2021 Summer Camp Update 6/3/2021: Due to the pandemic, summer camps for 2021 return but still at reduced capacity. Camp spots have been offered to campers who had registered last year, and now the camps are currently full. I hope to be able to offer a full summer of camps again in 2022 to new campers looking for a unique and creative experience with clay! Kathryn
Camps in the past have looked like:
3 Day Camps: For ages 6-9. Tuesday will focus on wheel throwing, Wednesday hand building, and Thursday decorating and finishing their pieces. After camp we bisque fire, overglaze and glaze fire their pieces, ready about 2-3 weeks later.
5 Day Camps: Monday and Tuesday will focus on wheel throwing. Wednesday and Thursday campers will have handbuilding projects, work on different altering and decorating techniques, and may still work on the wheel. Thursday morning students will learn/help load into the kiln any greenware ready for the bisque fire. Friday we will all unload the bisque fire, wash, wax and glaze pots for the final glaze fire.
Teen Camp: For ages 12+ mid August. 2 weeks will allow your teen to truly immerse themselves in the full production cycle of creating pottery they are proud of, with attention to all the tasks required of a potter. We will have a special day where we will walk to Arts and Industry building to have special tours of other pottery studios to expand their vision and knowledge of what being a potter & ceramic artist looks like. After these 2 weeks we hope your teen will walk away with a deep understanding of what being a potter truly entails, and that they feel capable of pursuing this path if they dream to do so!