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The Steel Yard is dedicated to supporting individual artists in their pursuit of knowledge and financial independence. For many students our open enrollment courses can be just that; a chance to learn an art form or a trade in a setting that encourages experimentation and personal growth.
Sooner than you know... CRUISE NIGHT!
We should be resting from just hosting Fire Camp... but, we're already getting excited about this years Cruise Night! On Friday July 10th, we'll be celebrating our tenth year of cool rides and hope that you'll join us. Check out our calendar page for more info, or join the event over at facebook for
Fire Camp is this Weekend!
The weather is looking great for Sundays event: FIRE CAMP! In addition to the main event, we'll be hosting demonstrations in welding, ceramics, jewelry, and blacksmithing. There will also be and industrial yard sale and food/drinks available! See you Sunday from 1-6pm. Visit our calendar
Fire Camp is only 2 Weeks Away!
Mark your calendar: June 14th, 1-6pm at the Steel Yard! Once again, we will be firing up the forges and the iron furnace on June 14th for our Third Annual Fire Camp. This event will feature hands-on mold making, attendees will have a chance to purchase a sand mold, which can then be scra
Throw Your Own Flower Pots
Wheel Generated Form
Surface Design for the Ceramic Form
Handbuilding Practice and Play
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Instructor: Liz Hafey
Dates: 06/12 – 08/07
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (3 hours)
Class Days: Mondays
Number of Classes: 8
No Class On: 07/03/17
|Come get down and dirty while learning to make functional and sculptural forms on the potter's wheel! In this course, students will learn how to use the potters wheel to create cups, bowls, plates, vases, and pouring vessels. Students will practice throwing, trimming, making handles and spouts, and finishing and firing their pieces. Students will experience clay both as a functional building material and as an expressive medium. Color and texture will be explored through a variety of slips and glazes. The instructor will lead demonstrations in slip work with scraffito, mishima, and stamping techniques, in pouring, dipping, and brushing on glazes. Each week, a new technique will be demonstrated, and a new artist's artwork will be presented to ignite your imagination! No previous ceramics experience necessary—this class is open to all levels. Materials and tools will be provided. Enrollment in this course includes additional access to one monitored Open Studio session per week; either on Thursday afternoons from 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Friday evenings from 5:00pm - 8:00pm, or Sunday evenings from 5:00pm - 8:00pm.|
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Instructor Info: Liz Hafey:|
Liz Hafey is a potter, ceramicist, teacher and sculptural artist. She has studied in several places, including Massachusetts College of Art and Design, UMass Dartmouth, Cub Creek Foundation, Production Pottery in Orkney, Scotland, Castle Hill Center for the Arts, and Watershed Center of the Ceramic Art, where she completed their Salad Days residency program. Liz focuses on creating pieces of work that mimic industry as well as political, social issues that we deal with on a daily basis. She is currently the ceramics fellow at the Steel Yard.