Adult Ceramics – Woodfire (10 Weeks) Winter/Spring 2020

This 10-Week Adult Ceramics class is open to all levels (Beginning- Advanced) and will focus on the wood-fire process. This involves using specific high-temperature clay and will culminate in a firing of RLCC’s “train” Wood kiln at our Fox studio location. During the lead-up to the firing, Instructors will work with students and cover specific formal and aesthetic issues regarding wood-firing. Specifically, we will cover techniques that encompass wheel-throwing and hand-building as well as using slips and glazes specific to the process to achieve desirable results. We will be welcoming back one of our former Long-term Residents, Perry Haas who will lead the class and the firing in April. In addition, we will also have current Long-term Resident, Jon Green assist with the weekly demos and instruction for this course. RLCC 10-week adult clay classes include one 25lb. bag of clay with the purchase of the class as well as access to our ‘open studio’ hours. These times occur during RLCC Gallery business hours when there are no other scheduled classes or events. Additional clay is available for purchase through RLCC, we do not allow outside clay into the studio. *Please keep in mind that this class requests that students to be available for participation for the Wood-Firing and physically able to lift 25-30lbs. If you are unable to lift weight or participate in the physical activities of the wood-firing process, or, unable to attend due to scheduling please address this issue with the instructors on the first day of classes.

Instructors: Jon Green, Perry Haas (Guest Instructor)

Cost: $280

Advanced Registration Required, please call 406-446-3993.

Firing Schedule: Wednesday, March 25th – Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
Load Kiln: Wednesday & Thursday, March 25th/26th
Firing: Thursday March 26th – Sunday, March 29th
Cooling: Sunday, March 29th – Wednesday, April 1st
Unload/Clean: Wednesday, April 1st
*Please plan on being available to assist with all of the above duties. A shift schedule will be determined by Instructors prior to the Firing.

Monday Morning Adult Ceramics (10 weeks) Winter/Spring 2020

This 10-Week Adult Ceramics class is open to all levels (Beginning – Advanced) and will focus on techniques that encompass wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques. Students will have the opportunity to learn about creating objects in clay and use slip and glazes to decorate and embellish the surfaces. RLCC 10-week adult clay classes include one 25lb. bag of clay with the purchase of the class as well as access to our ‘open studio’ hours. These times occur during RLCC Gallery business hours when there are no other scheduled classes or events. Additional clay is available for purchase through RLCC, we do not allow outside clay into the studio.

Instructor: Jared Peterson

Cost: $220

Advanced Registration Required, please call 406-446-399

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.