesson is a great option for girl’s night or a special date!

During this personalized lesson, you can choose a wheel based or hand building project

and explore a wide variety of techniques. Minimum: 2 hours

SKILL BUILDING LESSONS

9-14 people

$30 per person

This price includes use of space, instruction, materials, and one piece per person finished by our staff, fired and

packaged for pick up by the event organizer approximately 2 weeks after your event. If you are from outside of

Ithaca, your pieces can be shipped to each participant directly (within the U. S.) for an additional $15 per person.

1 to 2 students

$65 per hour

per person

SATURDAYS

& SUNDAYS

5:00 - 7:00 PM

WHEEL BASED HANDBUILDING HANDBUILDING

3 to 4 students

$55 per hour

per person

PERFECT

DATE-NIGHT!

This price includes use of space, instruction, materials, and one piece per person finished by our staff, fired and

packaged for pick up by the lesson organizer approximately 2 weeks after your event. If you are from outside of

Ithaca, your pieces can be shipped to each participant directly (within the U. S.) for an additional $15 per person.

FOR MEMBERS

A private skill building lesson is available to current members who are interested in

exploring a wide variety of techniques. Minimum; 1 hour

$45 per hour

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A Raku Firing

TRY-IT WORKSHOPS

Date night, girls' night or just not ready to commit to a series of

classes?

This two-hour session will give you a taste of working on the potter's

wheel with no strings attached. This workshop is designed for those

interested in a one night experience. LOVE the expirence? Apply the

cost of the workshop to a future 7-week term!

BEGINNERS

Drop-in classes are

open to the public

FRIDAYS

6:30 - 8:30 PM

Workshop Dates

$45 per person and $15 to buy your new piece!

September 13 2019 January 10 2020

April 24 2020

September 27 2019

October 11 2019

October 25 2019

November 8 2019

November 22 2019

December 13 2019

December 27 2019

January 24 2020

February 14 2020

February 15 2020

February 28 2020

March 13 2020

March 27 2020

April 10 2020

May 22 2020

June 12 2020

June 26 2020

July 10 2020

July 24 2020

August 14 2020

August 28 2020

VISITING ARTIST WORKSHOPS INTERMEDIATE

MONDAYS

BETSY

with

Check our website for more information on Visiting Artist Workshops.

October 17-18th

2019

March 21-22st

2020

SPRING 2020

TBD

ADULT CLASSES 13+

Basics of Handbuilding

7 Week sessions; $345

Students will learn several methods of handbuilding with clay including, but not limited

to: pinch, coil & slab. There will be an introduction to texture, color and interest to the

surface design of forms. Although projects and demos will focus mainly on functional

ware, students are free (and encouraged) to use the techniques acquired as a spring

board for their own ideas.

Fall Session 1

Each Monday

Sept. 9 - Oct. 21 2019

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Audry Deal-McEver- Hands on workshop featuring a focus on surface

decoration.

Andy Palmer- Welcoming former Cornell Pottery Studio Manager back to

Ithaca for a workshop on wheel thrown and altered pots.

Raku- Pieces are taken from the kiln while they are still glowing red hot, then

starved of oxygen, which gives the resulting glaze a wonderful variety of colors.

Fall Session 2

Each Monday

Oct. 28 - Dec. 9 2019

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Winter Session 1

Each Monday

Jan. 6 - Feb. 17 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

BEGINNERS

Winter Session 2

Each Monday

Feb. 24 - Apr. 6 2019

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Spring Session

Each Monday

Apr. 13 - May. 25 2019

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


ADULT CLASSES 13+

Basics of Wheel Throwing

Fall Session 1

Each Tuesday

Sept. 10 - Oct. 22 2019

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Fall Session 2

Each Tuesday

Oct. 29 - Dec. 10 2019

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Winter Winter Session 1 2

Each Tuesday

Jan. 7 - Feb. 18 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

BEGINNERS

7 Week sessions; $345

Through a series of demonstrations and hands-on practice, learn the fundamentals of

creating wheel-thrown mugs, bowls and plates. Learn how to create basic forms from

start to finish; to include glazing and introductory surface decoration.

