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sTENCIL
SATURDAY 4 PM-6 PM
I use paper stencils with under-glaze. With a little water, the stencils stick to green-ware beautifully providing a nice resist. But it is a bit trickier on bisque-ware. The paper doesn't stick to the dry surface very well.I use adhesive vinyl stencils on his bisque and then glazes over them, creating lovely patterns.
marbleizing
EVERY FRIDAY 7 PM-9 PM
How  The  Marbleizing  Process  Works Gravity and centrifugal force are key elements for inducing the movement or flow of slips during the marbleizing process. The term "joggling" is used to describe the physical act of controlling this movement, which requires very specific, and somewhat awkward looking body and arm movements. The degree of aesthetic success is directly linked to the skill of the potter in controlling the flow of the slips
SLIP TRAILING
Last Thursday 
of the month
Slip trailing is the application to a clay surface of lines of slip using a fine-pointed dispenser. It differs from glaze trailing in several ways: • Slips are generally applied to leather-hard work, even though some can be applied to bone dry or even bisqueware.
SGRAFFITO
Wednesdays 6-8pm
Coiling is a method of creating pottery that has been used to shape clay into vessels for many thousands of years. Using the coiling technique, it is possible to build thicker or taller walled vessels. The technique permits control of the walls as they are built up and allows building on top of the walls to make the vessel look bigger and bulge outward or narrow inward with less danger of collapsing. 
Slab
Mondays 6-8pm
Slab Method- A Method Of Making Pottery In Which A Thick, Flat Plate, Or Slice, Of Clay Is Cut Into Shapes Which Are Joined To Form An Object. The Joined Edges Are Scored And Slip Is Used. Slip- Clay Diluted With Water To The Consistency Of Cream, Used For Joining Pieces Of Clay.
Pinch
Tuesday 6-8pm
A pinch pot is a simple form of hand-made pottery produced from ancient times to the present. The pinching method is to create pottery that can be ornamental or functional, and has been widely employed across cultures and times. Simple clay vessels such as bowls and cups of various sizes can be formed and shaped by hand using a methodical pinching process in which the clay walls are thinned by pinching them with thumb and forefinger.
coil
Last Thursday 
of the month
Coiling is a method of creating pottery that has been used to shape clay into vessels for many thousands of years. Using the coiling technique, it is possible to build thicker or taller walled vessels. The technique permits control of the walls as they are built up and allows building on top of the walls to make the vessel look bigger and bulge outward or narrow inward with less danger of collapsing.

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glaze
Wednesdays 6-8pm
Pottery glazes are complex mixtures that fuse to pottery when placed in a kiln at high temperatures. Glazes are responsible both for decorating the pottery and for creating an attractive glossy surface that protects the pottery from wear and water. While glazing can be a long and involved process, it is not too hard to learn, and results will improve with practice.

Glaze firing by the piece
50 cent per cubic inch
VOLUME = LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT
Bisque firing by the piece
20 cent per cubic inch
VOLUME = LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT
TRANSFER IMAGE
Mondays 6-8pm
From screen printing to decals, there are many ways to transfer imagery onto pottery. There's a nifty commercial product out now, which acts kind of like a rice paper decal, only you can customize the image. Graffito Paper, as it's called, is kind of like the clay world's equivalent to carbon paper. Basically, you lay the Graffito Paper onto your piece and trace any design you want over it. Et Voila! It is on your pot.
BUBBLE GLAZE
Tuesday 6-8pm
A pinch pot is a simple form of hand-made pottery produced from ancient times to the present. The pinching method is to create pottery that can be ornamental or functional, and has been widely employed across cultures and times. Simple clay vessels such as bowls and cups of various sizes can be formed and shaped by hand using a methodical pinching process in which the clay walls are thinned by pinching them with thumb and forefinger.
RAKU FIRING
Last Thursday 
of the month
When most potters in the West think of raku firing, they think of what should technically be referred to as "American" or "Western" raku: a process in which work is removed from the kiln at bright red heat and subjected to post-firing reduction (or smoking) by being placed in containers of combustible materials, which blackens raw clay and causes crazing in the glaze surface. This Western raku firing process has a huge draw for many potters because of its excitement and unpredictability.

4 hours (social food drink)
glazing, firing included
* Bisque pottery for sale $20
* Raku $45 deliver same day
pit firing
Wednesdays 6-8pm
Pit firing is the oldest known method for the firing of pottery. Unfired pots are nestled together in a pit in the ground and are then covered with combustible materials such as wood shavings, leaves, metal oxides, salts, sawdust and dried manure.  The filled pit is then set on fire and carefully tended until most of the inner fuel has been consumed. After cooling, pots are removed and cleaned to reveal patterns and colors left by ash and salt deposits. Pots may then be waxed and buffed to create a smooth glossy finish

4 hours (social food drink) 
glazing, firing included
* Bisque pottery for sale $20
* Pit $45 deliver next day

SUMMER BREAK CAMP

CAMPS IN JUNE, JULY, AUGUST

Fire up your creativity and join the fun at Sculpture by Sylvie, week long art camps, designed for ages 8 and up! Campers expand their imaginations and explore the exciting world of clay through a wide range of projects and building techniques. Students learn in a supportive, small class setting with plenty of individual instruction and inspiration.

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“Clay work is like the Cinderella of the arts. She still waits to be discovered with her magic, her beauty, and her ability to transform the wells of human experiences into places of insight and celebration.“

SYLVIE Fournier POPOV

Founder, Sculptor, Instructor

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