Continuing Education Adult Clay Class – Handbuilding & Sculpture

This 8-Week class is open to all levels but, will focus on methods and techniques for the beginner. Students will learn the basics of shaping clay, specifically focusing on figurative and abstract forms. RLCC instructors will assist students through demonstrations and hands-on learning. In addition, students will learn how to finish their work using clay slips, glazes, and other ceramic materials. RLCC 8-week Cont. Ed adult clay classes include one 25lb. bag of clay with the purchase of the class but, does not include access to our ‘open studio’ hours. Additional clay is available for purchase through RLCC, we do not allow outside clay into the studio.

Instructor: Soojin Choi

  • Please note – Registration for this course is through the Red Lodge Continuing Education Program not the Red Lodge Clay Center, Registration forms are available Red Lodge Public Schools, 413 South Oakes Ave. Red Lodge, MT
  • RL Continuing Education will charge an additional $15.00 at the time of Registration. This is a separate fee from the Clay Centers Class Fee.
  • The remaining $70.00 charge will be paid at the beginning of your first class to the Red Lodge Clay Center. We accept cash, checks, or any major CC.
  • All Classes are held at the Red Lodge Clay Center, 123 S. Broadway Ave. Red Lodge, MT

Adult Summer Clay Camp – Session #2 (July 2019)

This week-long intensive clay camp is designed for the complete novice student as well as those with prior experience. Our staff will help students refine their skills, learn new ones, and complete personal projects. We will cover how to throw pottery on the wheel, make hand-built sculptures, and how to glaze finished pieces. This course will meet everyday for one week.

Monday–Friday, July 15th – July 19th (3 hour Class) 9am-12 noon

Instructor: Karl Schwiesow, Jon Green, Emily Nickel, & Kelsey Bowen.

Cost: $110

(Tuition: Includes 1, 25 lb. bag of clay, slips, glazes, and firing fees)

Exhibition Reception – Kenyon Hansen

Join us for our first Exhibition Reception of the new year! We will be featuring a Solo Exhibition by artist Kenyon Hansen. His work combines the subtle effects of Soda-Firing with a strong sense of the object’s architecture and color pallette.  There will be a wide variety of Kenyon’s functional pottery available to view and purchase.

Opening Reception – “Both Artist & Mother”

Artist’s Reception: Friday, October 6, 2017 from 5-7pm MT

Exhibition Posted Online: Monday, October 9 by 10am Mountain Time

In our contemporary ceramic community many women have gracefully tackled the lively experiment that is being both artist and mother. Mothering is a complex subject that touches many aspects of an artist’s life and practice. These dual roles simultaneously impact each other both practically and conceptually. As many women have discovered, to experience maternity is to epitomize the vessel. This along with clay’s often-recognized metaphoric relationship to the stages of life itself, provides artists who utilize clay in their work a unique perspective on the art/motherhood lively experiment.

Participating Artists Include: Kate Fisher, Jennifer Allen, Alicia Mack, Amy Smith, Kristin Pavelka, Jess Parker, Mikey Walsh, Summer Zickefoose, Rhonda Willers, Erin Furimsky, Linda Christianson, Julie Johnson, Eva Kwong, Ellen Shankin, Kari Radasch, Jeannie Hulen, Jan McKeachie-Johnston

Demo Workshop – Sunshine Cobb

Come join us for our fall workshop with the amazing Sunshine Cobb!

Saturday, Sept. 23rd 9am – 4pm, Sunday, Sept. 24th 10am – 4pm
Sunshine will be demonstrating her techniques and sharing her experiences at the Red Lodge Clay Center – Fox Studios located 6 miles north of Red Lodge at 463 Two-Mile Bridge Road In conjunction with the workshop we will have a closing reception on Friday, September 22nd for our Juried National IV exhibition, juried by Sunshine. The Exhibition Reception will be at our downtown gallery location: 123 S. Broadway Ave., Red Lodge, MT 59068 from 5-7pm. (406) 446-3993

The Workshop and Reception are Free and Open to the Public! However, if plan on attending the workshop we ask that you call the Clay Center and register, as there is limited space available.

Opening Reception – “Structures of Utility”

Artist’s Reception: Friday, August 4, 2017 from 5-7pm MT

Exhibition Posted Online: Monday, August 7 by 10am Mountain Time

Artists: Tiffany Bailey, Ian Shelly, Stacy Snyder, Colleen Toledano, Ted Neal

Kid’s Clay Camp

Kids Clay Camp is a 4-day class (June 20th-23rd) Tuesday-Friday, 10am-12pm. Students can come for one day, or all 4 days. Classes will focus on a different, fun theme each day. Students can make tiles, pottery, animal sculptures, and will cover a variety of interesting and inventive clay construction methods. Students will be able to decorate each project with colorful slips and glazes. Projects will be ready for pick up beginning July 11th.

Instructors: TBA

Cost: $60, or $15 per day

Ages 6-13

Adult Clay Camp

This week-long intensive clay camp is designed for the complete novice student as well as those with prior experience. Our staff will help students refine their skills, learn new ones, and complete personal projects. We will cover how to throw pottery on the wheel, make hand-built sculptures, and how to glaze finished pieces. This course will meet everyday for one week.

Monday–Friday, June 5th-9th (3 hour Class) 9am-12 noon

Instructor: (Rotating Instructors)

Cost: $110

(Tuition: Includes 1st 25 lb. bag of clay, slips, glazes, and firing fees).

Opening Reception – “AIA Preview Exhibition”

The Artist-Invite-Artists Residency provides artists with the opportunity to have a small focused amount of time for their studio practice that may or may not be possible during their normal, daily routines. The Red Lodge Clay Center keeps the months of June, July, and August open and available to the AIA Residency Program. The artists who are selected for the residency might have day jobs that range from academia to administration to full-time studio artist. We provide them with the time and space needed to work in a creative environment with their peers and colleagues in the field of ceramics. Dialogue, collaboration, and influences can and will happen during their time spent together in the studio. The Red Lodge Clay Center is pleased and excited to host an exhibition that showcases the artwork of the summer AIA groups into one exhibition to start the summer season in the Loft Gallery.

For the summer of 2017, we will have numerous AIA groups with artists from around the US. Exhibiting artists include: Matt Mitros, Jason Hackett, John Byrd, Wade MacDonald, Matt Ziemke, Julie Malen, Kate Fisher, Erin Furimsky, Alicia Mack, Jess Parker Jeannie Hulen, Kristin Pavelka, Rhonda WIllers, Amy Smith, Brenda Lichman, Liz Lurie, Peter Beasecker, Adam Field, Heesoo Lee, Ted Adler, Bob Shay, Chris Pancoe, Ted Vogel, Shoji Satake,Jeremy Kane, Martin Tagseth.