TUESDAYS

TESS

with

Winter Session 2

Each Tuesday

Feb. 25 - Apr. 7 2019

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Spring Session

Each Tuesday

Apr. 14 - May. 26 2019

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

WEDNESDAYS

Fall Session 1

Each Wednesday

Sept. 11 - Oct. 23 2019

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Fall Session 2

Each Wednesday

Oct. 30 - Dec. 11 2019

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Winter Session 1

Each Wednesday

Jan. 8 - Feb. 19 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Winter Session 2

Each Wednesday

Feb. 26 - Apr. 8 2019

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Spring Session

Each Wednesday

Apr. 15 - May. 27 2019

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

SATURDAYS

GRETCHEN

with

Fall Session 1

Each Saturday

Sept. 14 - Oct. 26 2019

10 am - 12 pm

Fall Session 2

Each Saturday

Nov. 2 - Dec. 14 2019

10 am - 12 pm

Winter Session 1

Each Saturday

Jan. 11 - Feb. 22 2020

10 am - 12 pm

Winter Session 2

Each Saturday

Feb. 29 - Apr. 11 2019

10 am - 12 pm

Spring Session

Each Saturday

Apr. 18 - May. 30 2019

10 am - 12 pm

Space is limited. Sign up today at www.ClaySchoolIthaca.com

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SKILLS CLASSES

Drop-in classes are open to the public

Fall Session 1

Sept 12

Centering

13+

We encourage students and members with a firm foundation in wheel

thrown pottery to come for guided skill building and demonstrations of

techniques that will help push you past your current limitations.

We are offering each week as an "a la carte" class. This means you

can sign up for only the sessions you want to take, instead of the full 7 week

term. Most are one-night offerings, making them very accessible, in terms of

time commitment.

Sept 19

Trimming

Sept 26

Bowls

Oct 3

Thrown & Altered

Oct 10

Piggy Bank

Oct 17

Lamps & Sconces

Individual Classes $55 each

INTERMEDIATE

SAVE 10%

7 Week Term $345

Find your center without ever going to a yoga class! We will have you

centering quickly and easily to get you on your way to your best pots yet!

Trimming techniques. Find out how to finish your pots and enhance them at

the same time. For this class you will need to bring some leather-hard pots.

Bowls! Round, wide, flat, tall, ice cream, popcorn, dainty, mixing, serving,

cereal and more!

You don't need a square wheel to throw a square pot! Learn all about the thrown and

altered options for the differently shaped pot, maybe it's a sculpture that extends what

wheel throwing can offer.

Here piggy piggy piggy! Make a piggy bank to save up for end of the year

festivities, that tropical trip this winter or your next night out.

It's all about mood lighting- closed forms that can be used as hanging lamps

or wall lamps (sconces) or lamp shades.

Oct 24 Make the most of majolica!. Want a new way to use underglazes that will give you an

Majolica almost watercolor look? Well this is just what you've been looking for!

Fall Session 2 6 Week Term $290

Nov 7

Holiday Ornaments

Nov 14

Centering

Nov 21

Shaping

Dec 5

Texture

Dec 12

Underglazes

Dec 19

Underglazes round 2

Underglazes round 2. A continuation of the last class.

Winter Session 1 Individual Classes $55 each 7 Week Term $345

Jan 9

Centering

Find your center without ever going to a yoga class! We will have you

centering quickly and easily to get you on your way to your best pots yet!

Jan 16

Mugs

Jan 23

Plates & Platters

Jan 30

Trimming

Feb 6

Bowls

Feb 13

Throwing bigger

Feb 20

Transfer Images

Individual Classes $55 each

THURSDAYS

TESS

SAVE 10%

Winter Holiday Ornaments. We have thrown and handbuilt techniques, with

some very easy to make and others a bit more challenging.

Find your center without ever going to a yoga class! We will have you

centering quickly and easily to get you on your way to your best pots yet!

You have a nice form, or at least you will after this class! Create a more aesthetic pot.

We will work on how to achieve better shaping and why one shape may be more

pleasing than another.

