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Adult Classes at Pewabic
Pewabic offers classes for adults in all skill and confidence levels. The facilities at historic Pewabic Pottery are exceptional and serve to enhance the educational program by providing high quality and diverse options for creating and firing ceramics.
There are many advantages to studying ceramics at Pewabic which include:
- Small class sizes
- Short sessions and workshops to let you try out a subject
- Afternoon and weekend Open Studio hours
- On-site ceramic exhibition galleries to provide examples and inspiration
- Opportunity to exhibit your work in the annual Staff & Student Exhibition.
- A variety of firing temperatures (cone 04, 6 and 10 reductions)
2013 & 2014 Class Catalogs
Click here for the Winter 2014 Education Catalog.
2013 Visiting Artist Series
John Leyland - President of Michigan Ceramic Arts Association, Adjunct Professor at College for Creative Studies
Day 1: Saturday, Feb. 22nd from 11AM – 4PM
Day 2: Sunday, Feb. 23rd from Noon – 3PM
When you see/use a handmade cup or bowl, can you immediately identify the person who made it? What are it’s identifying features that are exclusively used as a personal marker by the maker? In this workshop we will explore what makes our pots unique to us, and how as makers we can input our own personal style into the clay forms we make. We will learn about basic ceramic forms and dig deeper into our own personality to try to understand how to better visually express our self. We will also look at historical works to gain insight as to how they have influenced contemporary clay makers, and learn a few tricks to give your pots some personality. This workshop is for intermediate and advanced throwers.
Daniel Johnston -EMU's 2014 McAndless Distinguished Scholar in Residence.
Day 1: Friday, January 31st from 1:30PM – 4:30PM
Day 2: Saturday, February 1st from 11AM – 3PM
Daniel Johnston, Potter and EMU’s 2014 McAndless Distinguished Scholar in Residence. Based in North Carolina, Johnston is widely regarded as an extraordinaryyoung artist and entrepreneur. He has been schooled through apprenticeships in the U.S. and England with Mark Hewitt and Clive Bowen, and through studies with native potters in Phon Bok, Thailand. He is best known for his large vessels made with the coil and pinch technique and he will demonstrate and lecture about these techniques.
Class sizes are limited, sign up today! You can register by calling (313) 626-2000 to reach Customer Service, in person at our Museum Store (Mon-Sat 10am-6pm or Sun 12-4pm) or click here to Register Online. We accept Visa, Mastercard, cash or personal check. Please note: There will be no refunds given after the first class. Classes are education-based, therefore no commission work is allowed.
Our Education department continues to work diligently to provide a complete resource library and effective studio for our students. If you would like to donate to the Education Studio, please call (313) 626-2086 to request a Wish LIst. There are a variety of items in various price ranges to match your contribution needs. Your donation is tax-deductible.