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Clay Studio

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204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
(443)- 282- 0030

August 2018

Clay Studio Private Classes- Adult

August 24, 2018 - December 31, 2019
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

RiverArts Clay Studio now offers a flexible custom pottery class for those who wish to learn a basic technique with the help of our talented pottery instructors. We are happy to accommodate your small group of friends or family,  providing a fun activity for a party of 1-4 people. Perhaps you are looking for private instruction outside of our usual offering of classes. Your workshop can be custom designed to enjoy one of the following: - learn throwing on the…

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January 2019

Porcelain (or not)- Day Class

January 15
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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  Would you like to explore the silky, seductive, and sensuous quality of working with porcelain on the wheel? Ceramic master Rick Bisgyer will share his strategies and process from clay preparation to successful completion of your quality ceramic vessel over six weeks. He will work to demystify porcelain and alleviate the fear and apprehension many have working with it. Rick will help you improve your best practices to work toward better finished pieces. If you choose not to work…

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Intermediate Pottery Wheel – Evening class

January 15
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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More advanced techniques on the potter’s wheel, including closed forms, lids and altered forms, taught by Marilee Schumann. In addition to improving your skills on the wheel, we will work on decorating and glazing techniques. An emphasis will be made on individual expression. Included in cost of class is your first 25 pounds of clay, a $22 value. Ages 16 & older.  

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Beginner Pottery Wheel – Winter 2019

January 17
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This class is full! Please email info@chestertownriverarts.org and we will inform you of the next scheduled class. This is your opportunity to learn how to create functional bowls, cups, and vases on the potter’s wheel. In our eight-week introductory class with Marilee Schumann, you will learn the basics of clay preparation, steps for throwing a pot on the wheel, finishing techniques, and glaze application in addition to aesthetic theory and a smattering of history.  This course is designed for people…

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Family Fun! Paint a Lidded Jar

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Children of all ages will have a fun and creative time  painting lidded jars. Choose from 3 different shapes; round, rectangular and heart shape. Would be the perfect gift for Valentines or Mother’s Day! Students will use underglazes to paint the jars and they will be glazed and fired in the kiln that following week.  Pieces will be available for pickup in approximately one week.

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February 2019

Ceramic Garden Flower Workshop

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

It may be cold outside, but we are already thinking spring and flowers.  Garden catalogs are fun to peruse, but here is an opportunity to make your own garden ornaments. Create  three to four different ceramic blossoms in this one day workshop.   Learn to hand paint them with underglazes the same day they are made. Colors and embellishments are up to you. The flowers will be bisque fired, and a clear glaze applied by the instructor resulting in a beautiful…

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March 2019

Decorate and Glaze

March 12 - April 2
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This course is intended to show different techniques in decorating and glazing your pottery. Each week you are expected to have at least one piece ready to decorate and/or glaze. More than one is recommended. A syllabus containing piece requirements can be obtained in advance (see below) or you may get it the first night of class. Please bring a minimum of one piece of bisqueware. Preferably, one with & one without texture or a combination of both on one…

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