Smooth is so 5 minutes ago, let’s play with all things texture. This night we will be focusing

on how to remove clay to add surface interest, chattering, scraffito, impressions, sodium

silicate and more....

Underglazes! there are so many things you can do with underglaze that it will

take more than one class to cover it all.

SAVE 10%

MMMMM, Mugs, learn how to make your favorite mug. What does it take to have the rim

work for drinking, the shape to keep your drink warm, the handle shape and placement to

have it easy to hold

Saucers, Chargers, Plates & Platters! all things flat, learn how to make pots

as wide as you desire and make plates that really work!

Trimming techniques. Find out how to finish your pots and enhance them at

the same time. For this class you will need to bring some leather-hard pots.

BOWLS, Get ya bowls here!- round, wide, flat, tall, ice cream, popcorn,

dainty, mixing, serving, soup, cereal and more!

Big, Bigger, Biggest! This class will not only have you throwing much bigger

pots, you will also be throwing much better pots.

The mirror image- how to transfer images onto your pots in many different

ways! Create your own images or use images that are commercially available.

with

6:30 - 8:30 PM


SKILLS CLASSES

Winter Session 2

Feb 27

Double Walled Forms

Mar 5

Trimming

Mar 12

Shaping

Mar 19

Slabs

Mar 26

Throwing Bigger

Apr 16

Centering

Apr 23

Trimming

Apr 30

Pitchers

May 7

Surface

Decoration

May 14

Bowls

May 21

Transfer Images

May 28

Majolica

13+

INTERMEDIATE

SAVE 10%

Individual Classes $55 each 7 Week Term $345

I'm seeing double! double walled forms that is! french butter keeper,

citrus juicer, chicken/apple roaster, ring holder and planter.

Trimming techniques. Find out how to finish your pots and enhance them at

the same time. For this class you will need to bring some leather-hard pots.

You gotta nice form or at least you will after this class! This night is dedicated to creating

a more aesthetic shaped pot. We will work on how to achieve better shaping and why

one shape may be more aesthetic than another

Ya got yer hard slabs and yeh got 'cha soft slabs but what if you want a slab with the best

of both? Yeah we got that for you too and the secret is tar paper and no, I won't say

anymore, you'll have to show up in class for that!!

Big, Bigger, Biggest! This class will not only have you throwing much bigger

pots, you will also be throwing much better pots.

Apr 2 BOWLS, Get ya bowls here!- round, wide, flat, tall, ice cream, popcorn,

Bowls

dainty, mixing, serving, soup, cereal and more!

Apr 9 How to use latex and resist for surface design, texture and for an added

Latex & Resist Surface

interest when glazing!

Design

Spring Session Individual Classes $55 each 7 Week Term $345

SAVE 10%

Find your center without ever going to a yoga class! We will have you

centering quickly and easily to get you on your way to your best pots yet!

Trimming techniques. Find out how to finish your pots and enhance them at

the same time. For this class you will need to bring some leather-hard pots.

Pitchers how to make a pot that pours without dripping, with a weight

balanced and properly positioned handle to make the most of your pitcher!

Surface decoration- learn how to mix a simple solution together and be able to transfer

color and design right onto your pots, Everything from the most simple line designs to

intricate artwork transferred right onto the surface of your pot! It's like underglaze but

your able to make much more detailed designs!

BOWLS, Get ya bowls here!- round, wide, flat, tall, ice cream, popcorn,

dainty, mixing, serving, soup, cereal and more!

The mirror image-how to transfer images onto your pots in many different ways!

Create your own images or use images that are commercially available.

Make the most of majolica!. Want a new way to use underglazes that will give

you an almost watercolor look? Well this is just what you've been looking for!

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KIDS CLASSES

THURSDAYS

BETSY

with

BEGINNERS

Afterschool Wheel Throwing

Ages 10-13

7 Week sessions; $255

Learn how to work with clay and throw on the pottery wheel to make your own bowls,

plates and cups! A demonstration will begin each class, then we will follow through with

personalized attention as you begin to learn the art of wheelthrowing!

