Classes

Beginning and Intermediate Clay Classes

Mighty Mud offers 6-week long instructor-led clay classes focusing on wheel throwing, hand building, and sculpture. Classes are three hours in length for 6-weeks and students have access to the studio during our open-studio hours for 8 weeks total (6 weeks of class plus 2 weeks at the end). New and returning students receive a 25lb bag of clay as well as a shelf to store their tools, clay, and works in progress for the length of class. New students additionally receive a tool kit (and a bat if you are in a wheel throwing class). 6-week classes are perfect for beginner and experienced students alike.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Mighty Mud studios is indefinitely postponing all 6-week classes and workshops. For those who have signed up for classes and workshops, expect email updates from Mighty Mud studios. We encourage you to remain signed up, as all classes and workshops will be rescheduled with the utmost flexibility in consideration of your scheduling needs. Please contact us with any questions you may have by email at [email protected] or by phone at 865-595-1900. Thank you all for supporting Mighty Mud studios during this unprecedented  time.

Sunday Wheel/Handbuilding Hybrid w/Megan Schefter

Instructor: Megan Schefter
A review and new perspective for returning students and in-depth introduction to new students of many aspects of hand built and wheel thrown ceramics.

Students will learn hand building techniques such as working with soft and firm slabs, coil forms, combining techniques, pinch, coil, slab, etc… reductive carving, slump and hump molds, and more. On the wheel, students will learn the techniques of wedging clay, centering, pulling up, making cups, bowls, vases, trimming your work, and glazing it. Your first bag of clay, pottery tool kit, and 8 weeks of studio time are all included.

This is a 6-week course. Each sequential course will take place on the following week on the same day/time.

  • Class is 6-weeks
  • Next class begins on pending to be scheduled due to COVID-19
  • Sundays 5:00PM to 8:00PM
  • $245.00 for New Students (includes Materials)
  • $220.00 for Returning Students (includes Materials)
  • View our class policies here.

Next class begins on Apr 26, 2020
Sundays 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Sunday Wheel Throwing Class with Megan Schefter

Instructor: Megan Schefter
For beginners, Megan will instruct centering, cups, bowls, plates, firing and glazing. For Intermediate students she will work to hone and improve your previous skills, work on surface techniques and learn more technical skills ie. Thrown and altered, incorporating hand-built and thrown forms, and many other techniques.

This is a 6-week course. Each sequential course will take place on the following week on the same day/time.

  • Class is 6-weeks
  • Next class begins on Nov 3, 2019
  • Sundays 5:00PM to 8:00PM
  • $225.00 for New Students (includes Materials)
  • $200.00 for Returning Students (includes Materials)

Next class begins on Nov 3, 2019
Sundays 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Sunday Hand Building Class with Megan Schefter

Instructor: Megan Schefter
“Handbuilding back to basics”
A review and new perspective for returning students and in depth introduction to new students of all things hand built (no wheel)
Includes Slab roller with soft and firm slab building, extruder and coil and all things built with that process. Combining techniques, pinch, coil, slab, etc… Reductive Carving, slump and hump molds, if it’s not done on the wheel you’ll learn it in this class.
This is a 6-week course. Each sequential course will take place on the following week on the same day/time.

  • Class is 6-weeks
  • Next class begins on Sept 8, 2019
  • Sundays 5:00PM to 8:00PM
  • $225.00 for New Students (includes Materials)
  • $200.00 for Returning Students (includes Materials)

Next class begins on Sept 8, 2019
Sundays 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Monday Beginning/Intermediate Wheel Throwing Class w/ Ellie Kotsianas-Christner

Instructor: Ellie Kotsianas-Christner

Join Ellie on Monday nights at 6pm. The beginners will cover all the basics of wheel throwing (throwing, trimming, glazing, handles.) The intermediate students will further their knowledge with larger forms, attaching two forms together, lidded jars, throwing sets of things. Feel free two bring food and beverages. 

This is a 6-week course.  Each sequential course will take place on the following week on the same day/time.

  • Class is 6-weeks
  • Next class begins on Apr 27, 2020
  • Mondays 6:00PM to 9:00PM
  • $245.00 for New Students (includes Materials)
  • $220.00 for Returning Students (includes Materials)
  • View our class policies here.

Next class begins on Apr 27th, 2020
Mondays 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Tuesday Beginning Hand Building Class with Kelly Sullivan

Instructor: Kelly Sullivan
In this 6-week class Kelly will show you how create pieces that can be used for cooking, serving or just to brighten up your kitchen. Most ceramic artists love to cook or bake and this class will teach things like butter dishes, pie plates, casseroles, oil & vinegar cruets with stoppers and serving platters. We will mostly use slab construction but there will be other techniques used. We will also explore surface decorations to make your pieces unique.

This is a 6-week course. Each sequential course will take place on the following week on the same day/time; this class skips over May 26th.

  • Class is 6-weeks
  • Next class begins on Apr 28, 2020 (skips over May 26th)
  • Tuesdays 6:00PM to 9:00PM
  • $225.00 for New Students (includes Materials)
  • $200.00 for Returning Students (includes Materials)

Next class begins on Apr 28, 2020
Tuesdays 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Tuesday Beginning Hand Building Class with Amanda Humphreys

Instructor: Amanda Humphreys
Join Amanda Tuesday nights for a class on hand building techniques and slab construction. Learn how to make functional items such as mugs, plates & platters, salt & pepper sets, butter dishes and flower bricks. Surface design techniques and glazing basics will be discussed as well. First bag of clay, glazes, firings and 8 weeks of studio time are all included with the class.

