Pour it ON: Spring 2018, Wednesday Evening Class


Pour it ON: Spring 2018, Wednesday Evening Class


Join us for a 9-week Tuesday evening clay class at Rat City Studios.

You need to have beginning level throwing skills to participate in this class.
Classes meet from March 21st-May 23rd, 2018
This class will explore pouring pots...  Demonstrations will focus on Pitchers, Gravy Boats, Teapots, Spouted Bowls and other pottery forms for pouring...

Your class fee of $350 includes one bag of clay.
Each additional 25# of clay is $25. (No out of house clay please)
All purchases of classes are non-refundable.
Your registration through the website is what holds your place in the class.

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Classes at Rat City Studios:
Instructed by Deb Schwartzkopf and her studio assistants

Location: Rat City Studios, 2410 SW 106th Street, Seattle, WA 98146

Studio Clay is JG Cone 6 Porcelain, from Clay Art in Tacoma:
This is a cone six porcelain. Since it is a small studio we are going to stick to using a single clay body for classes.  You may buy clay from me for $25 a bag. (The first bag is included in your class fee). This fee includes glaze material and firing costs. A required tools list will be sent to you along with a studio guide near the start of your session.

This class will offer a wheel throwing, handbuilding, and surface design demos in every 2.5 class session. Class lessons will often have a theme.  For instance: Cups or Bottles. At other time it will be more study-hall style where help is given on individual projects and questions.

Studio Access. The studio is open from 9am-9:30pm for practice everyday. You are encouraged to practice during these hours. Please be completely cleaned up by 9:30.

Please arrive and leave within these designated open studio hours only. 
Please sign in and out at the door attendance sheet during working hours (except class) This includes dropping by to pick things up or check on work.

Monday 9am- 9:30
Tuesday 9am-6:30pm (Class 7:00-9:30)
Wednesday 9am-6:30 (Class 7:00-9:30)
Thursday 9am-9:30pm
Friday 9am-9:30pm
Saturday 9am-9:30pm
Sunday 9am-9:30pm

Demonstrations for class benefit will start promptly at 7:15pm.
Please be completely cleaned up by 9:30pm on class days and 9:00pm during practice sessions. 

Questions during open studio hours?
Please endeavor to solve problems on your own and be prepared to work independently during open studio hours. There will often be people around the studio. Please try to ask your questions during class times.

Kiln Firings. We will do our best to fire your work promptly.  This means we fit your work into the kilns as soon as there is enough work to mostly fill a kiln up a class.  If you are making unusually shaped objects it might take longer.  Please limit the size of your work to 16” in any direction. Label your work with your name or chop. Students may not sign up for individual kilns.  Students may not unload or load kilns without the knowledge and direction of the instructor. This class is not meant to accommodate production work. It is meant as a learning facility.

Some glazes are provided at the studio. If you want to use something not available at the studio, please check with the instructor before you use it.

Parking. Please park perpendicular to the chain link fence along 106th Street. Rat City Studios is not responsible for the well being of your car or your belongings.  Leave valuables in the trunk or completely out of sight.  Park within the white stripe on the road as other drivers really speed down the hill at times. Do not block the mailboxes. Park up above the mailboxes please.

We have started a RCS YouTube Channel with instructional clips to help you practice.  Check it out!

We look forward to working with you!
Move CLAY!