WEDNESDAYS

Fall Session 1

Each Wednesday

Sept.11 - Oct. 23 2019

4pm - 6pm

Fall Session 2

Each Wednesday

Oct.30 - Dec. 11 2019

4pm - 6pm

Winter Session 1

Each Wednesday

Jan. 8 - Feb. 19 2020

4pm - 6pm

Winter Session 2

Each Wednesday

Feb. 26 - Apr. 8 2020

4pm - 6pm

Spring Session

Each Wednesday

Apr. 15 - May 27 2020

4pm - 6pm

Afterschool Combo Session Ages 8-12

7 Week sessions; $205

Let’s get messy! Students will have a fun exploration with clay as a medium in this

workshop. Handbuilding methods such as slab, coil and pinch will be taught in addition

to working on the wheel. This will be a messy good time that you won’t want to miss!

Fall Session 1

Each Thursday

Sept.12 - Oct. 24 2019

4pm - 6pm

Fall Session 2

Each Thursday

Oct.31 - Dec. 12 2019

4pm - 6pm

Winter Session 1

Each Thursday

Jan. 9 - Feb. 20 2020

4pm - 6pm

SUMMER CAMP

Winter Session 2

Each Thursday

Feb. 27 - Apr. 9 2020

4pm - 6pm

Spring Session

Each Thursday

Apr. 16 - May 28 2020

4pm - 6pm

BEGINNERS

Summer Camp Session

Ages 8-12

1 Week sessions in August Check our website in early spring for more info

and to sign up for our August summer camps!

We are happy to teach students with

special needs! We require an aide or an

adult helper, who will stay for the class.

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Please contact the Clay School at

Studio@ClaySchoolIthaca.com


OUR INSTRUCTORS

Kelly Brown is the studio manager and teacher at the Clay School. She was first

exposed to ceramics while working at a garden based pre-school, trading childcare for

wheel lessons with a parent potter. Kelly’s draw to the medium of clay led her to pursue a

bachelor’s degree in Studio Art with a concentration in ceramics at SUNY Cortland. An

important part of her education at SUNY was participating is the studio as a Teacher’s

Assistant for professor, Jeremiah Donovan.

During her studies, she attended NCECA, a national ceramics conference, Belize and

Cuba to study ceramics and culture. This experience informed her approach to her senior

show, Disquiet, where she explored creating and developing conceptual pots. Kelly has

training through the Institute on Communication and Inclusion at Syracuse University.

She looks forward to helping implement innovative education practices for students

with communication challenges at The Clay School.

Kari Zelson Robertson is a recent transplant to Ithaca, NY, where she runs her studio

and gallery space in her South Hill home. She is a member of the Greater Ithaca Art Trail,

and her work is available locally at 15 Steps.

Introduced to ceramics at Buffalo State College, where she completed her Art

Education degree, Kari kept the fire, returning to clay between and around raising kids

and teaching art in the public schools. She attended Alfred University for part of her

graduate degree, and later was a partial scholarship student at Penland School of Craft in

North Carolina. While living in Northern New York, Kari began and managed an artists’

cooperative gallery in Clayton, NY, along the St. Lawrence River.

Her work ranges between wheel thrown, altered, and handbuilding techniques. Much

of her content is based on ideas related to natural water environments. Kari’s work has

been recognized at the Frederick Remington Museum in Ogdensburg, NY, the North

Country Arts Council’s Annual Juried Shows, and at the National Twin Cups Exhibition in

St. Joseph, Missouri.

www.KariZelsonRobertson.com Kari Zelson Robertson Art Kari_Zelson_Robertson

Jill Ackerman lives in Trumansburg, NY where she has a private studio and is the

owner/operator of Jilly.Makes.Pots. She has been working in clay for over 20 years and

has been teaching and selling her work on & off for 16 years.

