Professional potter and teacher Dean Hoegger is offering the following opportunities:
Weekly Classes Starting June 14
Weekly, multilevel classes run throughout the year with an emphasis on wheel throwing and advanced hand building using high fire stoneware. Each class runs for five weeks from 6:00-8:30 at Clay on Steele, 221 Steele Street, Algoma. The cost is $100 plus a material fee, which includes clay, glazes, two firings, and the use of studio tools. For most students the material fee is between $13 and $25, depending on the amount of clay used. For students unable to make all 5 sessions, the fee is prorated at a slightly higher rate for fewer sessions. The next class starts Tuesday, June 14 and continues on 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, and 7/19. This class will also include an opportunity to raku fire pots on 7/19. See more on raku firing below.
Clay Therapy Sessions
Organize your group of up to 6 participants for a relaxing session of creating hand-built forms accompanied by music and poetry. You supply the wine if desired. This two-hour workshop can be held at your home, business, or church or can be held at the Clay on Steele Studio or The Beacon House in Green Bay. The cost is $135, which includes all materials and firings. Add $10 for each additional participant.
Memory Vessel Workshop for Grandparents and Grandchildren
Working with a grandparent or parent, a child creates a covered jar out of clay depicting shared experiences using clay appliqué and engraving. The pots are painted and fired and used for storing new shared memorabilia. The cost for this six hour workshop is $35 for each participant, with a minimum of 6 persons and can be held at your home, business, or church or can be held at the Clay on Steele Studio. All materials and firings are included.
Have your child or adult birthday party at Clay on Steele or have Dean come to your party with the tools and supplies for hand building. In this two hour session, participants will construct and paint hand-built forms which can later be fired in the studied or, using air drying clay, taken home the same day. The cost is $125 which includes all materials and firings for up to 8 persons. Add $10 for each additional participant.
Raku Pottery Workshop, Summer 2011, Clay on Steele, Algoma
For Beginners Through Advanced Students, 2 Saturdays, dates based on participant needs 9AM –5 PM
Learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel and advanced hand building techniques. Make decorative pots and sculptures the first day. On the second day, fire them using the interactive raku firing process. Pots will be taken red-hot from the kiln and placed in combustible materials to create an amazing variety of metallic luster and rainbow colored glazes, right before your eyes.
The course fee is $100 for the two-day 15 hour workshop plus a $10 material fee for each 10#’s of clay used. The material fee includes clay, glazes, two firings, and the use of studio tools. Most students use 10-20#’s of clay.
Dean has recently retired from 30 years of classroom teaching and has more time for his pottery classes and workshops. If none of the above classes fits your needs or schedule, other opportunities may be arranged. You can contact him in the following ways:
firstname.lastname@example.org home 920-824-5127 cell 920 495-5127
Dean Hoegger, 3731 Big Rock Place, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235