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WSW’s ceramics studio offers seasonal workshops in throwing and hand-building for students of all levels. Members of WSW receive exclusive discounts (and other great benefits!), so sign up for membership before you enroll. Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis and classes fill up quickly, so keep an eye on WSW’s social media and email for class announcements.

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September 2018

Handbuilt and Thrown Multiples

September 25, 2018 - October 23, 2018
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$200 – $225

  Instructor: Cheyenne Mallo Class Type: Five-week throwing and handbuilding class Skill Level: All levels Time: Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 pm Dates: September 25 - October 23 Tuition: $200 members/$225 non-members, includes one bag of clay and firing fees Create work in multiples by making sets of objects both on and off the wheel.  Projects options include: salt/pepper shakers, oil and vinegar dispensers, goblets, and drinking glasses.  Group demonstrations, individual work time, and personalized instruction allow students to work at their own pace. We register students on a first…

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November 2018

Mastering Plates

November 5, 2018 - December 3, 2018
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$200 – $225

  Instructor: Rachel Dubicki Class Type: Five-week throwing and handbuilding class Skill Level: All levels Time: Mondays, 7:00-9:00 pm Dates: November 5 - December 3 Class Capacity: 6 participants Tuition: $200 members/$225 non-members, includes one bag of clay and firing fees Spend some dedicated time with Rachel Dubicki mastering thrown and handbuilt plate forms. This class will cover a multitude of surface approaches on small, medium, and large plates. Class time will include demonstrations on making, decorating, and finishing techniques, while also allowing personal work time. This…

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Ceramic Jewelry Design

November 6, 2018 - December 4, 2018
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$210 – $235

  Instructor: Rachel Dubicki and Cheyenne Mallo Class Type: Five-week handbuilding class Skill Level: All levels Time: Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 pm Dates: November 6 - December 4 Class Capacity: 8 participants Tuition: $210 members/$235 non-members, includes one bag of clay and firing fees Double the fun this winter with two instructors! Learn to integrate new surface techniques into ceramic jewelry design. Throughout this class, students will spend two weeks with each instructor, ending with a joint class on finishing techniques. Class time will include personal work time and…

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March 2019

Making the Pot Whole with Rachel Dubicki

March 25, 2019 - April 29, 2019
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$240 – $270

Instructor: Rachel Dubicki Class Type: Six-week throwing class Skill Level: All Levels Time: Mondays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm Dates: March 25 - April 29 Take your pots to the next level by learning to see the pot as a whole.  Develop a critical eye for addressing the interaction between surface and form in your functional pottery. While this class will build on any existing throwing skills, experience on the wheel is recommended, but not necessary. $240 members/$270 non-members. Tuition includes one bag of…

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The Cup Class with Cheyenne Mallo

March 26, 2019 - April 30, 2019
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$240 – $270

Instructor: Cheyenne Mallo Class Type: Six-week throwing class Skill Level: All Levels Time: Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm Dates: March 26 - April 30 In this six week class, students will explore various drinking vessel forms such as mugs, cups, tumblers, goblets, and espresso cups. Geared primarily towards the wheel, some handbuilding techniques will be covered. $240 members/$270 non-members. Tuition includes one bag of clay and firing fees. 
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May 2019

Throwing Multiples

May 14, 2019 - June 18, 2019
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$240 – $270

Instructor: Rachel Dubicki Class Type: Six-week throwing class Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced Time: Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm Dates: May 14 - June 18 This wheel centered class will focus on learning techniques needed to create multiples. Students will learn how to use measuring tools, such as calipers, as well as create their own tools specific to their individual needs. Students will be encouraged to use class time on personal projects practicing the techniques learned from the class. $240 members/$270…

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Effigies, Memorials, and Altars… OH MY!