Originally from Brooklyn, Jill has worked on her craft at Greenwich House Pottery and

Artworks at the Westside YMCA in Manhattan, and 3rd Avenue Clay in Brooklyn. She

taught middle school ceramics at the Brooklyn Friends School. While living in

Cooperstown NY, she was a member of the Smithy Clay Studio. Most recently, Jill was

featured in the May 2019 issue of 'WHAT’S HOT CNY’ magazine. She participated in the

annual Artist Market at the Ithaca Farmer’s Market, the annual Spring Art Show at the

Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts. Jill teaches at The Clay School of Ithaca and

171 Cedar Arts in Corning.

You can find her work during the holiday season at the Elmira Handmade Market,

Handmade Holiday Market, The Little Red Wagon Artisan Holiday Market, South Hill

Business Campus, and her Private Studio Holiday Pop–Up Sale, as well as at several Featured in:

local retail locations year round: Bool’s Flower Shop, Sundrees, Hector Handmade Gifts

& Gallery

Gina Inzinna has been with us since 2016 and has made The Clay School a home

away from home. With a strong background in Ceramics from Maine Collage of Art, and

an all-around creative soul, she is an approachable, down to earth instructor. You can find

her in the studio glazing away as a member of our co- op, or in Julia E. Dean’s Studio as a

Production Assistant.

Nicknamed the “Glaze Whisperer”, Gina enjoys teaching workshops on the topic of

glazing and helping members brainstorm in the studio. As one of our private lesson and

private event instructors, she invites a sense of fun while helping clients build a strong

technical foundation. On top of everything she has to offer, Gina has over a year’s worth of

experience working with special needs students. Gina is also on our substitute teacher

list, so you might get her in class!

When not at The Clay School, Gina is probably making pots at home, to add to her line

of one-of-a-kind work.

Gina Inzinna

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Hannah Graeper-Carver grew up in Trumansburg, NY. Hannah took her first

pottery class from an Ithaca potter in 2003 and instantly fell in love with the medium

and the clay community. Hannah studied under several local potters before

moving to North Carolina to work full time in a production pottery. It was there that

she developed her current line of work.

In 2013 she moved back to Trumansburg and a lovely little studio in the country.

Her work is functional but highly decorated, displaying a technique called glaze

trailing to draw detailed repeating patterns on the surface.

Hannah Graeper Carver’s studio; Trumansburg, NY 14886

hannahgraeperpottery

www.hannahgraeperpottery.com

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hannahgraeperpottery

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Gretchen Gobble was first introduced to clay in 2009 at the Clayworks Studio in

Binghamton, NY. After her first studio class, ceramics became her art medium of

choice. Her connection to the world of clay has encouraged a career path in

educating in the Visual Arts.

Gretchen has taught high school level art and ceramics in the past and is

currently the art teacher at Spencer Van-Etten Elementary. Her passion is to make

connections with students while fostering a creative environment.

Betsy Graham fell in love with clay in high school. Betsy earned her BFA in

ceramics from Penn State University in 1999. Working with clay has been an integral

part of her life ever since.

Betsy currently works out of her home studio in Brooktondale, NY in which she

focuses on making hand-built functional wares decorated with underglazes. She

sells her work in regional artist markets and shops. Her work has also been included

in multiple national juried exhibitions and can be found as dinnerware in her

brother’s restaurant Staplehouse in Atlanta.

With over 8 years of experience teaching pottery classes to people of all ages,

Betsy is excited to share her passion for clay with the Ithaca community!

Tiana Trost holds a BFA in Ceramics from SUNY Buffalo. She is currently the

Visual Art Teacher for grades K-8 at Elizabeth Ann Clune Montessori School of

Ithaca. Tiana has over 20 years of expirence teaching visual arts in Buffalo NY,

Denver CO, and in Ithaca. She has studied Ceramics at Haystack Mountain School

of Arts and Crafts, Maine College of Art, Colorado University at Boulder, Metro

State College at Denver, and has mentored at The Roycroft Pottery in East Aurora,

NY. Her passion is working with clay, and dabbling with many other mediums.

Tiana loves teaching Art to people of all ages, and is excited to be a part of the

Clay School of Ithaca!

Tess Lawlor has taught pottery classes and given workshops at art centers throughout

the Northeast for over 40 years. Throughout her career she has taught beginning,

intermediate, advanced and large scale wheelthrowing techniques along with running an

apprenticeship program for those interested in becoming professional potters. Tess's

students have returned over and over again mastering new skills and many have gone on

to become professional potters themselves.