This is a 6-week course. Each sequential course will take place on the following week on the same day/time.

  • Class is 6-weeks
  • Next class begins on Nov 12, 2019
  • Tuesdays 6:00PM to 9:00PM
  • $225.00 for New Students (includes Materials)
  • $200.00 for Returning Students (includes Materials)

Next class begins on Nov 12, 2019
Tuesdays 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Tuesday Beginning Wheel Throwing Class with Amanda Humphreys

Instructor: Amanda Humphreys
Perfect for beginners, Amanda will instruct you how to wedge and center clay, make cups, bowls and plates as well as how to decorate and glaze your pieces. First bag of clay, pottery tool kit, 8 weeks of studio time are all included.

This is a 6-week course. Each sequential course will take place on the following week on the same day/time.

  • Class is 6-weeks
  • Next class begins on Mar 03, 2020
  • Tuesdays 6:00PM to 9:00PM
  • $245.00 for New Students (includes Materials)
  • $220.00 for Returning Students (includes Materials)
  • View our class policies here.

Next class begins on Mar 03, 2020
Tuesdays 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Wednesday Beginning/ Intermediate Wheel Throwing Class with Anais Lux

Instructor: Anais Lux
Anais will take you through the entire process of learning how to make pottery on the wheel. This includes wedging clay, centering, pulling up, making cups, bowls, vases, trimming your work, and glazing it. Your first bag of clay, pottery tool kit, and 8 weeks of studio time are all included.

This is a 6-week course. Each sequential course will take place on the following week on the same day/time.

  • Class is 6-weeks
  • Next class begins on Apr 29, 2020
  • Wednesdays 6:00PM to 9:00PM
  • $245.00 for New Students (includes Materials)
  • $220.00 for Returning Students (includes Materials)
  • View our class policies here.

Next class begins on Apr 29, 2020
Wednesdays 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Thursday Wheel Throwing Class w/ Shiyana Mahendra

Instructor: Shiyana Mahendra
Shiyana will take you through the entire process of learning how to make pottery on the wheel. This includes wedging clay, centering, pulling up, making cups, bowls, vases, trimming your work, and glazing it. Your first bag of clay, pottery tool kit, and 8 weeks of studio time are all included.

This is a 6-week course. Each sequential course will take place on the following week on the same day/time.

  • Class is 6-weeks
  • Next class begins on Apr 30, 2020
  • Thursdays 9:00AM to 12:00PM
  • $245.00 for New Students (includes Materials)
  • $220.00 for Returning Students (includes Materials)
  • View our class policies here.

Next class begins on Apr 30, 2020
Thursdays 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Thursday Wheel/Handbuilding Hybrid w/Megan Schefter

Instructor: Megan Schefter
A review and new perspective for returning students and in-depth introduction to new students of many aspects of hand built and wheel thrown ceramics.

Students will learn hand building techniques such as working with soft and firm slabs, coil forms, combining techniques, pinch, coil, slab, etc… reductive carving, slump and hump molds, and more. On the wheel, students will learn the techniques of wedging clay, centering, pulling up, making cups, bowls, vases, trimming your work, and glazing it. Your first bag of clay, pottery tool kit, and 8 weeks of studio time are all included.
This is a 6-week course. Each sequential course will take place on the following week on the same day/time.

  • Class is 6-weeks
  • Next class begins on Mar 05, 2020
  • Thursdays 9:00AM to 12:00PM
  • $245.00 for New Students (includes Materials)
  • $220.00 for Returning Students (includes Materials)
  • View our class policies here.

Next class begins on Mar 05, 2020
Thursdays 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Thursday Hand Building Class with Megan Schefter

Instructor: Megan Schefter
A review and new perspective for returning students and in depth introduction to new students of all things hand built (no wheel).
Includes Slab roller with soft and firm slab building, extruder and coil and all things built with that process. Combining techniques, pinch, coil, slab, etc… Reductive Carving, slump and hump molds, if it’s not done on the wheel you’ll learn it in this class.

This is a 6-week course. Each sequential course will take place on the following week on the same day/time.

  • Class is 6-weeks
  • Next class begins on Jan 09, 2019
  • Thursdays 9:00AM to 12:00PM
  • $225.00 for New Students (includes Materials)
  • $200.00 for Returning Students (includes Materials)

Next class begins on Jan 09, 2019
Thursdays 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Thursday Wheel Throwing Class with Megan Schefter

Instructor: Megan Schefter
For beginners, Megan will instruct centering, cups, bowls, plates, firing and glazing. For Intermediate students she will work to hone and improve your previous skills, work on surface techniques and learn more technical skills ie. Teapots, thrown and altered, incorporating hand-built and thrown forms.

This is a 6-week course. Each sequential course will take place on the following week on the same day/time.

  • Class is 6-weeks
  • Next class begins on Sept 05, 2019
  • Thursdays 9:00AM to 12:00PM
  • $225.00 for New Students (includes Materials)
  • $200.00 for Returning Students (includes Materials)

Next class begins on Sept 05, 2019
Thursdays 9:00AM to 12:00PM

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