May 23, 2019 - June 20, 2019
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$250 – $281.25

Instructor: Undine Brod Class Type: Five-week handbuilding class Skill Level: All levels Time: Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:00 pm Dates: May 23 - June 20 This class will focus on learning and developing slab-building and modeling (reductive, additive, carving, shaping, etc.) techniques. Additionally, we will dive into creating personal, narrative works that tap into your voice and histories. The resulting works will consist of box forms with multiple removable elements. Depending on the forms you choose to create, the works will…

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July 2019

Throwing 101

July 2, 2019 - July 30, 2019
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$250 – $281.25

Instructor: Lena Chin Class Type: Five-week throwing class Skill Level: Beginner Time: Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:00 pm Dates: July 2 - July 30 Kick off your summer with an adventure in the ceramics studio! In this five week class, you’ll be introduced to clay and learn the fundamental aspects of wheel throwing. This course is geared towards beginners and will cover wedging, centering, wall pulling, trimming, decorating, and glazing. After this class you’ll have all the skills you need to…

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Hump Molds: On and Off the Wheel

July 11, 2019 - August 8, 2019
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$200 – $225

Instructor: Rachel Dubicki Class Type: Five-week throwing class Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced Time: Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm Dates: July 11 - August 8 This five week session will begin with casting plaster hump molds. Students will learn how to work with these molds both on and off the wheel to create compound forms that incorporate handbuilt and thrown elements. $200.00 members/$225.00 non-members. Tuition includes one bag of clay and firing fees. Registration is online only, and is first…

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September 2019

Barrel Firing Workshop

September 5, 2019 - September 21, 2019
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$360 – $405

Instructor: Deirdre Puleo Class Type: Handbuilding Skill Level: All Levels Time: Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 (Sept. 5-19); full-day firing Saturday, Sept. 21 Firing Rain Date Sept. 28 Dates: September 5 - September 21 Discover a world of pottery without glaze! In this four-session workshop, you’ll learn how to barrel-fire pots — a modified version of the ancient technique of pit firing. We’ll make and prepare pots using terra sigillatta, “glaze” the pots using sawdust, salt, coffee grounds and other organics, and fire everything…

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Functional Handbuilding

September 30, 2019 - November 25, 2019
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$320 – $360

Instructor: Rachel Dubicki Class Type: Handbuilding Skill Level: All Levels Time: Mondays, 7 - 9:00 pm Dates: September 30 - November 25 (No class Indigenous People's Day, October 14th) Learn the fundamental techniques needed to construct handbuilt functional objects using slabs. Class time will be spent creating paper patterns for use in building three-dimensional forms. Students will also be given instruction on alternative approaches to surface design that will allow them to develop new work, both architecturally and visually. $320.00 members/$360.00…

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October 2019

Dynamic Surface

October 1, 2019 - November 19, 2019
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$320 – $360

Instructor: Lena Chin Class Type: Handbuilding Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate Time: Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm Dates: October 1 - November 19 Looking for new ways to glam up your work? In this 8-week course we will learn techniques such as brushwork, sgraffito, slip trailing, inlay, stencils, and more! Learn to create depth in your surfaces through group and individual demonstrations.  Achieve that fresh new look with plenty of free time to work in class. $320.00 members/$360.00 non-members. Tuition includes…

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March 2020

Intro to Ceramics

March 2 - March 23
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$176 – $200

Instructor: WSW’s 2019 Chili Bowl Intern, Sarah-Anne Winchester Class Type: Four-week throwing/hand-building class Skill Level: Beginner Time: Mondays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm Dates: March 2 - March 23 Join this year’s chili bowl expert in pinching, stretching, cutting, pushing, and pulling clay into form. Whether you’re interested in making pottery or ceramic sculpture, this class will assist you in learning new skills and techniques. Take ideas from concept to finished glazed piece with the help of group demos and personalized instruction.…

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Next Level in Clay

March 12
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$220 – $250

Instructor: Rachel Dubicki Class Type: Wheel Throwing Skill Level: All Levels Time: Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm Dates: Postponed until Further Notice This class is designed for students who are looking to expand their skill set in clay and develop a personal style and aesthetic in the medium of wheel-thrown pottery. Participants will work independently on projects, helping them to master more advanced techniques, such as trimming, handle attachment, surface decoration and glazing. Class time will include instructor demos and independent…

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The Tall Form

March 12
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
$220 – $250

Instructor: Lena Chin Class Type: Wheel Throwing Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced Time: Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm Dates: Postponed until Further Notice Missing something from your dining room table? In search of a centerpiece to catch your dinner guests’ eyes? Look no further! In this five-week class you will be introduced to forms such as vases, pitchers, and centerpieces. Coursework will be geared towards intermediate students and will cover throwing, altering, and building in parts from multiple wheel-thrown pieces. You’ll…

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