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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cost: $60, or $15 per day
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)
(Tuition: Includes 1st 25 lb. bag of clay, slips, glazes, and firing fees).
The Father’s Day Holiday Class is a one-day class (Sat. June 3rd 10:30am-12pm), open to the entire family and all ages. Students can create a one of a kind Mug for their Dad, Father, Step Father, or any combination of those to enjoy coffee, or a special beverage of his choice! Works will be available for pick up beginning June 13th.
Cost: $15 per student.
Advance Registration is required, Please Call 406-446-3993
Children under 7 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.