Surface Sampler with Susan Siegrist
September 5 - September 26| $185
Instructor: Susan Siegrist
Class Type: Four-week handbuilding class
Skill Level: All Levels
Time: Tuesdays 4 – 6 pm
Dates: September 5 – 26
Make Up Date: October 3
Are you ready for an outdoor clay adventure?! Our ceramics classes are back! Take advantage of the inspiring evening golden hours to express yourself creatively during our Plein Air Pottery sessions at WSW. While we work on our new and improved studio, our ceramic program is setting up camp on the back deck outside of the silkscreen studio! In case of inclement weather: the outdoor space is shaded in the afternoon and evening and has a covering adequate to provide shelter from light rain. In case of a heavy rain storm and winds or thunderstorms; class will be rescheduled at the discretion of the instructor for the listed make-up date.
In this class we will experiment with a variety of ways to make your mark on clay. Basic tile making will be introduced to produce a clay canvas on which to investigate a number of decorating techniques. Through instruction of sgraffito, wax inlay, stencils, transfers, and pattern imprints students will have the opportunity to explore and apply the methods that work best for them and wrap up the class with the satisfaction of taking home a set of glazed tiles of their own design.
$185.00 tuition includes one bag of clay and firing fees. Registration is online only, and is first come first serve. To inquire about the wait list call WSW at (845) 658-9133 or email [email protected].
Kilns will be fired on a weekly basis. One 25 lb bag of clay will be provided with the class. Additional clay can be purchased for $30/25lb bag if needed. The outdoor class area will be available for students to use throughout the week during daylight hours. There will not be access to our basement studio at this time as we are working to build a better space. There will be some personal shelving space for each student to store clay tools and some work in process. Shelving dimensions are approximately: 17” x 10” x 24”.
Susan has worked as the Senior Graphic Designer at both Lincoln Center and The New York Botanical Garden for many years. After coming to the Hudson Valley 8 years ago she became involved with Women’s Studio Workshop as a board member and volunteer in various capacities. She has been very active in the ceramics studio throughout that time and since the Spring of 2022 she has assisted studio manager Ruth McKinney Burket in preparing for the Chili Bowl fundraiser. She produced over 100 uniquely decorated bowls for the April 2023 event! Her interest is in the surface design and the storytelling possibilities found in the medium of clay.