Your tuition includes clay, use of our tools and state of the art equipment, instruction, firing and clear glaze.
You will purchase your own colored, (inexpensive) glazes.

Adults 17 years and older
We welcome beginner and advanced clay workers!

You can "make it up" by attending any other class during the same session.
(We can't "roll over" missed classes)
  • We teach hand-building techniques in an environment free of judgment, expectation or pressure.  

  • Make what you want and we'll show you how!

  • Classes are self-paced.

  • A "Candle Circle" during each class encourages mindfulness, relaxation, and creativity.  Each person lights a candle silently for a loved one or a personal intention.  The Circle sets a "tone" that makes these classes special and meaningful.

2017 Class schedule:
Tuesdays         1:00 to 4:00
Tuesdays         5:30 to 8:30
Wednesdays    10:00 to 1:00
Wednesdays    5:30 to 8:30
Thursdays        10:00 to 1:00
Fridays            9:00 to 12:00

Weeks of:
January 1 thru February 12
February 26 - April 9
April 23 - June 4
June 18 - July 23
August Open Studios (to be announced)
September  3 - October 15
October 22  - December 10

Please note: 
Due to holidays and other campus closures, some classes may be fewer weeks than others.  Also, watch for other schedule changes that may (rarely) occur.

Tim Ballingham, instructor

The kiln room with two Skutt automatic electric kilns.  We bisque to cone 04 and glaze to cone 06 (earthenware).  We also use innovative surface treatments.

Wednesdays:  1 - 4
Fridays:  12 -  3

Open Studios are for currently enrolled students only
Caution, you've entered a clay construction zone
and what you are constructing is you.
Come, seize the journey.
Each turn is a new adventure, suggesting
you leave the old map of trepidations behind.

You won't see your world the same again --
the texture on the sole of your shoes,
a pine cone or a simple stick,
a thimble, a button, a kitchen tool or a bracelet.

An untrimable Muse lies within
each bag of moist, velvet clay,
taking you to undiscovered planets
hidden within yourself.
She will work on you, visit your dreams and
greet you unrelenting in the morning.
She will open you, asking you be more accepting
of the differences you find in others
and the paradoxes living within yourself.

Slow down.
Take the curves she throws, watchfully.
Proceed in nano-time, for what is in front of you
is what you are in the moment.

She is your mirror without you knowing it.
If you're impatient, she may break.
if you drift or feel inadequate, she will bare the scars.
She comes alive when you are respectful
and tears when you aren't.
She is tough love.

She likes to play and takes the lead when you let her,
coaxing you into unknown places,
showing you that her nature is your own
in all  your variations.

She gives best when you suspend judgement --
blossoming then, shining then,
for what  she responds to is you in the moment
not what others will think tomorrow.

She is surprise and disappointment
and she will sit with you until you try again
and then again and, in the end,
she is joy.

She is the messenger,
and the message is you.
Caution, You've Entered a Clay Construction Zone

Copyright 2010  Pamala Ballingham
        September - October 2017 Class Schedule

Tuesdays:          1:00 - 4:00    Sept 5 - Oct 17   w/ Tim B.     6 wks $175

Tuesdays:          5:30 - 8:30    Sept 5 - Oct 17    w/ Tim B.     6 wks  $175

Wednesdays:   10:00 - 1:00   Sept 6 - Oct 18    w/ Pam B.    7 wks  $175

Wednesdays:   5:30 - 8:30   Sept. 6 - Oct. 18    w/ Tim B.      7 wks  $175

Thursdays:       10:00 -  1:00   Sept 7 - Oct 19    w/ Pam B.    7 wks  $175

Fridays:             9:00 - 12:00   Sept 8 - Oct 20   w/ Pam B.    7 wks  $175

PLEASE DATE YOUR CHECK:  September 1, 2017

NOTE:  Late charge of $15 if your tuition is not paid by the end of your first class and
$25 at end of your second class

Open Studios may be cancelled on short notice
Wednesdays  1:00 to 4:00
Fridays 12:00  to 3:00

  Next session begins week of September 3
Enrollment is being taken in July ONLY!