Classes, Lectures, and Workshops

 
 
 
Classes, Lectures, and Workshops Promises, promises! Finally, Jack and friends will be offering classes in the art of ceramics, at San Antonio Pottery.

Hand building, figurative sculpture, beginning wheel throwing and intermediate wheel throwing will be offered as individual classes. The cost of each class will be $195 per 6 week course, this will include 2.5 hours of instruction per week, 25 lbs of clay , subsequent glazes and kiln firings appropriate for that amount of clay, additional clay and firing space will be available for purchase, if desired. Students are also given the opportunity of 2 hours of non-instructional studio use per week.
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Jack Boyle, Master Potter


 

Class Description:

Beginning wheel throwing & handbuilding: Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. This class will be mostly taught by Peggy ( aka Maggie) Clark. With some initial demonstrations by Jack Boyle. Emphasis for this class will be mastering the centering process and creating basic forms: bowls and cylinders with some degree of consistency. No previous experience necessary. Handbuilding techniques will also be demonstrated.

Wheel throwing & Hand building: Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon with Peggy . This will be a fun class learning all about making pottery with slabs, coils and whatever else is hanging around the pottery shop. These techniques guarantee success with your first efforts. Pottery made in this class can be functional, sculptural or decorative! Open to Beginning students as well as those with more expertise. Beginning wheel throwing will also be demonstrated and encouraged.


About Your Instructors

 

Jack Boyle - "the potter" received B.A. of Fine Arts from the University of South Florida with a concentrations in ceramic. He has over 30 years of experience as a studio potter, specializing in wheel thrown decorative and functional stoneware pottery. He has been the owner of the San Antonio pottery since 1977. Jack currently participates in juried festivals, and has received numerous awards for his work.
 

 

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Jack checking kiln
before "a fire"

 

Peggy "Maggie" Clark -"the potter's right hand", received a B. A. in Fine Arts from the University of South Florida with a concentration in ceramics. She has worked in ceramic arts - functional and decorative hand building, as well as wheel throwing for over 30 years. Peggy currently works as assistant to Jack at the pottery studio.

 

 
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Maggie Clark at wheel


There will be a 6 pupil minimum for each class .
Wheel classes max out at 6 pupils , hand building and sculpture at 8 pupils. Management ( that's Jack) reserves the right to combine classes to meet minimum requirement and will phone prospective students to make rearrangements.

A deposit of $95 is expected to reserve your class space , this will be returned if class minimum is not met or a satisfactory class time is not negotiated. The remaining balance of $100 is expected on the day of first class. Each student must also sign a release of liability form before class will begin. Student cancellation within 1 month of class date will result in forfeiture of deposit.

Be aware that there are some possible dangers in any art class/studio situation. Sharp tools, uneven flooring etc. are part of this studio. Anyone with asthma or any respiratory illness is not advised to occupy this environment. There are no toxic chemicals in use in this studio, but minute airborne particles are present.

 

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