Her focus is on large scale pieces as well as functional pottery and she delights in the

process as much as the finished work bringing an exacting eye to what is needed to go

from average to the extraordinary.

Tess maintains her pottery studio in Fall Creek neighborhood, Ithaca, NY 14850

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POLICIES

CLASS POLICIES:

Each class requires a minimum of 4 students in order to operate.

A maximum of 10 students can be accommodated in each class.

Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Payment is required in full at the time of registration.

The Clay School can accept cash or check in studio.

Credit cards can only be used through our website.

CANCELLATION POLICIES:

If you cancel 30 or more days prior to the class start date, you are entitled to a full refund.

If you cancel between 7 – 30 days prior to the class start date, you will be refunded 50%

of the enrollment cost.

If you cancel fewer than 7 days prior to the class start date or after the class has begun,

no refund will be issued.

CANCELLATION SCHEDULE:

Classes that fall on a holiday will be notified of a make-up class time

Cancelations due to weather will be notified of a make-up class time

Students who need to miss a class can participate in a different class; as long as there is

room. Contact the Clay School for availability.

STUDIO POLICIES

- Absolutely no outside clay, glaze, plaster or wax.

- The only commercial underglaze The Clay School will allow is the Velvet series from

Amaco, which can be purchased in the studio.

- Please keep the studio as clean as possible for all our members. Please see website for

our video on proper clean-up procedure. www.ClaySchoolIthaca.com

- 25 pounds of clay are included with tuition. There is an option to purchase more clay in

studio. New clay (25lbs) is $25. Recycled clay (25lbs) is $15. Limit of 75lbs (3 bags) of

clay, per term.

- Sign your pots! Some beginners don’t recognize the first pieces they make.

- Check carts thoroughly if you are missing pieces. Sometimes a piece will be on top of

the glaze cart (labeled for pieces that cannot be fired due to a glaze mishap).

- Week 6 is the absolute last week for wet work if you’re not returning. The majority of your

pieces should be glazed on week 7.

- There is a “grace period” after week 7, to finish glazing and to pick up finished work.

Refer to the whiteboard for your term’s final firing schedule. Enrolled students will receive

an email with details.

- If you are returning for the next term, you can work seamlessly into the next term. Clay

will not be advanced to students before the start of the new term.

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INDEPENDENT STUDIO MEMBERSHIPS

Basic Membership Co-Op Membership PARTner Membership

Basic Memberships for

independent students are rented

by the month and includes the

following:

• Shelf Space,

24″wide X 24″deep X 18″tall

• All your glaze and firing

• Access to the space during

studio hours, with the exception

of closed classes

Clay may be purchased

through the studio.

Clay limit; 75 pounds per

month.

$150/mo

The next level of membership at

The Clay School provides the

following:

• Larger Shelf Space

• Exclusive access of two

private co-op rooms

• Access to shared studio

space

• 24 hour access

• Group kiln firings

• No Limit on clay purchased

through the studio.

• Access to additional cone 6

clay bodies

• Liberty to mix your own cone

6 glazes.

$200/mo

A pARTner shelf is perfect for

someone who already has a solid

foundation in ceramics, knowledge

of the Clay School policies, and

who has a special young person in

their life, age 8-12, who would like

to be working with you in the studio

in a supervised way.

• You are required to

accompany your young partner

at all times in the studio.

• Shelf Space,

24″wide X 24″deep X 18″tall

• All your glaze and firing

• Access to the space during

studio hours, with the

exception of closed classes

Clay may be purchased

through the studio.

Clay limit; 100 pounds per

month between the two

pARTners

$175/mo

THE CLAY SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

As the Clay School starts our fifth year, we are happy to announce a new opportunity to

expand our growing and diverse network of potters by establishing a scholarship program.

This will allow us to welcome more students, especially children and teens wanting to work with

clay who lack the means to participate in our creative community.

We are well on our way to awarding our first scholarship participant. Contribute to the fund

by adding a donation to the purchase of a class, changing your regular membership to a

scholarship membership or donating by cash or check in the studio. We look forward to

keeping you posted on developments.